Parkway Drive Reassures Fans They’re Not Going Away

Parkway Drive further explained why they had canceled their North American tour scheduled for this spring, with the Australian metalcore band reassuring fans that they would not be leaving.

“We are here to stay,” they said in a statement Monday, May 23.

In April, when they canceled the tour, Parkway Drive posted a message alluding to the band’s exhaustion, saying that their collective “the limit had been reachedThree months earlier, they first announced the trek with Hatebreed, The Black Dahlia Murder and Stick to Your Guns which was to begin in Maryland this month. (Black Dahlia Murder singer Trevor Strnad is died in early May.)

This week, alongside a photo of Parkway Drive members in a sunny outdoor scene, the group shared another statement indicating road exhaustion and suggesting mental stress. They also touched on changes related to the COVID pandemic.

“The last few years have been difficult for everyone”, Parkway Drive said monday. “Having toured non-stop for 17 years, the closure was a major challenge. As we focused on other creative avenues, we also gained a better perspective of the impact this band has had on us. Health mental illness is a pervasive problem within our society and we are no exception.”

They continued, “As the tour resumed, we found ourselves at a crossroads. Continue on the same path, risk more damage and more than likely destroy the band and ourselves, or take the time necessary to make work on ourselves and heal. We do the work and know that in the end it was the right choice.”

The group added: “Thank you again for your understanding. At the end of the day, we are just humans trying our best. Be nice and talk to someone if you need help. For the record, we are stay there.”

Parkway Drive have come a long way since forming in Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia in 2003. They have since toured the world and released six full albums, including their latest studio album, 2018. Reverence.

But in April, Parkway Drive explained: “The relentless nature of being in this group has given us little time to think about who we are as individuals, who we want to be and how that affects us. and our friendships.”

Parkway Drive Statement – May 23, 2022

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