Nu Metro cinemas unplug Parlotones

Edward Tsumele

Edward Tsumele

After the successful screening of their first music event, Nu Metro will host another one at their cinemas at the end of this month.

And this time they will screen one of the country's most successful bands, the Parlotones.

South Africa's premium cinema exhibitor announced the launch of Nu Metro Beat last months. It is a once a month, one night only music event, featuring music concerts and documentaries.

Nu Metro cinemas content and marketing head Mark Harris explains: "The first event was a phenomenal success. It was a full-length documentary about the first leg of Iron Maidens' historic Somewhere Back in Time World Tour in February and March last year .

"Our next event feature is The Parlotones Unplugged, which was filmed at Emperors Palace last year and was part of the Radio Controlled Robot Tour," he says.

"This amazing live performance is followed by a documentary of their European tour, which covered the UK, Switzerland and Germany.

"They have become the biggest-selling band in South Africa and delivered more than 200 shows in 2008 across SA, the UK and Europe. Key performances include Live Earth, Coke Fest and V Fest.

"This event will take place on Saturday May 30 - a simultaneous one night-only release at Nu Metro cinemas: Bedford Centre, Clearwater Mall, The Glen, Montecasino, Menlyn Park, Boardwalk PE, Canal Walk, The Pavilion, Riverside, and Loch Logan at the 5.15pm, 7.45pm and 10.15pm shows," Harris says.

The Parlotones will also make a surprise visit to one of the above cinemas on the night of the event.

The best news is that it includes all genres of music, from rock to pop to classical.