By Madison Miller
With a brand new album released and a new lead vocalist, Flyleaf is bringing something different to Common Grounds tonight.
Flyleaf, an alternative rock band from Temple, is promoting its newest album, “Between the Stars.” The band’s first stop on a national tour is the coffee shop Common Grounds, located at 1123 S. 8th St.
“We just thought they’d be a really good fit,” said Taylor Torregrossa, live events coordinator for the coffee shop. “We’ve been trying to find a way to reach back out to that Waco-y target market. That was another one of the reasons.”
As Texas natives, the band members felt Common Grounds was an appropriate venue.
“Waco is a good place for our tour to start since the band is from Texas,” Flyleaf vocalist Kristen May wrote in an email to the Lariat. “Hopefully lots of friends and fans will show up.”
Torregrossa said this group is a little more hard rock than what the coffee shop usually features, but the staff is excited about it.
This will be Flyleaf’s first appearance at the popular Common Grounds.
May said she is proud of all the music on their new album, but “Head Underwater” and “Marionette” have special places in her heart.
Torregrossa said the crowd can expect to see a solid performance from the group.
May said crowds can expect to enjoy music from all stages of Flyleaf’s existence.
“We will be giving it our all up there,” May wrote. “We have chosen a set list chock full of selections from all past Flyleaf albums as well as some new music from our album ‘Between the Stars.’”
A typical show day for May includes a run or yoga, radio visits and press, sound checks and then show time.
“I love to explore the city we are in,” May wrote. “There are so many gems you can find between coffee shops, vintage shops and restaurants.”
When May has a day off, she rests, paints, plays soccer and reads.
“I like to try and get outside if possible,” May wrote.
To purchase tickets, visit cgwaco.ticketfly.com or purchase them at the door for $19.