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5/11/2010 - Flyleaf to Headline Unite & Fight US Tour
In continued support of their highly successful album Memento Mori, platinum-selling rock quintet FLYLEAF will hit the road for the UNITE & FIGHT tour, set to kick off May 4th in Albuquerque, NM. The Texas rock group will bring their undeniably uplifting live show to audiences in every corner of the country throughout the headlining run. They will be supported by alternative mainstays 10 Years and progressive rockers Fair to Midland.
Flyleaf's lead singer Lacey shed some light on the name of the tour, and the message it carries for the band: "The charge "Unite and Fight!" is a lyric from the opening song "Beautiful Bride" on our latest record, Memento Mori. It is time to fight for unity because so many divisions are wreaking havoc on our broken hearts. Whether it's in relationships between family, friends or the unknown passerby, peace can sometimes be a battle that needs to be fought. "
Since the release of their acclaimed sophomore offering Memento Mori (A&M/Octone) in October, the band has been touring relentlessly and showing no signs of slowing down. In addition to standout cuts from the latest offering - "Again" and current single "Missing" - audiences on the upcoming tour will be treated to live favorites such as "Fully Alive," "All Around Me" and the band's breakout single "I'm So Sick."
Flyleaf will also share their unforgettable live show with their international fans at this year's Download Festival at Castle Donnington in the UK. On June 12th, Flyleaf will share the prestigious main stage with legendary acts including Rage Against the Machine, Deftones, Megadeth and many others. Their international travels will also see Flyleaf perform at the Muz TV awards on July 11th in Moscow-a major honor that puts the band in the company of previous performers Katy Perry, Sum 41, 30 Seconds to Mars and Christina Aguilera.
After an enthusiastic voting effort from their fans, Flyleaf's uplifting and moving video for "Missing" won MTV's recent AMtv contest. Additionally, the video has been added to rotation on both MTV2 and mtvU. The epic video takes the form of a modern-day fairy tale to tell a story of hope and strength. The video for "Missing" was inspired by letters from Flyleaf's own fans, who shared their stories of how the band's music helped them to conquer their most personal struggles and discover happiness and peace.
Tour dates for FLYLEAF:
May 6 -- Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ
May 7 -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Las Vegas, NV
May 8 -- House of Blues - Anaheim, CA
May 11 -- Showbox at the Market - Seattle, WA
May 12 -- Knitting Factory Concert House - Spokane, WA
May 14 -- In The Venue - Salt Lake City, UT
May 15 -- Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO
May 18 -- House of Blues - Cleveland, OH
May 20 -- The Palladium - Worcester, MA
May 21 -- House of Blues - Atlantic City, NJ
May 22 -- Webster Hall - New York, NY
May 24 -- The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY
May 25 -- 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
May 26 -- The Norva - Norfolk, VA
May 29 -- Sokol Auditorium - Omaha, NE
May 30 -- Ramkota Exhibit Hall - -Sioux Falls, SD
June 1 -- Shrine Auditorium - Billings, MT
June 2 -- Casper Events Center - Casper, WY
June 4 -- Knitting Factory - Boise, ID
June 5 -- Knitting Factory - Reno, NV
June 6 -- Shoreline Amphitheatre (Live 105.3 BFD 2010) - Mountain View, CA
June 12 -- Download Festival 2010 -- Donnington Park, UK
12/10/2009 - Flyleaf Announce 2010 Tour
Platinum-selling recording group FLYLEAF will embark on a North American tour with rock bands Breaking Benjamin and Three Days Grace, kicking off January 15th in Peoria, IL. FLYLEAF is touring in support of their latest album, Memento Mori, which was released November 10th on A&M/Octone records.
The video for Memento Mori's first single- the urgent, impassioned "Again,"- has just entered the Elite 8 on MTVU and Fuse. While at radio,"Again" is climbing the Active and Modern Rock radio charts and has been in the Top 15 since it's release. Memento Mori debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200.
FLYLEAF celebrated the release of Memento Mori with a performance on late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! on October 28th and a headlining US tour of intimate venues across the country this fall.
MEMENTO MORI is the follow-up to the Texas five-piece's 2005 self-titled debut. On this newest offering, the band once again worked with producer Howard Benson, who worked with FLYLEAF on their platinum-selling debut is known for his previous endeavors with My Chemical Romance and The All-American Rejects. The resulting record is a compelling blend of bold guitars and soaring melodies, anchored by lead signer Lacey's honest, emotional lyrics and fervent vocals. USA Today says; "The release is full of potent imagery that transcends clichés" and Alternative Press says; "Momento Mori is a good album, with the awesome "Set Apart This Dream," and "Again" shining with their anthemic choruses and deft use of pop melody."
FLYLEAF is Lacey (lead vocals,) Sameer Bhattacharya (guitar,) Jared Hartman (guitar,) Pat Seals (bass) and James Culpepper (drums.)
Tour Dates for FLYLEAF:
15 - Peoria, IL - Peoria Civic Center
16 - Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena
18 - Madison, WI - Alliant Energy Center Memorial
20 - Duluth, MN - Duluth Entertainment Convention Center Arean
21 - LaCrosse, WI - LaCrosse Center
23 - Mankato, MN - Alltell Center
24 - Rockford, IL - Rockford MetroCentre
26 - Grand Island, NE - Heartland Events Center
27 - Cedar Rapids, IA - US Cellular Arena
29 - Evansville, IN - Roberts Stadium
30 - Fort Wayne, IN - Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
1 - Lexington, KY - Rupp Arena
2 - Huntington, WV - The Big Sandy Superstore Arena
13 - Lowell, MA - Tsongas Arena
14 - Portland, ME - Cumberland County Civic Center
16 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
20 - Reading, PA - Sovereign Center
9/22/2009 - Flyleaf Announces The Memento Mori Tour
A&M/Octone recording group, FLYLEAF, announce that they will embark on a "thank you to our fans" tour in support of their latest album, Memento Mori. The tour kicks off in Los Angeles at the El Rey Theatre on October 29th and sees the band traveling across the country through the end of November. They will share material from the new record, treating fans to intimate performances at smaller venues as a celebration of the release.
FLYLEAF will release Memento Mori worldwide on November 10, however the cd will be available for pre-order via iTunes on September 29 and a special VIP package will be available via https://tixx1.artistarena.com/flyleaf (any additional profits from the VIP package will go towards the Flyleaf Foundation which supports charitable causes). The band will perform on late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live!'s infamous outside stage on October 28th.
The first single from Memento Mori - the urgent, impassioned "Again,"- has just gone to radio and has reached the number 22 spot (with bullet) on the Active Rock charts, and number 28 (with bullet) spot at Modern Rock.
MEMENTO MORI is the follow-up to the Texas five-piece's 2005 self-titled debut. On this newest offering, the band once again worked with producer Howard Benson, who is known for his previous work with My Chemical Romance and The All-American Rejects. The resulting record is a compelling blend of bold guitars and soaring melodies, anchored by lead signer Lacey's honest, emotional lyrics and fervent vocals.
FLYLEAF is Lacey (lead vocals,) Sameer Bhattacharya (guitar,) Jared Hartman (guitar,) Pat Seals (bass) and James Culpepper (drums.)
Tour Dates are:
29 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
1 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
3 Seattle, WA Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room
4 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
6 Salt Lake City, UT Murray Theatre
7 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
9 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theatre
10 Chicago, IL The Bottom Lounge
11 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls Theatre
17 Boston, MA Middle East Downstairs
18 New York, NY Gramercy Theatre
20 Baltimore, MD Sonar
21 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
23 Atlanta, GA The Loft at Center Stage
8/18/2009 - Flyleaf Builds Momentum with Release of Memento Mori due Oct. 27
A&M/Octone recording group Flyleaf has announced the October 27th release of MEMENTO MORI, the follow-up to the band's hit 2005 self-titled debut. The album makes its introduction with the debut single "Again," set to impact at multiple formats nationwide on August 25th. To recordMEMENTO MORI, the Belton, Texas-based quintet again teamed with producer Howard Benson, who- in addition to Flyleaf's debut - is known for his work with Papa Roach, My Chemical Romance and The All-American Rejects.
A compelling blend of powerful guitars and soaring melodies, MEMENTO MORI is highlighted by the stirring, melodic "Arise," the thunderous, riff-fueled "Beautiful Bride," the high-flying "Missing," and the dynamic, urgent "Set Apart this Dream." Though song contributions come from every member of the band, MEMENTO MORI features a lyrical theme that started out as a kind of urgent and hopeful personal message from Flyleaf vocalist Lacey to her teenaged sister. "I feel like the new songs began as a kind of open letter to my little sister, saying, 'Please don't make the mistakes that I have made,'" explains the thoughtful and reflective Lacey. "When I'm on stage and look out into the crowd, I see my sister in so many faces. With the title MEMENTO MORI we took that feeling a step further so that it now encompasses meaning for the rest of the band as well; essentially to make the most of the time we've all been given. MEMENTO MORI is universal.
The album's title comes from the well-known Latin phrase that, through the ages, has been uttered as a reminder of the mortality we all share. According to ancient texts, memento mori was historically acted out as a kind of ritual tableau in ancient Rome when a victorious general was welcomed back to the city with a parade: "Standing behind the victorious general was a servant, and he had the task of reminding the general that, though he was up on the peak today, tomorrow was another day. The servant did this by telling the general that he should remember that he was mortal, i.e. 'Memento mori."
Flyleaf recently returned home from their first tour for U.S. troops overseas. The band's diverse itinerary took them from Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan - where they performed before nearly 1,000 hard rocking soldiers - to the distant Forward Operating Base Baylough in southern Afghanistan, near the Pakistan border. Because they were unable to fly to Baylough with their requisite gear, the band entertained their closely assembled audience with a rare acoustic/a cappella set. "It was one of the most humbling and powerful experiences, as far as helping me appreciate life and appreciate what those men and women do for us all," says Lacey.
Flyleaf - Lacey, guitarists Sameer Bhattacharya and Jared Hartmann, bassist Pat Seals, and drummer James Culpepper - have been touring the world nearly non-stop since the September, 2005 release of their self-titled debut album. On the strength on three top-charted Rock singles - "I'm So Sick," "Fully Alive," and the RIAA gold smash "All Around Me" - Flyleaf soared to RIAA platinum heights while steadily drawing new legions of passionate fans. The album spent 133 weeks on the Billboard 200 while staking claims in the top 5 of the Billboard Hard Rock Albums chart and the top 15 of the Billboard Rock Albums and Alternative Albums charts. Last year saw the band contribute their rendition of "What's This?" to the star-filled compilation NIGHTMARE REVISITED, a rock homage to the music of director Tim Burton's now classic 1993 film, The Nightmare Before Christmas.
The five Texans came together as Flyleaf in 2002 when long-time friends Bhattacharya and Hartmann merged their considerable talents with Lacey, Culpepper, and later Seals. "We got together and it was magical," remembers Lacey. "We knew right from the first practice that we had something."
6/10/2009 - Disney ‘newbie’ joins MercyMe, newsboys, Flyleaf, Skillet, Jars of Clay, Chris Tomlin among 14 acts playing Disney’s Hollywood Studios Sept. 11-12
Multi-platinum Christian rock band P.O.D., currently on hiatus following a lengthy world tour, will make its 2009 concert debut as part of a 14-act lineup announced today for Disney’s Night of Joy Sept. 11-12 at Walt Disney World Resort. The musically diverse event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park also will feature MercyMe, newsboys, Skillet, Flyleaf, Chris Tomlin, Kutless, Jars of Clay, Grits, Leeland, NEEDTOBREATHE, Superchick, Mandisa and Family Force 5.
Seven acts will perform each evening between 7 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. at stage locations throughout the park. Night of Joy begins after regular park operating hours, with concerts and select park attractions available exclusively for the enjoyment of event ticket holders.
P.O.D. is among four acts new to Night of Joy (along with Grits, NEEDTOBREATHE and Family Force 5), joining a legacy of 134 Christian music acts that have played Night of Joy since 1983. While a Disney “newbie,” the southern California-based band that fuses hard rock with hip-hop, reggae and Latin music is well known in music circles. They’ve been a hit on MTV, won two GMA Dove Awards, been Grammy-nominated, had two platinum-certified albums – one triple platinum – and in past summers played some of the north’s biggest Christian festivals.
But in spring/summer 2009, P.O.D. is chillin’: Vocalist Sonny Sandoval and the rest of the band are home in SoCal enjoying family life following a seven-month world tour that wound up in South America in December, making their Sept. 11 date at Disney P.O.D.’s first gig of the year.
“In the past year we’ve been blessed to play all around the globe but performing at Disney World excites me most of all,” Sandoval said.
The complete Sept. 11 Night of Joy lineup: P.O.D., newsboys, Kutless, Tomlin, NEEDTOBREATHE, Leeland and Superchick.
On Sept. 12, the Studios’ stages will present: Skillet, MercyMe, Jars of Clay, Flyleaf, Family Force 5, Grits and Mandisa.
Eight of the acts are nominated for Gospel Music Association Dove Awards in 2009, topped by Tomlin with seven nominations including artist of the year. Other nominees are Kutless, Leeland, NEEDTOBREATHE, Skillet, MercyMe, Mandisa and Grits.
For Mandisa, Night of Joy will mark her second “guest appearance” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2009. On Feb. 12, she was among an unprecedented gathering of 27 “American Idol” finalists – including the winners from each of the show’s first seven seasons – who participated in a Hollywood gala-style event to premiere “The American Idol Experience.” The new attraction immerses guests in the excitement of the hit TV show “American Idol,” with some guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios auditioning to take the spotlight onstage, while fellow guests cheer them on from the audience and vote for their favorite singer with instant results.
With an innovative ticket – exclusively for groups of 10 or more – that combines a “day” visit to Disney’s Hollywood Studios with Night of Joy admission that evening, guests will have a chance to participate in “The American Idol Experience.” And by booking on or before Aug. 12, the Studios day/Night of Joy group ticket costs just $44.95 plus tax (beginning Aug. 13, it costs $49.95).
There’s also a two-day ticket exclusively for groups of 10 or more that combines Night of Joy admission on both evenings (Sept. 11 and Sept. 12) with two “day visits” to the guest’s choice of Walt Disney World theme parks (one per day) on Night of Joy weekend (Sept. 11-13). Booked on/before Aug. 12, that ticket costs just $89.95 plus tax (beginning Aug. 13, it costs $99.95).
Night of Joy tickets for individuals also are available. One-night tickets purchased in advance (up to the day prior to the event) are $49.95 plus tax (on event day, if available, tickets are $54.95). Two-night tickets (providing admission to Night of Joy on both Sept. 11 and 12) are $84.95 plus tax.
All the details about tickets for groups and individuals are available online at www.nightofjoy.com.
7/17/2006 - Hang Out With Flyleaf on the Tour Bus!
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