The Parlotones to embark on world tour

2012-04-17 16:08

Johannesburg - Award-winning South African band The Parlotones will perform two shows in Brakpan at the weekend before heading off on a world tour, Carnival City said on Tuesday.

The band will perform at Carnival City's Big Top Arena on April 21 and 22, spokesperson Jeni Fletcher said in a statement.

Tickets are available from Computicket ranging between R161 and R212.

"After playing to local audiences the band will head off to the US in May for a 27-city tour, followed by Britain and Europe."

'Analogy of life'

The tour comes ahead of the release of their fourth studio album at the beginning of May.

"Recorded in both Johannesburg and Cape Town, the album offers fans 12 brand new melodic rock tracks."

Lead singer Kahn Morbee explained the title of the new album, Journey through the shadows, was a metaphor for the human experience.

"You're not given a guidebook or map at birth that guarantees the smoothest path," Morbee said in a statement.

"Ultimately, we all walk through with a candle that only allows us to see so far in front of ourselves. You never know what's around the corner, so it's an analogy for life."

The four-member band consists of Morbee on vocals and guitar, Neil Pauw on drums, Paul Hodgson on guitar, and Glen Hodgson on bass, piano and backing vocals.


  • Johan - 2012-04-17 16:37

    i feel sorry for the rest of the world to have to experience that...

      Phila Mtshali - 2012-04-17 16:44

      ayi bo @johan the parlotons are one of the best bands in the world n m going to the show Sunday

      Chumscrubber1 - 2012-04-18 06:21

      You prefer Steve Hofmeyer I guess Johan? Or anything that is not South African? Parlotones are not my favourite, but are a class act and we should be proud of them.

      Johan - 2012-04-18 08:02

      No, and no. See the post further down about great south african bands. There's just a massive difference between average generic music and actual musical talent.

      Preshen - 2012-04-18 16:09

      Dam we will not see them on TV Ad's now

  • rudi.v.wyk - 2012-04-17 16:45

    The world can have them

  • sycomachinery - 2012-04-17 16:56

    Hope they stay there.

  • evanknowles - 2012-04-17 18:26

    Look, as long as they're leaving, that's all that's important. We don't mind where they go.

  • celeste.rsa - 2012-04-17 18:27

    I'm sure The Parlotones are losing sleep because a few people here don't like their music.

      Chumscrubber1 - 2012-04-18 06:24

      Its that people idolise American and other foreign bands because they are the ones shoved down our thoats every day. Anything local is not even given a chance. A weird mentality from people towards their own country.

  • andreas.sorensen - 2012-04-17 18:30

    Maybe ask Just Jinjer to join them? Make it a long tour

  • sandy.mciver - 2012-04-17 19:33

    you people are pathetic... always negative about every bluddy thing in South Africa!! whether its music, the president, the toll roads, the price of fuel... the list goes on!! get a life all of you!! they are a great band and a decent bunch of people which is more than what I can about some of these comments posted here... shame on you!!!!

      andreas.sorensen - 2012-04-17 19:42

      Are you saying that we should be positive towards all SA bands, even one as crap and derivative as The Parlotones, just because they're South African? That sounds a lot like our politicians claiming all criticism of the government is anti nation-building. I think Chris McEvoy said it best in his piece: "Their only art is in their unbridled greed, their studied superficiality and rabid solipsism. So perhaps they really are representative of my culture. As a whitey who grew up in the suburbs, I can relate."

      celeste.rsa - 2012-04-17 20:07

      @andysor - Each to his own. We get it, you don't like them, but thousands of people do, so move on. (You want to hear SA (c)rap music? Try Die Antwoord!)

      Johan - 2012-04-17 23:48

      lets not bring the president and toll roads into this, its completely unrelated, so here's a quick list of quality of SA bands for you: aking, mr cat and the jackal, arno carstens, albert frost, heuwels fantasties, van coke kartel, zebra and giraffe, new holland, the narrow, seether, civil twilight, holiday murray, lark to name but a few...really the parlotones cannot hold a candle to any one of those

      Chumscrubber1 - 2012-04-18 06:28

      And yet "Die Antwoord" is probably one of our most successful bands ever. Its all about marketing. Does MTV or VH1 ever give anyone besides American and UK bands any air? Its a closed system, we are denied hearing most of the worlds bands - its like a cartel to protect the music "elite".

      Christopher - 2012-04-19 14:56

      DIE ANTWOORD ROCKS, so does the rest of the world think so.....

      Christopher - 2012-04-19 15:00

      Agreed Johan...they sound exactly the same as they did when they started, tehy use the same melody and pitched voice over and over and over again..they do not know how to progress forward...unlike Die Antwoord and many you mentioned who do...

  • Christopher - 2012-04-19 14:54

    Yawn drone yawn drone......and please stop painting your face thats really passed(its over, its been done about 15/20 years ago) Goodnight...

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