Drowning Pool, Flyleaf announce new tour with new lead singers

Multi-platinum-selling Texas rockers Flyleaf and Drowning Pool will hit the road on a co-headline tour of the United States. It is a special run for the bands as it marks two new singers, welcoming Kristen May of Flyleaf and Jasen Moreno of Drowning Pool

The tour is  first in support of their acclaimed third full-length album, New Horizons and the announcement comes a new single from Drowning Pool “Saturday Night,” which is already No. 38 on the active rock radio chart, even though the official impact date is Jan. 7.

About the impending dates, Flyleaf guitarist Sameer Bhattacharya exclaims, “We are excited for everyone to experience the powerful and inspiring voice of Kristen May as she joins us on stage.” Bassist Pat Seals echoes his excitement, “I cannot wait for these new songs to happen live for both longtime and new fans.”

Drowning Pool guitarist CJ Pierce adds, “We are excited as hell to get back out on the road and hang with our fellow Texas rockers Flyleaf. We have 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 will be playing a killer mix of songs from our catalog 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 the WWE Slammy Awards Tuesday night.

Meanwhile, critical acclaim keeps pouring in for New Horizons. Alternative Press gave it 3-out-of-5 stars, ARTISTdirect.com called the new Flyleaf record their “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 their Facebook and Twitter pages. The album can be purchased on iTunes and Amazon.

Drowning Pool’s fifth album, and first with Jasen Moreno, is due out Spring 2013.

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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