Parkway Drive Celebrate “Atlas” at Irving Plaza

Australian band Parkway Drive celebrate their latest album "Atlas" with a stop at Irving Plaza

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Australian band Parkway Drive celebrate their latest album "Atlas" with a stop at Irving Plaza. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Chicago based metal band Veil of Maya was the second band on the four band bill. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Veil of Maya's vocalist Brandon Butler. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Next up was another metal band, this time The World Alive from Phoenix. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The Word Alive's lead vocalist Tyler "Telle" Smith. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Just before 10pm, Parkway Drive hit the stage as dedicated fans swarmed to get as close as possible. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Jeff Ling, one of the band's two guitarists. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Winston McCall is the only vocalist for the band, no other members provide backing vocals. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Jia "Pie" O'Connor is the only non-original member of the band, having joined in 2006. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The group played a fourteen song set that drew equally from their last three albums, as well as a single song from their debut. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Parkway Drive's second guitarist Luke "Pig" Kilpatrick. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Generally speaking, it can be hard for Australian bands to break in America, however, the show was packed by the time the first band went on. Photos by Michel Dussack
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In fact, numerous fans at the front of the crowd mentioned how they had already been to several shows on the tour so far. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Winston motions for the crowd to sing along with him. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Throughout the night, the band encouraged the crowd to get rowdy, even asking them to crowdsurf more than they already were. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Unfortunately, drummer Ben "Gaz" Gordon played in the shadows for much of the band's set, as most of their lights were in front of him. Photos by Michel Dussack
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When it came time for the band's encore, it was a brief two song affair, however the last song of the night sent the crowd over the top. Photos by Michel Dussack
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"Carrion", Parkway Drive's most recognizable song, ended the night with the most amount of crowdsurfers and moshing seen throughout the energetic night. Photos by Michel Dussack
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