New Found Glory and Trash Boat: Show Review and Gallery

IMG_6921Friday night was the official start of my weekend off and I was lucky enough to spend it at New Found Glory’s 20 Years of Pop Punk Tour. I fully appreciate and love NFG, and I had never seen them live before, so going to their sold out Cincinnati show and hearing them play through the entirety of their “Sticks and Stones” and “Catalyst” albums (27 songs!) was amazing. But to be candid, I was really there to see Trash Boat.

The UK pop punk five piece is my favorite band, and this New Found Glory tour spot they landed is their first US tour. Last year, their first full-length album “Nothing I Write You Can Change What You’ve Been Through” was released and I can honestly say it really affected me. The gorgeous guitar tones and heavy drums combined with honest lyrics and frontman Tobi Duncan’s singing/yelling more-punk-than-pop vocal style just really punches you in the gut.  At the show on Friday they played seven songs from the LP and also “Perspective” from their EP “Brainwork.” The band did a great job riling up the huge crowd, and played through each song tirelessly, jumping around and putting everything they had into every song. Tobi’s interaction with the crowd was humble and kind, and I thought he did a good job of forming a good impression of the band on audience members who’d never heard Trash Boat before. I sang along to every song and it was probably one of the best concerts of my life so far.

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After the show, I got to briefly meet Tobi at the merch table. I’m usually nervous about meeting people I look up to because sometimes their egos/attitudes can be really disappointing, but that wasn’t the case with Tobi. I told him how much I appreciated their record and that they’re my favorite band, and he was really gracious and kind and took the time to listen to me and not make me feel awkward, and he thanked me for what I said. Usually going to shows and writing about them is my job, but I would’ve been there Friday even if Manifesto of Sound didn’t exist. If you’ve never listened to Trash Boat, stop reading this and do it right now. You can check out the pictures of NFG and Trash Boat below, and if your town isn’t sold out, you can still make it to a show at one of these dates:

Apr 11 Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL Sold Out
Apr 12 Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL Sold Out
Apr 13 Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL Sold Out
Apr 14 Delmar Hall Saint Louis, MO Sold Out
Apr 15 Granada Theatre Lawrence, KS
Apr 17 Marquis Theater Denver, CO Sold Out
Apr 18 Marquis Theater Denver, CO Sold Out
Apr 18 Moon Room (NFG Emo Night Brooklyn Afterparty) Denver, CO
Apr 19 Marquis Theater Denver, CO Sold Out
Apr 21 The Observatory Santa Ana, CA Sold Out
Apr 22 The Observatory Santa Ana, CA Sold Out
Apr 22 Constellation Room (NFG Emo Night Brooklyn Afterparty) Santa Ana, CA
Apr 23 House of Blues Las Vegas, NV
Apr 23 House of Blues (NFG Emo Night Brooklyn Afterparty)
Apr 25 Slim’s San Francisco, CA Sold Out
Apr 26 Slim’s San Francisco, CA Sold Out
Apr 27 Slim’s San Francisco, CA Sold Out
Apr 28 Troubadour West Hollywood, CA Sold Out
Apr 29 Troubadour West Hollywood, CA Sold Out
Apr 30 Troubadour West Hollywood, CA Sold Out
May 02 Nile Theater Mesa, AZ Sold Out
May 04 Mohawk Austin, TX
May 05 The Door Dallas, TX
May 05 The Door (NFG Emo Night Brooklyn Afterparty) Dallas, TX Sold Out
May 06 The Mohawk Austin, TX Sold Out
May 06 Barracuda (NFG Emo Night Brooklyn Afterparty) Austin, TX
May 08 The Social Orlando, FL Sold Out
May 09 The Social Orlando, FL Sold Out
May 10 The Social Orlando, FL Sold Out
May 12 Revolution Live Fort Lauderdale, FL
May 12 Revolution (NFG Emo Night Brooklyn Afterparty) Fort Lauderdale, FL
May 14 House of Blues Orlando Lake Buena Vista, FL
May 15 Masquerade Atlanta, GA
May 17 Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, NC
May 18 Exit/In Nashville, TN Sold Out

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One Response to New Found Glory and Trash Boat: Show Review and Gallery

  1. Stuart says:

    A really honest, emotional and humbling review. Brilliant !
    Listen to Trash Boat, your life will be better 👍🤞🏻

    Like

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