In support of their new album ‘Journey Through The Shadows’ released via earMUSIC.
Band start a campaign against Rhino poaching
The Parlotones, following their successful appearance at T In The Park, have confirmed five UK headline dates in October, including London’s KOKO on October 15th.
These shows by South Africa’s biggest band follow the release of their new album, “Journey Through The Shadows” (earMusic/ Edel Records), including 12 brand new tracks of The Parlotones undeniable romantic and anthemic rock sound and live the band have few equals.
The philanthropic Parlotones have also started a campaign to a fight against Rhino poaching. The Parlotones, Talon Safari’s and leading American rock radio station DC101 have joined forces to help create awareness for the Rhino poaching epidemic beyond South African border with a campaign that will offer listeners a chance to win a once in a lifetime experience. The Parlotones will be flying out representatives from DC101 as well as 2 lucky listeners from the USA to South Africa where they will have an opportunity to join the band on a rhino tagging expedition.
“Having toured the world extensively over the past few years we have realized that most people are totally oblivious to the fact that rhinos are almost extinct and we decided we were going to change this,” says band manager Raphael Domalik. “Teaming up with media around the world is one of the most effective ways to do this and we plan to provide many more opportunities like these to aid the cause.”
Over 260 rhinos have been slaughtered this year alone in South Africa, despite the many efforts to prevent the ever increasing poaching problem in the country. Talon Safaris together with The Parlotones aim to bring awareness to the public that they can get actively involved in conserving the species one animal at a time, by assisting the private reserves of South Africa, custodians of 25% of the national herd, with the conservation work they are obligated to do, to ensure the animals safety, whilst at the same time having one of the most thrilling experiences of their lifetime.
Further details can be found on the bands website http://www.theparlotones.net/?w=news_view&id=25058
OCTOBER UK TOUR DATES:
Fri October 12th Birmingham HMV Institute
Sun October 14th Bristol Fleece
Mon October 15th London Koko
Tue October 16th Manchester Academy 3
Wed October 17th Glasgow Oran Mor
Tickets on sale now all £12.50 plus booking fee except London £15.00 plus booking fee
ABOUT THE PARLOTONES:
In their native country South Africa, there’s no rock band bigger than The Parlotones. 2009 and 2010 they played over 500 gigs throughout S/A, USA and Europe – including live performances at Live Earth, Africa Day, the 2009 South African Presidential Inauguration and the Coca Cola Dome in Johannesburg, where they made history, performing in front of 12.000 fans. It was the first time a South African band headlined this venue. In summer 2010 The Parlotones performed at the Official FIFA World Cup Kickoff Concert, which was screened to millions all over the world and 2011 they were handpicked by Coldplay to open the British band’s stadium shows in Johannesburg and Cape Town. The Parlotones toured the U.S. three times in 2011, which resulted in The Boston Herald declaring, “The Parlotones could become huge here. Killers huge, Muse huge, Coldplay huge.”
The Parlotones are:
Kahn Morbee (vocals, guitar)
Paul Hodgson (guitar)
Glen Hodgson (bass)
Neil Pauw (drums)
What UK press says:
“Africa’s biggest rock band…That the “South African Coldplay” are largely unknown here speaks volumes about the international profile of the country’s musicians, particularly its white musicians. That’s no fault of the Parlotones, whose scrubbed indie melodies and radio-friendly choruses are as reminiscent of Snow Patrol as they are of Chris Martin and company. With their last album going multiplatinum in South Africa, the Johannesburg four-piece are on the verge of a breakthrough in Britain.”
Ed Potton, The Times.
“South Africa’s answer to Coldplay” Rob Sharp, The Independent.
“SA’s answer to Radiohead”
“Impassioned, stadium-ready indie-rock of a superior kind”
The Mail on Sunday
"Oodles of charisma and infectious songs"
“One of the most exciting bands of the year”