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New Found Glory To Perform At Southwestern April 20; Concert Proceeds Benefit Katrina Victims

New Found Glory, a Florida-based punk-pop band that is known for its enthusiastic live performances, will be the featured band at Southwestern University’s first-ever large act concert April 20.

The concert will begin at 7 p.m. in the Corbin J. Robertson Center.

Last year, Southwestern University students approved a fee increase to bring a large act concert to campus. After Hurricane Katrina hit last fall, students voted to make their first concert a fundraiser to benefit victims of the hurricane.

Tickets for the concert are $8 for students and $12 for the general public. They will be available for online purchase at www.southwestern.edu/studentactivities beginning March 27.

Proceeds from the concert will benefit hurricane-related relief efforts at Caritas of Austin. Caritas has provided low-income families with emergency assistance for basic needs such as rent and utilities since 1964. The organization also teaches families the skills needed to become self-reliant.

Formed in the summer of 1997, New Found Glory is comprised of vocalist Jordan Pundik, guitarists Chad Gilbert and Steve Klein, bassist Ian Grushka and drummer Cyrus Bolooki. The group has released four albums: Nothing Gold Can Stay (1999), New Found Glory (2000), Sticks and Stones (2002) and Catalyst (2004).

Sticks and Stones was the group’s breakthrough album, debuting at number four on the Billboard album chart and selling 91,000 albums in the first week. The album also spawned two hit singles, “My Friends Over You” and “Head on Collision.”

Catalyst proved to be an even bigger success, debuting at number three on the Billboard album chart and selling 146,000 albums in its first week of release. This album included the hit single “All Downhill from Here.”

“We’re so excited,” said Kendall Pace, one of two Southwestern students serving as chairpersons for the concert. “This is a great opportunity for our school to come together to raise money for Katrina victims, and listen to really great music.”