Parkway Drive Raised Nearly $130,000 For Australian Bushfire Relief
Earlier this year, Australia was ravaged by wildfires that destroyed thousands of miles of land, claiming the lives of 33 people and an estimated 1 billion wild animals. Donations came pouring in from around the world, with many campaigns and fundraisers set up by bands and artists in the rock community.
Everyone from The Ghost Inside to Bring Me The Horizon to blink-182 joined the relief effort with events and limited merchandise lines donating profits to various charities involved. Aussie natives Parkway Drive also got in on the action, by donating $50,000 and setting up a GoFundMe page for their fans around the world to throw in some cash.
“We have started with a pledge of $50,000 AUD and encourage our fans and metal fans alike to donate what they can, however large or small of an amount, it will all help!” said the band.
“Thank you immensely for supporting these causes in these extreme circumstances.”
And it’s fair to say Parkway’s fans supported the cause, as the band managed to raise almost $130,000 the Red Cross and wildlife charity WIRES.
“We have now closed our Bushfire Relief Fund and proud to say we raised $129.544,” tweeted the band. “This will be evenly split and released to both @RedCrossAU and @WIRES_NSW. Thank you immensely for your support and raising these much needed funds with us!”
We have now closed our Bushfire Relief Fund and proud to say we raised $129.544. This will be evenly split and rele… https://t.co/s62ZHFkueU— Parkway Drive (@parkwayofficial) Thu Feb 27 10:08:53 +0000 2020
Parkway Drive recently announced they’re releasing the soundtrack to their movie Viva The Underdogs, including German versions of The Void and Vice Grip.
Parkway Drive return to the UK and Europe this April with Hatebreed, Stick To Your Guns and Venom Prison. Get your tickets here.
Parkway Drive UK/Europe tour 2020
01 Hamburg Sporthalle
02 Leipzig Arena
03 München Olympiahalle
04 Zürich Samsung Hall
06 Budapest Papp László Budapest Sportaréna
07 Vienna Stadthalle
09 Frankfurt Festhalle
11 Dortmund Westfallenhalle
15 Paris Zenith
16 Brussels Forest National
18 London SSE Arena, Wembley
Parkway Drive prove just how fierce a live band they are on Viva The Underdogs…
“We have made the difficult decision to postpone the remainder of our previously announced spring 2020 performances,” say the band.