Pop punk is still not dead, and NEW FOUND GLORY is making sure you know it with the announcement of the band's co-headlining tour with SIMPLE PLAN this summer. The "Pop Punk's Still Not Dead Tour" will kick off in St. Petersburg, Florida on May 29 and travel to cities throughout the U.S. with support from special guests KNUCKLE PUCK. Presale tickets and VIP packages are available now at stillnotdead.shofetti.com. All additional tickets go on sale Friday, February 14 at 12 p.m. local time.
May 29 - St. Petersburg, FL - Jannus Live!
May 31 - Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theatre
June 02 - Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore
June 03 - New York, NY - Rooftop at Pier 17
June 07 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
June 09 - Pittsburgh, PA - Roxian Theatre
June 10 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Ballroom
June 12 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
June 13 - Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall
June 14 - Minneapolis, MN - The Fillmore
June 16 - Denver, CO - Mission Ballroom
June 17 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
June 19 - Seattle, WA - Showbox Sodo
June 20 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
June 21 - Berkeley, CA - UC Theater
June 23 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
June 25 - Phoenix, AZ - Marquee Theatre
June 27 - Dallas, TX - South Side Ballroom
June 28 - Austin, TX - Stubb's
Yesterday, NEW FOUND GLORY announced that it will release its tenth studio album, "Forever + Ever x Infinity", on May 29 via Hopeless Records. The band has put together a quintessential record, supremely catchy with sing-along anthems, trademark breakdowns, and sweetly poignant lyrics.
"This is the record our fans have been waiting for us to make," guitarist Chad Gilbert says. "The old now feels new and fresh. It was a blast finding ourselves again."
Fans can check out the first taste of new music from the pop-punk legends with "Greatest Of All Time". This song dives beyond the surface and into the depths of love, rolling through ups and downs, and riding through the fear to keep going through failure. Lines like "I think we are what we've been waiting for" tug at the heartstrings of anyone that has struggled, worked, and made it out the other side. NEW FOUND GLORY has always been about this; life will be difficult, but these difficulties make us into stronger, bolder people, and celebrating the triumphs in life make it all worth it.
Combining punk, hardcore, and post-hardcore with emotional lyrics and melody is nothing new for the band that epitomizes heartfelt optimism with DIY work-ethic and spirit. But never has this been more evident than this 15-song barn burner of a record. Set at a blistering pace, songs like "Shook By Your Shaved Head" and "Nothing To Say" rip the listener out of their monotonous day-to-day and drain away all the pressure and self-doubt that manifests inside. When frontman Jordan Pundik sings, "You've gotta take your life back. You've got so much more to give. That's what I say to myself when I feel like giving into the shame I feel. Won't let it keep me standing still," you can't help jumping up, throwing a fist in the air, and singing the words out at the top of your lungs. This is what NEW FOUND GLORY has always been about — inspiring people to not be afraid of the odds, to lift each other up, and get up again.
After more than 20 yars of being a band, ten studio albums, one live album, two EPs, and four cover albums, NEW FOUND GLORY's ethos has never wavered; they always strive to be the friend you always need and who always understands you. With "Forever + Ever x Infinity", the band created an album that is 100 precent NEW FOUND GLORY.
NEW FOUND GLORY is Jordan Pundik (lead vocals), Chad Gilbert (guitar), Ian Grushka (bass guitar) and Cyrus Bolooki (drums).
Photo credit: Acacia Evans