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Tony Palermo
Papa Roach / Sixx: A.M. - United States


Tony Palermo is the thunderous and explosive drummer of the multi-platinum rock band Papa Roach. Hailing from the Bay Area of Northern California, Tony grew up as a self-taught drummer, slamming the drums since receiving his first kit at 12 years old. Palermo began playing with his first band, Ten Foot Pole.  In 2005, Tony joined  Unwritten Law and is featured on two of their albums: Here’s to the Morning and The Hit List. In 2007, while Papa Roach’s original drummer was on hiatus, the band asked Palermo to fill in and play with them on tour, leading to Palermo becoming a full time member of Papa Roach in early 2008. Since then, Tony and Papa roach have released 2 albums together, 2008’s “Metamorphosis”, which debuted at the No. 8 position on the Billboard Rock Charts, and 2010’s “Time for Annihilation…On the Record and on the Road”, a half live-half studio album that peaked at the No. 23 position on the Billboard Rock Charts.

Playing for one of the most influential hard rock bands of the past 2 decades, Tony Palermo and Papa Roach continue to thrill and amaze their millions of devoted fans around the world. Be on the lookout for Papa Roach to be invading your radio, and town, soon.


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Equipment Configuration

F.E.A.R. World Tour kit

Masters MCX:
Piano Black (103)

26x16 bass drum (x2)
14x9- rack tom
16x16- floor tom
18x16- floor tom
14x6.5- Reference snare (brass)

BC1030 boom stand x 2
C1030 straight stand x 2
P3000C pedal x2
H2000 hi-hat stand
TC1030 tom/cymbal stand
S1030 snare stand
S930D low snare stand
D2500 throne
TH1030S short tom holder
TH1030 tom holder
PTM10GH tambourine


Masters MCX:
Black Cherry Lacquer (335)

26x16 bass drum (x2)
14x9- rack tom
16x16- floor tom
18x16- floor tom
14x6.5- Sensitone snare (steel)
14x6.5- Reference snare (brass)

B1000 boom stand x 2
C1000 straight stand x 2
P1000 pedal
H1000 hi-hat stand
TC1000 tom/cymbal stand
S2000 snare stand
S1000L low snare stand
D2000 throne
TH1000S short tom holder
TH1000 tom holder
PTM10GH tambourine

Masterworks in Black Sparkle
6 ply Maple shells

26x16 kick drum

14x9 rack tom
16x14 floor tom
18x14 floor tom
14x6.5 Ultracast snare