New Found Glory: New album, tour for Coral Springs pop-punk heroes

Some good news from Coral Springs pop-punk heroes New Found Glory: The band will release their new album, “Resurrection,” on Oct. 7, with the supporting Glamour Kills Tour coming to Revolution Live in downtown Fort Lauderdale on Oct. 11.

Tickets for the all-ages concert ($21 advance, $25 door), which includes We Are the In Crowd and Fireworks, along with rotating openers Candy Hearts, Red City Radio and Better Off, go on sale 10 a.m. Friday at the Revolution Live box office, LiveNation.com, all Ticketmaster outlets and 800-745-3000.

The new album, on Hopeless Records, is New Found Glory’s eighth studio release since their 1999 full-length debut, “Nothing Gold Can Stay,” which preceded the gold-selling “New Found Glory” album that got them on a bill with blink-182, a Warped Tour slot and an appearance in the movie “American Pie 2.”

In announcing the new album, the band released a video for a single, "Selfless," a bouncing ball of energy propelled by NFG's signature rapid-fire percussion, with Jordan Pundik's high-flying  vocals dancing over the top of it all.    

"Writing as a band now has never felt so easy. We really came together with ideas. We've gone through a lot and figured a lot of things out. This album has been very cathartic for us," said lead guitarist and vocalist Chad Gilbert in a press statement.

 “Resurrection” is the first release since NFG became a quartet with the abrupt departure of founding member Steve Klein. The guitarist has been charged in California with multiple counts of online sexual misconduct with what investigators say were underage girls.  According to pretrial testimony, reported in the San Luis Obispo Tribune, authorities were alerted to Klein’s activities by his then-wife, who had filed for divorce.

In December, the band (Gilbert, Pundik, bassist Ian Grushka and drummer Cyrus Bolooki) posted a message via Facebook:

"It is with heavy hearts that we must let you know that Steve Klein is no longer a part of New Found Glory. We’ve had our differences with Steve over the years that have led us to this decision. We love Steve, however personal differences have guided this decision and we no longer feel we can work with him.”

In March, after charges were filed, the band posted an update:

“Upon our return from Warped Tour Australia, Steve made us aware of possible allegations that might be made against him. At that point, not knowing all the details, we made the decision to part ways in order for him to deal with these personal issues. Us 4 members of New Found Glory have given our entire lives to this band and will continue to do so. We’ve been able to play all over the world for the most amazing fans. We can't wait to get in the studio to make a new album and we can't wait to get back on the road! ...  The future is bright."

The Glamour Kills Tour opens Oct. 2 in San Diego and runs through early November, when NFG will join the Pop Punk’s Not Dead tour opening in Dublin and including stops in England, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany and Italy.  

Info: NewFoundGlory.com, JoinTheRevolution.net, TheGlamourKillsTour.com.    

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