New Found Glory Announces ‘Home for the Holidays’ Live Stream Gig 12/18, Shares New Song ‘December’s Here’

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Pop-punk vets New Found Glory have kept plenty busy this year, even as the COVID-19 pandemic forced the band (which spends a significant part of any year on the road) to scrap tour plans.

NFG has hosted a handful of live stream gigs as a means of keeping active, playing fan-friendly sets and full-album anniversary celebrations in addition to celebrating the June 2020 release of their new studio album.

The latest streaming gig will be Home for the Holidays with New Found Glory, scheduled for Friday, Dec. 18, a show that promises to be as festive as fans might hope:

The special will feature 10 original holiday songs, 7 of them are brand spankin’ new premiering for the first time! That’s right, you’ve never heard them before! Plus re-recordings of “Nothing For Christmas”, “Snow”, and the Nothing Gold Can Stay classic “It Never Snows in Florida” all re-imagined for the holiday season! The night will be filled with skits, interviews, baking, special guests and more!

In addition to the announcement, New Found Glory shared a new track, “December’s Here,” which packs a little hope into this final month of what’s been a tough year for everybody:

Tickets for the live stream special start at $15 and a number of festive merchandise bundles are also available. Click here for more on that.

As for the band’s new album, Forever + Ever X Infinity, the album is effective in throwing back to the familiar, which NFG does throughout this record. That familiarity is what gives it so much life, even if such a concerted effort to “recapture the past” does so at the expense of furthering the slight experimentation that was peppered in to 2017’s Makes Me Sick. 

Over the years, the band has moved out of its pop/punk comfort zone, both with 2005’s Coming Home and 2017’s Makes Me Sick — often returning to its tried-and-true sound in later records. That’s probably how they’ve managed to stick around as long as they have, finding ways to keep things fresh every now and then, while staying true to what put them on the map in the first place.

Ten albums in, that’s what New Found Glory is: A reliable, familiar friend who’s there for you when you need it most, eager to reconnect and fire up a conversation about the good old days.


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