I'll be speaking with Jordan Pundik of New Found Glory again tomorrow at the Hawthorne Theater in Portland, OR as part of the band's Sticks and Stones 10th Anniversary Tour. You can read the last interview I did with Jordan here, as well as include any questions you have this time around in the replies.
At Friday's show in Milwaukee, New Found Glory announced that their live album will be released in October and that it will include three new songs. They also hinted at a 10 year Catalyst tour as well.
State Champs have begun working on their full-length debut. The album will be co-produced by New Found Glory's Steve Klein and engineered by Sam Pura at The Panda Studios in Freemont, CA. It's due out in the late summer/early fall 2013.
Chad Gilbert of New Found Glory was shocked by a microphone on stage last night, which caused him to collapse and be taken to a hospital. He has now been released from the hospital and cleared as "all good."
The tracklisting for New Found Glory's Ramones cover EP, Mania, is below. The limited edition 12" with an etched B-side will be released on Record Store Day (April 20th), while digital downloads will be available on April 23rd via Bridge Nine/Violently Happy Records.
01) I Wanna Be Sedated
02) Rockaway Beach
03) Rock N Roll High School
04) Do You Remember Rock N Roll Radio
05) Judy Is A Punk
06) The KKK Took My Baby Away
New Found Glory's tour date that was supposed to take place last fall was postponed due to Hurricane Sandy. Now, Red Bull Noise Complaint has teamed up with the band to reschedule the date for Feb. 22nd in Atlantic City and $1 per ticket will donated to the relief fund. Press release is in the replies.
Ducat King is giving away 1 pair of tickets per night to the sold out New Found GlorySticks and Stones 10th Anniversary Tour shows at Irving Plaza in NYC, The Social in Orlando, and Paradise in Boston. To enter for your chance to win, follow Ducat King on twitter here and tweet at them your favorite lyric from Sticks and Stones. Winners will be chosen at random and selected by Tuesday December 6th.
Update: Just so that no one is confused - the band isn't going on hiatus. They just won't be doing any big tours in 2013, but you can still expect some cool things from the band throughout the year. - DB
Shai Hulud will be releasing the band's new album, Reach Beyond the Sun, on February 19th, 2013. New music and pre-orders will be available on December 10th and you can listen to a teaser in the replies. Chad Gilbert of New Found Glory produced the record and also reprises his former role with the band by being the vocalist for the record.
A fan has written in that Chad Gilbert of New Found Glory claimed during last night's "Road to Warped UK" show at Nottingham Rock City that the "Warped UK festival in London is a tester," and "if it is well received then Vans will set up a full Warped Tour UK leg in 2013 in major cities around the country."
New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert has partnered with Bridge Nine Records to form Violently Happy Records. The inaugural release will be Candy Hearts' The Best Ways to Disappear EP, which comes out November 6th on digital, CD and vinyl. Read a message from Gilbert in the replies.
Chad Gilbert not only helped record the new Shai Hulud record, he also recorded the vocals for it. It should be noted that Gilbert has not rejoined the band. A message from guitarist Matt Fox can be read below.