Parlotones 'honoured' to open for Coldplay

Local band The Parlotones have clearly made an impression. They were personally selected by Chris Martin...

The Parlotones. Picture: Taurai Maduna/Eyewitness News

Local band The Parlotones have clearly made an impression.

They were personally selected by Chris Martin to support Coldplay during the British rockers' South African tour in October.

Parlotones lead singer Kahn Morbee said he was very surprised and said the band cannot wait to share the stage with the Grammy Award-winning singers.

"You know they are probably up there among the five best bands in the world, so it's very intimidating. I think the fact that we actually get to say we did play with them - to me it's a massive honour."