For the past 10 months, New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert has been touting the mature, serious qualities of his band's new album, Coming Home.
And while we can't attest to the music — since we haven't heard the album yet — it's clear that NFG have undergone at least one major growth spurt since the release of 2004's Catalyst: they're officially touring like the big boys now.
On Friday morning (July 28), the band announced a massive 34-date North American tour in support of Coming Home, which hits stores on September 19 (see "New Found Glory Find A Home For New Release — September"). Buzz bands Cartel and the Early November have been tapped as support acts for the trek, which kicks off on October 4 in Cincinnati.
When MTV News spoke to Gilbert last month, he was still putting the finishing touches on the Home album (as well as putting the finishing touches on the actual home he was building with fiancee — and Eisley frontwoman — Sherri DuPree in Tyler, Texas), but he was already gearing up for a massive tour.
"It's going to be totally amazing to take all these new songs out on the road," he said. "We're going to do it big, but with some New Found Glory touches. We'll have some off days and we'd like to do some in-stores and maybe a couple of secret shows."
The video for the first single from Coming Home, "It's Not Your Fault," will make its worldwide debut August 1 on "TRL."
New Found Glory tour dates, according to Geffen Records:
- 10/4 - Cincinnati, OH @ Madison Theatre
- 10/5 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Zoo
- 10/6 - Buffalo @ Club Infinity
- 10/7 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place
- 10/8 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
- 10/10 - Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe
- 10/11 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Theatre
- 10/12 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
- 10/13 - Pontiac, MI @ Clutch Cargo
- 10/14 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
- 10/15 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
- 10/17 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
- 10/18 - Salt Lake City, UT @ In the Venue
- 10/20 - Portland, OR @ Roseland
- 10/21 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
- 10/24 - Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
- 10/25 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
- 10/26 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
- 10/27 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
- 10/28 -Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
- 10/30 - Dallas, TX @ Ridglea Theatre
- 10/31 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
- 11/1 - Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa
- 11/3 - Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
- 11/4 - Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
- 11/6 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
- 11/7 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
- 11/8 - Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
- 11/9 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
- 11/10 - Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues
- 11/11 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
- 11/12 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Electric Factory
- 11/14 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
- 11/15 - Boston, MA @ Avalon