There's some bad news and good news for Aussie Parkway Drive fans today - the bad news is that the official announcement has come that their Viva The Underdogs Australian tour with Hatebreed and Every Time I Die has, unsurprisingly, been postponed due to COVID-19.
Fans will have to wait until July 2021 to catch them on their rescheduled dates, which will see both support bands remaining on-board.
There hasn't been any word on refunds for those unable to make the new dates yet, but we'll update this article accordingly.
On the bright side, at least it hasn't been cancelled altogether!
The good news, however, is that the band are using their downtime to work on a follow-up album to 2018's Reverence. In a new interview with Rock Sound, vocalist Winston McCall explained:
"We've started writing, which is awesome. It's not something that happens fast for us. Basically, our calendar is messed up. We were gonna take a whole bunch of time off next year to start writing anyway, and now our [touring plans for] this year [have] been wiped out. So, let's just flip the years around — that kind of thing — so we've started writing now. And I'm not sure that's gonna mean that anything will be out sooner — I probably doubt it — but it definitely makes it where we're [able to stay] active. Which is really, really cool — it's a challenge, but it's fun. It's nice to know that there's a lot of gas in the tank, which is really, really cool. At this initial stage, you always hope the passion is still there. You just never know.
"When we write an album and we record an album, we really do put everything we have into one [project until there is] nothing left," he explained. "We just hope it comes back. Because we always walk out, and it's, like, 'I can't imagine ever writing another song [like that]. That's all the ideas we have at this point in time.' And you hope the spark comes back. And it's been fun. It's been fun because — lots of sparks."
[Transcription via Blabbermouth]
The band recently released their Viva The Underdogs documentary, showing their meteoric rise to the top of the metal world over the past decade.