The Parlotones ‘Shake It Up’

The South African rock band announces its first U.S. tour since relocating to Southern California.  Playing three gigs at SXSW next week, The Parlotones will take to the road in April in support of the band’s new EP “Shake It Up.”

Photo: John Davisson
DeLuna Festival, Pensacola, Fla.

Changes are afoot for The Parlotones.  An arena-packing band in South Africa, The Parlotones will be playing clubs on their upcoming U.S. jaunt.  For the band members it’s a return to their early roots with the tour giving them a chance to break down barriers and get up-close-and-personal with fans.

With the band supporting their newest EP, expect a full-length album to arrive in late summer.

KROQ’s Stryker recently gave The Parlotones a guided tour of the band’s newly adopted Los Angeles home.

The Parlotones will play three gigs over two days at SXSW in Austin, Texas.  Beginning with a March 15 2:30 p.m. show at Rusty’s, the band stops at The Rattle Inn at 8 p.m. that evening.  On March 16 the group will do a set at Old School.

Come April the band climbs aboard the tour bus for a one-month journey taking them from West Coast to East Coast and back.  Here’s the routing:

April 3 – Hermosa Beach, Calif., Saint Rocke
April 4 – Sacramento, Calif., Assembly
April 5 – San Francisco, Calif., Cafe Du Nord
April 6 – Portland, Ore., Hawthorne Theatre
April 7 – Seattle, Wash., Tractor Tavern
April 9 – Salt Lake City, Utah, The State Room
April 10 – Colorado Springs, Colo., Black Sheep
April 12 – Milwaukee, Wis., The Rave
April 14 – Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Grog Shop
April 15 – Columbus, Ohio, The Basement
April 16 – Chicago, Ill., Schubas Tavern
April 18 – Pittsburgh, Pa., The Altar Bar
April 19 – New York, N.Y., Mercury Lounge
April 20 – Cambridge, Mass., T.T. The Bear’s
April 21 – Philadelphia, Mass., World Café Life
April 22 – Washington, D.C. Rock And Roll Hotel
April 24 – Atlanta, Ga., Smith’s Olde Bar
April 29 – Austin, Texas, Stubb’s Bar-B-Q / Waller Creek Amph.
May 3 – Scottsdale, Ariz., Pub Rock
May 6 – San Diego, Calif., The Griffin
May 7 – West Hollywood, Calif., The Roxy Theatre

Some shows are already on sale.  Visit for more information.