It is really hard for me to express this without sounding like the biggest fan girl ever, but here goes nothing. I’ve been dying to see New Found Glory all my life and tonight was the night that I get to experience them five feet(give or take a few feet) live at the historic Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey. They are touring in support of their latest covers album entitled “From The Screen To Your Stereo 3” via Hopeless Records. They brought out their brand new label mates Doll Skin with them on this run!
Doll Skin is a band I’m looking forward to seeing what they have in store. They have such amazing, sexy voices with harmony and with attitude. Based on their stage presence and energy, it’s plain to see why Hopeless Records picked them up. I’m looking forward to hearing more from this band in the future. New Found Glory is next to take the stage.
With boundless energy and fun, the moment had arrived as the memorable guitar riffs and lights went off as New Found Glory took us back to the Rocky movie series with their incredible cover of “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor. They took this already classic song, put the patented New Found Glory spin on it and got the crowd absolutely amped up. Then they took us back to 2003 when times were innocent(relatively speaking) with their pop punk anthem “Understatement”.
New Found Glory is brilliant in every sense of the word. They combine anthems of their hits and have the innate ability to make sure every audience member from the front to the very back is completely engaged into their performance. They also had a three song encore with their amazing cover of “The Power of Love” by Huey Lewis & The News, and their favorites “The Story So Far” and “My Friends Over You”, which people can remember back in the day on MTV’s Total Request Live. It is plain to see why they’ve been doing this for over 20 years. Their energy is contagious and their songs are an epidemic, they’re so catchy.
The setlist from New Found Glory live at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey can be found here.
Fans can find New Found Glory at the following tour stops:
Thu. 6/27- The Union Event Center in Salt Lake City, Utah
Sat. 6/29- The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall in Berkeley, California
Sun. 6/30- House of Blues in Anaheim, California
Tue. 7/2- The Belasco Theater in Los Angeles, California
Wed. 7/3- House of Blues in San Diego, California
Fri. 7/5- House of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada
Sat. 7/6- The Van Buren in Phoenix, Arizona
Mon. 7/8- Gas Monkey Bar N Grill in Dallas, Texas
Tue. 7/9- Emo’s in Austin, Texas
Wed. 7/10- House of Blues in Houston, Texas
Thu. 7/11- House of Blues in New Orleans, Louisiana
Sat. 7/13- House of Blues in Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Sun. 7/14- Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Mon. 7/15- 97X Shindig in St. Petersburg, Florida
Fri. 8/16- Sideouts Bar & Eatery in Island Lake, Illinois
For tickets and further information, click here.
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- Photo Credit: Kim Casper at Garden State Band Connection