The Parlotones Are Moving To America

The band will be settling in Los Angeles

     
By Rolling Stone
Tuesday, 18 September 2012 10:20
The Parlotones
The Parlotones

The Parlotones will be relocating to the United States in January next year to satisfy an ever increasing demand for the band that has resulted in five trips to the States in the past 12 months.

The band will be settling in Los Angeles. Billed as the "Creative Capital of the World" due to one in every six of its residents working in a creative industry, the home base of Hollywood is more contusive for global touring and reach.

The Parlotones have released 7 albums to date. Sales for the albums achieved two double platinum, two platinum and three gold respectively, outselling their international counterparts. This is an unprecedented achievement that has won the band the title of "Biggest selling rock band of the decade" in South Africa. Performing at the FIFA 2010 world Cup opening concert, the 2012 Olympics and touring with Snow Patrol in Europe the band relished the honour of Chris Martin from Coldplay personally requesting for The Parlotones to perform with them at Soccer City and Cape Town stadium.

Following dozens of tours abroad and performing at major festivals the band was initially introduced to the American public via a series of syncs on some of America's major television shows such as One Tree Hill, Jersey Shore, Ghost Whisperer, Pretty Little Liars, 90210 and Friends With Benefits. The subsequent international broadcast of the bands 3D rock opera Dragonflies & Astronauts which was a rock opera written around their greatest hits, broadcasted in 3D and 2D to cinema's, Direct TV in the USA and Facebook led to further touring of the USA and sold out shows in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.

Negotiations for their own TV show focusing on their new adventure are currently under way.

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