The USO will send rock band New Found Glory to meet with service members at Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii Aug. 14. On their first USO tour, band members will visit with troops, sign autographs and tour the base.
A Florida-based rock band, New Found Glory launched their musical career in 1997. They are best known for their unique blend of rock, punk and pop. In 1998, New Found Glory signed a contract with Drive-Thru Records, releasing their debut album “Nothing Gold Can Stay” and “From the Screen to Your Stereo.” Following these releases, New Found Glory received the 1998 Slammie Award.
In 2000, MCA and Drive-Thru teamed up with New Found Glory to release the band’s highly successful, self-titled album that spawned such hits as “Hit or Miss.” In 2002, the band released their fourth album “Sticks and Stones,” which debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at #4, with more than 90,000 copies sold the first week.
The USO Celebrity Entertainment Program continues to boost morale for America’s service men and women, bringing a touch of home through music laughter and personal outreach. USO tours this year have brought celebrities to such locations as Baghdad, Kuwait, Korea, Cuba, Greenland, Italy and several stateside locations in the USO’s revived stateside tour program.