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UPCOMING SHOW & TICKET GIVEAWAY: The Parlotones @ Emerald Theater on October 9th

Next weekend, South Africa's indie rock-pop sensation The Parlotones will be appearing at the Emerald Theater in Mt. Clemens, opening for alt-rockers Blue October, and MCB has two pairs of tickets to give away to some lucky readers.

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$25 in advance or $28 day of show (All Ages).

About the Parlotones:
The Parlotones have shared the stage with musical greats, including: Kings of Leon, The Gossip, Violent Femmes, Jimmy Eat World, New Model Army, Evanescence, Staind, The Rasmus, UB40 and Collective Soul. They have achieved multi-platinum-selling status in their home country of South Africa, selling more records there than Coldplay, The Killers, and Oasis combined. Their big-budget music videos have won them a string of MK and SAMA Awards, including a 2010 SAMA Award for “Best Music Video of the Year” for the song “Push Me to the Floor.”South African sensation mixes atmospheric pop-rock with educated lyrical themes, join Blue October on tour September 17.

The release of Stardust Galaxies marks the U.S. introduction of a group that has spent the last 18 months on a sold-out, 300-date world tour, packing out 1000+ capacity venues in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, Benelux, Russia, and the UK. Most recently, the band performed in front of a global audience of over 1 billion viewers at the 2010 FIFA World Cup Kick-Off Celebration Concert.

Stardust Galaxies’s lead single, “Life Design,” serves as an “ode to those who have created success despite adversity,” says The Parlotones’s front man, Kahn Morbee. “It’s a celebration of those people who have an innate exuberance for life, and pursue the betterment of their own lives and the lives of those around them.”

The band practice what they preach, having become activists against two of the most deadly epidemics in their home country of South Africa: AIDS and malaria. The band has raised funds for The StarFish Foundation and performed at a number of AIDS awareness concerts, including POSI+IVE Rocks. Each year, The Parlotones speak at grade schools in South Africa, educating younger generations on AIDS prevention, and donate all revenue from on-site performances back to the schools themselves for facility renovation and community development. The band also champions for United Against Malaria, an initiative which is attempting to eradicate malaria in Africa.

The South African natives have weaved themselves into the fabric of their home country’s history with performances at the 2009 Presidential Inauguration of Jacob Zuma, Africa Day, Live Earth, and a record-breaking show at the Dome in Johannesburg, where they wrote their own piece of African history by becoming the first South African band to ever headline the venue.

From their origins in Johannesburg, South Africa, the rock 4-piece have achieved multi-platinum-selling status with their darkly romantic lyrics, atmospheric pop structures, and ambitious live shows that have earned them rave response from fans and critics alike.