The first time I saw this band was at Voodoo Fest '04. A classmate of mine at LSU had mentioned them so I thought I would check them out while I was there.
This was also the first time I saw them. I was a sophomore in high school. Good times. I've only seen them twice. The second time I saw them was at the house of blues in the summer of 2007 I think. I liked that show better. They came out for the encore with a cover of Lithium. It was a blast.
I had no idea that they were actually coming out with a new album. I heard some rumors about it about a year or 2 ago. I'm glad they finally got it going. I'm pretty damn excited to give it a listen.