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Interview:
New Found Glory pleased with career longevity
 

By GARY GRAFF
@GraffonMusic

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According to New Found Glory drummer Cyrus Bolooki, there's no shortage of bro love on the group's current tour with Alkaline Trio and H2o

"We tell the crowd every night about how we actually toured with Alkaline Trio in 1999, with Saves The Day, too, when all three of us were opening for a band called Face To Face," says Bolooki, 33, who co-founded the alt.rock group 17 years ago in Coral Springs. Fla. "So we've known these guys 13-plus years, and we've all watched each other grow from baby bands to where we are now.

"So one of the cool things about this tour is you have three bands that have been around 15-plus years, almost 20. Each band's got staying power, and we've been around long enough to have bands that credit us for the reasons why they started, and some bands that have even named themselves after our songs. It's a nice testament to what we've all done.

New Found Glory is still doing, of course. The group released a concert album, "Kill It Live," in October that contains three new studio tracks -- including the single "Connect the Dots" -- and Bolooki expects the project to indeed be a connecting point to the band's next proper album.

"I guarantee that some time in this next year we will go into the studio and do a new record, but we're not going to rush in there in January or anything like that," the drummer explains. "We had never really released a live album, but it's something we've always wanted to do. A lot of our favorite bands have done it, but we wanted to make sure we did it all on our own terms, which we did -- the venue, the label, you name it, all the details were our own.

"And then with the three new songs we just wanted to give people a little bonus. It's 17 tracks that kind of span our entire catalog and then the three new songs. So it's a great thing for anyone who`s a fan of the band, and for people who never heard of us before it's a great introduction to the music and the energy we bring to a live show."

New Found Glory, Alkaline Trio and H2o perform Friday, Nov. 15, at the Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward Ave. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 and $25. Call 313-961-5450 or visit www.livenation.com.

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