09 Apr
2012

The Old Mutual Music at the Lake Series continues its great line-up with The Parlotones, SAMA award-winners and one of South Africa’s biggest bands, at the Durban Botanic Gardens on 15 April.

In the photo: The Parlotones front man Kahn Morbee

This performance takes place less than one month before The Parlotones launch their fourth studio album, Journey Through the Shadows, on 8 May 2012. The new album was recorded in Johannesburg and Cape Town during the final months of 2011 and includes 12 new tracks of their undeniable romantic and anthemic rock sound, offering several surprises along the way.

Following a massive touring year in 2011 that saw The Parlotones trek through America, Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Austria, Switzerland, Japan and SA, the band is set to embark on a 27-city tour of the United States. The tour kicks off in California on 17 May. But before all of this, The Parlotones are ready to see to it that their Durban-based fans have the time of their lives.

Catch The Parlotones before they head to the States for a 27-city tour

The band will be supported by the undefinable Gangs of Ballet. The Durban-based band comprises of four talented musicians who have managed to combine their various individual tastes and styles to create a sound that is captivatingly fresh – the guys are set to blow the crowd away with their eclectic sound.

Expect a perfect day in the sun filled with awesome music and great times in the Gardens. “We are always excited to see artists of this calibre perform at the Durban Botanic Gardens and in doing so, contributing to sustained national biodiversity,” said Joy Khaole, Old Mutual’s head of sponsorships.

The Old Mutual Music at the Lake series presents live concerts every month throughout the year at the Durban Botanic Gardens and all proceeds from the performances go towards an innovative people and plant development programme, the Garden Window Project, within the Durban Botanic Gardens.

Tickets from R50 for kids under 12, R140 for adults from www.webtickets.co.za. R150 on the day.

Bring your drinks, cooler boxes and picnic baskets and make the most of the beautiful surroundings.

Gates open at 12.30pm, with the first act starting at 2.30pm.

Secure parking is available on the Juventus ground. Entrance to all parking is off lower John Zikhale (Sydenham) Road, adjacent to the Botanic Gardens and the Munies Hockey Field also off lower John Zikhale (Sydenham) Road.

Next up at the Old Mutual Music at the Lake series is the legendary Johnny Clegg on 13 May.

For more information about this and other events in the Durban Botanic Gardens, visit www.durbanbotanicgardens.org.za or call the Info Centre on 031 322 4021.

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