Australian metalcore band Parkway Drive has canceled its spring 2022 North American tour, citing the toll that nearly 20 years as a band has taken on the band members and their friendships. A European tour in September and October will go on as scheduled.
The spring tour was set to feature the band using full pyro production for the first time in North America and would have kicked off on May 8 in Baltimore, Maryland. Support was to come from Hatebreed, The Black Dahlia Murder and Stick to Your Guns.
Parkway Drive released the following statement to social media:
“This is something we never thought we would be writing, but we not only all believe you deserve an explanation, but we feel the need to communicate and connect with true honesty. Firstly, this is hard, please know we are fully aware that another canceled tour is not what you want to see from us, and for any expectations or plans we have messed with, we are truly sorry.
“We have been doing this thing called Parkway Drive for nearly 20 years. We started as kids and never looked back. It has been a wild ride, but over those years, the relentless nature of being in this band has given us very little time to reflect on who we are as individuals, who we want to be and the toll it is taking on ourselves and our friendships. It has always been 100% commitment or nothing. We feel the limit has been reached and we don’t want to fuck this up. The same devotion that we have put into everything before, we are now putting into processing what these 20 years have done to us. With this, we aim to grow and return stronger for what is yet to come. We know what we need to do and we humbly ask for your respect while we take this time for the growth that is needed. It has been said that it is better to burn out than to fade away. We do not want either, so know that our return will burn brighter than the past.”
The following shows have been canceled:
May 08 – Baltimore, Md. @ UMBC Event Center
May 09 – New Haven, Conn. @ College Street Music Hall
May 10 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Stage AE
May 11 – Columbus, Ohio @ KEMBA Live!
May 13 – New York, N.Y. @ Hammerstein Ballroom
May 14 – Worcester, Mass. @ Palladium Outdoors
May 15 – Montreal, Quebec @ [to be announced]
May 17 – Toronto, Ontario @ RBC Echo Beach
May 19 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Coca-Cola Roxy
May 20 – Daytona, Fla. @ Welcome To Rockville
May 22 – Charlotte, N.C. @ Metro Credit Union
May 23 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Ovation
May 24 – Ft Wayne, Ind. @ Piere’s Outdoors
May 25 – Chicago, Ill. @ Wintrust Arena
May 26 – St Louis, Mo. @ The Factory
May 28 – Dallas, Texas @ So What Festival
May 29 – San Antonio, Texas @ Vibes Outside
May 31 – Wichita, Kansas @ Wave
Jun. 01 – Denver, Colo. @ Mission Ballroom
Jun. 03 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ Theater at Virgin Hotels
Jun. 04 – So-Cal, Calif. @ [to be announced]
Jun. 05 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Warfield