Australian hardcore metal rockers Parkway Drive, have announced plans for a very limited run of North America this June. Parkway Drive will play seven shows in seven days starting June 20 at Bogarts in Cincinnati, OH and be gone in a blink of an eye following a June 26 appearance at the Theatre Of Living Arts in Philadelphia. the Word Alive, and Wage War, will help support the one week tour.
With only one Canadian date, Ohio, New York and Pennsylvania will be the only states to hear the “Devils’ Calling” with two stops in each state. New York can clamp a “Vice Grip” down on shows June 22 at Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park and June 25 at the Paramount in Huntington.
Parkway Drive has released five studio albums, including the band’s current 2015 release IRE. The band changed its musical style of metalcore for the album. When the album was released, frontman Winston McCall stated to Australian media outlet Music Feeds, about the change in style for the band:
In the past … when we took the influence we had and then we put it into the context of what the Parkway Drive formula was, then that influence got mixed or buried or lost amongst the other stuff. This time around when any influence or unorthodox idea came about we simply ran with it in its whole form and tried to form a concept around that, rather than try to squash it into the pre-existing formula. That became basically the conceptual approach for making this entire record. … When you’re playing the same style of riff, the same drumming, the same vocals and same breakdowns for ten years, what point is there in people listening to your new record or even recording one if it sounds the exact same as the last one?
Last time Parkway Drive was last in the Capital Region, they put in one of the most talked about performances of the weekend at the Rock N’ Derby festival in Schaghticoke.
Parkway Drive is Winston McCall (vocals), Luke “Pig” Kilpatrick (rhythm guitar) Jeff Ling (lead guitar), Ben “Gaz” Gordon (drums), and Jia O’Connor (bass).
North American Tour Dates:
June 20 – Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
June 21 – House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
June 22 – Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY
June 23 – Rock Fest – Montebello, QC
June 24 – Chameleon Club, Lancaster, PA
June 25 – The Paramount – Huntington, NY
June 26 – Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA