On Tour: Parkway Drive | 02.07.23, The Pageant

w/ Memphis May Fire, CURRENTS | Doors- 6:30pm / Show- 7:30 PM | The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Blvd. | All ages | $35 advance, $40 day of show

Living and working out of your parents’ basement is something many aspire to move away from, but for Australia-based band Parkway Drive that was where they found their humble beginnings. Their journey from the land Down Under all the way to the States spans 20 years and their fair share of adversity. The band kicked off 2022 with the announcement of their first post-pandemic tour alongside Hatebreed, the Black Dahlia Murder, and Stick to Your Guns for later that spring, but just months later, the entire tour was canceled and many feared they were calling it quits. Instead of tossing in the towel, the band chose a unique approach to conquering their discord: they went to therapy. Parkway Drive returned stronger than ever with the release of their album Darker Still—recorded prior to their brief hiatus and released last September—topping the Australian charts and gaining ample airtime in the US. Their unique sound is most frequently described as metalcore, although I find their newer stuff to make the transition into nu metal with softer choruses and rap being wound into the songs. Genre aside, this band is explosive and sure to pull a rowdy and engaging crowd with their high energy antics. Texas-formed band Memphis May Fire and Connecticut-based CURRENTS are joining Parkway Drive for this tour, making it a can’t miss event. | Erica Vining

For more information or tickets to the show, please visit thepageant.com/event/parkway-drive-020723/

Darker Still tour dates:

01.31.23 | Los Angeles, CA | The Wiltern (buy tickets)
02.01.23 | Phoenix, AZ | Marquee (buy tickets)
02.03.23 | San Antonio, TX | Tech Port Center (buy tickets)
02.04.23 | Houston, TX | House of Blues (buy tickets)
02.05.23 | Dallas, TX | House of Blues (buy tickets)
02.07.23 | St Louis, MO | The Pageant (buy tickets)
02.08.23 | Newport, KY | MegaCorp Pavilion (buy tickets)
02.10.23 | Huntington, NY | The Paramount (buy tickets)
02.11.23 | Sayreville, NJ | Starland Ballroom (buy tickets)
02.13.23 | Columbus, OH | KEMBA Live! (buy tickets)
02.14.23 | Nashville, TN | Marathon Music Works (buy tickets)
02.15.23 | Charlotte, NC | The Fillmore (buy tickets)
02.16.23 | Myrtle Beach, SC | House of Blues (buy tickets)

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