Another Planet Entertainment
The Parlotones
with guests:
Ryan Star

In their native South Africa, there's no rock band bigger than The Parlotones. The Johannesburg-bred quartet have headlined the 20,000-seater Coca Cola Dome in their hometown in 2009, performed at the World Cup Kickoff Concert to an audience of a billion in 2010, and were handpicked by Coldplay to open the British band's stadium shows in Johannesburg and Cape Town in 2011. Also last year, The Parlotones staged an original rock theater production, Dragonflies and Astronauts, which was broadcast live around the world in 3D via DIRECTV and in 2D on Facebook. (The 3D broadcast was so well received Stateside that the satellite provider scheduled 100 re-airings, while more than half of the worldwide viewership on Facebook hailed from the U.S.) Dragonflies and Astronauts wove a narrative through the band's catalog, including 16 songs that were Top 40 hits in South Africa.

The Parlotones have crafted the kind of melody-minded arena-filling songs that transcend language and culture barriers on Journey Through The Shadows. First single "Save Your Best Bits," with its theme of not allowing negative things from the past to affect the good parts of your soul, and the celebratory "I Am Alive" are about catharsis. They chase those moments of universal human experience when everyone in the room is uplifted by a shared emotion.

Venue: The Independent

Location: San Francisco, CA
Show Date: Wednesday, June 20
Show Time: 8:00PM
On Sale Date: Friday, February 10
Ticket Price: $12 adv | $14 door
*plus applicable service fees

Tickets available at The Independent (628 Divisadero, SF) for no service charge.