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


Live Nation’s National Concert Week offers $20 all-in tickets for hundreds of shows


Summer 2018 seems to be the summer that every single musician has decided to hit the road on some kind of tour. Of course, for those of us who are not financial secure, the slew of shows make it hard to decide which to buy tickets for and which we will need to pass on until the next time. On Tuesday (April 24), Live Nation announced their $20 All-In Tickets in honor of National Concert Week. For a week, the event tickets giant will be offering $20 tickets for a slew of popular tours that will hit North America during the summer months.

The $20 tickets deal will begin on Monday, April 30, at 8 a.m. local time and conclude the following Tuesday, May 8, at 11:59 p.m. local time. The deal does not include ticket delivery and print-at-home fees.

While lists like this typically include tours that are not selling very well, Live Nation has made sure to include some of their biggest tour to hit the road during the summer. Fans will be able to choose from over 2,000 Live Nation shows from all genres of music including rock, pop, hip-hop, rap, Latin, and even speaking tours (looking at you Joe Biden). The massive list includes some of our favorite acts like Paramore (Tour Five), 5 Seconds of Summer (Meet You There tour), the final Vans Warped tour, Thirty Seconds to Mars (“Monolith” tour), Weezer and the Pixies (their co-headlining tour), Taking Back Sunday and Coheed and Cambria (their joint tour), Charlie Puth (Voicenotes tour), Kesha and Macklemore (their co-headlining tour), and many more.

The complete list of participating tours can be seen below. For more information about Live Nation’s National Concert Week $20 All-In tickets, head on over to their website here.


311 / The Offspring
3 Doors Down / Collective Soul
5 Seconds of Summer
Alan Jackson
Arcade Fire
Avenged Sevenfold / Prophets of Rage
Backstreet Boys
Bon Jovi
Brad Paisley
Breaking Benjamin / Five Finger Death Punch
Bush / Stone Temple Pilots / The Cult
Charlie Puth
Chicago / REO Speedwagon
Chris Brown
Coheed and Cambria / Taking Back Sunday
Counting Crows / LIVE
David Blaine
Dead & Company
Def Leppard / Journey
Dierks Bentley
Dwight Yoakam / Lucinda Williams / Steve Earle
Enanitos Verdes / Hombres G
Foreigner / Whitesnake / Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening
Game of Thrones Live Experience
Godsmack / Shinedown
Gov’t Mule / The Avett Brothers
Hall & Oates / Train
Imagine Dragons
Janet Jackson
Jason Aldean
Jeff Beck / Paul Rodgers
Joe Biden
Juanes / Mon Laferte
Keith Urban
Kesha / Macklemore
Kevin Hart
Kid Rock
Lady Antebellum / Darius Rucker
Lindsey Stirling / Evanescence
Luis Miguel
Luke Bryan
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Maroon 5
Miranda Lambert / Little Big Town
Ms. Lauryn Hill
Niall Horan
Ozzy Osbourne
Poison / Cheap Trick
Post Malone
Rascal Flatts
Ray LaMontagne
Rise Against / AFI
Rob Zombie / Marilyn Manson
Rod Stewart / Cyndi Lauper
Shania Twain
Steely Dan / The Doobie Brothers
Styx / Joan Jett and the Heartbreakers
The Smashing Pumpkins
Thirty Seconds to Mars
Vans Warped Tour
Weezer / Pixies
Zac Brown Band

Founding Taking Back Sunday member exits band

If you happen to notice that a familiar face is missing this summer during Taking Back Sunday’s North American tour, then you won’t be the only one. Over the weekend, the Long Island-founded band announced that longtime guitarist Eddie Reyes had left the band due to “personal reasons.” In their short post on social media to fans, the group did not further elaborate on Reyes’ “personal reasons,” just that they wish him well on all his future endeavors.

“Guitarist Eddie Reyes and Taking Back Sunday have parted ways due to personal reasons,” begins the group’s post on Facebook.

“Eddie was a founding member of the band and his contributions can be felt all along the way. John, Shaun, Mark, and Adam love Eddie, wish him well in his future endeavors and look forward to hitting the road soon.”

Reyes, along with fellow guitarist John Nolan, was the only remaining members from the original Taking Back Sunday lineup. Though Nolan left the band for a while to pursue his own musical endeavors (Straylight Run), Reyes remained on the guitar since the group’s inception in 1999.

Reyes contributed to all seven Taking Back Sunday records including their most recent release, 2016’s Tidal Wave.

Though Reyes is no longer in the band, it does not look like his departure will affect the band’s massive tour itinerary. Back in February, Taking Back Sunday announced a joint tour with longtime friends, Coheed and Cambria. The trek will find the two groups traveling across the country during the months of July and August.

The tour will officially kick off on July 6 at Bayfront Park in Miami and wrap up a little over a month later on Aug. 12 at the Comerica Theatre in Phoenix. The complete list of upcoming summer tour dates can be found here.

Taking Back Sunday, Coheed and Cambria announce joint summer tour

Just when you thought the list of summertime tours couldn’t get any longer, Taking Back Sunday and Coheed and Cambria have decided to change that. On Tuesday (Feb. 20), the bands announced plans to hit the touring circuit during the months of July and August for a co-headlining excursion. The summer tour, which does not have an official name, will kick off on July 6 at Bayfront Park in Miami and wrap up a little over a month later on Aug. 12 at the Comerica Theatre in Phoenix.

Hitting the road alongside Taking Back Sunday and Coheed and Cambria for the full tour will be California five-piece The Story So Far.

“It’s funny, we’ve been friends all of this time but we’ve never done a full tour together,” said Taking Back Sunday drummer Mark O’Connell about hitting the road with Coheed and Cambria. “We ran into each other at some festivals last year and got to talking about it, and here we are.”

While all three bands took to social media to confirm the upcoming tour, Coheed and Cambria all but confirmed plans to make their show unforgettable since most will take place at outdoor venues. “The shows will mostly be outdoors and we’ll make them special,” read the band’s Twitter post.

Pre-sales will begin this Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 10 a.m. local time using the password TIDALWAVE. General ticket sales will begin on Friday, Feb. 23, at 10 a.m. local time.

While there has been no talk about new music from any of the bands on the roster, Taking Back Sunday did release their most recent album, Tidal Wave, back in 2016 while Coheed and Cambria’s last studio album, The Color Before the Sun, was released in 2015. Unlike Taking Back Sunday and Coheed, The Story So Far reportedly entered the studio last year to begin recording their fourth studio album.

For now the complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below.


July 06 – Miami, FL – Bayfront Park Amphitheater
July 07 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
July 08 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
July 10 – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park Amphitheater
July 11 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
July 13 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
July 14 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
July 15 – Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Pavilion
July 17 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
July 18 – Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
July 19 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
July 21 – Brooklyn, NY – Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
July 22 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE – Outdoors
July 23 – Columbus, OH – Express Live! Outdoor Amphitheatre
July 25 – Minneapolis, MN – Armory
July 26 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
July 27 – Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
July 29 – Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
July 31 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
Aug. 02 – Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre
Aug. 03 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater
Aug. 04 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Aug. 06 – Denver, CO – Sculpture Park
Aug. 07 – Salt Lake City – Union Event Center
Aug. 09 – Berkeley, CA – The Greek Theatre
Aug. 10 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
Aug. 11 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
Aug. 12 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre

Inaugural When We Were Young Festival unveils its nostalgic lineup


Music festival season is slowly approaching and it seems like every other day we’re getting lineup announcement or new music festival revelations. Now, we’ve gotten word that California will be getting a brand new music festival set to take this spring. On Tuesday (Feb. 7), the inaugural When We Were Young Music Festival was announced.

In addition to the inception announcement, the festival also unveiled its lineup which seems to be offering something that most 20-somethings want; nostalgia. The inaugural lineup features some of the biggest names in the emo game including the likes of AFI, the Descendents, Taking Back Sunday, Alkaline Trio, The Get Up Kids, Pinback, and Saves the Day. Headlining the weekend-long event will be the king of emo, Morrissey.

Cage the Elephant, Silversun Pickups, Streetlight Manifesto, FIDLAR, Foxygen, Joyce Manor, Set Your Goals, and a slew more are set to head to California in early April. When We Were Young is set to take place during the weekend of April 8-9 at the Observatory Grounds in Orange County, California. Tickets for the event are set to go on sale beginning this Friday, Feb. 10. For more information about the music festival or tickets, head on over to the festival’s website here while the full lineup of artists can be seen below.

Def Leppard, Soundgarden, The Offspring to headline Rocklahoma 2017

Rocklahoma 2017 banner

Winter may be in full effect in some places in the United States, but that just means we’re a lot closer to festival season. On Monday (Jan. 9), the people behind the “World’s Loudest Month” announced the complete lineup for the eleventh annual Rocklahoma. Def Leppard, Soundgarden, and The Offspring are just some of the big names heading to Oklahoma in late-May.

The music festival which has been dubbed “America’s Biggest Memorial Day Weekend Party” will also include performance from Taking Back Sunday, Pierce the Veil, The Pretty Reckless, Skillet, Suicidal Tendencies, Three Days Grace, Stone Sour, Seether and many more.

“Every year we try to find that delicate balance of talent at Rocklahoma, and the lineup we’ve put together for 2017 will not disappoint,” said Joe Litvag, executive producer of Rocklahoma, about the newly unveiled lineup.

“Def Leppard has been on the wish list of our most loyal fans since the festival was created back in 2007, and to couple them, one of the most influential British rock bands of the last 30+ years, with Soundgarden, one of the most respected American rock bands of our generation, is really special for us. Add to the mix some of the hottest developing talent like Pierce the Veil, The Pretty Reckless, Nothing More, and Rival Sons, and I think we’ve accomplished the goal of achieving one of the most diverse festival lineups of the year anywhere.”

Pre-sale weekend tickets and layaway packages will be available for purchase beginning Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 10 a.m. CST on the festival’s website. For those a little strapped for cash but wanting to go to Rocklahoma, the layaway option allows attendees to split the cost into four monthly payments. Following a few days of pre-dales, general, public sales will begin on Friday, Jan. 13 at 10 a.m. CST.

Rocklahoma will return to its home of the ‘Catch the Fever’ Festival Grounds in Pryor during the weekend of May 26-28. For now, the complete list of artists can be seen below.

Listen to Taking Back Sunday’s new song ‘Death Wolf’

With a couple of days left until the release of their new album, Taking Back Sunday has unleashed another new song from it. On Monday (Sept. 12), the Long Island-founded band released the lyric video for “Death Wolf,” their third song off of Tidal Wave. The lyric video for the new song begins simply with guitarist/backing vocalist John Nolan in what appears to be his drive way.

The musician goes to his Ford Bronco and begins to pull down the bed of the truck. Once he’s sat on the tail, he pulls out a vinyl and places it on a record player. He turns back around and looks around as if he’s waiting for someone to join him. Lo and behold, a few seconds later, frontman Adam Lazzara appears with a white, plastic grocery bag containing a couple of bottles of beer and a sandwich.

As the duo munch on the sandwich and beers, the lyrics for the rockier tune displays below the otherwise mundane scene. In a way, it’s a nod to those days of just hanging out with your friends doing nothing but stuffing your face and listening to music. Or, for a two guys who are parents, just a few minutes away from the craziness of being an adult. Watch the lyric video for “Death Wolf” below.

“Death Wolf” will join “You Can’t Look Back” and title track “Tidal Wave” on Taking Back Sunday’s upcoming seventh studio album. Tidal Wave is set to be released this Friday, Sept. 16, through Hopeless Records. In support of the new album, Taking Back Sunday previously announced a fall tour which will find them performing at intimate venues across the country. The complete list of tour stops can be found here.

Things get bloody for Taking Back Sunday in ‘You Can’t Look Back’

Taking Back Sunday is scheduled to release their seventh studio album in a couple of weeks, so the group decided to release another new song from the upcoming record to celebrate. On Tuesday (Aug. 23), the Long Island-founded band unveiled “You Can’t Look Back”; the second single from Tidal Wave. Instead of a huge spectacle to announce the new tune, the group premiered the new song  exclusively on Spotify before posting its music video on YouTube.

The music video begins with a guy picking up his girlfriend at an undisclosed location. The two of them take the road to a desert with a blanket in hand for what appears to be some star-gazing. Instead of star-gazing alone, the couple end up at a bonfire with a group of friends. In the crowd of people perched around the fire, you can spot the guys from Taking Back Sunday hanging out. Suddenly, the video takes a turn for the weird and bloody when frontman Adam Lazzara begins to spit out blood. As Lazzara goes to person to person for help, they don’t seem to notice the bloody guy walking around, struggling. Watch the music video for “You Can’t Look Back” below.

“You Can’t Look Back” will join lead single and title track “Tidal Wave” on the band’s upcoming seventh studio album. Tidal Wave is set to be released on Sept. 16 through Hopeless Records. In support of the new record, the band will hit the road this fall for their intimate “Tidal Wave” tour. The trek will kick off on Sept. 17 at The Waiting Room in Omaha, NE and wrap up on Oct. 23 at Slim’s in San Francisco. The complete list of tour dates can be seen here.

Taking Back Sunday announce intimate fall tour

With the release of a new album in the near future, Taking Back Sunday has announced plans to hit the road in support of it. On Wednesday (July 20), the Long Island-based band took to social media to announce the upcoming trek. “Decided to do the next tour in smaller clubs. Because there are no rules,” the group posted on Twitter.

The intimate venues for the upcoming tour mirrors what frontman Adam Lazzara has stated in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly. “Our idea is to go to the smallest clubs we can go to. We’d like to debut this record as honestly as we can and what better way to do that in a small club?” The fall tour which has been named the “Tidal Wave Tour” (named after the new album), is set to kick off on Sept. 17 at The Waiting Room in Omaha, NE and wrap up on Oct. 23 at Slim’s in San Francisco.

You Blew It! will support TBS for all the stop with the exception of Oct. 8 and Oct. 9 which will find Loose Talk filling in for them. Mammoth Indigo will open the shows from Oct. 5 to Oct. 11. Tickets for the tour will go on sale beginning this Thursday, July 21.

The complete list of tour stops can be seen below.

Tidal Wave is set to be released on Sept. 16 through Hopeless Records. This record will be the follow-up to 2014’s Happiness Is.

Taking Back Sunday release music video for ‘Tidal Wave’

A day after confirming the release of their upcoming new album, Taking Back Sunday has given fans more good news. On Tuesday (June 28), the Long Island-founded band released the music video for their lead single, and title track, “Tidal Wave.” The music video features behind-the-scenes clips of the band as well as them performing on the Taste of Chaos tour in front of what appears to be a sold out crowd. The barely three-minute-long video even features frontman Adam Lazzara’s signature microphone swing/toss. Check out the music video of “Tidal Wave” below.

Tidal Wave will be Taking Back Sunday’s seventh studio album. The new record is due out on Sept. 16 through Hopeless Records. Pre-orders for the album are currently available on the band’s website and on iTunes. Earlier this week, Lazzara sat down with Entertainment Weekly and revealed that the new album will be a little different from their previous releases. “Tidal Wave is a bit of a departure, but I don’t think its coming out of left field. We realize anything we do is going to sound like Taking Back Sunday.”

Currently, the band is in the middle of their co-headlining stint on the 2016 Taste of Chaos tour. Tonight, the band and their tour mates Dashboard Confessional are taking a break but tomorrow (Wednesday, June 29), the bands will perform at The Crossroads in Kansas City, MO. The remaining Taste of Chaos tour stops can be found here.