New Found Glory to Mark 20th Anniversary of 2000 Self-Titled Debut LP with Live Stream Gig 9/26

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Rock Cellar Magazine

20 years ago this month, New Found Glory released its self-titled debut album via Drive-Thru Records.

Very much a snapshot of the burgeoning pop-punk scene at the time, the album put NFG on the map, setting the groundwork for the years of tireless touring and recorded output that has made the group the pop-punk icons they are today, even two decades removed from their start.

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Led by the single “Hit or Miss,” the self-titled album fueled the band’s frequent appearances on the Vans Warped Tour and before long, they were major players in the punk community.

In normal circumstances, New Found Glory would have spent much of 2020 on the road touring, and those plans apparently included a special fall tour commemorating the 20th anniversary of their self-titled debut. The COVID-19 pandemic having ruined all of that, the band will instead play a live stream gig on Sept. 26, performing the album in its entirety as well as a host of other songs on the 20th anniversary — to the day — of the album’s original release.

The news was announced on Tuesday:

New Found Glory are no strangers to live stream concerts, having recently staged one at a private studio to celebrate the release of their new record, Forever + Ever x Infinity, a back-to-basics shot of punk-fueled energy, which was released on June 18.

The corresponding live stream gig saw the group — vocalist Jordan Pundik, guitarist Chad Gilbert, bassist Ian Grushka and drummer Cyrus Bolooki — play 40 songs from throughout their career, and while this newly-announced live stream for the self-titled album might not feature as many songs, it’ll definitely find them playing more than just the album itself.

For more on the live stream and anniversary activities, click here. Stream the album below, via Spotify.

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