THE PARLOTONES ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM,
BAND TO HIKE MT. KILIMANJARO FOR
AFRICA UNITE CAMPAIGN
The Parlotones will release their fourth studio album, Journey Through the Shadows, on May 8th via Sovereign Entertainment USA. The new album was recorded in Johannesburg and Cape Town during the final months of 2011 and includes 12 brand new tracks of their undeniable romantic and anthemic rock sound, while offering several surprises along the way.
Following a massive touring year that trekked through America, Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Austria, Switzerland, Japan and their home country, South Africa’s biggest rock band will get right back to the road in 2012 with a stop at SXSW in Austin before launching a 27-city tour of the U.S. kicking off on May 17 at the Roxy in Los Angeles. A full itinerary is available below.
“America dictates trends around the world,” singer Kahn Morbee says. “If you’re big there, the rest of the world listens. It has a ripple effect. We would be very proud to achieve success in the U.S. because very few artists from our country have managed it. I think for a long time, South Africans have had an inferiority complex in terms of our place in the world and our relative insignificance compared to the super powers. It would be nice to have a success story, especially in a nation that needs uplifting, and instill folks back home that ‘can do’ belief.”
The first single from Journey Through the Shadows, “Save Your Best Bits,” is the featured MP3 of the Day at MP3.com today. Go to MP3.com for a free download or check out the track here: http://soundcloud.com/thespellboundgroup/save-your-best-bits/s-Db4jj
The Parlotones will also continue their generous philanthropy in their home country. In early March, all four members of the The Parlotones will be joining celebrities, government officials, civilians and media from 54 African countries to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in an effort to bring awareness to the Africa-UNiTE campaign raising global awareness to end violence against women and children in Africa.
Finally, the band has developed a first-of-its-kind interactive connection to its fans. The Parlotones Passport is an account which allows fans to earn points for interacting with the band – attending shows, shopping at their online store, supporting their charities, tweeting or Facebook posting about the band, etc. Participating fans will also receive a physical personalized souvenir passport that they use for special lines at The Parlotones shows. Fans will be able to spend their points on tickets, merchandise and access to special events via the new Parlotones mobile app that will be launching this spring.
March 12-16 Austin, TX SXSW
May 17 Los Angeles, CA Roxy
May 18 Scottsdale, AZ Martini Ranch
May 21 Dallas, TX Prophet Bar
May 22 Austin, TX Stubbs Jr.
May 23 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s
May 25 Orlando, FL Plaza Live
May 26 Atlanta, GA Smiths Olde Bar
May 27 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
May 29 Washington, DC DC9
May 30 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live
June 1 New York, NY Highline Ballroom
June 2 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
June 3 Montreal, QC Belmont
June 5 Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace
June 6 Pontiac, MI Pike Room
June 7 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
June 8 Chicago, IL Schubas
June 9 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
June 10 St. Louis, MO Old Rock House
June 11 Lawrence, KS Granada
June 12 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
June 13 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
June 15 Seattle, WA El Corazon
June 16 Vancouver, BC Biltmore Cabaret
June 17 Portland, OR Doug Fir
June 19 Sacramento, CA Harlow’s
June 20 San Francisco, CA Independent