Multiplatinum, award winning South African rock band The Parlotones will launch their new album “Stand Like Giants” with the world’s first ‘on board’ performance on Virgin Atlantic flight VS602 from Johannesburg to London on March 30th.

Virgin Atlantic passengers will be the first to experience a concert on board an airplane and will also be able to make song requests and be serenaded in their seats as the band work their way through the cabins meeting fans.

Virgin Atlantic President Sir Richard Branson said: “Music is in the Virgin DNA, so we’re really excited that a hugely successful band like The Parlotones will launch their album live on board a Virgin Atlantic flight. Throughout this airline’s history we have looked for innovative and entertaining ways to give our passengers the very best flying experience, and an acoustic concert at 37,000 feet is definitely true to that pioneering spirit.”

Described variously as “South Africa's answer to Coldplay” by The Independent; “SA’s answer to Radiohead” by The Guardian, in truth they offer “Impassioned, stadium-ready indie-rock of a superior kind” [The Mail on Sunday]. The Parlotones are known for their incredible concerts and the band will also perform new songs at two UK shows;

1st April at Kensington Roof Gardens,
3rd April at King Tuts in Glasgow [].

Their new studio album “Stand Like Giants” will be released on June 2nd. via earMUSIC and is one of the band’s finest to date. The new studio album perfectly encapsulates the powerful sound and meaningful, uplifting lyrics that have enchanted hundreds of thousands of Parlotones fans around the world and have made them the biggest selling rock band of all time in South Africa.