Win Tickets ($54): New Found Glory @ Crystal Ballroom | w/ Bayside, The Movielife, Pop Punk

We are giving away a pair of tickets to New Found Glory @ Crystal Ballroomon June 12. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, April 23 .


From our sponsors:
New Found Glory
w/ Bayside, The Movielife
William Ryan Key
June 12, 2018
6 p.m. Doors, Show 7 p.m. | $22.50 advance, $27 day of show | All Ages
More info:

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St. Oregon 97209

New Found Glory is a pop punk band originally from South Florida. Formed in 1997 and consisting of Jordan Pundik as lead vocalist, Chad Gilbert on guitar, Ian Grushka on bass, and Cyrus Bolooki on drums, New Found Glory has sold millions of records and played thousands of shows all over the world.

“I can’t believe this is my life. I’m pretty vacant all the time.”

First things first: Vacancy isn’t a breakup album.

Although this collection of songs was born out of the loss of a relationship, that experience launched Bayside frontman Anthony Raneri on a mission of reflection and self-examination that makes the band’s seventh full-length a case study in acceptance. “I wanted this record to be more about what’s happening to me as opposed to having it be all about a disintegrating relationship,” he explains. “When I was writing this record I felt like a transient and I think writing Vacancy really helped me work through an experience that I had never prepared for, let alone planned on.”

Raneri is referring specifically to the fact that he left the security of Queens to move to Tennessee for two years with his former wife and their child to make some investments and open a business. However soon afterward he was informed that she didn’t want to return to Raneri’s longtime home and mounting domestic tension eventually lead to the couple splitting up. “I came here thinking it was a very temporary stopover and eventually decided I had to stay here so I could be close to my daughter and that hit me really hard,” he explains. “I was living in an apartment in Franklin and I was calling it the Franklin Hotel because I didn’t know how long I was going to be here. I didn’t unpack, I didn’t hang anything on the walls. I didn’t know what I was supposed to do with myself.”

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15 Responses to Win Tickets ($54): New Found Glory @ Crystal Ballroom | w/ Bayside, The Movielife, Pop Punk

  1. Jazz Heying March 20, 2018 at 12:19 pm #

    Been listening to NFG for over a decade. They got me through my emotional teenage times. Would love to see them live!

  2. chris March 20, 2018 at 12:51 pm #

    wow I have seen all of these guys live but it has been a minute.

  3. Shauna March 20, 2018 at 2:27 pm #

    New Found Glory was my favorite band when I was 13! This show is the day after my birthday, and my preteen angsty inner self needs to hear Catalyst live. I’m flipping out just thinking about it.

  4. Collin Foster March 20, 2018 at 5:06 pm #

    I’ve seen a lot of punk bands but these guys have always been a little too poppy for my taste. Now I’m old, perhaps my tastes have gotten softer, but I feel I need to see these bands

  5. David March 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm #

    I first listened to them when I was 14, I’m ready to hear then again now!

  6. Jamie Wilmarth March 21, 2018 at 7:49 am #

    One of my first loves! I’d love to take my sister to this with me as we both were huge fans since high school!

  7. Elena March 21, 2018 at 10:15 am #

    This would be the perfect way to spend my birthday! New Found Glory never disappoints.

  8. Marie Fisher March 21, 2018 at 11:27 am #

    Love New Found Glory! What a way to kick off the summer music season!

  9. Ximena C. March 22, 2018 at 1:45 pm #

    Memories from my teens!! I still llove and listen to all the bands and remember seeing some of them at Vans Warped Tour in Houston, TX!!

  10. Julie W March 22, 2018 at 1:51 pm #

    Super excited for this show. Counting down the days!!

  11. Danielle Tamiesie March 22, 2018 at 3:05 pm #

    attending would be a total nostalgia mind bomb for my inner middle schooler!

  12. Dave G. March 24, 2018 at 12:27 am #

    Send an Ole Lost Sole to New Found Glory!

  13. Bethany Isaacson March 25, 2018 at 8:28 am #

    This band was one of my favorites in high school! Pick me!

  14. molli taylor March 26, 2018 at 1:09 pm #

    i remember when nfg FIRST dropped their first album, i was super inspired. a friend brought it over and i just felt it so hard.

  15. Korey April 5, 2018 at 6:01 pm #

    High school flashback!

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