South African Sensation “The Parlotones” Welcome Global Audience at FIFA World Cup Concert June 10th

The Parlotones will welcome the world to their homeland with a performance at the FIFA World Cup Kick-Off Celebration Concert June 10th, 2010, a day before the world’s most watched sporting event is set to begin. The South African natives have already weaved themselves into the fabric of the country’s history with performances at the 2009 Presidential Inauguration, Africa Day, Live Earth, and a record-breaking show at the Dome in Johannesburg.

The Parlotones have spent the last 18 months on a sold-out, 300-date world tour, packing out 1000+ capacity venues in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, Benelux, Russia, the US and the UK. They closed out the global tour in front of 12,000 fans at the Dome in Johannesburg, writing their own piece of African history by becoming the first South African band to ever headline the venue.

From their origins in Johannesburg, South Africa, the rock 4-piece have achieved multi-platinum-selling status in their home country, selling more records than Coldplay, The Killers, and Oasis combined. Their darkly romantic lyrics, atmospheric pop structures, and ambitious live shows have earned them rave response from fans and critics alike. The European release of their new album, Stardust Galaxies is set for June 4th, 2010, with the North American release slated for fall 2010.

The 2010 FIFA World Cup marks the first time the world’s most watched sporting event is being held on the African continent, with 32 national teams from all over the world playing matches in ten South African stadiums in the hope of being crowned World Champions. It is therefore fitting that The Parlotones will represent their native country, alongside international acts the Black Eyed Peas, Alicia Keys, and Shakira, in welcoming the global audience. The historic concert event will take place the night before the first match, at 8:00PM local time (GMT+2) on June 10th, 2010, at the newly renovated Orlando Stadium in Soweto/Johannesburg.

About The Parlotones

The Parlotones have shared the stage with musical greats, including: Kings of Leon, The Gossip, Violent Femmes, Jimmy Eat World, New Model Army, Evanescence, Staind, The Rasmus, UB40 and Collective Soul. They have achieved multi-platinum-selling status in their home country of South Africa, selling more records than Coldplay, The Killers, and Oasis combined. Their big-budget music videos have won them a string of MK and SAMA Awards, including a 2010 SAMA Award for “Best Music Video of the Year” for their current single “Push Me to the Floor.”

The European release of their new album, Stardust Galaxies is set for June 4th, 2010, with the North American release slated for fall 2010.

More information on The Parlotones is available at: http://www.theparlotones.net

About the FIFA World Cup and Kick Off Celebration Concert

Alicia Keys, Amadou & Mariam, Angelique Kidjo, Black Eyed Peas, BLK JKS, Carlos Santana, Shakira, The Parlotones, Tinariwen, Vieux Farka Toure, and Vusi Mahlasela will perform at the historic concert event taking place at 8:00PM local time (GMT+2) on June 10th, 2010, at the newly renovated Orlando Stadium in Soweto/Johannesburg. The FIFA World Cup football tournament is the world’s most watched sporting event, and is staged every four tears. This is the first time the FIFA World Cup is being held on the African continent, with 32 national teams from all over the world playing matches in ten South African stadiums in the hope of being crowned World Champions. The last FIFA World Cup in Germany attracted a global cumulative television audience of 26.29 billion (24.2 billion in-home and 2.1 billion out-of-home viewers).

More information on the FIFA World Cup Kick-Off Celebration Concert: http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/organisation/concert/

1 thought on “South African Sensation “The Parlotones” Welcome Global Audience at FIFA World Cup Concert June 10th”

  1. This world cup is super exciting. Since no host country has ever been eliminated in the first round I am waiting to see how South Africa holds up after kast night.

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