Since they first came roaring out of Byron Bay in 2003, PARKWAY DRIVE have never taken a backward step.
From playing local shows to making multiple trips around the world, they’ve scaled heights previously unheard of for an Australian hardcore or metal band. Signing to prestigious US label Epitaph, scoring a Top 6 ARIA berth for 2007’s Horizons album, selling-out countless shows at home as well as in Europe, the UK, North America and Asia… it’s been one triumph after another.
They’ve been on a whirlwind adventure with barely any time for looking back. Until now…
PARKWAY DRIVE: “THE DVD” is a documentary looking at the rise and rise of the Byron juggernaut. Featuring archival footage dating right back to the early days, the film follows the quintet from humble beginnings on the beaches of the NSW North Coast to storming stages all over the world.
Directed and edited by the band, “THE DVD” is both a travelogue of their adventures and an inspiring chronicle of their ascendancy. Packed with live and behind-the-scenes content, it features interviews with all five members as well as many of the key players crucial to their success. As an added bonus, the disc will also feature a full live set shot at Sydney’s Roundhouse in December of last year.
With “THE DVD” due in stores on August 7, PARKWAY are set to embark on a fresh bout of national touring throughout August. The band’s first Australian jaunt for 2009, it comes hot on the heels of their latest triumphs abroad. Having conquered SE Asia for the first time in January and February, April was spent headlining across the United States and Canada, taking time out to play dates at the Bamboozle Festival alongside the likes of Fall Out Boy, Metro Station and New Found Glory. June and July will see them head back to Europe and the UK for their summer festival season, where they will grace the likes of Download (UK), Greenfield (Switzerland), Hove Fest (Norway), Graspop (Belgium), West Coast Riot (Sweden) and many more.
Joining them on the tour will be Pennsylvania metalcore heroes AUGUST BURNS RED and Brighton, UK’s metal/hardcore crossover sensations ARCHITECTS. Tickets go on sale May 15.
To view a trailor of "The DVD" go to www.myspace.com/parkwaydrive
PARKWAY DRIVE "The DVD" Tour August 2009
with special guests AUGUST BURNS RED & ARCHITECTS
Wed Aug 12 Riverstage, Brisbane Lic / AA
Tickets on sale from Ticketmaster outlets and www.ticketmaster.com.au
Thur Aug 13 High School, Byron Bay AA
Tickets on sale from All Music and Vision (Byron, Lismore and Ballina), Kill The Music, Rocking Horse, Mosh Pit, Music Mania, Sunflower Music and www.resistrecords.com
Fri Aug 14 Panthers, Newcastle Lic / AA
Tickets on sale from Panthers Box Office, The Rock Shop, Beaumont St Beat, Moshtix outlets and www.resistrecords.com
Sat Aug 15 Luna Park, Sydney Lic / AA
Tickets on sale from Ticketek 132 849.
Sun Aug 16 Southern Cross Woden Basketball, Canberra AA
Wed Aug 19 Capitol, Perth 18+
Thur Aug 20 Thebarton, Adelaide Lic / AA
Tickets on sale from Venue tix.
Fri aug 21 Palace Theatre, Melbourne 18+
Tickets on sale from Ticketek 132 849, www.ticketek.com.au, www.oztix.com.au, Missing Link, Polyester City & Fitzroy, Greville.
Sat Aug 22 Kingston City Hall, Moorabbin AA
Tickets on sale from Kingston Arts Centre Box Office 03 9556 4440 & http://artscentre.kingston.
TICKETS ON SALE MAY 15.