Parkway Drive has canceled the band’s upcoming North American tour.
In a statement explaining the decision, the members of the Australian metalcore outfit write that they’ve hit a “limit” after a “relentless” 20 years as a band.
“It has been a wild ride, but over those years, the relentless nature of being in this band has given us very little time to reflect on who we are as individuals, who we want to be and the toll it is taking on ourselves and our friendships,” the statement reads.
“It has always been 100% commitment or nothing,” Parkway continues. “We feel the limit has been reached and we don’t want to f*** this up.”
Parkway plans to take this time away to “processing what these 20 years have done to us.”
“With this, we aim to grow and return stronger for what is yet to come,” the statement reads. “We know what we need to do and we humbly ask for your respect while we take this time for the growth that is needed.”
The group concludes, “It has been said that it is better to burn out than to fade away. We do not want either, so know that our return will burn brighter than the past.”
Parkway Drives North American tour was set to kick off in May. They plan to return to the road for their upcoming European tour, scheduled to begin in September.
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