At the sold out show at Tipitina’s, New Found Glory played their hearts and lungs out. Lead singer Jordan Pundik, three weeks removed from breaking his leg on stage in four places, never even canceled a single show on the twenty-five city tour, and it never stopped him from engaging the crowd, jumping up and down in a boot, and bringing the house down. There was crowd surfing, jumping, clapping, bouncers carrying out rowdy mosh-ers, and every song word-for-word sung along.
The title of their newest album which they are touring on, Resurrection, which came after eight studio albums and eighteen years of being together (founded in Coral Springs, FL/1997), fits the remarkable feat of still being relevant, still selling out shows, and still performing beyond an optimal level. New Orleans was the second to last stop on the Sleep When I Die Tour, and they did not seem tired or lethargic at all. They performed nineteen tracks, including a cover of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman.” New Found Glory performed five songs from their new album, which the crowd unlike many shows where some fans only know the hits…still knew every word. They covered their classics from their early beginnings like “Hit Or Miss,” “Ballad For The Lost Romantics,” “Dressed To Kill,” and “Head On Collision.” They closed with an encore of their biggest hits “My Friends Over You,” “The Story So Far,” and finally closed with “All Downhill From Here.” The concert rocked the historic New Orleans venue to the core.