It looks like New Found Glory — pop punk's reigning goofballs — are growing up. In a new video rife with nature metaphors, NFG get in touch with their collective sensitive side and contemplate the complexities of a relationship gone awry.
"The video for 'I Don't Wanna Know' will be out in November or sometime around there," guitarist Chad Gilbert said. "It's about a relationship. The concept is awesome. It's perfect for getting toward winter."
Directed by video vet Liz Friedlander, noted for similarly somber clips like Blink-182's "Adam's Song" and the Deftones' "Change (In the House of Flies)," the clip is scheduled to begin filming September 20 in Los Angeles and wrap just before NFG head to Japan for three shows with Yellowcard.
"It's top secret. There are surprises. But Liz is doing it, and she's done a bunch of great videos," Gilbert said. "Basically, it's about the relationship and the seasons of the year and how they reflect the relationship."
"It's like a little mini-movie," added frontman Jordan Pundik. "The seasons of love, the cycles of life. It's a short film."
After such a serious endeavor, New Found Glory will probably be in dire need of some good times, which they'll get in the form of a North American jaunt with punk's reigning pranksters, Green Day. The tour kicks off October 19 in Ft. Worth, Texas, and crisscrosses the continent before ending November 24 in San Francisco.
"We're really excited," NFG guitarist Steve Klein said. "They've been one of our favorite bands for a long time. We've been bugging them about this, and it's going to be awesome, because we'll get to see one of our favorite bands every night."
Green Day/New Found Glory/Sugarcult tour dates, according to their publicist:
- 10/19 - Ft. Worth, TX @ Convention Center
- 10/20 - Houston, TX @ Reliant Arena at Reliant Center
- 10/22 - Duluth, GA @ Arena at Gwinnett Center
- 10/23 - Cincinnati, OH @ U.S. Bank Arena
- 10/26 - Hershey, PA @ Giant Center
- 10/28 - Worcester, MA @ Worcester's Centrum Centre
- 10/29 - Philadelphia, PA @ Liacouras Center
- 10/30 - East Rutherford, NJ @ Continental Airlines Arena
- 10/31 - Fairfax, VA @ Patriot Center
- 11/3 - Mississauga, ON @ Arrow Hall
- 11/4 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
- 11/5 - Rochester, NY @ Blue Cross Arena
- 11/6 - Detroit, MI @ Cobo Arena
- 11/12 - Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
- 11/16 - Everett, WA @ Everett Events Center
- 11/17 - Vancouver, BC @ PNE/Pacific Coliseum
- 11/20 - Bakersfield, CA @ Centennial Garden
- 11/21 - San Diego, CA @ Cox Arena
- 11/23 - Long Beach, CA @ Long Beach Arena
- 11/24 - San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium