New Found Glory’s “Sleep When I Die” tour hit Minneapolis last night, with an electric line up, sure to bring a sound for everyone to relate to.
Opening the night was Virginia based band, Turnover, whose set opened up the evening with low key but relatable alternative rock songs, creating a strong energy and basis to build off of the rest of the evening.
Following Turnover was California’s own This Wild Life, who performed a series of acoustic tracks, full of passion and excitement. Vocalist/guitarist Kevin Jordan sang every line with conviction and character, bringing the crowd along with him during each song.
Making a turn towards a heavier sound, Maryland based Turnstile kicked off with fury as they introduced into the evening their eclectic style of groovy hardcore. Vocalist Brendan Yates excited the crowd as he moved to and fro from stage left to stage right, making a point to hop down to the barrier and interact with fans during the set.
Closing out the night, New Found Glory took the stage, and the audience erupted in a roar. These pop punk veterans showcased a variety of tunes from all across their discography, playing tracks from the earliest parts of their career to the most recent. As fans sang along, vocalist Jordan Pundik jumped down and sang with fans over the barrier, as bassist Ian Grushka and guitarist Chad Gilbert stood on PA cabs to get as close to the crowd as they could.
It’s safe to say that New Found Glory as well as the opening acts bring a huge variety of music to the “Sleep When I Die” tour, making it accessible and enjoyable for anyone. They packed out Varsity Theater, making it a kick ass evening for everyone who attended.