ITHACA, N.Y. — Tuesday evening, the Long Island rock band Brand New performed in front of an all-ages crowd of more than 2,000 people at the Athletic and Events Center at Ithaca College.

Ecstatic fans gathered not only to see Brand New, but also New Jersey indie rock band The Front Bottoms, who opened the show along with Maryland rock band Modern Baseball. Many overjoyed audience members could not resist the opportunity of getting closer to the band and lots of crowd-surfing occurred, much to the annoyance of the security guards.

At the end of the show, Brand New frontman Jesse Lacey thanked the audience for an amazing 15 years. As they exited the stage, the logo “Brand New 2000-2018” was used as a backdrop. The audience stirred with questions as to whether or not rumors of the band breaking up in 2018 are true.

Brand New, often described as pop punk and alternative rock, was formed in 2000 with drummer Brian Lane, vocalist/guitarist Jesse Lacey, bassist Garrett Tierney, and guitarist Vin Accardi. Until 2013 the band also included keyboard and guitar player Derrick Sherman.

Brand New at Ithaca College. / Photo by Alisha Tamarchenko, The Ithaca Voice.
Brand New at Ithaca College. / Photo by Alisha Tamarchenko, The Ithaca Voice.
Brand New at Ithaca College. / Photo by Alisha Tamarchenko, The Ithaca Voice.
Brand New at Ithaca College. / Photo by Alisha Tamarchenko, The Ithaca Voice.
Brand New at Ithaca College. / Photo by Alisha Tamarchenko, The Ithaca Voice.
Brand New at Ithaca College. / Photo by Alisha Tamarchenko, The Ithaca Voice.
Brand New at Ithaca College. / Photo by Alisha Tamarchenko, The Ithaca Voice.
The Front Bottoms at Ithaca College. / Photo by Alisha Tamarchenko, The Ithaca Voice.
The Front Bottoms at Ithaca College. / Photo by Alisha Tamarchenko, The Ithaca Voice.
The Front Bottoms at Ithaca College. / Photo by Alisha Tamarchenko, The Ithaca Voice.
The Front Bottoms at Ithaca College. / Photo by Alisha Tamarchenko, The Ithaca Voice.
The Front Bottoms at Ithaca College. / Photo by Alisha Tamarchenko, The Ithaca Voice.
The Front Bottoms at Ithaca College. / Photo by Alisha Tamarchenko, The Ithaca Voice.
The Front Bottoms at Ithaca College. / Photo by Alisha Tamarchenko, The Ithaca Voice.
The Front Bottoms at Ithaca College. / Photo by Alisha Tamarchenko, The Ithaca Voice.
Modern Baseball at Ithaca College. / Photo by Alisha Tamarchenko, The Ithaca Voice.
Modern Baseball at Ithaca College. / Photo by Alisha Tamarchenko, The Ithaca Voice.
Modern Baseball at Ithaca College. / Photo by Alisha Tamarchenko, The Ithaca Voice.
Modern Baseball at Ithaca College. / Photo by Alisha Tamarchenko, The Ithaca Voice.
Modern Baseball at Ithaca College. / Photo by Alisha Tamarchenko, The Ithaca Voice.
Modern Baseball at Ithaca College. / Photo by Alisha Tamarchenko, The Ithaca Voice.