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Three Days Grace Announce Additional U.S. Tour Dates
January 12, 2010
Three Days Grace have announced additional dates for their co-headline tour with Breaking Benjamin and Special Guest Flyleaf. The second leg of the tour will begin on February 13th in Lowell, MA at the Tsongas Arena and conclude on March 5th in Little Rock, AR at the Verizon Arena.

The band's most recent release, 'Life Starts Now', debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 charts making it the highest debut ever for the band. "Break" the first single from 'Life Starts Now' has reached #1 on the Active Rock and Mainstream Rock BDS Charts and Top 5 at Mainstream Rock.

Their first album, the self titled 'Three Days Grace', was released in 2003. The album generated 3 hit singles, "I Hate Everything About You" which reached #2 on the Mediabase Modern Rock charts and Top 5 on the Mediabase Mainstream Rock charts, "Just Like You" which went to #1 on both the Mediabase Modern Rock and Mediabase Mainstream Rock charts, and "Home" which went to #2 on the Mediabase Mainstream Rock charts.

'One-X', the band's sophomore album was released in 2006 and debuted on the Billboard Album Chart at #5. That album also produced 3 #1 Mediabase Mainstream Rock singles "Animal I've Become," "Pain" and "Never Too Late."

For 2007 Mediabase ranked Three Days Grace as the # 1 artist in airplay across all rock formats (Modern Rock, Active Rock, Mainstream Rock). That same year R&R/Billboard also ranked Three Days Grace as # 1 Active Rock Artist of the Year, # 1 Rock Artist of the Year and # 2 Modern Rock/Alternative Artist of the Year.

Both 'Three Days Grace' and 'One-X' have been certified Platinum. Three Days Grace has sold over 4 million albums worldwide.

Tickets for most shows go on sale Saturday, January 16, 2010. Fan club early pre sale begins on Tuesday, January 12, 2010. For a full listing please see below

Three Days Grace - Breaking Benjamin Co-Headline Tour
w/ Special Guest Flyleaf:

New Dates (On sale 1/16 unless otherwise noted*):
2/13 - Lowell, MA - Tsongas Arena
2/16 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
2/17 - State College, PA - Bryce Jordan Center*
2/19 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
2/20 - Reading, PA - Sovereign Center
2/23 - Augusta, GA - James Brown Arena*
2/24 - Jacksonville, FL - Jacksonville Arena
2/26 - Estero, FL - Germain Arena*
2/27 - Tampa, FL - St Pete Times Forum
3/01 - Pensacola, FL - Pensacola Civic Center
3/02 - Baton Rouge, LA - Baton Rouge Civic Center
3/04 - Boosier City,LA - Century Tel Center
3/05 - Little Rock, AR - Verizon Arena

Previously Announced Dates (On Sale Now):
1/15 - Peoria, IL - Peoria Civic Center Arena
1/16 - Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena
1/18 - Madison, WI - Alliant Energy Center
1/20 - Duluth, MN - Duluth Entertainment Convention Center Arena
1/21 - LaCrosse, WI - LaCrosse Center Arena
1/23 - Mankato, MN - Verizon Wireless Center
1/24 - Rockford, IL - Rockford Metro Center
1/26 - Grand Island, NE - Heartland Events Center
1/27 - Cedar Rapids, IA - US Cellular Center
1/29 - Evansville, IN - Roberts Stadium
1/30 - Ft. Wayne, IN - Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
2/01 - Lexington, KY - Rupp Arena
2/02 - Huntington, WV - Big Sandy Superstore Arena
2/14 - Portland, ME - Cumberland Civic Center
 
 
 
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Breaking Benjamin Release Live Footage On Havoc TV
December 10, 2009
Breaking Benjamin have teamed up with Havoc TV to premiere five exclusive acoustic performances. The footage comes from the band's homecoming show at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Wilkes-Barre, PA. During the set the band treated the audience to stunning acoustic renditions of fan favorites "Diary of Jane," "Breath," "Until The End," and "Had Enough." The band also played an acoustic version of their #1 hit single "I Will Not Bow," off of the new album 'Dear Agony', in-stores and available on iTunes now.

The band is hitting the road with Three Days Grace and Flyleaf this winter. Tour dates are as follows:

Breaking Benjamin
, Three Days Grace Co-Headline Tour w/ Special Guest Flyleaf:
1/15 - Peoria, IL - Peoria Civic Center Arena (on sale 12/12)
1/16 - Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena (on sale 12/12)
1/18 - Madison, WI - Alliant Energy Center (on sale 12/12)
1/20 - Duluth, MN - Duluth Entertainment Convention Center Arena (on sale 12/12)
1/21 - LaCrosse, WI - LaCrosse Center Arena (on sale 12/18 )
1/23 - Mankato, MN - Verizon Wireless Center (on sale 12/11)
1/24 - Rockford, IL - Rockford Metro Center (on sale 12/19)
1/26 - Grand Island, NE - Heartland Events Center (on sale 12/12)
1/27 - Cedar Rapids, IA - US Cellular Center (on sale 12/19)
1/29 - Evansville, IN - Roberts Stadium (on sale 12/12)
1/30 - Ft. Wayne, IN - Allen County War Memorial Coliseum (on sale 12/12)
2/01 - Lexington, KY - Rupp Arena (on sale 12/12)
2/02 - Huntington, WV - Big Sandy Superstore Arena (on sale 12/12)
2/14 - Portland, ME - Cumberland Civic Center (on sale 12/19)

*More dates to be announced
 
 
 
 
 
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Three Days Grace Announce U.S. Co-Headline Tour
December 10, 2009
Three Days Grace will begin a co-headline tour with Breaking Benjamin in Peoria, IL on January 15th at the Peoria Civic Center.

The band's most recent release, 'Life Starts Now', debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 charts making it the highest debut ever for the band. "Break" the first single from 'Life Starts Now' has reached #1 on the Active Rock BDS Charts and Top 5 at Mainstream Rock.

The Toronto-based rock band is comprised of Adam Gontier (vocals, guitar), Neil Sanderson (drums, piano), Brad Walst (bass), and Barry Stock (lead guitar).

Their first album, the self titled 'Three Days Grace', was released in 2003. The album generated three hit singles, "I Hate Everything About You" which reached #2 on the Mediabase Modern Rock charts and Top 5 on the Mediabase Mainstream Rock charts, "Just Like You" which went to #1 on both the Mediabase Modern Rock and Mediabase Mainstream Rock charts, and "Home" which went to #2 on the Mediabase Mainstream Rock charts.

'One-X', the band's sophomore album was released in 2006 and debuted on the Billboard Album Chart at #5. That album also produced three #1 Mediabase Mainstream Rock singles "Animal I've Become," "Pain" and "Never Too Late."

For 2007 Mediabase ranked Three Days Grace as the # 1 artist in airplay across all rock formats (Modern Rock, Active Rock, Mainstream Rock). That same year R&R/Billboard also ranked Three Days Grace as #1 Active Rock Artist of the Year, #1 Rock Artist of the Year and #2 Modern Rock/Alternative Artist of the Year.

Both 'Three Days Grace' and 'One-X' have been certified Platinum. Three Days Grace has sold over 4 million albums worldwide.

Tickets for most shows go on sale Saturday, December 12, 2009. Fan club early pre sale began on Tuesday, December 8, 2009. For a full listing please see below:

Three Days Grace - Breaking Benjamin U.S. Co-Headline Tour
w/ Special Guest Flyleaf:
1/15 - Peoria, IL - Peoria Civic Center Arena (on sale 12/12)
1/16 - Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena (on sale 12/12)
1/18 - Madison, WI - Alliant Energy Center (on sale 12/12)
1/20 - Duluth, MN - Duluth Entertainment Convention Center Arena (on sale 12/12)
1/21 - LaCrosse, WI - LaCrosse Center Arena (on sale 12/18 )
1/23 - Mankato, MN - Verizon Wireless Center (on sale 12/11)
1/24 - Rockford, IL - Rockford Metro Center (on sale 12/19)
1/26 - Grand Island, NE - Heartland Events Center (on sale 12/12)
1/27 - Cedar Rapids, IA - US Cellular Center (on sale 12/19)
1/29 - Evansville, IN - Roberts Stadium (on sale 12/12)
1/30 - Ft. Wayne, IN - Allen County War Memorial Coliseum (on sale 12/12)
2/01 - Lexington, KY - Rupp Arena (on sale 12/12)
2/02 - Huntington, WV - Big Sandy Superstore Arena (on sale 12/12)
2/14 - Portland, ME - Cumberland Civic Center (on sale 12/19)

*More dates to be announced
 
 
 
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Flyleaf Now Streaming 'Memento Mori' Online
November 12, 2009
Xtian rockers Flyleaf are currently streaming their new album, 'Memento Mori', on their Myspace page. 'Memento Mori', which hit stores earlier this week (11/10), means "Remember Mortality." Guitarist Sameer explains, "..because our time is so short, and it comes to an end, we need to take advantage of the time we have now to live the lives we always dreamed of living."

When talking about the album message Sameer mentions, "We wanted the record to be timeless, because the theme of the phrase "Memento Mori" is a timeless theme."

Flyleaf
have recently released a video for the song "Again", which features the band performing amongst flames and burning embers.

The band is currently on a North American tour through the Fall.
 
 
 
 
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Flyleaf Release Two New 'Momento Mori' Webisodes
November 6, 2009
Flyleaf have just added 'Memento Mori' webisodes parts 3 and 4 to their Kyte Channel. In the 3rd webisode the band talks about the artwork behind 'Memento Mori', which was created by bassist Pat Seals, using a woodcut technique. In the clip, guitarist Sameer beams, "Pat is an amazing artist. We've kinda assigned him to doing all the artwork on the record, videos, and for photo shoots." He later exclaims, "The whole texture of woodcutting and the way it looks, it has a really beautiful feel to it."

In the 4th webisode the band talks about the photo shoots for 'Memento Mori', as well as the album packaging (the scenery for which was also created by bassist Pat Seals). Vocalist Lacey describes the meaning behind the scenery: "The scene comes out of a story about a King who won a battle and came home victorious, where a slave (me), traveled behind him saying, 'Memento Mori' (remember mortality)." Later on in the clip Pat talks about brainstorming ideas for music videos. "Sameer has actually been taking the reigns on brainstorming ideas with different directors we have....it kind of freed up some of the weight off the location and the theme of the video. It allowed for some of the creative aspects to come through us."

'Memento Mori'
arrives in-stores everywhere on 11/10.

The band is currently on tour with Paper Tongues throughout the fall. Dates are as follows:
11/06 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Murray Theater
11/07 - Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
11/09 - Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
11/10 - Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
11/11 - Pittsbug, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
11/13 - Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
11/14 - Montreal, QB @ Cafe Campus
11/17 - Boston, MA @ Middle East Club
11/18 - New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
11/20 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
11/21 - Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
11/23 - Atlanta, GA @ The Loft at Center Stage Arena
12/18 - Detroit, MI @ Fillmore Detroit (89X FM's "The Night 89X Stole Xmas 12)
 
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 2000
HOME TOWN: Belton, TX
MEMBERS:
Lacey Mosley (vocals)
Sameer Bhattacharya (guitar)
Jared Hartmann (guitar)
Pat Seals (bass)
James Culpepper (drums)

Heavy music and pained lyrics go together like cake and ice cream, and Belton, Texas quintet, Flyleaf, aren't about to break with tradition. But while many loud rockers reopen old wounds by singing about their broken homes and broken hearts, Flyleaf confront past traumas to heal old scars and prove in the process that hope shines brighter than despair.

"I used to be in a really negative band, and that seemed to almost fuel my emptiness because that's what the songs were about," says charismatic singer Lacey Mosley. "That's why I think what we're doing is important because there needs to be something heavy out there that has a positive message so people see that it's possible to get through the worst situations."

Flyleaf's self-titled debut album echoes with songs about abuse, neglect, addiction and dysfunction, and messages about overcoming adversity. And the band's wide array of brooding beats, atmospheric textures and lunging riffs compliment Mosley's emotionally revealing lyrics, which range from breathy and beautiful to scathing and aggressive.

"I'm So Sick," starts with a moody bass line throbbing over a haunting ethereal vocal before guitars crash in like a rock through a plate glass window. The track see-saws between rage and reflection, guitarists Sameer Bhattacharya and Jared Hartmann providing textural flourishes and atmospheric touches that bridge the emotional shifts. "Cassie" layers stop-start guitars atop an urgent backbeat and builds to an exultant chorus. "All Around Me" augments a wall of power chords with evocative jazzy licks and "Fully Alive" is a cinematic number with angry muted riffs that segue into another glorious refrain.

Flyleaf's infectiously heavy positivism is all the more surprising considering Mosley's struggles while growing up. "My mom was a young single mother of six," she explains. "We didn't have money and things were hard for all of us. We moved whenever we couldn't make ends meet in one place, and that happened pretty often so there was a lot of struggling, suffering and character building.

"It's easy to get depressed when you're dealing with that kind of stress," she continues, "especially when it looks like things will never get better. There was nothing constant in my life, and nothing to believe in. I got into some really bad stuff that I thought would make me feel more loved, or maybe just numb, but it cost me everything that was important to me, and literally almost took my life."

When you take a dive, sometimes you have to hit the bottom before you can swim your way back to the top. For Mosley, writing songs about survival helped her reach the surface and breathe again. "I had to lose everything to look up and see that there is a truly constant hope of a happy ending and that's what we make music for," she says. "If my music helps one person, than it's worth having been through what I've experienced."

Five years ago, Mosley started playing music with drummer James Culpepper. The two joined up with Bhattacharya and Hartmann, who were in a local band that had just split up. "Our first practice together was awesome," Mosley says. "Sameer and Jared are really experimental with melodies and pedals, and we all had different influences that were all blending together with the same passionate and hopeful heart, and that brought out this beautiful feeling. It was magical." Bassist Pat Seals joined in 2002. "The doors were open and I just happened to walk through at the right time," Seals says.

Flyleaf played anywhere they could slowly but consistently increased their fan base with local bands and national acts like Riddlin Kids, Bowling for Soup, Fishbone, and Evanescence. Eventually they landed a show at Austin's legendary annual music convention South by Southwest in 2003.

Although their set started at the un-rock n' roll time of 5 p.m., they rocked the house, which lead to a showcase for various labels. After many meetings and much deliberation, Flyleaf signed with Octone.

Then in early 2005 the band's self-titled debut EP - produced by Rick Parasher (Pearl Jam, Blind Melon) and Brad Cook (Foo Fighters, Queens of The Stone Age) - was released and listeners got a taste of the band's poignant song craft through tracks like "Breathe Today", "Cassie" and "I'm Sorry" which also appear on Flyleaf's full length. To support the EP, Flyleaf toured with Saliva, Breaking Benjamin, 3 Doors Down, STAIND and Trust Company, though many of the audiences at these shows had no idea who Flyleaf were when they started playing, every night their spirited performances earned them new fans. To launch the LP, Flyleaf is touring with Cold, STAIND, POD and Taproot.

"We think about where we started and where we are and realize, 'wow, we are playing in front of 1000 people tonight.' And then we just can't be thankful enough to those bands who gave us a chance to play with them, even though we are sort of nobodies."

In spring 2005, Flyleaf recorded their full-length debut with acclaimed producer Howard Benson, who has previously worked with Papa Roach, My Chemical Romance, POD and All American Rejects. Flyleaf stayed in Los Angeles for two months and worked on more than 20 songs with Benson at Bay 7 Studios. Together they decided on 12 of them to arrange, fine tune and shape so they best reflected the group's powerful messages and experiences.

"He really took an interest in what we had to say and helped put all the parts in the right places," Mosley says. "We were so used to recording with our friends and finishing whole EPs in a few hours. So it was great to spend 2 months with Howard having this surreal professional experience in every part of the process."

Flyleaf originally called itself Passerby, but another artist trademarked the name before they had the chance. Ultimately the group decided to change its name to something far more befitting of their personal, confessional songs.

"A flyleaf is the blank page at the front of a book," explains Mosley. "It's the dedication page, the place you write a message to someone you're giving a book to. And, that's kind of what our songs are -- personal messages that provide a few moments of clarity before the story begins."

With their tight knit chemistry, compassionate approach and songs that haunt the mind hours after they've stopped playing, Flyleaf are turning heads and leaving crowds wanting more. Indeed, their story has just begun.