The Monsters Of Oz all-Australian tour will find the Byron Bay legends touring alongside The Amity Affliction, Northlane and Make Them Suffer. Huge.
(Parkway Drive by Dave Le Page, Amity by Tom Barnes, Northlane by Kane Hibberd, Make Them Suffer: Supplied)
Parkway Drive are returning to the US after a quick Darker Still run in February. But this time, it’s a Monsters Of Oz tour, with The Amity Affliction, Northlane, and Make Them Suffer joining them on all dates this September and October.
The all-Australian metalcore bill announcement arrives as the Byron Bay heroes celebrate their 20th year as a band. Can we have the Monsters Of Oz tour in Australia too?
Vocalist Winston McCall said about the tour in a statement, “Twenty years is a milestone in any career. The journey that has lead us to this moment has been insane, to say the least. We wanted to mark this time with a tour that represents who we are and where we come from.”
He continued, “For the first time on North American soil, we are bringing the fully-formed version of the Parkway Drive live experience, and if that wasn’t enough, we’re bringing an all-Australian lineup with us. No compromise, no surrender. This is who we are — The Monsters Of Oz. Come celebrate with us and burn it all away.”
Check out all the tour dates below.
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Consequence Of Sound also notes that the metallers are releasing an expanded edition of the 2004 Don’t Close Your Eyes EP on vinyl for the first time. You can pre-order it here before its release this August.
Earlier this week, Parkway Drive remastered their 2009 documentary, The DVD, as part of their 20th-anniversary celebrations. It can be viewed for free on YouTube.
Parkway Drive also commemorated their 20th anniversary at the inaugural Knotfest Australia last month. “They made sure to mention it, with Winston even changing the lyrics in Dedication from ‘12 years’ to ‘20 years’ to honour the milestone,” our reviewer noted about the band’s appearance at Knotfest in Brisbane.
The review of Parkway’s performance concluded, “As they gathered on the stage to take bows, Ben Gordon grabbed the mic and said, ‘I’ve never done this in the 20 years we’ve been together as a band’, and began to sing the praises of Winston, who was visibly crying at this point.
"Overcome with the gravity of the moment and the emotion; it was plain to see that this means everything to the band, and punched through an encore of Crushed and Wild Eyes. 100% worthy of entry into the pantheon of the metal gods.” You can check out our Knotfest Brisbane and Sydney reviews here and here.