Taking Back Sunday announce extensive 20th anniversary tour, compilation album for 2019

For fans of Taking Back Sunday, it may be a little surprising to sit down and realize that one of your favorite bands is turning 20 years old. With such a momentous occasion in the near future, is it any wonder why the five-piece has decided to go big in celebrating their platinum anniversary? On Tuesday (Oct. 9), the Long Island-founded band announced not only a massive tour for 2019, but also plans to release a career retrospective compilation album.

The upcoming tour will find the band performing in North America, South America, Australia, and Asia with more dates to be announced. Every show on the newly announced excursion will find the group performing two albums in full; their debut record, 2002’s Tell All Your Friends, while the second album will be a tossup between 2004’s Where You Want to Be or 2006’s Louder Now.

According to the band, the second album will be chosen via a coin toss. However, the band also notes that a coin toss will only happen if they are playing two consecutive gigs at the same venue. If the band’s schedule only finds them performing one show at a venue, that setlist will include Tell All Your Friends in full as well as some fan-favorite tunes.

The massive tour will begin in Australia on Jan. 9 at HQ in Adelaide and conclude several months later on May 5 with a two-night engagement at the House of Blues in Las Vegas. Pre-sale tickets for the South American leg are currently available while pre-sale tickets for the Australia stops will begin on Friday, Oct. 12. Pre-sale tickets for the North American leg will go on sale a week later on Oct. 19.

“It feels strange to say out loud…2019 marks 20 years since I joined Taking Back Sunday and my life changed forever,” singer Adam Lazzara says in a press release. “So, next year we will be traveling the world to celebrate the amazing brotherhood, music and life we have created together over the past 20 years. We hope you can join us for what is sure to be an experience to remember.”

Prior to the huge anniversary tour, the group will perform at the Starland Ballroom in New Jersey for their annual holiday shows. The shows will take place on Dec. 14 and 15 with tickets for the shows already on sale.

In addition to the huge world tour, Taking Back Sunday has also confirmed plans to release a compilation album in early 2019. Titled Twenty, the record is due out Jan. 20 through Craft Recordings. The 21-track album will include songs from the band’s seven full-length albums. Pre-orders for the compilation album will go on sale beginning Oct. 30.

For now, the complete tour itinerary for Taking Back Sunday’s 20th anniversary tour can be seen below while the band’s announcement video can be seen above.


Holiday shows:
12/14 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
12/15 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom

01/09 – Adelaide, AU – HQ
01/11 – Melbourne, AU – 170 Russell
01/12 – Tarwin Lower – UNIFY Gathering
01/14 – Sydney, AU – Metro Theatre
01/15 – Sydney, AU – Metro Theatre
01/16 – Brisbane, AU – The Triffid
01/17 – Brisbane, AU – The Triffid

01/19 – Singapore, @ TBA
01/21 – Tokyo, JP @ Space Odd
01/26 – Manila, PH @ New Frontier Theater

North America (part one):
01/29 – Anchorage, AK @ Beartooth Theatre
02/01 – Honolulu, HI @ The Republik
02/02 – Honolulu, HI @ The Republik

South America:
03/13 – San Jose, CR @ Amor Solar
03/15 – Santiago, CL @ Club Subterraneo
03/16 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Roxy Live
03/17 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Fabrique Club

North American (part two):
03/25 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
03/26 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
03/28 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
03/29 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
03/30 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
03/31 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
04/01 – Lubbock, TX @ Charley B’s
04/03 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
04/04 – Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
04/05 – Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
04/06 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
04/07 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
04/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
04/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
04/13 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
04/14 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
04/16 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
04/17 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
04/19 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
04/20 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
04/21 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
04/22 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
04/24 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall
04/26 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
04/27 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
04/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
04/30 – Denver, CO @ The Summit
05/01 – Denver, CO @ The Summit
05/02 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
05/03 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
05/04 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
05/05 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues

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