Multi-platinum-selling Texas rockers Flyleaf and Drowning Pool will hit the road on a co-headline tour of the United States. It’s a special run for the bands as it marks two new singers, welcoming Flyleaf’s Kristen May and Drowning Pool’s Jasen Moreno. The tour is Flyleaf’s first in support of their acclaimed third full-length album, New Horizons and the announcement comes as Drowning Pool’s new single “Saturday Night” is already #38 on the active rock radio chart, even though the official impact date isn’t until January 7th.
About the impending dates, Flyleaf guitarist Sameer Bhattacharya exclaims, “We’re excited for everyone to experience Kristen May’s powerful and inspiring voice as she joins us on stage.” Bassist Pat Seals echoes his excitement, “I can’t wait for these new songs to happen live for both longtime and new fans.”
Drowning Pool guitarist CJ Pierce adds, “We’re excited as hell to get back out on the road and hang with our fellow Texas rockers Flyleaf. We’ve done some radio shows together in the past but this will be our first real run together. I know Flyleaf has great new line up and some amazing new tunes. We’ll be playing a killer mix of songs from our catalogue and some new tunes as well. Looking forward to Rocking out with everyone.”
Drowning Pool premiered “One Finger and a Fist,” another track from the upcoming album, on WWE’s Slammy Awards Tuesday night. The band is offering the track for free for another 24-hours on www.DrowningPool.com.
Meanwhile, Critical acclaim keeps pouring in for New Horizons. Alternative Press gave it 3-out-of-5 stars, ARTISTdirect.com called New Horizons Flyleaf’s “Best album to date”, and Bloody-Disgusting extolled it as “fantastic.”
Flyleaf recently unveiled their official music video for “Call You Out”, which premiered on VEVO. For more of the latest news on Flyleaf including tour dates, head to their official site, as well as theirFacebook and Twitter pages. Make sure to pick up a copy of New Horizons on iTunes now!
Drowning Pool turned the world into believers with their breakthrough single “Bodies” in 2001. Ten years and four albums later, they gave fans a new reason to believe. “Feel Like I Do,” the lead single from their self-titled fourth studio release [Eleven Seven Music, 2010], became the band’s biggest radio hit to date, reaching No. 2 at Active Rock Radio, and remaining in the Top 5 for 12-weeks. With 2009’s “37 Stitches” off of Full Circle reaching #4 at Active Rock and “Feel Like I Do,” the band had 2 consecutive Top 5 Active Rock smashes and cemented their place as one of the top hard rock acts today. The band’s fifth album, and first with Jasen Moreno is due out Spring 2013.
Flyleaf / Drowning Pool Tour Dates:
Feb 21 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA
Feb 22 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
Feb 23 – Hartford, CT – Webster
Feb 24 – Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock
Feb 27 – Huntington, NY – Paramount
Feb 28 – New York, NY – Irving
Mar 01 – Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Park
Mar 02 – Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore
Mar 05 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
Mar 06 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
Mar 08 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
Mar 09 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
Mar 10 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Mar 14 – Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
Mar 15 – Salt Lake City, UT – ITV
Mar 16 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
Mar 17 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
Mar 19 – Reno, NV – Knitting Factory
Mar 21 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
Mar 23 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
Mar 24 – Tucson, AZ – Rock