Pop punk legends New Found Glory have shared a new single and music video ‘Get Me Home,’ off of their upcoming acoustic album ‘Make The Most Of It.’ The track is raw, direct, and realistic – despite what plans you have for the future there are problems that might arise to change the course of those plans.
Something guitarist Chad Gilbert knows all too well. “Major surgery, battling cancer, and pleading with the doctors and surgeons to do all in their power to get you home and back to the future you’ve always hoped for. [‘Get Me Home’ is] heavy stuff but wrapped into one big sing-along.”
New Found Glory recently announced their new acoustic album, ‘Make The Most Of It,’ out January 20 via Revelation Records. The album features seven brand new tracks written in the wake of Gilbert’s cancer diagnosis – including ‘Get Me Home,’ and lead single ‘Dream Born Again,’ alongside seven live acoustic versions of fan favorites. ‘Make The Most Of It’ is a rumination on what it means to grieve, to live, to approach every day with appreciation and a sense of fulfillment.
“I didn’t want this to be the ‘cancer record’ originally,” Gilbert admits. “But when we went on tour and people started hearing the story and connecting to it, I gave up on trying to control the narrative. Not all bands are dealt these cards, but we were. Let’s take these songs and help the disease get awareness and raise money for a cause that’s working on education and research for my rare cancer.”
A percentage of proceeds from ‘Make The Most Of It’ will go to The Pheo Para Alliance, the longest-standing internationally recognized leader in advocacy for, and awareness of, pheochromocytoma.
“Even though the songs are sadder, they’re still hopeful,” Gilbert says. “You hear so much online about mental health and fear and anxiety. I feel proud that we can release an album with joy and honesty in a way that will hopefully make people less fearful of life. A lot of times we punish ourselves for things that might never happen. I’m going through something that did happen, but doing it with hope and joy and a greater appreciation.”
New Found Glory have also announced the Make The Most Of It Acoustic Tour. The tour kicks off in January in St. Louis, Missouri, and makes stops across the country at unique, primarily seated venues before concluding in March in Miami Beach, Florida, with special guest Leanna Firestone making appearances on all dates as well. VIP pre-sale tickets are on sale now at www.nfg.shofetti.com.
Make The Most Of It Tour Dates:
January 28 – St. Louis, Missouri – Delmar Hall
January 29 – Omaha, Nebraska – Slowdown
January 31 – San Antonio, Texas – Aztec Theatre
February 2 – Phoenix, Arizona – Celebrity Theatre
February 4 – Garden Grove, California – Garden Amp
February 5 – San Francisco, California – August Hall
February 7 – Seattle, Washington – Neptune Theatre
February 8 – Portland, Oregon – Aladdin Theater
February 10 – Salt Lake City, Utah – The Depot
February 11 – Denver, Colorado – The Oriental Theater
March 10 – Franklin, Tennesee – The Franklin Theatre
March 11 – Chicago, Illinois – Thalia Hall
March 12 – Pontiac, Michigan – Flagstar Strand Theatre
March 14 – Glenside, Pennsylvania – Keswick Theatre
March 15 – Washington, DC – Sixth and I
March 16 – Somerville, Massachusets – Somerville Theatre
March 17 – Red Bank, New Jersey – Count Basie Center For The Arts
March 18 – New York, New York – The Town Hall
March 20 – Graham, North Carolina – Haw River Ballroom
March 21 – Atlanta, Georgia – Center Stage
March 22 – Orlando, Florida – The Plaza Live
March 23 – Miami Beach, Florida – Miami Beach Bandshell