Parkway Drive August 2019 Tour Wheelchair
The News

Parkway Drive’s Jia O’Connor Will Be Playing UK/European Shows In A Wheelchair

Parkway Drive bassist Jia Pie’ O’Connor had a pre-tour accident.

Not for the first time in their career, a member of Parkway Drive will be performing onstage in a wheelchair.

As the Aussie metal titans gear up to tear their way through the UK and Europe this month, the band have posted a new video of their tour rehearsals with bassist Jia Pie’ O’Connor in a wheelchair, having ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) two days before leaving for the shows.

Europe, we’re back!” the band say. And so is the wheelchair…”

Of course, back in 2011, guitarist Luke Pig’ Kilpatrick performed live with a broken leg – including one of the best shows of Parkway’s career, at the UK’s Sonisphere. So we have a pretty good feeling that this won’t affect the band’s run of absolutely mind-blowing performances. Still, get well soon, Pie!

If you need a reminder of how brilliant that Sonisphere show was… 

Catch Parkway Drive live at the following:


1 Kostrzyn, Poland – Pol’and’Rock Festival
3 Wacken, Germany – Wacken Open Air
5 Graz, Austria – Kasematten
6 Bratislava, Slovenia – Refinery Gallery
7 Jaromer, Czech Republic – Brutal Assault
10 Catton, UK – Bloodstock Open Air
12 Luxembourg – Den Atelier
15 Gampel, Switzerland – Open Air Gampel
16 Dinkelsbuhl, Germany – Summer Breeze Open Air

Bloodstock 2019 Final Line Up July
Posted on August 1st 2019, 10:51a.m.
Read More
Wargasm in The K! Pit
Chaotic twosome Wargasm hit The K! Pit in association with ALT+LDN at Blondies, our favourite East London dive bar
Svalbard in The K! Pit
Brit metallers Svalbard hit The K! Pit in association with Nordic Spirit at Blondies, our favourite East London dive bar.
Parkway Drive's Winston McCall: "We need this generation of bands not just to reach the glass ceiling, but to smash through it"

As Byron Bay bruisers Parkway Drive announce their long-overdue EU/UK return for autumn 2022, frontman Winston McCall reflects on a refreshed love for the live experience, explosive expectations for their imminent return, and the game-changing promise of new music on the horizon…

Why now is the perfect time for Paramore's return

The wheels are in motion and Paramore are likely looking at a 2022 comeback. And they couldn’t have picked a better time to make their triumphant return…