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UNITE and FIGHT Tour, Pictures & Merch - 23 Comments

Flyleaf has announced a bunch of new headliner tour dates for this May featuring special guests 10 Years and Fair to Midland. They’re hitting a few new places, so definitely check it out. We’re going to Worcester, Washington DC and Poughkeepsie most likely. :D

Also, there’s some pretty awesome new merch at the band’s online store. Some new hoodies and t-shirts. Go buy stuff!







Before They Were Flyleaf, Missing Single, Pictures, Article! - 26 Comments

I love when people upload things from way back when! Look at this interview from 2002 from when the band was Passerby. It’s short, but so great. Thanks to Laura for linking it.

This is the artwork for the Missing single which should be out very soon. No exact date for a US release, but I’m betting it’s within the next couple of weeks. Below are some photos I shot at the Prudential center on February 19, 2010:

DVP: When did you know you had something special going on as a group?

James: I think the first practice. “I just knew we should keep working at it.

Pat: “I think it was one of your first shows. I was playing with my old band and I remember watching ‘em from the crowd. Then we had to go on and I remember the next day at school all the people in high school were going, ‘Hey, did you guys hear that other band?’ And I was like, ‘We played, too!’ he laughs. “They made everyone in the room stop, which was pretty rare.”

DVP: How do you keep your voice going?

Lacey: In the beginning I didn’t do anything. I’d just pray about it.

Read more here. The interviewer asks some really good questions towards the end.







FormSpring, Gallery and YouTube! - 16 Comments

I’m sure a lot of you have played around with the FormSpring site before. It’s a pretty interesting thing, so I thought I would start up a page for FlyleafOnline.com, where you can ask questions about the band, site, etc. You can click on the link to get to the page, or type in your question on the side bar. In running the website for 5 years, I’ve picked up on some facts & trivia along the way. Maybe you can find out something cool you didn’t know before! Personal questions about the band won’t be answered, but that goes without saying. Let’s keep it fun. :D

Tons of pictures can be seen below! I have a ton more to add as well, so stay tuned if you’ve sent in photos and you don’t see them up yet. If you’ve taken pictures at a show and want to contribute, you can email them to brittany@flyleafonline.com.

Laura stumbled upon this video where the band talks about their driving force, almost quitting, and how the scrapbooks that you guys have all contributed to have helped them keep going. I thought it was really awesome that Lacey mentioned it.







More on Healing 4 Haiti & More Cool Videos - 16 Comments

Lacey Sturm (Flyleaf) – Healing for Haiti from SP Video on Vimeo.

Thanks to Franklin for finding this video. :) You all should watch this video. It’s a really long interview with Pat from the earlier Memento Mori era. I can’t embed it here, but you should definitely check it out. Also, I found another cool video with Sameer/Lacey while browsing the site that I’ll post below.

FlyLeaf Interview from CedarCreek Classes on Vimeo.







Healing 4 Haiti - 26 Comments

A diverse group of Christian musicians are helping bring relief and comfort to earthquake survivors by contributing their talents to a new album called “Healing4Haiti.”

“Healing4Haiti” brings together a diverse group of Christian musicians who wanted to use their talents to bring relief and comfort to earthquake survivors. The lead song for the project, “Come Together Now,” was written by Michael W. Smith, David Mullen, and Cindy Morgan.

The album also features songs by Israel Houghton, DecembeRadio, Kari Jobe, The Afters, Hawk Nelson, Flyleaf’s Lacey Mosley, Canton Jones, Lincoln Brewster, Mary Mary, and the Tommy Coomes Band.

Proceeds from album sales will benefit earthquake relief efforts by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse.

The album will be available for purchase and download on March 2. More details will be provided as the release date approaches.

Read more about the project here.







Rescheduled Show & Looney Tunes Videos/Pictures - 7 Comments

The Poughkeepsie show tonight has been rescheduled because of all the snow. I haven’t seen it posted anywhere on Flyleaf’s sites, but it’s legit. We saw them yesterday at the Looney Tunes in-store, and their tour manager confirmed that it was rescheduled. You can view the venue’s site for more information.

*DUE TO THE WEATHER THIS SHOW HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO 5/24, ALL TICKETS PURCHASED FOR 2/10 WILL BE HONORED FOR THE NEW DATE*

So instead of seeing the band play a headliner today, I’m going to work on the site! I will be posting the pictures and video from the Looney Tunes acoustic event last night, and finding some stuff that I know I have from the last few shows that I haven’t uploaded. So stay tuned. I’ll post as everything gets uploaded. :) For the record, Looney Tunes is the coolest record store I’ve been in lately. Go there if you live in the area. The band’s setlist for the performance last night was (click for performance videos):

1. Again
2. All Around Me
3. Justice and Mercy
4. Arise







Vote for Flyleaf! - 28 Comments

Flyleaf is nominated twice for Best Rock Song on The Christian Rock 20 website. Let’s see if we can get them to the top! I’d say we have a better shot if we focus on just Chasm, but you can vote for either. You can submit a vote every 12 hours, so get crackin’!

Also, just a reminder — I’m putting another Scrapbook together for the band to give to them in Newark, NJ on February 19th. So get your letters, thoughts, prayers and love in while you can. :)







Lacey @ The Grammy Awards - 27 Comments

Here are some photos from tonight’s Grammy Awards. The show just started, but here are some pictures from the red carpet. Lacey was nominated twice along with Third Day for her vocal work on the song Born Again. They didn’t win for the two Lacey was a part of, but Third Day did win for Best Rock Or Rap Gospel Album, so congratulations to them! Click the pictures below for some more shots. I’ll add more as they become available.







All Around Me PLATINUM! & Article & PA Chat! - 9 Comments

HUGE NEWS! All Around Me has officially gone PLATINUM. Flyleaf has sold over 1,000,000 singles throughout the US, which is absolutely amazing. Yay!

With recent successes, attracting an audience should be the easy part. The band’s self-titled first album had four successful singles: “I’m So Sick,” “Fully Alive,” “All Around Me” and “There For You.” It followed with songs featured on the video game “Guitar Hero.”

“That’s strange,” Bhattacharya admits. “But it’s been a great advertisement. Lots of kids have heard our songs on ‘Guitar Hero’ and then come to the shows. Having new fans like that re-energizes us.”

Also energizing the band lately has been the release of its second album “Memento Mori.”

“The title may seem morbid, “remember your mortality,'” Bhattacharya said, “but we think it’s uplifting, and we hope others see it that way, too.”

Read the rest here.

According to the Passerby Army, Flyleaf will be doing a live chat on the fan club this coming Tuesday. Read below for details:

This coming Tuesday, February 2 from 3-4PM EST you can catch the members of Flyleaf for a LIVE chat before they go into soundcheck for their upcoming show at The Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington, WV!







Criminal Minds, Video news, Interview! - 10 Comments

Hey guys! Flyleaf was featured on the show Criminal Minds that aired on January 20, 2010. They played a clip of Enemy, which is pretty awesome! Thanks to Bianca for being the first to let me know.

We’ve all seen the tons of pictures that Flyleaf has posted on their Facebook, but we now know that Diane Martel directed the video. She’s done stuff for Britney, Avril, The White Stripes, Justin Timberlake, etc. So you know it’s probably going to be really great. I’m excited to see it! Looks like it’s going to be pretty amazing from the photos.

On the note of videos, a guy named Sam Tindall is making a video for Chasm. There’s more information (photos/news) on Facebook if you search for ‘flyleaf chasm’. It looks like it’s going to be really great. So go check it out on FB.

You can listen to a new(ish) Flyleaf interview here. Thanks to Laura for finding it.

The chart page was also updated with new numbers. Memento Mori has found the hands of over 181,000 people already. Pretty amazing. Even after a few months, I listen to the album all the time. I won’t lie. It’s pretty fun to sing it in the car on road trips. Caleb probably doesn’t like it much, but WHATEV. It’s fine.







Tour Dates & Scrapbook! - 18 Comments

Tons and tons of new tour dates with Breaking Benjamin and Three Days Grace have been announced in the past couple weeks, and they’re all posted here. Thanks to Caleb for uploading them. :) We’re going to be at a few of them (like always), so I hope to see some of you there! :)

According to the band’s Twitter page, they are currently recording the music video for Missing. You can view lots of pictures on their FaceBook. Here’s one just to give you guys an idea of what to expect!

For this upcoming tour, I’m going to be putting together another Flyleaf Scrapbook to give to the band. If Memento Mori has moved you in any way (or anything else related to the band), please share it here. I have a feeling this one is going to be a good one. :D I think this will be number 5!







Pentagon Command Performances - 11 Comments

Hey everyone! I added the new tour dates from the Three Days Grace and Breaking Benjamin shows on the tour dates page, as well as some dates that the band will be doing in the UK.

Here are links to the long awaited Pentagon Performances! To view Again and Justice & Mercy (Acoustic) click here. To view the band’s cover of “O Holy Night”, click here. They start playing at around 7 minutes in. Thanks to Franklin for finding these. Below is an interview with various bands (including Lacey/Pat) about worst Christmas presents ever. Thanks to Dirick for this one!

I hope that everyone has a beautiful Christmas (if you celebrate)! I may not update before then. We’ll see if anything pops up.







OMG SO MUCH STUFF - 10 Comments

Updates include:

– Over 400 new photos
– Video info for Beautiful Bride
– Updated chart information
– New acoustic audio for download (including Justice and Mercy/Again/Arise)
– Official video downloads for Again & Beautiful Bride
– New acoustic performance videos for download including Again, Justice and Mercy, Arise and more!

Also! Big congratulations to the winners of the Memento Mori album cover contest! Dirick and Ricardo both had awesome entries, and they’re going to get some cool prizes in the mail pretty soon. :D All of the entries will be added to a special page of FlyleafOnline.com very soon.







Justice and Mercy ACOUSTIC! - 22 Comments


Justice and Mercy acoustic is absolutely beautiful. Check it out. Also, check out the Shockhound Sessions that Laura posted below and tell us what you think!

I’m going to have tons of pictures & audio/video rips coming tomorrow. Expect a huge update! :D







Lacey of Flyleaf Dishes On Her Last Meal - 12 Comments

Buzznet: What do you have hanging on your walls in your bedroom? Posters? Artwork?

Lacey: In my bedroom I have an abstract painting that our bassist Pat’s father, Hershal Seals, painted for me as a wedding present and another painting by Liz McGrath I received as a gift from our manager, Deb.

Buzznet: Are you superstitious about anything, if so what and why?

Lacey:No. I am not superstitious. My personality is more analytical and I have more of tendency to be cynical.

Buzznet: What movie do you watch when you are sad?

Lacey: If I was sad I might watch Groundhog Day, or any of The Lord of The Rings Trilogy.

Buzznet: What historical figure do you most identify with? Why?

Lacey: The historical figure I most identify with would be Joan of Arc.

Buzznet: Do you have a nickname?

Lacey: Some people call me “the little one” but I prefer Frodo

Source







Altitude Interview Part 2 & Interview & Pictures - 3 Comments

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Interview with Lacey

What message do you want people to come away with when they listen to Memento Mori?

There’s a song on the album, called “Arise,” which sums up the message we want people to walk away with. We want them to come away feeling empowered to arise and be all that they were meant to be, so that they can ultimately fulfill their purpose. The lyrics say, “Arise and be all that you dream”—but I believe most people have a purpose for their lives that far exceeds any dream they could ever have. Even on our self-titled record it says that our lives should exceed all that we can dream, and that’s how I feel when I’m singing “Arise.” I believe there’s a purpose for your life that only you were meant to fulfill. So our prayer, for anyone who listens to the message on the record, is that they would fulfill their purpose and answer the highest calling for their lives.

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I also updated the tour dates and chart history page with updated chart info regarding Memento Mori! The debuted really high all over the place on the Billboard charts. Yay! I also uploaded some photos that I took at the NYC show, and the scans from Memento Mori’s booklet.