The Parlotones, South Africa’s biggest selling rock band, are proud to announce their first headlining tour of North America. In addition to stops in New York, Seattle and Los Angeles, the band will return to visit their new coterie of fans in Detroit, Kansas City, Denver, Boise and Salt Lake City. The Parlotones will also make a highly anticipated appearance at SXSW in support of their new album, Stardust Galaxies, out now on Sovereign Entertainment.
Fans can get involved with the U.S tour by submitting their vision for the U.S. tour poster as part of The Parlotones poster design contest. More information can be found at http://www.creativeallies.com/design-contest/175-design-the-tour-poster-for-south-africa-s-top-rock-act-the-parlotones.
>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. They return to North America after an overwhelmingly successful fall 2010 tour with Blue October. They plan to conquer these shores with their darkly romantic lyrics, atmospheric pop structure and ambitious live shows which have been earning a rave response from fans and critics alike.
A sold-out 300-date world tour over the last 18 months has brought The Parlotones to the attention of fans in 10 different countries, where they packed 1000+ capacity venues by word of mouth alone. Highlights include an incredible sold out show at UK’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire in November 2010 and sales of 150-200 albums per night on the recent U.S. tour supporting Blue October.
Plans are underway for a 3-D international live concert broadcast from Johannesburg in July 2011. More details coming soon.
Tickets for all dates are available via www.the-parlotones.com.
March 3 Atlanta, GA Smith’s Olde Bar
March 4 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
March 5 Washington, DC Red Palace
March 6 Boston, MA Great Scott
March 8 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
March 11 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
March 12 Chicago, IL Schuba’s
March 13 Kansas City, MO The Record Bar
March 16-19 Austin, TX SXSW
March 21 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
March 22 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
March 23 Boise, ID Neurolux
March 24 Spokane, WA Aclub
March 25 Seattle, WA High Dive
March 26 Vancouver, BC Biltmore Cabaret
March 27 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
March 29 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
March 30 Los Angeles, CA Viper Room