Taking Back Sunday Announce Summer Tour Dates
May 6, 2010
Warner Bros Records
artists Taking Back Sunday
have announced a handful of summer tour dates. The six shows kick off at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ on June 22nd and will take the band through New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles. The dates mark the first time the New York band's newly reformed line up will share the stage since 2003. Taking Back Sunday
vocalist Adam Lazzara
, guitarist Eddie Reyes
and drummer Mark O'Connell
have reunited with vocalist/guitarist John Nolan
and bass player Shaun Cooper
, who departed in 2003 after the release of their 2002 debut 'Tell All Your Friends'
. 'Tell All Your Friends'
has sold over one million records worldwide, spawned breakthrough anthem "Cute Without the 'E
' (Cut from the Team
)" and launched the band as one of the most influential of its generation. The band will begin recording their fifth studio album in Los Angeles this summer with producer Eric Valentine
"We are so excited to be able to play songs in front of people with this line up of the band," says Lazzara
. "So we have to play a few shows before we go off to make the new record. All of these venues have special meanings for us, and we've had so much support in these cities." Nolan
agrees. "I think we're going to be backstage waiting to go on and just jumping up and down. It's going to be amazing to share the excitement that we've been feeling for these past few weeks with an audience."
A VIP pre-sale for the dates began Wednesday, May 5th at 5pm local time. The VIP Package includes an afternoon fan meet & greet at which ticket holders can participate in and film a Q&A with the band. They will also receive early entry to the venue and a signed set list. 50 VIP tickets will be available for each date. Regular ticket on-sale begns Saturday, May 8 at 10am local time, 12 noon in Chicago.
Taking Back Sunday
headline tour dates are as follows:
June 22 - Starland Ballrooom - Sayreville, NJ
June 23 - Irving Plaza - New York, NY
June 24 - Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA
June 25 - House of Blues - Boston, MA
June 27 - Metro - Chicago, IL
June 29 - The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA
For more information please visit www.takingbacksunday.com
Taking Back Sunday Releases 'Live From Bamboozle '09'
October 6, 2009
Taking Back Sunday
has today released 'Live From Bamboozle ’09'
, available exclusively on iTunes. The 'Live From Bamboozle ’09'
album captures the band playing to a crowd of over 30K fans at the 2009 Bamboozle Festival
, which took place in Rutherford, New Jersey on May 3rd. This is the first time songs from all four of the band’s albums are together on one release.
The New York quintet is renowned for their electric live performances. The Kansas City Star praised the band's charisma, continuing “a rapt audience ate it up like kettle corn on a hot day,” while the Cleveland Scene declared “Anyone who's ever liked Taking Back Sunday
should see the band live, just to be amazed by (front man Adam
Fresh from a hugely successful run with Blink-182
this summer, Taking Back Sunday
will be supporting 'Live From Bamboozle ’09'
with a US co-headlining tour with The All-American Rejects
. The string of dates kicks off November 3rd in East Lansing and runs through December 6th in Miami, FL.
Taking Back Sunday’s
fourth studio album, 'New Again'
, was the third consecutive Taking Back Sunday
album to debut in the top 10 on the Billboard Top 200
Album Chart. Warner Bros Records
released the album on June 2nd and the band celebrated with a performance of their Top 10 Modern Rock hit “Sink Into Me
” on Jimmy Kimmel Live
. Produced by David Kahne
, 'New Again'
has earned effusive critical praise. Rolling Stone
declared the track “Sink Into Me,” “the first song by an emo-pop band that the Foo Fighters
wish they’d written: Catchy, lusty and sleekly propulsive.” The band premiered their new single "Where My Mouth Is
" on MTV's It's On With Alexa Chung
in August. The song goes to radio this month.
'Live From Bamboozle ‘09'
1. You Know How I Do
2. Error: Operator
3. Set Phasers To Stun
5. 180 By Summer
6. You're So Last Summer
7. New Again
8. Liar (It Takes One To Know One)
9. Cute Without The 'E' (Cut From The Team)
10. Sink Into Me
11. A Decade Under The Influence
12. What's It Feel Like To Be A Ghost?
Taking Back Sunday
Fall tour dates:
10/22 - Cintas Center @ Xavier U - Cincinnati, OH
10/23 - Lifestyle Communities Pavilion - Columbus, OH
10/25 - Crocodile Rock Cafe - Allentown, PA
10/27 - Pop's - Sauget, IL
10/28 - House of Blues - Chicago, IL
10/29 - University of Iowa - Iowa City, IL
10/30 - Tom, Dick and Harry's - Green Bay, WI
10/31 - The Venue - Fargo, ND
Co-headlining dates with The All-American Rejects
11/03 - Michigan State University - East Lansing, MI
11/04 - WVU Coliseum - Morgantown, WV
11/05 - Mansfield University - Mansfield, PA
11/06 - Mohegan Sun Arena - Uncasville, CT
11/08 - House of Blues at Showboat - Atlantic City, NJ
11/10 - Showcase Live - Foxboro, MA
11/11 - Showcase Live - Foxboro, MA
11/13 - Saint Vincent College - Pittsburgh, PA
11/14 - Alumni Hall- USNA - Annapolis, MD
11/16 - George Mason University - Patriot Center - Fairfax, VA
11/20 - House of Blues - North Myrtle Beach, SC
11/24 - Bricktown Events Center - Oklahoma City, OK
11/25 - Cain’s Ballroom - Tulsa, OK
11/27 - IP Casino - Biloxi, MS
11/28 - Horseshoe Casino - Bossier City, LA
12/01 - The Pavilion @ Concrete Street - Corpus Christi, TX
12/02 - Sunset Station - San Antonio, TX
12/04 - The Swamp - Fort Walton Beach, FL
12/05 - House of Blues - Lake Buena Vista, FL
12/06 - Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater - Miami Beach, FL
For more information on Taking Back Sunday
please visit: www.takingbacksunday.com
Hear The New Taking Back Sunday With The Band
May 3, 2009
Taking Back Sunday
are hitting the eastern part of the US next week, and are offering fans in select cities a chance to hear the tracks from the new album 'New Again'
--on their bus!
All you have to do is simply show up at the locations below! You also might be filmed asking what you thought of the new record, which we are featuring in a documentary on MySpace, so bring your friends.
Monday, May 4 - Philadelphia, PA
910 Route 73 N
Plaza @ King of Prussia
160 N Gulph Rd, SP #1056
King Of Prussia, PA
47 Industrial Hwy
Essington PA, 19029
Tuesday, May 5 - New York, NY
Bedford Ave and N 12th St
Brooklyn, NY 11222
New York, NY
Thursday, May 7 - Boston, MA
116 Brighton Ave
Allston, MA 02134
Fan Pier (near the Bank of America Pavilion [across from Seaport Hotel] on Atlantic Ave)
859 Boston/Providence Hwy
Norwood, MA 02062
152 Endicott St
Danvers, MA 01923
In other Taking Back Sunday
news, the band has launched a Racing Game widget which also features TBS
news, tour dates, photos, and video (coming soon). Check it out below.
For more info visit www.takingbacksunday.com
Taking Back Sunday To Release 'New Again' June 2nd
April 26, 2009
Emo Titans, Taking Back Sunday
, will release their long awaited new CD, 'New Again'
, on June 2 via Warner Brothers Records
. The Long Island, NY five-piece recently launched www.TakingBackSunday.com
. The new site offers fans loads of cool features. Register now to upload your own TBS
photos, get access to your own blog and even get a free MP3 of the title track “New Again
The first single, “Sink Into Me
”, is available now on iTunes. A video for the track will be released soon. In the meantime, you can stream “Sink Into Me
You can also head on over to www.myspace.com/takingbacksunday
to hear the title track “New Again
” in its entirety.
Be sure to catch Taking Back Sunday
as one of the main headliners at Bamboozle
in East Rutherford, NJ on Sunday May 3rd. Visit www.takingbacksunday.com
for more upcoming tour dates.
Taking Back Sunday To Release 'New Again' On June 2nd
March 19, 2009
Taking Back Sunday
are thrilled to announce that they will release the follow-up to 2006's gold-certified 'Louder Now'
on June 2nd, 2009 on Warner Bros. Records
. The album, entitled 'New Again'
, was recorded in New York City with producer David Kahne
, whose production credits include Paul McCartney
, The Strokes
, and Sublime
is an appropriate title for Taking Back Sunday's
fourth album; before hitting the studio the band took the longest break of their careers. After this much-needed down time, the New York quintet has returned refreshed and more dynamic than ever. 'New Again'
is a deeply personal album that incorporates elements of classic TBS
while forging new musical territory for the band.
Taking Back Sunday
has also announced that they will launch a nationwide headlining tour, during which they will preview songs from 'New Again'
, on May 14th. The tour begins in Cleveland, OH, and criss-crosses the country through the end of June. Tickets are now available through a special pre-sale that started at 10am on Wednesday, March 18th. With every two tickets purchased, fans will receive a digital download of 'New Again'
. Go to www.takingbacksunday.com
Additionally, you can catch Taking Back Sunday
live at Bamboozle Left
festival in Irvine CA, on April 5th 2009, and at Bamboozle
in East Rutherford, NJ on May 3rd 2009.
The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
5/14 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
5/15 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts
5/16 - Chicago, IL - Journeys Backyard BBQ
5/17 - Detroit, MI - Clutch Cargos
5/19 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
5/20 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
5/21 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room
5/24 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium
5/26 - Boulder, CO - Boulder Theatre
5/27 - Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
5/28 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
5/29 - Seattle, WA - Showbox Sodo
5/30 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore
5/31 - Portland, OR - Roseland
6/4 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
6/5 - San Diego, CA - SOMA
6/7 - Bakersfield, CA - Rockin Roots Festival
6/9 - Phoenix, AZ - Marquee Theatre
6/10 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
6/12 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
6/13 - Little Rock, AK - The Village
6/14 - Mandeville, LA - Mandeville Trailhead Amphitheatre
6/16 - Tampa, FL - Jannus Landing
6/17 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
6/18 - Charlotte, NC - Amos Southend
6/19 - Richmond, VA - The National
6/20 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
6/21 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
6/23 - Toronto, ON - Kool Haus
6/24 - Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall
6/25 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
6/26 - Hampton Beach, NH - Casino Ballroom
6/27 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
For more info on Taking Back Sunday
, visit http://www.takingbacksunday.com/
YEAR FORMED: 1999
HOME TOWN: Amityville, NY
Adam Lazzara - Lead Vocals
Matt Fazzi - Guitar
Eddie Reyes - Guitar
Matthew Rubano - Bass
Mark O'Connell - Drums
New Again – For Taking Back Sunday it’s more than an album title, it’s a declaration. “We kicked around a bunch of different titles, but that one always remained the top of the list, and that’s because it really does feel like a new band,” vocalist Adam Lazzara says.
Taking Back Sunday is not turning their collective back on what is already a storied past, not when their resume boasts three gold albums, two of which hit the top five (including a #2 debut for 2006’s Louder Now), extensive touring with the likes of Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance, and Jimmy Eat World, as well as co-headlining the Warped package and appearing at the historic Live Earth, all in-between their own headlining gigs for 10,000 plus fans regularly, and appearing on every one of the late-night chat fests; Jay Leno, David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel, and Conan O’Brien.
Yes, it’s already an impressive run TBS has had, but the rejuvenated group is looking clearly to the here and now, for a number of reasons according to Lazzara. “Leading up to this record we took the biggest break that we’ve taken since we started touring just to kind of learn how to be people,” he says laughing. “So with that we just learned how to be friends again.”
The biggest factor in the New York quintet’s enthusiasm though is new guitarist Matt Fazzi. “Bringing Fazzi in, the excitement and the drive to get out there and play for people is just where it was with our first record; it’s like that energy, it’s like we bottled it,” Lazzara says.
Matt Rubano concurs, adding that Fazzi has stretched the band out sonically. “Matt brings an excitement and a fearlessness to working on music that really makes us feel even more so that we can do anything and call it us,” Rubano says. “Some of the songs on this record are maybe what listeners would expect to hear from us and then some songs on this record are going to be new territory for us, reaching and going forward.”
That diversity is to be expected from a group that over the last two years shared the stage with acts as wide-ranging as Kanye West, Smashing Pumpkins, Ludacris, Rage Against the Machine, STP, The Police, and Mr. Bob Dylan. From the opening title track, an anthemic rocker that recalls U2 circa Boy and October, New Again shows off the band's broad scope. Throughout the record, the band displays its expanded musical boundaries, bounding from the heavy vocal stylings on the rocking “Catholic Knees,” to the engaging pop hooks on “Summer, Man,” a song that the band’s youthful fans will definitely see themselves in as Lazzara sings, “The summer is over and I doubt I’ll be seeing you around.”
Among other highlights on the record are “Swing,” whose harder, high-octane energy mingles nicely with the song’s keyboard and guitar-laden breakdown, and “Lonely, Lonely,” which mixes huge guitars with a tinge of new wave and a rapid-fire delivery.
“Lonely, Lonely” is one of the songs Lazzara is most proud of on the record. “That song from start to finish is one of the most relentless songs we’ve written, it’s at 10 the whole entire time,” he says. “And to me it moves more like an older rock ‘n’ roll song than something more current or that we’ve even done in the past. “
It’s a tune that’s made for the stage, as is “Sink Into Me.” A drum intro leads into the frenetic, rhythmic vocals punctuated with repeated “Hey, hey, hey” a la the Ramones. Lazzara can’t wait to hear 20,000 fans scream along with that one. “It’s a really fun song to play when we rehearse it, so I can’t wait to bring that to people because we put in these gang vocal ‘Heys’ in it, which takes the energy of the song up even more,” he says. “So I’m really excited to play that for people.”
The band played some pre-release dates where they got to see firsthand the fans’ excitement over the new material. To Rubano, it was the perfect way to reintroduce the group to the hardcore TBS devotees after the three years since their last studio effort, 2006’s Louder Now. “This past December we went on a small three week tour of the United States. We finished writing and recording the record and it was time to take it to the streets,” he says. “So the fact that this first tour was small cities and cities we hadn’t been to in a while gives us the opportunity to hang around the venue, even go so far as to hang out at our merchandise table, be the ones selling t-shirts, and meeting people and taking pictures. It was the right way to start off this record, which was to re-engage the fan base on a one-to-one, very real, in-your-face basis.”
It was at an early show with Fazzi that Rubano knew without any doubt the group had found the right guy to round out their band. “When I saw Matt take the stage at the Garden, play his best, just kill it, and have the biggest smile on his face the whole time I was like, ‘This is the guy. Of course he can do this.’”
That show, where the band played with long-time friends My Chemical Romance, also proved pivotal in that it united Taking Back Sunday with New Again’s main producer, David Kahne, who TBS became fans of for his work on Paul McCartney’s recent Memory Almost Full and Sublime’s self-titled third record with “What I Got,” which Lazzara calls “a high school anthem for me.” “We met with him, we called him up, and then at first he wasn’t really sure about doing it. But then we played at Madison Square Garden, he came to the show, and right after he saw us play he called us,” Lazzara recalls.
For Lazzara, Kahne’s song-first approach, which Lazzara calls “bare bones” was a big influence. And that can be heard on one of the record’s most unique tracks, “Everything Must Go,” a mid-tempo tune that starts with slow keys before rising into big guitars, all of which provide the backdrop for some of Lazzara’s most mature lyrics to date. “Lyrically it’s real autobiographical, whereas normally I try to mask all that just so people can take whatever they want from it. But that one was one of the more straight-forward tunes on the record,” he says. It’s a song that Lazzara, now 27 and married, says reflects his own lot in life.
The band also got the chance to work with long time friend Matt Squire on the album. Adam spent time with Matt when he was producing a friend’s album and was excited to see what they could do together. “We had a demo of the song ‘Where My Mouth Is,’ with just guitar and organ that needed a set of fresh ears," he recalls. "So we headed over to Matt Squire to see if we could find a different approach altogether for the song. The end product is better than we ever imagined. It was just one of those collaborations that completely worked.” The song, destined to be one of New Again’s singles, is a gut-wrenching tale of taking responsibility for one’s own actions and showcases for Lazzara’s formidable vocal talents.
The mature themes that Taking Back Sunday are admittedly addressing could turn out to be one of the most important things about New Again -- that it shows the band in 2009. “Getting all the way to this point with a brilliant new band member and a great new friend and a record that we all are bursting for people to hear it really feels like we’ve accomplished something pretty great,” Rubano says about the new album. “It represents a year of difficulty and struggle, and at the same time, unbridled exploratory creativity. It’s been a really special and important year for us and this record certainly represents that.”