Essex, UK rockers, Morning Parade, will return to the U.S. in September as special guests of The Wombats for an extensive tour. Additionally, on August 20th, the band will make their network TV debut on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.
Just last month, the band released their long-anticipated self-titled debut album which was quickly chosen as the iTunes Editorâ€™s Choice and â€œHeadlights,â€ the first single, is steadily climbing the Alternative radio chart and in rotation at mtvU and Palladia. The band will join Civil Twilight in August for a west coast tour.
Morning Parade has been consistently blowing away audiences this year with their spectacular live shows including dates as special guests of The Kooks in March, a six performance run at SXSW, and a tour with Walk the Moon this past June. The band also recently premiered their video on RollingStone.com.
Heavily tipped at the beginning of 2011, Morning Parade side-stepped the hype-trap which many a new band has fallen into by rushing out a quick debut album and instead took their time to write the album they wanted to make whilst building a solid and loyal fanbase all across Europe.
The result is a breathtaking statement of intent, demonstrating a depth of lyric and song writing which has become increasingly rare amongst many contemporary artists. It is a purposeful, heartfelt and honest collection of songs:
From the bristling and driving rhythms of â€œUs and Ourselvesâ€ to the feel good anthem â€œUnder the Starsâ€, the album takes you on an emotional rollercoaster, meandering between different textures and dynamics. The rousing no-holds barred rockâ€™nâ€™roll of â€œBlue Winterâ€ and â€œHeadlightsâ€ pack a considerable punch as album openers while the delicate ode to unrequited love that is â€œMonday Morningâ€ juxtaposes with the life-affirming show-stopper â€œBorn Alone.â€
Recorded with acclaimed producer David Kosten (Bat For Lashes, Everything Everything), the self-titled debut album is available now physically and digitally across the U.S.
2011 saw the band selling out UK and European headline tours, playing to packed out tents at V Festival, touring with the likes of 30 Seconds to Mars, The Wombats andThe Kooks, supporting Biffy Clyro at Ibiza Rocks and sharing a stage with Coldplay at Rock am Ring.
Supporting Civil Twilight:
8/18 Dallas, TX The Kessler
8/21 Bakersfield, CA KRAB Radio Festival*
8/23 Los Angeles, CA El Rey
8/25 Seattle, WA KNDD Radio Festival*
8/28 Sacramento, CA Harlows
8/29 San Francisco, CA Independent
8/31 Portland, OR Doug Fir
Supporting The Wombats:
9/2 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
9/8 Lansing, MI The Loft
9/10 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall
9/12 Pawtucket, RI The Met Cafe
9/18 Minneapolis, MN The Triple Rock Social Club
9/21 Pontiac, MI The Crofoot
9/22 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
9/24 Charlotte, NC Visulite Theatre
9/27 Omaha, NE The Slowdown
10/1 San Diego, CA House Of Blues
10/2 Santa Ana, CA The Constellation Room
10/4 Sacramento, CA Blue Lamp
10/5 Oakland, CA The New Parish
10/6 Santa Barbara, CA Velvet Jones
10/7 Los Angeles, CA Filter Culture Collide Festival
10/9 Phoenix, AZ The Crescent Ballroom
10/15 Richmond, VA The Camel
10/16 Philadelphia, PA Theatre Of The Living Arts
10/17 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
*Radio shows not with Civil Twilight/The Wombats