“I’m So Sick” hitmakers will gear up with a few early-year dates in the States, only to truly get busy after embarking on “SnoCore Tour” with Adelitas Way, Framing Hanley and Fit For Rivals.
Kicking off on February 3 in Charlotte, North Carolina, the trek will stretch across the US until the final date in Sacramento, California on March 11. Along the way, the rocking carnival will make stops in Baltimore, Buffalo, Minneapolis, Denver, Salt Lake City and more.
Additionally, the band is booked to perform at 2015’s WJRR Earthday Birthday event, joining the bill with such class acts as Five Finger Death Punch, Slash, Bush, Buckcherry, Islander, Bobaflex, Nothing More, Rise Against, and Saving Abel.
“Between the Stars” saw its release in September 2014 via Loud & Proud, marking the band’s fourth studio effort.
Flyleaf Cheap/Discounted Tickets 2015
Flyleaf Tour Schedule 2015
#Feb 25, 7:00PM, Minneapolis (MN), Povlitzki’s on 65#
#Feb 27, 7:00PM, Denver (CO), The Summit Music Hall#
#Feb 28, 7:00PM, Grand Junction (CO), Mesa Theater & Club#
#Mar 04, 7:00PM, Missoula (MT), Wilma Theatre#
#Mar 06, 7:00PM, Spokane (WA), Knitting Factory Spokane#
#Mar 07, 7:00PM, Seattle (WA), Studio Seven#
#Mar 10, 7:00PM, Reno (NV), Knitting Factory Concert House#
#Mar 11, 7:00PM, Sacramento (CA), Ace of Spades#
#Mar 12, 7:00PM, Pomona (CA), The Glass House#
#Apr 25, 11:00AM, Orlando (FL), Central Florida Fairgrounds#
Recognizable for their crunchy guitars, sturdy drum beats and strong female vocals, the group crafted a unique mixture of alternative rock, classic hard rock and post grunge styles.
Founded by lead guitarist Sameer Bhattacharya, rhythm guitarist Jared Hartmann, bassist Pat Seals, drummer James Culpepper, and vocalist Lacey Sturm, the band learned how to rock the old way – through extensive gigs. Originally called Passerby, the group spent their early days touring non-stop, playing 100 shows within the first two years in their native Texas alone. In 2004, the name Passerby was scrapped and Flyleaf was born.
As 2005 rolled in, the time had come for the gang to shine. Their self-titled album saw the light of day in October, featuring special guest appearances from Dave Navarro of Jane’s Addiction and Ryan White of Resident Hero.
The record spawned Flyleaf’s breakthrough single, the stomping, distortion-driven “I’m So Sick,” as well as six more singles, including “Fully Alive” and power ballad “All Around Me,” commonly considered the band’s most popular tune.
Despite peaking merely at No. 57 on the US Billboard 200 chart, the album ultimately caught on with the mainstream crowd, selling over a million copies in the States alone and earning a platinum sales certification from the RIAA.
Tours with Disturbed, Stone Sour, Three Days Grace and more were quick to follow, as the band reeled in a constantly-growing passionate fanbase.
By 2009, the heavy touring was done and it was time to deliver yet again. “Memento Mori” was unleashed in November, reaching No. 8 on the US Billboard chart, but selling a significantly smaller number of copies in the States, about 300,000 to be precise. Lead single “Again” stands out as the record’s most successful tune. The album-tour cycle continued with a successful tour with Breaking Benjamin.
In 2011, “New Horizons” was released. Title track and “Call You Out” were singled out to promote the effort, which successfully reached spot No. 16 on the Billboard 200 chart. However, a mere week before the album dropped on October 30, the band announced their first lineup change – Sturm had amicably stepped down as the group’s vocalist, focusing on her marriage and children, but ultimately returning to music in 2014 with a solo project.
The band chugged on, hiring Kristen May as the new singer soon after Strum’s departure from the group.
Keeping up with the times, the band launched a fundraising campaign for their next studio release. In early February 2014, it was officially announced that the new album is fully funded and set for a tentative fall release.
Keeping their promise, Flyleaf have unveiled their fourth studio record, titled “Between the Stars,” in September 2014 via Loud and Proud Records. The effort was announced in early July with the album’s sole single, “Set Me on Fire,” also marking May’s official studio debut with the group.
Throughout their career, the band was branded as a Christian act. Strum declares herself a Christian and the impact of her faith is clearly visible within the band’s material. It is also worth noting that the band doesn’t exclusively rely on Christian themes, but deals with topics and ideas transcending different faiths and walks of life. It’s safe to say that Flyleaf is still “fully alive, ready to smile and love life.