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THE MYSTERY: Lacey Sturm Offers An Inside Look At Her Inspirational New Book!

THE MYSTERY: Lacey Sturm Offers An Inside Look At Her Inspirational New Book!

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From music, to literature and beyond, it seems there is nothing Lacey Sturm can’t do. She first appeared on our radar in 2002, co-founding Flyleaf and leading the rock band to international success as its front woman. The band’s single “All Around Me” went platinum, soaring to the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and earning recognition as an award-winning song at the 2009 BMI Pop Awards. “All Around Me” was one of many successful Flyleaf songs as numerous other singles landed on Billboard’s Alternative, Rock and Christian charts. Sturm left Flyleaf in 2012 to focus on a solo career and had success outside of the rock band, including performing on Third Day’s single “Born Again,” which received two Grammy nominations and on which Billboard acclaimed Sturm’s vocal performance to be “gorgeous.” Her song “Heavy Prey” featuring Geno Lenardo appeared on the soundtrack for the 2012 major motion picture “Underworld: Awakening.” Sturm continues musical success with her debut solo project “Life Screams,” hitting the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Top Hard Rock Albums chart after its release earlier this year.

As a writer, her achievements are no less impressive! Her first book, “The Reason – How I Discovered a Life Worth Living” (2014), allowed her to share her uniquely personal story with the world. The tale detailed her journey along the rocky path that led her to the formation of Flyleaf, detailed of her struggles with the deepest depths of depression and her inspiring life-changing transformation. In the Fall of 2016, Lacey Sturm unleashed the latest chapter in her ever-growing story — “The Mystery: Finding True Love In A World Of Broken Lovers.” Through her raw and deeply moving stories, the book takes us on a unique and deeply personal soul-searching endeavor that leaves reader with new, eye-opening perspectives on love, life and interpersonal connections.

Jason Price of Icon Vs. Icon recently caught up with Lacey Sturm to discuss the challenges of bringing “The Mystery: Finding True Love In A World Of Broken Lovers,” along with what she learned about herself in the process. She also offers a look at some of the amazing organizations she partners with in bringing of bringing some much aid to those who are in need.

You released a new book called “The Mystery: Finding True Love In A World of Broken Lovers.” What inspired you to pen this book?

For me, personally, I went through some devastating things that almost took my life. When I came out of it, I had this crazy feeling that I wanted to help someone else to not have to go through a similar experience or to heal from something like what I went through. When we get through to the other side of some hard season, we either come out bitter or wiser and we can share what we went through to help someone. That was kind of the whole point of writing “The Mystery.” I wanted to be able to help someone else.

What did you learn about yourself through bringing this book to the masses?

I was super nervous because I felt really vulnerable. So far, I have had several people write me. I had a friend of mine who was in a marriage that survived an affair. I had asked him to read it, before the book came out, and afterwards he wrote me an email telling me everything the book helped teach him and helped heal in his heart. Every single thing that he brought up were things that I really wanted to come across. When he wrote me, I thought, “At least it has helped someone already.” I guess that was the biggest feeling of success, knowing that for the people that are searching for that kind of healing that there is a good chance that they can find it.

Lacey Strum's "The Mystery"

Lacey Sturm’s “The Mystery”

I’m sure, as a writer and musician, it isn’t easy to bare your soul for the world. What went into finding that strength to share your story?

I would say that I don’t feel like a singer and, even with this being my second book, that I don’t feel like a writer. I wrote the first book only a couple of years ago and it was such a new thing for me to do that. My husband keeps telling me I’m a writer! [laughs] But I don’t really feel like that. What I do feel like I can do is communicate something that is really loud in my heart. I just want to take it out of my heart and put it into yours and say, “Here!” [laughs] I don’t know the word to describe that but perhaps it is communicator. That is a new understanding for me that it’s not just music or writing, it is whatever the best medium for communicating what is going on in my heart. That is the goal to get a message across. The people who are looking for the message will find it! The people who like good music or a good story will like it too!

How did your first book, “The Reason,” impact your approach to the second book?

It made me feel less dependent. With the first book, an editor helped me through the whole process. With the second book, I didn’t have him help until the very end. I was nervous to do that but it taught me to trust myself a little more. That helped me to write more freely.

From what I read, this book wasn’t necessarily the book you intended to write when you started.

Yeah, that happened with “The Reason” too. I think that happens a lot of times. It is really good to have open hands when you go to your art, whatever it is, because there is an element beneath the surface that you don’t even tap into until you are in the middle of the writing or creating. You have to be open to hearing that voice and going along with the spirit beneath the surface.

Where do you see your journey as a communicator taking you? Are there plans for another book?

Yes! I was signed to this publishing deal for three books, so I definitely will be doing another book. I’m working on that was well. I’m not sure where it will go but I have learned in my life to really pay attention to the things that are stirring up in my soul and to say, “Maybe I should just try this and see what happens.” As I do, I have seen a lot of good things come out of it! I am open to wherever life will take me!

One thing we love about you is your support of great causes. What can you tell us about the RESET Movement, The Whosoevers and the other organizations you work alongside?

The RESET Movement is a faith-based movement to call people to reach out to God and ask for help to reset our lives, wherever we need a reset. It can be easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of all kinds of things from addiction, abusive relationships, self-loathing, depression, complacency and feeling empty or lost. What I have done with them is tell my story of how I was depressed and suicidal and had this encounter with God on the day I planned to commit suicide, when I didn’t even believe in God. It changed my perspective on who I am and my perspective on how I view people; that we weren’t just random mistakes or accidents that happened without any value or purpose. Now I view people as a loving God’s work of art. I honor and value every human, which is a different perspective. We are all created for amazing and glorious things. The same goes for The Whosoevers, which is a similar thing. It started with Sonny from P.O.D. and Brian “Head” Welch from Korn. Sonny has a story of being in a gang and his mom dying of cancer. On her deathbed, she said some things that really made him reach out to God. The same goes for Brian “Head” Welch, who struggled with addiction to crystal meth. He realized he needed to stay alive for his daughter and change his life. God miraculously intervened for him. Really, even though we talk about our faith a lot, I think no matter what faith or non-faith you have, it is not an invitation for solely a faith based audience. It is for everybody.

I went on a trip to Rwanda and Africa with World Vision and got to see the work they do there. They help sustain and rebuild communities that have been devastated by war or natural disasters. With Samaritan’s Purse, I got to go to Haiti after the earthquake and witness the devastation there. They are currently responding to Hurricane Matthew. I wanted to bring that up because it is really easy to give to those organizations, if you can’t go yourself. If you are thinking, “What can I do?” You can give 5 bucks, 10 bucks or 20 bucks. Anything you can do is helpful and it all adds up. I really wanted to bring that up because it is a heavy atmosphere right now with everybody going through so much!

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Lacey Sturm’s ‘Life Screams’

You had a busy year with the book release and the release of your album “Life Screams.” While the album is still fresh, where are you in regard to new music?

We are always writing music. I’m not sure what is going on with us. We are seeing the response to the album and it’s been really, really great. We put out another single recently and a video for it. I think we will do at least one more single after this one and see what happens. We definitely have songs and we will keep writing!

A final question for you — What is the best lesson we can take from your journey?

I think I am just a normal girl who went through a lot of hard things and learned that if you can hang on and get to the other side of the rough times, suffering and pain, there are so many good things that can come out of the pain. I have learned that my life actually has value. As long as there is breath in my lungs, there is still purpose for me being alive. You are not guaranteed tomorrow, no one is, so if we get another day to breathe then we have something to be thankful for, some good we can give to make the world a better place. I believe that with all my heart!

Very well said! Thank you so much for your time today, Lacey! We thank you for all the good work you are doing and wish you continued you success! You’re truly an inspiration!

Thank you, Jason! It was a great interview! Talk to you soon!

Keep up with Lacey Sturm’s continuing adventures via her official website at www.laceysturm.com“The Mystery: Finding True Love In A World Of Broken Lovers” is available now! 

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Former Flyleaf Frontwoman Lacey Sturm Announces Debut Solo Album ‘Life Screams’ For Early 2016 Release

Former Flyleaf Frontwoman Lacey Sturm Announces Debut Solo Album ‘Life Screams’ For Early 2016 Release

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Three years after amicably parting ways with the Platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated Flyleaf, Lacey Sturm is independently releasing her highly anticipated solo debut, Life Screams, in early 2016 on FOLLOWSPOT Records with The Fuel Music distribution. The first single from this self-produced set of urgent, anthemic and lyrically-timely rock, “Impossible,” debuts exclusively on SiriusXM’s Octane (channel 37) Sunday, Nov. 1, at 1:00 pm EST, and goes immediately into rotation thereafter. On Nov. 6, the single will be available on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon, and goes to rock radio for adds Nov. 9.

“Impossible” screams the return of the voice and songwriter who delivered rock anthems like “Again,” “All Around Me,” “I’m So Sick” and “Fully Alive” to the top of the retail and radio charts. The debut solo single from Lacey blasts out the optimistic chorus: “Every morning I see another miracle / I can’t believe I’m living the impossible / We are the sign and we are the wonder / Another day of living the impossible.”

“I was listening to the radio one day and I said to myself, ‘If I hear one more song telling people to kill themselves and go to hell, I’m going to have to put a record out!’” exclaims Lacey. “I just think it would be a good thing to have a voice in the mix of all the hopelessness that actually gives you a light at the end of the tunnel; a voice that’s still honest about the pain and struggle, but can also scream, ‘Hey, wake up and be alive because there’s hope!’”

 Approaching her latest creative phase with newfound perspective and appreciation, Lacey adds, “I really started to value my relationships and the people around me. We started as a group of artists in our hometown of Pittsburgh and Life Screams was kind of an accident.”

Out of this new artist community, Lacey’s live band organically formed and features her husband, Josh Sturm (guitars), as well as Tom Gascon (drums) and Ben Hull (bass). Together, they have already performed for crowds in the tens of thousands and are booked for major rock festivals in 2016.

While music fans wait for the tour dates to be announced, Lacey engaged her extensive social community on an Instagram scavenger hunt yesterday for a cover art reveal contest. One piece of the puzzle was featured on Lacey’s Instagram while eight additional square pieces of the new cover were hidden across Instagram’s platform. The first one to find and stitch together the nine images, tagging the cover #LIFESCREAMS, will receive a signed copy of Lacey’s audiobook, The Reason.

For all the latest Lacey Sturm news and tour detail, go to LaceySturm.com.

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Shred Guitar Maestro Marty Friedman Added To 2016 Axes & Anchors Cruise

Shred Guitar Maestro Marty Friedman Added To 2016 Axes & Anchors Cruise

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As the impressive lineup of performances and clinics continues to expand, Axes & Anchors music cruise brings another virtuoso on board its inaugural voyage. Shred guitar maestro Marty Friedman has been added to the list of confirmed performers. Marty will be performing two complete sets with his band and will delight attendees with an up-close and personal guitar clinic showcasing some of his legendary techniques. Since the release of his critically acclaimed album “Inferno” — which Guitar World readers voted the “Best Shred Album” of 2014 (Marty was voted “Best Shredder” as well) — he’s toured around the world and next month he will embark on his first American tour in 12 years, which includes his participation on Axes & Anchors in 2016. Now, Marty is ready and excited to take his talents to sea on his first-ever cruise appearance.   

“Axes & Anchors is not only the first cruise I`ve ever played on, but it`s the first cruise I`ve ever been on so I`m beyond excited to join in this awesome event!” exclaims Marty Friedman. “Not only am I going to play my ass off, but I`m planning to learn a TON from all the other super players on this trip. How many times do you get to surround yourself with this many amazing guys in one place?! I can`t wait!” 

Coming off of the recent announcement of the addition of Breaking Benjamin to headline the inaugural music cruise, as well as the addition of Demon Hunter, Axes & Anchors is the most diverse cruise hitting the sea in 2016. The five days and four nights cruise to Key West and Nassau, Bahamas leaves from Miami on February 20th and will take place on the Carnival Victory. Performances and clinics will be presented by Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Michael Schenker, Motionless In White, Flyleaf, Thousand Foot Krutch, Alex Skolnick, Tony MacAlpine, Adelitas Way, Randy Rhoads Remembered, Tracii Guns, Rudy Sarzo, Gilby Clarke, Mike Orlando and A Beautiful Disaster, Dario Lorina, Aranda, Black Knight’s Castle featuring Joe Stump, Johnny Monaco, Pamela Moore, Falling Through April, Gabriel Ayala and Headstrum. Cabins can be reserved at www.AxesAndAnchors.com.

The cruise guarantees fans plenty of opportunities for meeting and hanging with their favorite bands on board, including free workshops on topics ranging from guitar and vocals to concert photography to stage clothing construction. 31 workshops are already confirmed and currently listed online with more to be added before Axes & Anchors sets sail in February. Passengers are encouraged to bring their guitars on board for workshops and jam sessions.

All reservations include 4-nights lodging and taxes, all meals, all concerts, all open workshops, a professional photo opportunity with every artist, and more.  Current promotions include a $150 per person rebate by paying in full, a special Marty Friedman code for paying passengers (enter reservation code MARTY16) for $100 savings on any booking (may be combined with the paid in full rebate) and the recently announced Stowaway Package, which allows 3rd and 4th passengers in a cabin who are under 21 to cruise for free when accompanied by two paying passengers as long as one is over 25 years old.

Website: www.AxesAndAnchors.com
Twitter: @Axescruise
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AxesCruise

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Book Review: Lacey Sturm’s ‘The Reason: How I Discovered a Life Worth Living’

Book Review: Lacey Sturm’s ‘The Reason: How I Discovered a Life Worth Living’

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In Stores October 7th!

Over the past decade, we came to know Lacey Sturm is the voice behind the platinum-selling, international rock band Flyleaf. As part of the band, she inspired countless fans and impacted many of them on a personal level. It came as a shock to many in 2012 when she announced her decision to leave the band, in which she had played such a pivotal role, and would be pursuing a solo career.

In the years since her departure, she has certainly used her time wisely. In addition to exploring the realm of motherhood, she  continues to use her rock princess powers for good by speaking out to others about her faith in many ways. To start, she is a part of The Whosoevers. The organization, whose founders also include Brian “Head” Welch of Korn and P.O.D.‘s Sonny Sandoval, is a youth-focused movement to positively impact today’s music, skateboarding and art culture. By all accounts, the organization is having a positive effect on all involved. Additionally, she has partnered with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and even recorded a song, ‘Mercy Tree,’ which was featured in Billy Graham’s 2013 sermon and film ‘My Hope America – The Cross.’

However, in what is undeniably her biggest project to date, Lacey Sturm has now penned a book, ‘The Reason: How I Discovered a Life Worth Living.’ This isn’t your run of the mill, sensationalized rock star tell-all book sensationalizing decades of excess. This is a tale of inspiration, faith and self-discovery. She pulls no punches as she reveals her own story of physical abuse, drug use, attempted suicide and more. With that said, chapter by chapter, she bares her heart and soul offering a look inside the moments that made her the woman she is today. Written in her own voice, she offers these moments raw and unfiltered; tales which run the gamut from heartbreaking to inspiring.

Having seen Lacey Sturm perform with Flyleaf many times over the years, I was always blown away by the powerhouse voice resonating from this petite frame. It was the voice that captured my attention and the powerful and personal lyrics that sucked me in. It is one thing to step into the spotlight as a performer and reveal parts of yourself through song but it is quite another to it in book form! With this book, she pulls it off like a true professional and has brought a truly unique book to life. It brought a smile to my face, when revisiting it’s dedications, that Lacey dedicates the book “To the one like my teenage self, who is a breath away from finding the beauty of a life worth living.” That is the beauty of this book; that it can inspire those who may be in a dark place. Lacey Sturm is living-proof that it is always darkest before the light and a new tomorrow is always right around the corner.

Lacey Sturm’s ‘The Reason: How I Discovered a Life Worth Living’ is a must read for all of her fans, both new and old. The book offers a rare glimpse into the soul of the artist and what continues to drive her on what will continue to be an amazing journey.

“He has a plan for everybody here and it’s all a matter of whether you answer it when He calls you.” ? Lacey Sturm

Get all the latest news and updates from Lacey Strum at her official website, www.laceysturm.com
”‘The Reason: How I Discovered a Life Worth Living’ will be released on October 7th, 2014. Order it via AmazoniTunes and Barnes & Noble.

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FLYLEAF Announce New Album ‘Between The Stars’ And Fall Tour

FLYLEAF Announce New Album ‘Between The Stars’ And Fall Tour

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FLYLEAF—the five-piece, multi-platinum alternative rock band—announced today (Tuesday, September 2) they’ll launch a national fall tour kicking off Friday, October 3 in Lubbock, TX. The 29-date run is supporting the band’s fourth studio album BETWEEN THE STARS, out September 16 via Loud & Proud Records. The trek, with opening acts Ryan White and Lullwater, will hit the Gramercy Theater in New York City on Thursday, October 16 and the House of Blues in Los Angeles on Tuesday, November 4 before wrappingFriday, November 7 in San Diego, CA (see full tour itinerary below). Tickets are set to go on-sale starting Friday, September 5. For more information including on-sale dates and where to purchase tickets, visit: www.flyleafmusic.com/tour.

“I’m really looking forward to getting on the road starting in October,” says KRISTEN MAY.  “We have a batch of new songs we’ve poured our hearts and souls into and I can’t wait to play them live.  The music really takes on a new life when our fans are singing with us and experiencing these songs in the moment.  Also, I can’t wait to listen to Ryan White and Lullwater each night.  It’s going to be a magical tour.”

FLYLEAF—KRISTEN MAY (vocals), SAMEER BHATTACHARYA (guitars), JARED HARTMANN (guitars), PAT SEALS (bass), JAMES CULPEPPER (drums)—recorded BETWEEN THE STARS in Los Angeles with producer Don Gilmore (Pearl Jam, Linkin Park, Bullet For My Valentine, Avril Lavigne). “Don’s always looking for the magic,” says SAMEER. “For the first time, we went into the studio and let things happen. “It was about the energy and the spontaneity of a song more than anything.  It was a very refreshing approach.” KRISTEN adds: “It’s the most emotional album I’ve ever been a part of. There are some really heavy things and lyrics that weren’t easy to say.  Everybody tried to be as raw as possible when we were writing and recording. That all came out in the songs.”

The music video for the album’s first single “Set Me On Fire”—directed by Noel Maitland (SpeechlessKings of Summer) and shot in an abandoned warehouse in downtown Los Angeles—recently premiered on Billboard.com along with a Q&A you can read HERE. You can watch the video for “Set Me On Fire” HERE.

BETWEEN THE STARS is available for pre-order on iTunes HERE and Amazon HERE.

Catch FLYLEAF on tour this fall:

DATE CITY VENUE
FRI 10/3 Lubbock, TX Jake’s Backroom
SAT 10/4 San Antonio, TX 210 Kapones Live
SUN 10/5 Corpus Christi, TX House of Rock
TUE 10/7 Houston, TX Scout Bar
WED 10/8 Baton Rouge, LA Varsity Theatre
THU 10/9 Atlanta, GA The Loft @ Center Stage
SAT 10/11 Carrboro, NC Cats Cradle
MON 10/13 Washington, DC Rock & Roll Hotel
TUE 10/14 Cambridge, MA TT the Bears
THU 10/16 New York, NY Gramercy Theatre
FRI 10/17 Philadelphia, PA District N9ne
SAT 10/18 Portland, ME Asylum
MON 10/20 Pontiac, MI The Crofoot
TUE 10/21 Chicago, IL Subterranean
WED 10/22 Milwaukee, WI Rave Bar
FRI 10/24 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater
SAT 10/25 Colorado Springs, CO Black Sheep
SUN 10/26 Denver, CO The Summit Music Hall
TUE 10/28 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
THU 10/30 Seattle, WA El Corazon
FRI 10/31 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
SAT 11/1 San Francisco, CA Slims
TUE 11/4 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
THU 11/6 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
FRI 11/7 San Diego, CA House of Blues

 

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Flyleaf Release Two Bonus Tracks For Free Download

Flyleaf Release Two Bonus Tracks For Free Download

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Platinum selling rock group Flyleaf recently wrapped up their nationwide tour with Payable On Death (P.O.D.). The tour was the second outing with new front woman, Kristen May.

“If you’re still upset about Lacey Sturm stepping down as vocalist of Flyleaf, get over it –because new frontwoman Kristen May is simply enthralling live. May is a powerhouse onstage and performs new and old songs with solid soul and force.” – Loudwire.com

As a special thank you to their fans, Flyleaf unleashed free downloads of two bonus tracks from their recent EP, Who We Are. You can download “Great Love” on AbsolutePunk here and “Cage On The Ground” on Blabbermouth here.

“Flyleaf were gripping from start to finish, whether it was watching May crowd surfing during ‘Fully Alive’ or bassist Pat Seals getting some major air with his high jumps throughout the set. P.O.D. frontman Sonny Sandoval also made an appearance to sing their collaborative track ‘Something Better.’”

Flyleaf will head to Australia and Russia to finish up their tour, performing three brand new songs before they head back into the studio to write and record their next album.

To stay current with all things Flyleaf, visit their official website and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

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Flyleaf Premiere “Something Better” Lyric Video On Metro Lyrics

Flyleaf Premiere “Something Better” Lyric Video On Metro Lyrics

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Platinum selling rock group Flyleaf premiered the lyric video for their new single “Something Better” on Metro Lyrics. The single, servicing to Rock Radio, features Sonny Sandoval from P.O.D. and is the band’s first original song with new front woman, Kristen May.

The highly anticipated 5-track EP, Who We Are, features four live songs from their latest release, New Horizons, including: “Call You Out,” “Fire Fire,” “Broken Wings,” and “Sorrow,” along with the new track “Something Better” produced by Howard Benson (Bon Jovi, My Chemical Romance, Seether). The EP will be available July 9th.

Flyleaf hits the road with P.O.D. for a co-headlining nationwide tour beginning July 13th through August 10th. Make sure to stay up to date with everything Flyleaf on their Official Website, as well as their Facebook and Twitter pages.

Available July 9th!

Available July 9th!

FLYLEAF / P.O.D. TOUR DATES
July 11 – Sauget, IL – Pops
July 12 – Prairie Due Chien, WI – Rock On The River
July 13 – Kenosha, WI – Brat Shop
July 14 – Joliet, IL – Mojoes
July 16 – Dayton, OH – McGuffy’s House of Rock
July 18 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
July 19 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
July 20 – Luzerne, PA – Brews Brothers West
July 21 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts (TLA)
July 23 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
July 24 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
July 26 – Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
July 29 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
July 30 – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre
August 2 – Dallas TX, – Trees
August 3 – El Paso, TX – Fort Bliss
August 4 – Amarillo, TX – Midnight Rodeo
August 6 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre
August 8 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
August 9 – West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues
August 10 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues

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Flyleaf Premiere New Single “Something Better” From Upcoming EP

Flyleaf Premiere New Single “Something Better” From Upcoming EP

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Platinum selling rock group Flyleaf recently premiered their new single “Something Better” on Loudwire. The single, servicing to Rock Radio this week and featuring Sonny Sandoval from P.O.D., is included on the band’s forthcoming EP, Who We Are, which is slated for a July 9th release via A&M/Octone Records.

The highly anticipated EP features live songs from Flyleaf’s recent tour with new singer Kristen May. Flyleaf will also be Co-Headlining a tour with P.O.D. starting July 13.

This 5-track release features Flyleaf’s signature live sound including hits like “Call You Out,” “Fire Fire,” “Broken Wings,” “Sorrow” plus new track “Something Better.” The band went into the studio with super producer Howard Benson during a break between a busy schedule of touring and writing new songs.

“The live tracks came from our 2013 Winter tour with Drowning Pool. “Something Better” is one of the first songs we wrote with Kristen May” says the band. “It was an awesome experience writing together! Plus, having Sonny from P.O.D. on this track was really special. We’ve been fans of theirs for years, and it was an honor to do this collaboration. We think y’all will love it!”

Flyleaf hits the road on a co-headlining nationwide tour with P.O.D. beginning July 13 in Kenosha, WI and continues through August 10 in San Diego, CA. The band will be offering the sale of limited edition silk-screen prints designed by bass player Pat Seals on the Flyleaf website and bundled with the Who We Are EP.

Flyleaf is Kristen May (vocals), Sameer Bhattacharya (lead guitar), Jared Hartmann (rhythm guitar), Pat Seals (bass), and James Culpepper (drums).

FLYLEAF / P.O.D. TOUR DATES

July 13 – Kenosha, WI – Brat Shop
July 14 – Joliet, IL – Mojoes
July 16 – Dayton, OH – McGuffy’s House of Rock
July 18 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
July 19 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
July 20 – Luzerne, PA – Brews Brothers West
July 21 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts (TLA)
July 23 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
July 24 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
July 26 – Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
July 29 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
July 30 – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre
August 2 – Dallas TX, – Trees
August 4 – Amarillo, TX – Midnight Rodeo
August 6 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre
August 8 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
August 9 – West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues
August 10 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues

To stay current with all things Flyleaf be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

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Flyleaf Announce Co-Headlining Summer Tour With P.O.D.

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Platinum-selling Texas quintet Flyleaf have just announced a string of Summer co-headlining tour dates with P.O.D. kicking off on July 13th in Kenosha, WI and wrapping up on August 10th in San Diego, CA. Flyleaf bassist Pat Seals talked about the upcoming tour saying, “Flyleaf is very excited to hit the road this Summer with P.O.D.! Opening for them in 2005 on the Fall Brawl Tour was a very special experience for me, being a fan of the band since the release of “The Fundamental Elements of Southtown.” P.O.D. live is always explosive and heartfelt – it will be a privilege to share the stage once again.”

Loudwire spoke about new singer, Kristen May on her first tour with the band saying she “hit the stage with spunk and charisma. May has her own unique style and vocal deliverance, which was still both hardhitting and melodic. The singer also seemed incredibly comfortable with her new band mates onstage.”

The tour supports Flyleaf’s latest release, New Horizons, as critical acclaim keeps pouring in. Alternative Press gave it a 3-out-of-5 stars, ARTISTdirect called the album, “Best album to date,” and Bloody Disgusting extolled is as “Fantastic.” Fans can pick up the album on iTunes now.

To stay current on all things Flyleaf be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter as well as their Official Site, and be sure to catch them on tour with P.O.D this summer!

Tour Dates w/ P.O.D
07/13 Kenosha, WI – Brad Stop
07/14 Joliet, IL- Mojoes
07/16 Dayton, OH – McGuffy’s House o f Rock
07/18 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
07/19 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head
07/20 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
07/21 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
07/23 Boston, MA – House of Blue
07/24 New York, NY – Highline Balroom
07/26 Luzerne, PA – Brews Brothers West
07/29 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
07/30 Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theater
08/01 Midland, TX – Rock The Desert (Flyleaf Only)
08/02 Dallas, TX – Trees
08/04 Amarillo, TX – Midnight Rodeo
08/06 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
08/08 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
08/09 Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues
08/10 San Diego, CA – House of Blues

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Stars In Stereo Release Acoustic Video For “The Broken”

Stars In Stereo Release Acoustic Video For “The Broken”

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Los Angeles based rock group Stars in Stereo have just released an acoustic video for the song “The Broken.” The clip can be seen here. “The Broken” is featured on the band’s self-titled debut, available everywhere April 9th. Pre-order here.

Fans can download the acoustic version of “The Broken” on the band’s Facebook page here.

The track listing for the album is as follows:

1. The Broken
2. Violence
3. All Together
4. Dealing Secrets
5. Lie Down
6. Red Eyed Romance
7. Open Your Eyes
8. At The Stroke of Midnight
9. Every Last Thing
10. Queen Of Catastrophe

The band have just wrapped up a nationwide tour with Flyleaf and Drowning Pool, and will be heading out on the road again with Bullet For My Valentine. Dates for the Bullet For My Valentine tour are as follows:

Fri 4/12/2013 Denver, CO – Fillmore
Sat – 4/13/2013 – Salt Lake City, UT – Great Salt Air
Sun – 4/14/2013 – Boise, ID – Revolution Center
Tue – 4/16/2013 – Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Theater
Wed – 4/17/2013 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield
Fri – 4/19/2013 Pomona, CA – The Fox
Sun – 4/21/2013 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee
Tue – 4/23/2013 – Dallas, TX – HOB
Wed – 4/24/2013 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Tue – 4/30/2013 – New York, NY – Roseland
Wed – 5/1/2013 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Fri – 5/3/2013 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
Sun – 5/5/2013 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory Outdoors
Tue – 5/7/2013 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
Wed – 5/8/2013 – Ft. Wayne , IN – Expo Center
Fri – 5/10/2013 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
Sat – 5/11/2013 – Grand Rapids, MI – Orbit Room
Wed – 5/15/2013 – Minneapolis, MN – Myth
Fri – 5/17/2013 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
Sun – 5/19/2013 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
Tue – 5/21/2013 – Chicago, IL – Riviera
Wed – 5/22/2013 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroo

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