The Parlotones will be relocating to the United States in January 2013 and what better send-off is there than a tour of South Africa? The Farewell tour symbolizes the fans last chance to say goodbye before they leave.
The Parlotones 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 state is hours from Asia and Europe and will enable them better access to the world’s biggest music market.
The move will put the band in a more accessible position to the many press conferences and interviews that are demanded of a band in the United States and allow them to tour relentlessly as they endeavour to cover as much ground as possible. Making South Africa proud as they fly our flag high with every milestone they are destined to achieve! South African fans won’t miss out on fun either! The Parlotones will be taking their fans with them. Negotiations for their own TV show focusing on their new adventure are currently under way.
To coincide with the tour The Parlotones will also be releasing the live recording of their rock theatre production Dragonflies & Astronauts. Dragonflies & Astronauts’ is a rock theatre production which was developed complete with storyline, sets and characters revolving around the greatest hits of The Parlotones.
Dragonflies & Astronauts was originally transmitted live via satellite to 3D outlets around the world on the 16 July 2011. The Parlotones were the first band in the world to broadcast a concert live in 3D across multiple platforms including 3D cinema, 3D Television and Facebook in both NTSC and PAL. Known for breaking creative boundaries with their music videos, marketing strategies and live performances, The Parlotones set a new standard in live entertainment with this innovative 3D rock concert.
The double CD features 24 studio versions of the all the tracks that were used in the Dragonflies & Astronauts theatre production as well as a DVD of the ground-breaking performance. A Blu-ray and 3D Blu-ray will also be released. In true Parlotones style it will be the first 3D release of a concert in Southern Africa.
22 November Izulu Theatre Sibaya Casino – Umhlanga
29 November Queens Casino – Queenstown
30 November The Ridge – Witbank
9 December D’Aria Wine Estae – Cape Town
10 December Hemingway’s – East London
15 December Sun City
23 December Fan Court – George
26 December Joe Cools – Durban