Parlotones hit the Boardwalk

Lynne Gadd-Claxton

THE Parlotones postponed their Summer Tour to Port Elizabeth out of respect following the death of former president Nelson Mandela, but the group has rescheduled and will be rocking the Boardwalk this coming weekend.

The multiplatinum-selling artists will be performing songs from their latest album Stand like Giants as well as some of the band’s biggest hits on Saturday.

The group says they have not performed in the city for a few years and are looking forward to their show this weekend.

The weather promises to be in the mid-20s, ideal listening weather for the album’s eighth track Lazy Sunny Days. The album is currently charting at retailers nationwide and Shake it Up is a favourite on radio playlists around South Africa.

The Parlotones are cemented in their reputation as one of the country’s leading rock groups and their latest offering has been reviewed as “powerfully expressive” and “soaring to emotional heights”.

The group has performed for fans around the world and on international stages such as the 2010 Fifa World Cup kickoff celebration concert and Earth Hour’s Live Earth concert.

They have shared a stage with the Black Eyed Peas, Shakira and Alicia Keys.

They also opened for Coldplay and were invited to open for the US alternative group Blue October which led to them headlining at several US concerts.

Frontman Kahn Morbee, guitarist Paul Hodgson, bassist Glen Hodgson and drummer Neil Pauw will be on stage at the Boardwalk’s International Convention Centre at 8pm.

Tickets are R200 and are available at

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