A couple of months and cryptic messages later, New Found Glory has finally confirmed the title and release date for their upcoming new album. On Wednesday (Jan. 25), the Florida-founded band announced that their ninth studio album will be titled Makes Me Sick. The new record is set to be released on April 28 through Hopeless Records.
"Lyrically, this album looks at our culture and where we’re at—even in ourselves. We live in a place where people, ourselves included, spend so much time pointing the finger at others. They point at everything else they want to fix with the world, but they never really point at themselves," guitarist Chad Gilbert explained to Alternative Press in a recent interview.
"This album is more vulnerable, but it's a different kind of vulnerability and honesty than our other records. Musically, we've found this sort of freedom because of our fans and their loyalty to us over the years. We use this juxtaposition between our most accountable lyrics and our most fun music."
In addition to the new album confirmation, and teaser of what to expect, the band has also announced that the first single off the record will be titled, "Happy Being Miserable." According to the band's social media accounts, the music video for the track will premiere on Thursday, Feb. 16. On their official Twitter, the group posted an image from the set of the video which featured a table with four chairs, four pies, and a sign reading "New Found Glory Bake Off & Pie Eat."
Makes Me Sick will be the follow-up to the group's 2014 release, Resurrection. Back in 2015, they re-released the album as Resurrection: Ascension which featured two new studio tracks, two reworked tracks including a newer (but not better) version of "Vicious Love," and three acoustic tracks.
In December of 2016, New Found Glory announced plans to hit the road in the spring of 2017 to celebrate their 20th anniversary. Titled the "20 Years of Pop-Punk" tour, the North American leg of the trek will kick off on March 22 at the Soundstage in Baltimore and wrap up a month and a half later on May 12 at Revolution Live in Ft. Lauderdale. During the excursion, the band will play select albums in full. Those records include everything from 1999’s Nothing Gold Can Stay to 2009’s Not Without A Fight. The full list of tour dates can be found below.
New Found Glory's 20 Years of Pop-Punk Tour:
March 22 - Baltimore, Md. - Soundstage
March 23 - Philadelphia, Pa. - Union Transfer
March 24 - Philadelphia, Pa. - Union Transfer
March 25 - Asbury Park, N.J. - Stone Pony
March 26 - Asbury Park, N.J. - Stone Pony
March 30 - Boston, Mass. - Paradise Rock Club
March 31 - Boston, Mass. - Paradise Rock Club
April 1 - New York, N.Y. -Irving Plaza
April 2 - New York, N.Y. - Irving Plaza
April 4 - Cleveland, Ohio - Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
April 5 - Cleveland, Ohio - Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
April 7 - Cincinnati, Ohio - Bogart's
April 8 - Detroit, Mich. - Magic Stick
April 9 - Detroit, Mich. - Magic Stick
April 11 - Chicago, Ill. - Bottom Lounge
April 12 - Chicago, Ill. - Bottom Lounge
April 13 - Chicago, Ill. - Bottom Lounge
April 14 - St. Louis, Mo. - Delmar Hall
April 15 - Lawrence, Ks. - Granada Theatre
April 17 - Denver, Colo. - Marquis Theater
April 18 - Denver, Colo. - Marquis Theater
April 19 - Denver, Colo. - Marquis Theater
April 21 - Santa Ana, Calif. - The Observatory
April 22 - Santa Ana, Calif. - The Observatory
April 23 - Las Vegas, Nev. - House of Blues
April 25 - San Francisco, Calif. - Slim's
April 26 - San Francisco, Calif. - Slim's
April 28 - West Hollywood, Calif. - Troubador
April 29 - West Hollywood, Calif. - Troubador
April 30 - West Hollywood, Calif. - Troubador
May 2 - Mesa, Ariz. - Nile Theater
May 5 - Dallas, Texas - The Door
May 6 - Austin, Texas - The Mohawk
May 8 - Orlando, Fla. - The Social
May 9 - Orlando, Fla. - The Social
May 10 - Orlando, Fla. - The Social
May 12 - Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. - Revolution Live