Parlotones Announce New Album, North American Tour, & Unveil Single








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 today.  Go to for a free download or check out the track here:


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



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