Flyleaf plots another US course behind 'Memento Mori'
On the heels of a forthcoming sold-out UK trek, alt-rockers Flyleaf will embark on another round of US shows in support of last fall's "Memento Mori."
The new stateside leg launches with an April 28 hometown performance in Belton, TX, followed by three more Texas shows before heading west. In all, the band will stop by clubs, theaters and festivals in 26 cities through a June 6 appearance at Live 105 radio's BFD 2010 festival in Mountain View, CA. The full schedule is shown at right.
Fair to Midland and Ten Years will provide opening support on the tour.
"Memento Mori," Flyleaf's sophomore album, landed in stores in November and follows the outfit's eponymous full-length debut, which surfaced in 2005 and has since gone platinum. The latest set debuted at No. 8 on The Billboard 200 with sales of more than 50,000 units its first week out.
The quintet teamed up again with producer Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, The All-American Rejects) for the new A&M Records release, which was recorded at Los Angeles' Bay7 Studios.
The album's lead single, "Again," which surfaced last summer, peaked at No. 4 on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart. The track is currently streaming at the band's website and available for digital download at iTunes.