Hi guys, Mariel from Candy Hearts here. It’s hard to talk about touring with New Found Glory and not sound like such a sap. I’ve followed their career since their very first record when they were A New Found Glory, so to be able to see them through the release of what I think is their best album yet is really special to me. It’s an honor to be able tour with them let alone be able to call them friends. I’m so proud of them all!
The Glamour Kills tour is really a dream come true. It’s only our second tour off of the record we released in June called “All The Ways You Let Me Down” and it’s been amazing to play in front of such accepting new faces. We’ve also never toured as a 5 piece which has been really exciting for us, musically. I feel like we’re covering new ground both musically and personally and making a whole bunch of new friends. It’s just all around the best time.
Not surprisingly, the Glamour Kills tour has been amazing thus far! Tour is jam packed with fabulous, goofy ladies and gents that really know how to rock the house man! A few shows in and I can already tell it’s gonna be a total blast.
Touring with New Found Glory again has been an amazing experience. I think now more then ever, it’s an exciting time for their band with a fantastic new record. Excited for them and the remainder of this traveling rock extravaganza!
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It’s today! Stop by the Square One Mall in Saugus, MA and meet Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low at Zumiez! The FREE meet & greet goes from 1-3pm and it’s limited to the first 300 people, so get there early!
The first day of this tour was like walking into a friend reunion, if that sort of thing exists. It was refreshing to start a tour with bands you’ve already met. I love that. It’s only five days in and I can already tell this will be one to remember.
I feel lucky enough to tour the U.S. with New Found Glory but to experience this new record cycle with them is a whole different story. This band has a huge influence on the music we play and I know some of the guys in our band wouldn’t have picked up a guitar if it wasn’t for NFG. But this new journey of theirs is really inspiring. In a new beginning type of way. You rarely see the “come back” of a band done this well and so naturally. And so I’m inspired as a fellow musician to see this drive in person every night. You’ll know exactly what I mean if you see this show.
The crowd has an awesome energy on this tour too. It’s no surprise to us that the majority of these long time NFG fans have no idea who we are or what we’re about and I love that. It creates this healthy challenge for myself personally to try to connect to those people every night. If I can get one skeptical person with their arms crossed to uncross their arms and pay attention for even one song, I’m one step closer to reaching my goal. But that’s not the awesome part i’m talking about. The awesome part is seeing this crowd full off all different types of people (whether they’ve known our band since day one or it’s their first times for seeing us), come together for each bands set and have genuine fun. It never feels like anyone is “too good” for anyone. Honestly, It’s what a show should be. It’s amazing. I expect to come back from this tour with closer friends and incredible memories. I can’t wait to see what the rest of it unfolds.