Partying for a Cause: The Carbon-Free Concert

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One of South Africa’s talented and successful crossover rock bands, The Parlotones, will be performing two concerts this month for a wonderfully green cause.

The event takes place at the Theatre of Marcellus, Emperors Palace of Dreams on January 22 and 23. The idea behind the shows is to raise awareness of SABC 3’s carbon-free initiative.

The Parlotones saw great media coverage and success in 2010, and have decided to launch their 2011 by partnering with SABC 3 to promote a cause the band feels strongly about. Viewers will have seen the band endorsing the initiative on SABC 3 in the last months of 2010.

The broadcaster launched the green campaign on 2 August last year in collaboration with the CarbonWorx team. The focus was to advocate the importance of a carbon-free planet.

Fans worldwide have been wooed by The Parlotones with its electric stage performances and great sound. The band’s sound is influenced by artists such as Radiohead, Muse and the Smiths, and has evolved substantially. With each album the group brings out fans agree that their music grows and becomes more refined and focused.

The band debuted in 2005 and has done very well. They have won awards and launched their international profile to many welcoming fans. They have three South African Music Awards (SAMAs) and three Video Awards to their name.

They’ve played on to stages around the world, wowing audiences in England (Reading, Bristol, Liverpool, Guildford, Portsmouth, Manchester), Bucharest and Germany. They were also well-received in America where they made it to the CMJ Top 200 chart.

They are now putting their hearts and focus behind the carbon-free initiative in an attempt to open people’s eyes to the importance of looking after the planet. The Carbon Free Concert initiative was kick-started last month at Mentors Country Estate in Jeffries Bay and Wavehouse in Umhlanga. The Parlatones put on their usual well-polished performances and gave the crowd a reason to get up and dance for a greener planet.

What better way to celebrate the beginning of 2011 by attending The Parlatones’ Carbon Free Concert. Tickets are just R175 per person and you’ll get an amazing show while doing your bit for the planet that we all share. For more details or to book our tickets go to

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