UK artists, Morning Parade, celebrate the kick-off of their extensive U.S. tour by releasing an iTunes exclusive live E.P. today entitled SE1 Live Session. Recorded last year in South East London, the E.P. features live versions of 5 tracks taken from their debut self-titled release out now on Astralwerks (tracklisting below). Check out this live video from the sessions for the song “Us & Ourselves.”

Having just played to 60,000 people in London's Hyde Park for the Coca Cola Olympic Torch Relay, Morning Parade will make their network TV debut on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on August 20th followed by a September/October U.S. tour as special guests of The Wombats.

The band also recently released their self-titled debut album which was quickly chosen as the iTunes Editor’s Choice and “Headlights,” the first single, is steadily climbing the Alternative radio chart and in rotation at mtvU and Palladia.

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

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 and The Kooks, supporting Biffy Clyro at Ibiza Rocks and sharing a stage with Coldplay at Rock am Ring.

iTunes SE1 Live Session Tracklisting:
1) Blue Winter
2) Headlights
3) Us & Ourselves
4) Running Down The Aisle
5) Carousel
6) Half Litre Bottle

Tour Dates:

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
9/15 Milwaukee, WI Rock the Green Festival at Veteran’s Park
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