Future Leaders Of The World

Future Leaders Of The World

Oceans Between us, Maximus

Saturday, October 21, 2017

9:00 pm

Outland Ballroom

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is all ages

$2 Minor Charge At Door

Future Leaders Of The World
Future Leaders Of The World
Future Leaders of the World (F.L.O.W.) is an alternative/post-grunge/rock group formed in 2003 by guitarist and singer Phil Taylor. Upon moving to Los Angeles, Taylor immediately commanded the attention of Puddle of Mudd's Mike Flynn. Flynn's backing of Future Leaders of the World, led to Taylor recording a demo with Shawn Rivera of Az Yet and executive producer Allan Fray in Los Angeles, CA. This demo lead to deal with Epic Records, and Taylor returned to Buffalo, NY to piece together a full line up.


The group signed with Epic Records and released a full-length album, LVL IV. The album reached No. 153 on the Billboard 200 on the strength of the US hit singles "Let Me Out" (#6 Mainstream Rock, No. 32 Modern Rock Charts ) and "Everyday" (#30 Mainstream Rock). The group toured with groups such as Shinedown, Seether, Crossfade, Chevelle, Alter Bridge, Velvet Revolver, Scott Weiland, Helmet, Strata, as well as being a co-headliner of the Sno-Core tour. F.L.O.W. toured extensively from 2004 – 2009.


Taylor's former label mate, Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, is a constant supporter and has compared Taylor's vocals to a “modern day Kurt Cobain.” More recently, Chester Bennington of Linkin Park and Stone Temple Pilots has also given nods to Taylor's vocal stylings.


In the summer of 2009, Future Leaders of the World relocated to New Orleans, LA. This relocation quickly caused the downfall and rebirth of F.L.O.W. "New Orleans is where the band fell apart; it just felt like God was calling me to come back and pick up the pieces, to start over," said Taylor. “It has always been a place of inspiration for me, and we've always had great support for F.L.O.W. in the gulf coast and south," Taylor continued.


Later in 2009, Future Leaders of the World were back on the scene touring the states. They marked this in the release of the Delirium EP with 3 tracks from the forthcoming full-length album entitled Reveal, as well as an acoustic version of "Let Me Out." In 2010, F.L.O.W. released another album entitled, Bootlegs & B-sides.


Future Leaders of the World's forthcoming full-length, Reveal, was released in Spring 2015 self produced by Phil Taylor, and featured radio single, “Live Again.” The album inspired tours across the United States, as well as FLOW's first visit and official release in Japan through Grindhouse/Tower Records which was very well received as stock of the album sold out in less than one month in Tokyo and Osaka stores.


In December 2015, Taylor teamed up with 2 time Grammy nominated producer Robert Venable in Nashville, TN at OFF The Wall Studios to begin recording on a new EP entitled, “RISE.” The album which features world renowned percussionist Lester Estelle(Pillar, Kelly Clarkson) was completed in Port Of Spain, Trinidad at Random Design Studios with Engineer Maarten Manmohan. The album is set for June 2017 release with tour dates and lead-off single from the EP, “RISE,” beginning the same month.
Oceans Between us
Oceans Between us
Ex-members of Once Great Empire and Minus the Murderer fed up with the same old shit, going back to our roots to make music fun again!
Maximus
Maximus
Venue Information:
Outland Ballroom
324 South Ave
Springfield, MO, 65806