Parlotones break new ground with orchestrated tour at Old Mutual Music at the Lake
Diarise Sunday, April 3, when one of South Africa’s most popular music groups, The Parlotones, take the stage at the magnificent Durban Botanical Gardens.
This special performance by the country’s most loved rock band announces the first show of “The Parlotones Orchestrated” tour. The tour will see the band take their hits to venues across the country in a scintillating display of contemporary yet classical versions of their extensive discography, together with a chamber ensemble which has been arranged and will be conducted by composer and acclaimed musician, Brendan Jury.
With a string of hits under their belt, the four man band, consisting of Kahn Morbee, Neil Pauw and brothers’ Glen and Paul Hodgson – are known for their professional and polished stage performances.
In 2015 The Parlotones completed three successful tours of South Africa, a tour of Europe, as well as the USA, and have – achieved massive international acclaim for performances with Coldplay, Starsailor, Snow Patrol and Blue October.
Old Mutual sponsorship manager Bandile Mngoma says: “It’s a pleasure to welcome back to the gardens these talented musicians -, who have proved a firm favourite with local audiences. Old Mutual is a proud sponsor of the beautiful Music at the Lake events and we keenly support our home-grown music talent that plays such a vital role in building the rich cultural tapestry of our nation. The Parlotones are without a doubt one of the most original forces on the local music scene and we are delighted that they have chosen the Old Mutual Music at the Lake series to launch their Orchestrated tour.”
To open for The Parlotones will be Indie pop band Al Bairre. As newcomers to the garden, their combination of cello, violin, guitars, keys, and drums will certainly add to the rhythm of the afternoon. Launched in 2012, the Cape Town based band consists of Kyle Davis, Tom Kotze, Tessa Johnson, Julia Johnson and Nicholas Preen. Their energetic and savvy stage presence offers fans a real unique melodic experience.
Tickets for the concert are likely to sell like hot cakes, so buy yours today and start stocking the cooler box and packing the picnic blanket for a glorious afternoon of music and nature. Refreshments will also be on sale at the gardens, and children can enjoy fun activities at the secure Kidzone.
• Ticket prices: R130 adults at www.webtickets.co.za
• On the day sales at the garden: R160
• Children aged 8-12 pay R60; kids under 8 are free. All children are welcome at the KidZone for some extra fun and games.
• Gates open at 13h00 for pre-sold ticket holders; 13h30 for on-the-day sale
• Music starts at 14h00
• Drinks, cooler boxes and picnic baskets are welcome
Secure parking is available on the Juventus ground. Entrance to all parking is off lower John Zikhali (Sydenham) Road, adjacent to the Botanic Gardens and the Munies Hockey Field, also off lower John Zikhali (Sydenham) Road.
About Durban Botanic Gardens
As KwaZulu-Natal’s premium outdoor music venue, the Durban Botanic Gardens has already presented outdoor concerts of some of the most talented and accomplished musicians in the country. These include Johnny Clegg, Khan, the Durban City Orchestra, Gangs of Ballet and Mi Casa, who received five nominations at SAMA20, and four-time Grammy Award winners, Ladysmith Black Mambazo.