We just got back from Romania, where we played a festival in Transylvania. It’s a fascinating country with a very rich (and complicated!) history. The festival itself was an amazing experience, set on the grounds of a castle. The backstage area was actually inside the castle, which was a first for us!

The next day we got to drive across the country and visit two more castles. The first was an unscheduled stop in a small town called Rupea, and we visited an old fortified church on top of a hill overlooking the town. And the second was Bran Castle in the city of Brasov. It is primarily a museum, showing the history of Queen Marie, and also has plenty of tourist memorabilia themed around Dracula. This is Transylvania after all! It’s all very fascinating, and we can thoroughly recommend visiting Romania if you ever get a chance.

Back in South Africa, we can’t wait to play at Joburg Day on the 1st of September. It’s always a blast and there’s an amazing line-up (as always!). AKA, Goodluck, Goldfish, and many more. Sadly, it’ll be the last time Gangs of Ballet will be performing. So, come along and sing “Hello Sweet World” and try hit the high notes of “Don’t Let Me Go” with the rest of us…

There’s also Aardklop and the Karoo Fees coming up, and then we head over to Europe and the UK. We’ll be all over the UK and Scotland, and then Germany, Austria, Netherlands, and even Prague in the Czech Republic! It’s gonna be a great tour, we can’t wait to get out there and bring our new album, China, to everyone out there.

For all the dates and venues and ticket links, head over to our website www.theparlotones.co.za and have a look around.

Speaking of China, it is still regrettably only available in South Africa at the moment, but we’re busy finalising the international release. Unfortunately, it’s something we can’t afford to rush and it’s just taking a little longer than we anticipated. However, it’s worth the wait, and won’t be much longer.

Hope to see you soon!

Glen, Kahn, Neil, Pauw aka The Parlotones


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