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.

Taking Back Sunday confirm release of new album

Taking Back Sunday is currently in the middle of co-headlining Taste of Chaos with Dashboard Confessional, so what other time would be the best to confirm a new album? On Monday (June 27), the Long Island-based band announced the release of their seventh studio album. The new record will be titled Tidal Wave, which is also the record’s lead single, and will be released on Sept. 16 through Hopeless Records.

The new album news was confirmed by Entertainment Weekly who sat down with frontman Adam Lazzara to speak about the new album. “We started writing in between tours on the [2014 album] Happiness Is cycle,” Lazzara tells the publication. The reveal was true. The first time the band played “Tidal Wave” live during their 2015 holiday show, it was recorded and uploaded onto the internet. Soon after, there was mounting speculation on whether it was a one-off song or if it would be part of a new album. As we know now, it’s not only part of the new album, but also the name of the impending record.

But, if deep down inside you were hoping for the record to sound like their earlier works alla Tell All Your Friends (2002) and Where You Want to Be (2004), then this might not be the TBS album for you. “Tidal Wave is a bit of a departure, but I don’t think its coming out of left field,” Lazzara says. “We realize anything we do is going to sound like Taking Back Sunday.”

As with any new record, Lazzara discloses that there are definitely plans to hit the road in support of the new album. “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?”


Tidal Wave is the follow-up to 2014’s Happiness Is.

Bands join forces for Orlando compilation

Following the horrific Pulse Nightclub shooting, musicians have gathered to help support the victims/families of the shooting and the city of Orlando however they can. Panic! at the Disco held a blood drive and released a limited edition t-shirt with all proceeds being donate. PVRIS and Beartooth did the same by releasing limited edition t-shirts while You Blew It!, who call Orlando home, released an EP benefiting Center Orlando, an LGBT center providing counseling in the wake of the shooting.

On Friday (June 17), it was announced that a slew of artists have joined forces to release a compilation titled Forever Beautiful: A Collection Of Love For Orlando. The record will feature a total of 49 bands with all proceeds from the release going directly to the OneOrlando fund; the fund created to assist those who were victims of the shooting. Bands like  Taking Back Sunday, Real Friends, New Found Glory, Modern Baseball, Allison Weiss, Knuckle Puck, Foxing, Bad Religion, Somos, Anthony Green, You Blew It!, Into It. Over It., Pity Sex, Pinegrove, the Menzingers, Citizen, Thin Lips, Sorority Noise, Tiny Moving Parts, Turnover, Anti Flag, Tigers Jaw, Basement, and more are featured on the massive album. 

“This compilation is a love letter to the community of Orlando, FL. Following the tragic events at Pulse Nightclub on June 12th, we wanted to show our support and love for our LGBTQ community the best way we knew how; through music,” begins a collective statement from all the contributing artists.

“The tracks on this album were all individually contributed by the bands and artists themselves; artists from Orlando, New York, California, England, and all over the globe. All proceeds from this compilation will be donated to support the victims of the Pulse shooting as part of the OneOrlando Fund as a symbol of solidarity as our city rebuilds. The price of this album is whatever amount you would like to donate to this cause.”

The compilation can be found here. If you want to help out and donate directly to OneOrlando, that link can be found here.

Taste of Chaos-San Bernardino lineup unveiled


When it was announced that Taste of Chaos would be making a triumphant return in 2015, the people behind the once-great music festival decided to keep it as a one-day event in its hometown of San Bernardino, CA. After a successful event, plans were made to take the festival back on the road, after an almost six-year hiatus. Earlier this month, it was announced that the Rockstar Energy Drink Taste of Chaos Tour would hit the road again with its last stop being where it all began; the San Manuel Amphitheater Festival Grounds in San Bernardino.

On Monday (March 28), festival organizers unveiled the list of performers set to take the stage when the festival closes out in mid-July. Previously announced bands Taking Back Sunday, Dashboard Confessional, Saosin, and the Early November will perform during that last show. In addition to the previously announced four acts, bands like Quicksand, the Get Up Kids, the Starting Line, Senses Fail, the Anniversary, Hot Rod Circuit, and Reggie and the Full Effect will all take the stage during that show.

“After seeing the success of last year’s Taste Of Chaos, it was clear that there was a demand for the festival’s return. We’re excited to be able to bring this expanded music lineup to the Southern California show,” said co-founder Kevin Lyman.

“I am so happy to know fans are excited about this lineup, but I know I am the MOST excited. Dashboard Confessional gets to play for our favorite people WITH our favorite people. I cannot imagine a better way to spend the summer,” reveals Dashboard Confessional frontman Chris Carrabba.

Agreeing with their soon-to-be tour mate are Taking Back Sunday who added, “It’s going to be good to be back in the company of so many bands we are both friends with and fans of.”

Taste of Chaos will arrive at the San Manuel Amphitheater Festival Grounds in San Bernardino on July 16. Tickets for the show will go on sale beginning this Friday, April 1 at 10 a.m. PT. The complete list of tour dates for the 2016 Taste of Chaos tour can be seen here.

Taste of Chaos announces first tour in over five years


Taste of Chaos made a triumphant return in 2015 with its one-day music festival in California and now, it looks like they are ready to conquer North America once again. On Monday (March 14), it was announced that the Vans Warped Tour’s sister festival will once again hit the road in 2016. Instead of traveling across the country in the winter which is how it earned its nickname, Winter Warped, the traveling rock show will take place during the spring/summer.

But if the plans to hit the road after six years of radio silence isn’t enough to get you to go, then the bands that will hit the road on the tour will convince you. Bands like Taking Back Sunday, Dashboard Confessional, and The Early November will headline all the tour dates. Saosin, Motion City Soundtrack, and The Starting Line will also play selected dates. This will be the second full tour this year that Saosin will go on that will feature former vocalist Anthony Green on the microphone. Unlike this being good news for Saosin fans, this tour might mark the last time Motion City Soundtrack hits the road together before their indefinite hiatus.

The 2016 Rockstar Energy Drink’s Taste of Chaos tour kick-off on June 3 at the FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island in Chicago and wrap up a month-and-a-half later on July 16 at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, CA; the place where the resurrection of Taste of Chaos all began last October. Tickets for the excursion will go on sale beginning this Friday, March 18 at 10 am, local time. Check out the complete tour schedule below.


06/03 – Chicago, IL FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
06/04 – Sterling Heights, MI @ Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
06/05 – Indianapolis, IN @ Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park
06/07 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Petersen Events Center
06/08 – Lewiston, NY @ Artpark
06/09 – Mt. Pocono, PA @ Sherman Theater Summer Stage
06/10 – Columbus, OH @ Columbus Commons
06/11 – Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
06/12 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion At Nautica
06/14 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
06/15 – Portland, ME @ Maine State Pier
06/16 – Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theatre
06/17 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center *
06/18 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater +
06/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing %
06/21 – Charlotte, NC @ Uptown Amphitheatre at NC Music Factory
06/22 – Alpharetta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
06/24 – Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater ^
06/25 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds ^
06/26 – Tallahassee, FL @ VENUE TBD ^
06/27 – Bossier City, LA @ CenturyLink Center
06/29 – Kansas City, MO @ The Crossroads
06/30 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Criterion Theater
07/01 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom ^
07/02 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
07/03 – Cedar Park, TX @ Cedar Park Center
07/05 – Papillion, NE @ Sumtur Amphitheater
07/06 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
07/07 – Magna, UT @ The Great Salt Air
07/08 – Boise, ID @ Revolution Event Center
07/09 – Everett, WA @ XFINITY Arena at Everett
07/10 – Eugene, OR @ Cuthbert Amphitheater
07/ 12 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
07/13 – Fresno, CA @ Rotary Amphitheater at Woodward Park
07/14 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
07/15 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Cosmopolitan Hotel ^
07/16 – San Bernardino, @ CA San Manuel Amphitheater

Saosin w/Anthony Green not performing^
Saves The Day performing  *
Motion City Soundtrack performing +
The Starting Line performing %

Taking Back Sunday Perform New Song at Holiday Show

Back in September, Taking Back Sunday had performed a new song titled “Holy Water” at a tour stop in Philadelphia. Soon after the show, video footage of the new song was uploaded onto the internet with fans wondering if new music would be on the horizon for the Long Island band. Now, a few months later, it looks like there might be some more new music they have been keeping quiet.

On Monday (Dec. 21), footage of the band performing another new song was uploaded to the web. The new video comes from their second annual holiday show at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey this past Saturday (Dec. 19). During the show, they played a new song titled “Tidal Wave.” The fan shot video begins with frontman Adam Lazzara telling the story of how the song came to be and continues to the actual song.

Check out the fan shot video for “Tidal Wave” below.

If “Tidal Wave” and “Holy Water” are indications that 2016 may bring a new Taking Back Sunday album, then fans will be more than excited for the new record. Taking Back Sunday released their last album, Happiness Is… back in March of 2014 and have been touring extensively behind it since the release.

Fashion Meets Music Festival Announce 2015 Daily Schedules

Ohio’s Fashion Meets Music Festival is slated to kick off its second year in early September, and with less than a month before the world of music and fashion combine to put on a heck of a show, festival organizers have unveiled the daily schedules for the two day festival.

The official list of artists for this year’s event was released back in March and included a mix of acts from different genres to give everyone a little bit of something to look forward to. Young the Giant, Ludacris, AWOLNATION, Taking Back Sunday, O.A.R, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, St. Vincent, and many more will hit one of the four stages at the festival.

The complete daily line-up for the festival can be seen below, so make sure to plan accordingly so you can see everyone that you want.





The Fashion Meets Music Festival is slated to take place during Labor Day weekend (Sept.5-6) at Columbus’ Arena District. Tickets for the festival are still on sale, but unlike last year, all the events are ticketed; last year there was a mix of ticketed and non-ticketed events which probably led to major headaches.

2015 Alternative Press Music Awards Winners

After so much publicity and posts from artists that we admire and listen to on a daily basis, the second annual Alternative Press Music Awards have called it a day (or night).

Leading the pack with the most wins at this year’s award show were the guys from All Time Low, taking home the awards for “Best Bassist” (Zack Merrick), “Best Drummer” (Rian Dawson), and “Most Dedicated Fans” (Hustlers).

In addition to the typical best whatever categories, legendary punk band X was given the Icon award while Corey Taylor from Slipknot presented Rob Zombie with the Vanguard award,

Check out the complete list of winners below.


Artist Of The Year – Issues

Album Of The Year – Black Veil Brides – Black Veil Brides

Artist Philanthropic – Taking Back Sunday, American Cancer Society

Best Live Band – A Day To Remember

Breakthrough Band – PVRIS

Song Of The Year presented by Epitaph Records – Sleeping With Sirens (“Kick Me”)

Best International Band – The 1975 (UK)

Best Music Video – Bring Me The Horizon (“Drown”)

Best Fandom – 5 Seconds of Summer

Most Dedicated Fans – All Time Low (Hustlers)

Best Underground Band – Being As An Ocean

Best Vocalist – Hayley Williams (Paramore)

Best Guitarist – Tony Perry (Pierce The Veil)

Best Bassist – Zack Merrick (All Time Low)

Best Drummer – Rian Dawson (All Time Low)

As soon as they become available, we will upload all the live performance videos from the show which included Panic! at the Disco, Weezer, Pierce the Veil, the return of Sum 41, and even Metro Station getting booed off the stage.