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 7.
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 lineup 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 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.
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
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