The morning of a New Found Glory concert, feel free to skip your coffee or Red Bull -- you'll get all the energy you need once the Florida-bred punk rockers take the stage. Since bursting onto the scene almost two decades ago, they've been giving punk contemporaries like Green Day and Blink-182 -- both of whom they've supported on tour -- a run for their money as one of the genre's most influential acts. They continue to live up to that reputation with show-stopping live performances packed with hits from the early '00s and recent jams off their 2014 album Resurrection. Frontman Jordan Pundik riles up the crowd with catchy choruses, inviting ticket buyers to revel in his spectacle as the band plows ahead at full steam. Some things never change -- mosh pits and crowd surfing are still staples at New Found Glory's live shows, creating an adrenaline-filled atmosphere that perfectly suits the band's epic catalog of shout-along anthems.
New Found Glory was formed in 1997 in Coral Springs, FL by singer Jordan Pundik, guitarists Steve Klein and Chad Gilbert, bassist Ian Grushka, and drummer Cyrus Bolooki. Their debut EP, 1997's It's All About The Girls, introduced them to an enthusiastic underground fanbase and landed them a deal with Drive-Thru Records. In 1999 they released their debut full-length album Nothing Gold Can Stay, which spawned the hit single "Hit Or Miss" and peaked at No. 15 on the US Modern Rock Chart. They followed up in 2000 with a self-titled sophomore album that reached No. 1 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart and spent 21 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart. Their third and fourth albums -- 2002's Sticks And Stones and 2004's Catalyst -- peaked at No. 3 and No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart and were certified gold by the RIAA. The band has been playing as a quartet since guitarist Steve Klein left the band in 2013, but they still rock as hard as ever on their must-see tours.