Parkway Drive

Parkway Drive Comment On Taking A Mental Health Break: “We Are Here To Stay”


Parkway Drive have checked in with an update after having cancelled their summer North American tour this past April. At the time, the group mentioned they were scrapping the trek in order to take some time to process and reflect on the strain and stress they had endured over the years.

In a statement newly shared by the band yesterday, May 23rd, they offered:

“The last few years have been tough on everyone. Having toured non-stop for 17 years, the shut down was a major challenge. While we set our minds on other creative paths, we also gained a greater perspective of the impact this band has had on us. Mental health is an ever present issue within our society and we are no exception. As touring started back up, we found ourselves at a crossroads. Continue down the same path, risk more damage and more than likely destroy the band and ourselves, or take the time needed to do the work on ourselves and heal. We are doing the work and know that ultimately, this was the correct choice. Thank you again for your understanding. At the end of the day, we are all just humans doing the best we can. Be kind, and please speak to someone if you need help.
For the record, we are here to stay.”

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