New Found Glory to Headline Show in Memory of Florida School Shooting Victims

New Found Glory in concert at The Academy, Manchester. Photo by John Gilleese/REX/Shutterstock (9100503i)

Pop-Punk veterans New Found Glory are set to headline a show to benefit victims of the mass school shooting at the Majory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL last month.

The show is set to take place on May 16 at Pompano Beach, FL and will also feature performances from former Yellowcard singer Ryan Key, as well as Dashboard Confessional frontman Chris Carrabba.

All proceeds from the show will go towards the official Broward Education Foundation Victims Fund, which has thus far raised $2.6 million out of its $3 million goal over the past two weeks.

NFG wrote in a statement: “The members of New Found Glory would like to start by saying this is a statement that we wish we never had to write in the first place. Our hearts are broken, and we cannot imagine the pain the victims’ families, friends, students, teachers, and anyone else impacted by the recent tragedy at MSD must be feeling.

“While we feel there are no words that we can say or do to fix this in any way, we wish to let you know that our hearts are heavy with the pain that this event has caused to so many,” the statement continues. “We want to stress that the most important part of the grieving process is to focus on the healing of those affected by this senseless act. As some of you may or may not know, half of our band went to MSD, so it is important to us that we do as much as we possibly can to help the school and families of the victims. They deserve our love, support, and help, and we will help in any way we can.”