South Africa’s Rising Stars Return for Yet Another Slice of Melody Driven Pop

The Parlotones

“Louder Than Bombs” is the second single taken off The Parlotones South African Music Awards winning album, “Radiocontrolledrobot”, which will be crash landing on our shores in May!

Hot on the heels of their sold out UK dates earlier this year, the band make a welcome return to England and Scotland with a bunch of brand new gigs that look set to sizzle the stage with a dash of Parlotones magic once again. Coupled with jam packed South African and European tours, the band’s profile is set to rocket this Summer.

First stop on the tour will be Switzerland where they have been invited to perform at the Bscene 2008 Festival. The Bscene Festival is the biggest indoor music festival in Switzerland with over 50 bands performing in 8 different venues. After having sell-out arenas for the past 11 years, the 12th Annual BScene Festival is expected to draw a music hungry 10,000 plus strong crowd.

After storming Switzerland, the boys will rampage on to Germany which will see them blitz five shows, three of which will be opening for NME cover darlings, The Wombats during their sold out shows in Berlin, Munich and Hamburg.

Next stop will be 11 stellar shows in the UK, one of which being at the 100 club, a highlight of the bands tour. A legendary venue, it has seen the likes of Jimmy Hendrix and The Sex Pistols rocking on stage.

Two of the shows in the UK will see The Parlotones open for multi platinum selling Ocean Colour Scene who were publicly praised by Noel Gallagher for “Keeping the rock ‘n roll flame burning during the 90’s”

Winding up the tour will be 16 shows in South Africa where the band is experiencing phenomenal success with sold out performances weeks in advance throughout the country. Their two albums, “A World Next Door To Yours” and “Radiocontrolledrobot” went Gold simultaneously. The former went Gold in three months and is steadily heading for platinum success.

This marks the next level for The Parlotones. Don’t miss out.

Selected shows in South Africa will be filmed for an upcoming DVD release.

“Louder Than Bombs” will be released in the UK on May 5th and “Radiocontrolledrobot” will drop on May 26th.

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TOUR DATES AND VENUES

29 Mar Bscene Festival, Basel
30 Mar Lido, Berlin
31 Mar Molotow, Hamberg
04 Apr White Trash Fast Food, Berlin
05 Apr Babalu, Munich
06 Apr Atomic Cafe, Munich
11 Apr The Horn, St Albans
12 Apr The Cresset, Peterborough
13 Apr The Empire, Middlesbrough
14 Apr Hub, Exeter
15 Apr The Cellars, Portsmouth
16 Apr 100 Club, London
17 Apr The Cooler, Bristol
18 Apr The Brickyard, Carlisle
19 Apr Man on the Moon, Cambridge
23 Apr Joiners, Southampton
24 Apr Freebut, Brighton
01 May Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfonterin
08 May Theatre Marcellus Emperors Palace, Kempton Park
09 May The Barnyard Theatre Tusk Rio Casino, Klerksdorp
10 May Bluemoon, Nelspruit
11 May The Barnyard Theatre Cresta, Randburg
13 May The Barnyard Theatre Menlyn, Pretoria
14 May The Barnyard Theatre Broadacres, Fourways
16 May Westlake Country Estate, Hartebeespoort dam
18 May The Barnyard Theatre Menlyn, Pretoria
20 May The Boma Theatre, Alberton
21 May The Barnyard Theatre Cresta, Randburg
28 May The Barnyard Theatre Cresta, Randburg
01 Jun Durban Botanical Garden, Durban
02 Jun City Showcase Festival, London

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