The Parlotones performing in Cape Town and Jozi
The Parlotones will be performing in Cape Town on Friday 13th and Johannesburg on Saturday 14th November – Who are Kahn Morbee, Glenn Hodgson, Paul Hodgson and Neil Pauw, some of you might recognise the names, some of you may even know that these guys make up one of South Africa’s biggest selling rock bands and others might know them better as the Parlotones …
Kicking off their professional career in 2003 the Parlotones grew from strength to strength and in 2006 signed a European licence deal all thanks to their debut single “Beautiful”. I have only seen the Parlotones perform live once, way back in 2006 when they were the opening act at the Bellville Velodrome for the band Live. When I heard their haunting lyrics and watched the band perform, Kahn (lead singer) was particularly impressive on stage, I knew that this would be a band to watch out for as their music appealed to more than just a commercial audience. I was hooked.
They have since performed over 200 times all across the globe (South Africa, UK, USA and Europe) and some of their most memorable performances include Live Earth and Coke Fest. They have won numerous awards, including a SAMA (South African Music Award) for Best Music Video of the Year 2009 and their albums have reached platinum status in South Africa.
To celebrate the release of their latest album, Stardust Galaxies, the Parlotones have kicked off with an international tour with concerts performed to audiences in the UK, all across Europe as well as a debut performance in Australia at the One Movement for Music Perth festival. If you are feeling a bit jealous at the moment because you would really like to see them perform live on home ground, then you should perk up to hear that this epic tour culminates in 2 performances in South Africa.
Cape Town is lucky enough to see them perform first on Friday 13 November at Grand West Casino’s amphitheatre and the tour winds down with an estimated 19,000 fans at the Coca Cola Dome in Johannesburg on Saturday 14 November.
If you haven’t already purchased your tickets (mine are in hand, ready to be rocked in the golden circle in Cape Town) you can get them from Computicket at a cost of R166 for general admission and R218 for golden circle.
I am definitely looking forward to being a part of this awesome celebration of one of South Africa’s best known and well loved rocked bands.