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[Photo: Papa Roach by Darren Craig]

An ad created for a Papa Roach and Asking Alexandria show has allegedly used artwork from a video game. 

The artwork is apparently from Monster Prom and was taken from a poster by Astor Alexander. 

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The artwork doesn’t appear on the full admat for the tour, but just the show at South Side Ballroom in Dallas, TX. 

Julian Quijano, who developed Monster Prom, made a statement about the entire case to Kokatu. He believes it was the work of a venue, and believes it’s all a misunderstanding. 

“I used to work in nightclubs for a couple years, and clubs and venues always do the same: their graphic designers have to do some poster designs per week for each party, concert, whatever. What ends up happening is they just Google some random cool images to alter a bit and add the info,” Quijano said. “So this is probably that: a venue that improvised a poster and their graphic designer found our poster to do so.”

“The whole thing just gave us some good laughs, silly puns and a funny story to tell,” Quijano continued. “Like… damn… 10 years ago I was dancing to Papa Roach music on a nightclub, completely unable of even imagining in the future they would be using (in a very nasty not nice way) art from a game I would create.”

Tickets for the groups’ fall tour are on sale now and can be bought here. You can check out the full list of tour dates below.

Asking Alexandria/Papa Roach Dates

09/17 – Roanoke, Va. @ The Berglund Center
09/19 – Bristow, Va. @ Jiffy Lube Live *
09/20 – Albany, N.Y. @ Times Union Center
09/24 – Laval, Quebec @ Place Bell
09/25 – Quebec City, Quebec @ VideoTron Center
09/27 – Buffalo, N.Y. @ KeyBank Center
09/28 – State College, Penn. @ Bryce Jordan Center

10/01 – Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Van Andel Arena
10/02 – La Crosse, Wis. @ La Crosse Center
10/04 – Evansville, Ind. @ Ford Center
10/06 – Mankato, Minn. @ Mankato Civic Center
10/08 – Bismarck, N.D. @ Bismarck Event Center
10/09 – Winnipeg, Minn. @ Bell MTS Place
10/11 – Edmonton, Alberta @ Edmonton Convention Centre
10/12 – Dawson Creek, British Columbia @ Encana Events Centre
10/13 – Calgary, Alberta @ Stampede Corral
10/15 – Penticton, British Columbia @ South Okanagan Events Centre
10/16 – Abbotsford, British Columbia @ Abbotsford Centre
10/18 – Kennewick, Wash. @ Toyota Center
10/19 – Boise, Idaho @ Taco Bell Arena

*no Asking Alexandria

More Papa Roach news

Papa Roach had the best response to a tweet by President Donald Trump and it’s gone completely viral. 

It all started when Trump shared an aggressive caps lock tweet. 

“NO COLLUSION, NO OBSTRUCTION, TOTAL EXONERATION. DEMOCRAT WITCH HUNT!” the tweet read. 

Then, Papa Roach quote tweeted it with the most perfect response using lyrics from their song “Last resort”. 

“CUT MY LIFE INTO PIECES, THIS IS MY LAST RESORT,” they wrote, since Trump’s words sounded like they could be lyrics in the song. 

It was truly the perfect response. Now, you can jam the throwback Papa Roach track “Last Resort” below. 

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