The Parlotones moving to Los Angeles

2012-09-18 11:31
Cape Town - The Parlotones have announced that they are moving to Los Angeles in January 2013, reports Rolling Stone.

According to the band's representative, negotiations for their own TV show focusing on their new adventure are also currently under way.

Due to an ever-increasing demand for the band that has resulted in five trips to the States in the past 12 months, living in the US will enable them better access to the world's biggest music market, their spokesperson added.

The Parlotones have released seven albums to date.

The band has also been named "Biggest selling rock band of the decade" in South Africa.

The Parlotones performed at the FIFA 2010 World Cup opening concert and toured with Snow Patrol in Europe. They also opened for British band Coldplay at Soccer City and the Cape Town stadium when they toured South Africa in 2011.

*Will this be good for their career? And should other bands also consider relocating overseas? Share your thoughts with us and get published!


  • nmunyai - 2012-09-18 11:46

    Represent boys!!! All the best!!!

      tannie.marie - 2012-09-18 12:23

      You'll always represent SA wherever you go. Good luck. Just like Charlize will always be our Benoni girl, you'll keep our name up there. Please visit (and tour) in SA often :)

      classwar.trotsky - 2012-09-18 13:37

      Yeah, Ou Charlieztjie from the 'farm in africa' ha ha ha ha ha

      christopher.shining - 2012-09-19 09:22

      Thank goodness...take that dreary monotnous music elsewhere...

      christopher.shining - 2012-09-19 09:23

      can you take Danny K with you....

  • classwar.trotsky - 2012-09-18 11:48

    Goodbye. Plenty of untalented bands in LA, should feel right at home there. But it will allow the next sub-standard South African band some space in the stupid local market. South African music sucks big time. Like Just Jinger who went over to 'conquer' the USA ha ha ha.

      klipkop.degroote - 2012-09-18 12:05

      Evolver rocks! Lost interest in these guys when they sold their souls to KFC, while they were running green and plant a tree ads on tv.

      raymond.romans.5 - 2012-09-18 12:35

      You are a tw@t. THere is great music in SA. Just Jinger, Parlotones, Watershed, Chris Chameleon and Prime Circle just to name a few.

      dracolusus - 2012-09-18 12:45

      So many down thumbs for an accurate summary. These guys sold out long ago. Sure, everyone needs money, but these guys sold out completely. Ads for KFC, Giga-byte, jingles for retail chains etc etc. Music is bland and without substance. Thousands of other bands out there with more talent and soul to them. Once you are 5FM's favourite, you'll get airplay and sheep. If you are like the rest of the bands out there, you get dick.

      classwar.trotsky - 2012-09-18 12:55

      @Airborne86 - Just Jinger, Parlotones, Watershed, Chris Chameleon and Prime Circle are great music? You set the bar quite low. In the same way that Leon Schuster is an auteur, (Consult a dictionary if you don't know the word)and Heineke Meyer is a world class coach. @Dracolusus - Thanks for the vindication. It is true. I sense that the same people who say the Parlotones have any value are also probably the ones boycotting Woolworths ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

      classwar.trotsky - 2012-09-18 13:19

      @Inhlanzi, your comment may border on the relevant if I indeed was a failed musician. Sadly I am not, I despise 'musos' as the bourgeois, over pampered, under talented, ultimately useless members of society. The amounts they earn for their pretensiousness are obscene. The real idealogies are not found in middle class pre-packaged emo bollocks, aimed squarely at your average Bryanston High School student, but in the real underground music, who do not care about earning demograhics and KFC sponsorships.

      travis.vermaak - 2012-09-18 16:24

      Seether rocks, best band to come out of South Africa in the past decade. They are definitely not sub-standard, and proves not all SA music sucks.

  • André Lombard - 2012-09-18 11:59

    Good luck guys. Can't blame you for leaving these shores. no future here

      hbongie - 2012-09-18 12:24

      U should consider moving with them, since u r so negative!

      patrick.mampane - 2012-09-18 12:45


  • lydonmcg - 2012-09-18 12:02

    Talk about selling out. Oh great loss.

  • johan.benade.1088 - 2012-09-18 12:08

    Best news ever, now america can have their awful music...

      nrgx.nrg - 2012-09-18 14:48

      agreed - while they sound somewhat decent on radio and CD, their live performances leave much to be desired.

  • maricha.knightvanheerden - 2012-09-18 12:19

    oh no that's awful!

  • elewies - 2012-09-18 12:19

    Hopefully they can get some inspiration there and start being creative. Sick of hearing their songs which all sound the same

  • agueorguiev - 2012-09-18 12:21

    Well f-off,then! There are other South African stars who will remain loyal to their first fans who brought them to the pinnacle they're at. Go already, 'fore i push to the damn floor myself! Don't bother visiting with your All-American dollars, and your All-American fame!MXM!

  • Tobie Vd Vyver - 2012-09-18 12:22

    They calling them a Rock band? Pfffft! Bye bye now!

  • siphom.mnguni - 2012-09-18 12:25

    Good luck in The City of Angels guys, hope there are less parasites that side of the world who would be pirating your music and sell them for a dime.

  • rosiegracebrooks - 2012-09-18 12:26

    THANK GOD! The further their warbling music is away from me, the better!

      christopher.shining - 2012-09-20 10:12

      nice word for their music...warbling.

  • FeZ14 - 2012-09-18 12:28

    Good on ya guys!

  • clivegoss - 2012-09-18 12:31

    Go band go !

  • stuart.oberholzer - 2012-09-18 12:37

    Good luck in the States guys...One of my favourite bands, make us proud guys

  • cheslyn.francis - 2012-09-18 12:37

    a few good songs -- wont be missed -bleh who cares anywho?

  • lucinda.tiago - 2012-09-18 12:50

    Oh well maybe you will learn OTHER SO tired hearing your songs over and over and over.....same freaking songs...JUST SHOOT ME ALREADY! At least now I don't have to run for the remote to change the channel when your music comes on!

  • lucinda.tiago - 2012-09-18 12:55

    @klipkop.degroote - I so I agree with you....KFC & Mnet....every damn channel! Same make up.....gooi the stripe side ways for a change...wonder if anyone will notice...Only chick wear Mascara & Grown ass men wearing mascara OK....but having it looks like they are pansies and cried HHAAHAHAHHAHAHHA So freaking South African!!!!! You wont make it in USA.....LOOSE the freakin make up dude!

  • ljmostert - 2012-09-18 13:16

    Give these guys a break - let them explore the international scene! If they make it - good for them! Same with Seether a proud SA rock brand!

      christopher.shining - 2012-09-20 10:15

      They already did, and came home, now they trying another time..and they going to come home again...they just want to be in the limelight, their 15mins are no longer, everyone has 15 minutes they thought there was 16 minutes, just like danny k and his mother

  • gerhard.vanniekerk.948 - 2012-09-18 13:20

    Never heard better news!!! Can't STAND them!!!

  • gmakam - 2012-09-18 13:24

    jst hope dat they dnt loose thier south african taste, and i dnt why 'SOUTH AFRICANS' like racialising everything, even a band moving abroad, race has to be included, like reali now guys. so many ppl are so negative, i can get the quotations for that ticket to Australia, i dnt reali mind. Great music by the parlotones, proudly south african, proud of south african music, proud of playing it and proud of listening to it

      CaptainGaza - 2012-09-18 14:34

      If I were you'd I'd try and be proud of my spelling instead :0)

      christopher.shining - 2012-09-20 10:16

      hahahahahaaa....funny Captain!!!

  • elmareth.michau - 2012-09-18 13:38

    Good luck, I love your music

  • CaptainGaza - 2012-09-18 13:38

    YAY, goodbye and good riddance to these monotones!!! They're gonna eat you up and spit you out over there dudes, just ask Just Ginger.

  • leon.lipschitz - 2012-09-18 16:40

    Boo Hoo. Im SO sad Great that they going. Maybe now money that could have been used better can be put to proper use In the right places and people will find out who their true friends are And not just leeches who are there just for the advantage they can take of others. Long may they stay there and be successful Wish them all the best for the future in all sincerity

  • andy.odonovan.3 - 2012-09-18 18:21

    @CLASSWAR.TROSKY The Parlotones do not only have fans in SA but in Europe, for the last three years they have toured Europe and sold out all their shows, just by the way I am also from Europe and a big fan. They have opened for coldplay, snowpartrol and were recently offered to open for pear jam. They have hundreds of thousands of fans world wide, so and find something better to do you pathetic little Knöb head!! Please share with us what music you like seeing as you seem to know everything? Loser

  • livemusicmedia - 2012-09-18 21:07

    Been a US fan of The Parlotones for a few years and found them not only to be incredible song writers but one of the hardest working bands I have ever met. The reason why they are reaching this pinnacle is hard work. If earning money for what you do for a living is selling out, then the world is a sell out. Lets give credit where credit is due. Very few have been able to reach their level of success. They did because they work for it and write music people like and stay stead fast. They are moving to continue that path. good luck boys, where ever you go there will be people who dislike sadly it is the world we live in. However, there are many who appreciate your sound

  • ruanpretorius1980 - 2012-09-18 21:19

    Can they please take Kurt Darren, Leanie May, Jay, Nicholis Louw, Juanita du Plessis, Nadine, Steve Hoffmeyr, Dozi, DJ Ossewa, Ray Dylan, Wicus van der Merwe, Bok van Blerk, Eden, Bobby and Karlien van Jaarsveld, but to name a few with them? Let's help sponsor the move please!

  • pieter.swart2 - 2012-09-19 07:24

    they can move but they need to come back for shows!!

  • les.silverstone - 2012-09-19 09:11

    Great news Parlotones! All the best in the U.S. High quality musicians can now REALLY advance their careers. Maybe a new Dave Matthews band in the making! You guys rock! Bon Voyage.

  • vincent.vinsaint - 2012-09-20 03:35

    Good luck but remember what happened to Just Ginger. It's a concrete jungle out there, so, be very careful. Good luck once more and God bless you.

  • jeannette.rassam - 2012-11-05 10:38

    every one is free to do what works for themselves, in USA all the best people in entertainment business do some kind of commercials to make money and become popular, i love Parlotones, best wishes and luck.

  • Hein van der Merwe - 2013-03-08 01:58

    Parlotones gaan by die Windpompfees optree hier in naboomspruit saterdag 23 maart 2013. gaan loer op ons website by vir meer inligting.

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