The Parlotones

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The Parlotones

Dinner and a Suit

Fri, April 19, 2013

Doors: 7:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

The Parlotones - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
The Parlotones
From their origins in Johannesburg, South Africa, the Parlotones have achieved multiplatinum-selling status in their home country, selling more records than Coldplay, the Killers and Oasis together. In 2010, the rock four-piece completed a sold-out 300-date, 18-month world tour that brought the Parlotones to the attention of music fans in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, Benelux, Russia, the US and the UK – where they packed 1000+ capacity venues by word of mouth alone. In 2011, they have started to conquer North America, selling out New York, Chicago, Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles on their first ever North American headlining tour. The Boston Herald declared "the Parlotones could be huge here. Killers Huge. Muse Huge. Coldplay Huge."

The band's achievements over the last several years demonstrate the universal appeal of the band's darkly romantic lyrics and anthemic songs. In 2009, the Parlotones became the first South African band ever to sell out the Coca Cola Dome in Johannesburg, a 13,000-capacity venue. They played the 2009 Presidential Inauguration, Africa Day, and Live Earth. In 2010, they were gracious hosts at the World Cup, headlining the World Cup Kickoff concert with Shakira, the Black Eyed Peas and Alicia Keys. In the fall of 2010, their latest release, Stardust Galaxies, hit No. 13 on Billboard's Alternative New Artist Chart and spent several weeks in the Billboard's Indie Top 200. In November, they proved that they're not just hometown favorites, selling out world-renowned venue Shepherd's Bush Empire in London.

Over the course of their three full-length releases, the band has enjoyed 15 Top 10 hits in South Africa. Music-industry showcases at SXSW, MIDEM and Dubai Sound City followed and have firmly established the Parlotones as one of the world's most exciting new acts. Their music has been made available through Sony Ericsson phones and they have their own branded laptop. More recently, their music has been heard in "Jersey Shore," "I Used to Be Fat," "Pretty Little Liars" and "One Tree Hill."

Their success is not limited to their music alone: The band has its own brand of wine, Giant Mistake, which has earned the band a No. 1 in the Sunday Times wine list and distribution through major European retailers. They followed up Giant Mistake with a white wine called Push Me to the Floor and a rosé called We Call This Dancing.
Dinner and a Suit - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Dinner and a Suit
In a music world where genre lines are increasingly blurred, DINNER AND A SUIT has emerged with a sonic meld that resonates with familiarity and captivates with distinction.

Formed in New Jersey by cousins Jonathan Capeci, Joey Beretta and Anthony Genca, the three looked to their lineage for a musical namesake.

During the Great Depression, the trio’s great grandmother was a seamstress by day and community humanitarian by night, welcoming the less fortunate into her home to feed home-cooked meals and then send off with newly repaired suits and clothing.

As a combined unit, the efforts of Capeci, Beretta and Genca have forged a path that reflects their music itself: putting the right pieces in the right places at all the right times.

Since their formation in 2009, Dinner And A Suit quickly captured attention with a captivating blend of ethereal rock and distinguished pop - leading to critical acclaim, a swelling dedication of global fans, and coveted live dates that have circled the band throughout the US.

The spiraling success fueled Dinner And A Suit to transplant to Nashville in late 2010, where they began work on what would become Since Our Departure - their brand new full-length album.

“We left the comforts of home to pursue this dream,” explains Capeci. “And that definitely comes through on this record.”

To record Since Our Departure, the band split their time between Glow in the Dark Studios in Atlanta with producer Matt Goldman (Anberlin, Underoath), then with Tyler Orr (As Cities Burn, Copeland) at First Street Studios in Cleveland TN.

The resulting work is a range of bold anthems, layered with soaring melodies that are riveting with honesty. Throughout the album’s ten towering tracks, Capeci’s lush timbre weaves universal themes of forgiveness and hope, love and loss, and discovering a place in the world.

“It just poured out of us,” Genca adds. “There’s a lot of passion and energy on this record. It’s an experience that we’re sharing with the listeners in a very real way.”
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002