Adam Lazzara Premieres New Solo Song


Adam Lazzara has been fronting his Long Island-based band, Taking Back Sunday since its early days and now the frontman has decided to do some solo stuff on the side.

Today, he released a music video for his first solo song titled, “Because it Works.” The song was originally released at the beginning of the year as part of I Surrender Records’ compilation, Our Voices. Also featured on the split EP alongside Lazzara are solo tracks from Bayside’s Anthony Raneri, Saves the Day’s Chris Conley, and I Am the Avalanche’s Vinnie Caruana.

Lazzara’s music video which features images of fields and back roads, fitting for the folksy song, can be heard over at Rolling Stone’s website where it was exclusively premiered earlier today.

Taking Back Sunday Frontman to Return


After having to leave the current tour right in the middle because of the abrupt birth of his second child, Taking Back Sunday frontman, Adam Lazzara has confirmed that he will in fact  be returning to the stage at tonight’s show. At the time, the band confirmed that Lazzara would be taking “as much necessary time” to be with his family, but that the band would move forward with the already planned and scheduled shows they had lined up.

While Lazzara was off with his wife and newborn baby, the band has gone ahead and asked former Underoath frontman, Spencer Chamberlain, a friend of the band, to fill in the meantime.

An official statement from Taking Back Sunday regarding Lazzara’s return can be read here:

“We are happy to announce that Adam will rejoin the Fall Tour tomorrow, November 3 at The Fillmore Charlotte. Everyone is in good health and we can’t begin to thank Spencer Chamberlain enough for helping us out. We also want to thank you for being so kind through all of this.

Don’t forget tomorrow’s show includes our friends Anberlin The Maine and Transit! You can get the info for the rest of the tour here:

Videos of Chamberlain performing some of Taking Back Sunday’s shows have surfaced as well and can be seen below.

“Set Phasers to Stun”

“You Know How I Do”

“Existentialism on Prom Night” (not a Taking Back Sunday song, we know, but they did perform it with John Nolan taking the lead, of course)

Spencer Chamberlain (ex-Underoath) Filling In for Adam Lazzara


Last week, Taking Back Sunday had to cancel a couple of shows when frontman, Adam Lazzara’s wife went into labor earlier than expected. Due to his quick departure, the band decided just to cancel two of their upcoming shows including Tuesday’s show in Des Moines as well as yesterday’s tour stop in Omaha.

Today, the band announced that they had asked former Underoath frontman, Spencer Chamberlain, to fill in the void on he roster while Lazzara spends “as much necessary time” with his wife and newborn child.

The full statement about Chamberlain filling in can be read below.

“Taking Back Sunday announced today that they will resume their fall tour with the help of former Underoath frontman, Spencer Chamberlain. Spencer will fill in for lead singer Adam Lazzara on an indefinite amount of upcoming tour dates starting with the Melbourne, FL show this Friday, October 25th.

This comes after Adam Lazzara had to leave the tour on Sunday when his wife unexpectedly had an early delivery of their second son. After cancelling a few tour dates, the band has decided to continue the tour with Spencer Chamberlain until Adam can rejoin.

Spencer Chamberlain, a long-time friend of Adam, has willingly stepped up to fill in and give the new father more time to stay in the hospital with his family. Spencer was the frontman of Underoath for 10 years and is currently working on a new project called Sleepwave. The band is excited to have him and look forward to Spencer and John trading lead and backing vocals at the upcoming shows. First up will be the Free FIT Homecoming show this Friday in Spencer’s home state of Florida. You can find more information on Sleepwave at

It is unknown when Adam will return to the tour, but he is so thankful to Spencer and whole-heartedly thanks everyone for all of the support and kind words the family has received.”

Taking Back Sunday are currently on tour and dates can be seen below.


10/25            Melbourne, FL             FIT Homecoming 2013 / Downtown  – Free Show (Support TBA)
10/26            Nashville, TN                Marathon Music Hall
10/27            Birmingham, AL          Iron City
10/29            San Antonio, TX          White Rabbit
10/30            Tulsa, OK                       Cain’s Ballroom
10/31            St. Louis, MO               The Pageant
11/1               Louisville, KY                Expo Five
11/2               Myrtle Beach, SC        HOB (with The Maine, Anberlin and Polar Bear Club)
11/3               Charlotte, NC               The Fillmore (with Anberlin, The Maine and Transit)
11/5               Norfolk, VA                   The Norva
11/6               Baltimore, MD              Rams Head Live
11/7               Long Island, NY            The Emporium