Welcome to FlyleafOnline.com, the longest
running fansite on the net for the Texas band
Flyleaf! We aim to bring you the latest
in news, tour dates, media, lyrics, info...
pretty much everything. And we try to do
it daily. So if you’ve think you’ve seen
everything Flyleaf? Think again. We’ve
probably posted something new by the
time you refresh the page. :]
This website is not directly affiliated with AMOctone, and is not run by Flyleaf's management or by Flyleaf themselves.
We're just fans running a fansite. Please forward general fanmail to the band's email.
Flyleaf is a family, sharing values, concerns, and mutual goals. Here’s a really easy way for you to support us, simply by using our new Impact Shopping program. Every time you shop online, for clothes, music, gifts, …anything, you can help Flyleaf and our work. The merchant where you shop will pay us a % for every sale that comes through our program. With all our fans pulling together that can really make a difference. One cause that is close to all Flyleaf hearts is helping Rich Caldwell’s family. When Rich died last year we made a commitment to help support Katy and her son Kirby, including a scholarship fund to assure that future educational needs are covered. Use the Flyleaf Fan App and you will be helping us reach this goal.
Click *here* to download the app. I downloaded it for my browser, and I can confirm that it’s free and completely safe. So help out this awesome family, and download it. It’s the very least we can do!
In an exclusive interview with New Jersey Newsroom, Flyleaf Guitarist Jared Hartmann sat down to discuss a wide range of topics regarding the band’s new singer, their current tour, fan response so far and future plans for new music.
Hartmann started off the interview updating fans on the recent changes and Flyleaf’s current events, “Big news, we have a new singer Kristen. This is our first tour together so we’re trying to figure things out and become a band. It’s the first time we actually toured in two and a half years. So it’s good to be back out on the road and we get to see our fans. That’s been really exciting, it’s been a great experience getting back out.”
The reality of continuing without Sturm presented no easy hurdle since she played an integral role in the band’s sound and success.
For Flyleaf fans, rest assured, the focus isn’t on replicating, replacing or forgetting about Sturm’s contribution. Flyleaf’s approach represents a pure honesty in adding on to the legacy Sturm helped establish.
New vocalist Kristen May keeps the legacy alive by adding her own incredible style to Flyleaf’s catalog as she carves her own path with a distinctive combination of brash power and delicacy.
Hartmann describes the process of working with May as a way of returning to their roots, “We’re reinventing ourselves right now. With Kristen joining the band, it’s a new element. We’re really excited about the future.”
With May on board, Hartmann expects this tour to serve as a preview for what the future holds for curious fans, “We did our first show with her in October, we did one little show and video taped it so the fans could get a taste of what we were working on.”
The original owner of Flyleaf Fans never renewed the domain, so it kinda disappeared. But there’s so much to talk about! So I made a new one that won’t ever disappear. Join the new forum and lets talk about Flyleaf, life and everything else. :)
Looks like folks will be getting a pretty great amount of songs this tour! Here’s the setlist from the February 19th show of the Flyleaf/Drowning Pool tour:
Call You Out
Bury Your Heart
Cage on the Ground
All Around Me
I’m So Sick
Even though a couple of weeks have passed, it still hasn’t really sunk in that Rich is no longer with us, and it’s never easy to find the right words to honor the life of someone who impacted so many folks. I’ve known Rich Caldwell going on 7 years now. He was a truly friendly, caring and hilarious individual. It was always smiles and laughter with Rich around, and never a dull moment. He was the brightness and life of every situation wherever I saw him. On April 19, he passed away in a car accident, leaving behind Katy and their 2 year old son Kirby Caldwell. Over the years, I grew to know and love the Caldwell family so much. They’re not only such an integral part in what Flyleaf does, but just an amazing set of people. Please lift their family up in prayer right now.
Flyleaf will be doing a benefit show to raise money for the Caldwell family. It will be held on May 20, 2012 in Dallas at The Palladium Ballroom. I’m going to try my best to fly to Dallas for it to help with what I can, so hopefully I will see some of y’all there. Whether you’re going to the show or not, you can donate via FlyleafMusic.com. Please read below for further details.
May 1, 2012 — Platinum-selling alternative hard rock quintet FLYLEAF will gather fans for a special benefit concert in honor of their longtime soundman Rich Caldwell on May 20, 2012 at The Palladium Ballroom in Dallas, TX. Sponsored by 102.1 The Edge, KDGE, tickets go on sale for the show May 4, 2012.
Everything the group does is out of love and passion, and this night stands emblematic of that. Caldwell was in a fatal car accident near his home in College Station, TX. As soon as the band heard the news, they wanted to do something to both honor his memory and raise money in order to support his family. Caldwell is survived by his wife Katy and two-year-old son Kirby. All proceeds from the show will go directly to Katy and Kirby aiding them in the aftermath of this tragedy.
For FLYLEAF, their friend and brother’s light still shines brilliantly. Beyond his talents behind the board, he was a crucial part of the band’s family. They did everything together, and his spirit and memory will forever be a part of FLYLEAF.
About Caldwell, singer Lacey Sturm comments with a heavy heart, “Rich was our brother. His life and love have forever changed the world for the better. From the first showcase we played, every heart we touched with Flyleaf’s music was as much Rich’s victory as it was any band member’s. There is not one person behind the scenes, or on stage, who deserves to be honored more than Rich Caldwell. I’m only sorry that the honor we are giving is so overdue. We will never sound the same. We will never be the same. We can only pray that we will continue our lives with Rich’s fearlessness and passion that changed the world into a more hopeful, enchanting, glorious, and adventurous place. When we commit to this, then this part of Rich’s impact continues beyond his death. Rich loved following Jesus… not in some phony religious way that sucks the life out of everything, but in genuine awe of God and His creation… in following Jesus who gave His life for the whole world and especially loved on the outcast and forgotten, the broken hearted and needy… Let’s start here as a group, and care for Rich’s wife, Katy and their son Kirby, who are mourning the loss of their hero… Pure religion is this, to care for widows and orphans.. James 1:27”
Guitarist Sameer Bhattacharya echoes that sentiment, “It’s hard to believe that this is real. Rich was like the sixth member of Flyleaf. He was our brother and dear friend. We’re here for Katy and Kirby, our family. We want to help in any way we can.”
Please come out and remember Rich Caldwell with FLYLEAF on May 20, 2012.
With Caldwell on their minds and in their hearts, FLYLEAF is currently in the midst of recording their follow-up to 2009’s Memento Mori due in stores this summer via A&M/Octone Records.
To donate to Rich’s family please visit Flyleafmusic.com
For further press inquires, please contact:
Krissy Laux at A&M/Octone Records
KL@amoctone.com / 646-845-1700
Click the album art to buy it now on iTunes for $1.29. The proceeds for the track will be donated to the World Vision and Samaritans Purse charities.
Hearing it reminds me of the nights I spent in venues around the US, standing with hundreds and thousands of people watching and experiencing Flyleaf play this song live. It was always the most moving experience, and as many times as I’d seen it, it always hit me just as hard. It’s kind of bittersweet to listen to, because there’s going to be a long while before we’re all able to hear it in person again. But I’m really glad we have something to remind us of what it feels like to be there in that moment.
While you’re at it, watch John Mark McMillan talk about the song, and support the original by buying it on iTunes too.
The winners of the How He Loves contest have been notified! Congrats to Laurie, Justine and Chad. :)
My entire career has been one long Spinal Tap moment spiraling out of control. A couple of months back we were playing a big outdoor festival supporting The Pixies and Interpol in Mexico City. When we started the set it was as if I channeled the Air Force show in Spinal Tap. There was exponentially more Mexican talk radio coming through my amp than any guitar sounds. Then a 14″ step pyramid lowered from the truss and was almost trod upon by little people dressed like Aztec priests. I envy us.
What were some of your favorite releases from 2010?
Arcade Fire “The Suburbs”
Third Eye Blind “Ursa Major”
New Year’s resolution?
My New Year’s resolution is to be a better listener, and to shred like it’s 1986.