Taking Back Sunday has been very quiet over the past few months, but the band announced today that it will be playing Riot Fest in Chicago, IL, from September 13-15. The musical festival has quite a line-up, including blink-182, Brand New, Fall Out Boy, All Time Low, Yellowcard, and many other bands listed on the poster below. You can purchase tickets at this link.
As Taking Back Sunday works on its next album and finalizes its live TAYF album, we haven't been hearing much news about the band. But today the band announced an April 5 show at Stockton College in New Jersey. The announcement poster is below. We'll let you know as soon as we hear more about Taking Back Sunday's concert plans for the upcoming year!
As Taking Back Sunday wrapped up its recent Tell All Your Friends 10th anniversary tour, Adam Lazzara and John Nolan sat down with PropertyOfZack to discuss its timeline for writing and recording the next album:
Between Warped and this run, it’s been a solid six months of touring. Will you be taking a break before writing?
Adam: We’ve already demoed some songs. In January we’re doing a Navy entertainment tour; it’s where you go to the different bases and play to the troops. After that we’re aiming to rent a house to finish up the writing process together.
John: We’ve started when we’ve had downtime, but I think we need to be together for a while to start getting serious. The ball is rolling.
Further in the interview with PropertyOfZack, Adam and John discussed the band's future with Warner Bros.:
Will this release be with or without Warner?
Adam: That’s still left to be seen. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but rock music isn’t doing that well right now because people just steal it. It’s interesting because with pop or country music, that’s still selling well. The demographic isn’t stealing as much.
John: It’s also being played on the radio.
POZ: You’re also more likely to just buy a single instead of a ten dollar album.
Adam: As far as where rock exists in the record industry, it’s a weird place. Everything comes in waves. It’s just on the down turn right now as far as labels figuring it out on the business end.
Finally, the website Baeble Music recently recorded videos of Adam and John playing Sad Savior, Your Own Disaster, and Best Places to be a Mom, as well as answering a few questions. You can watch their acoustic performance and interview here.
Taking Back Sunday has announced, through a newspaper article uncovered by AbsolutePunk, that they will be releasing two live albums from the current Tell All Your Friends 10th anniversary tour -- an acoustic version and a "full rock" version. Interestingly, the band will be releasing the albums themselves rather than through Warner Bros. and will be deciding whether they want to sign with another label or self-publish in the future.
Though the article does not delve into specifics, it seems likely that DVDs will be released alongside the albums. Spectators noted that the band's acoustic show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles was recorded.
In the same article, the band repeated previously confirmed news that they are working on new demos with Mike Sapone and will be going on a tour of military bases in January.
Taking Back Sunday has announced that its Nov. 16th and Nov. 25th shows at Starland Ballroom in NJ will now be combined into one large show on Nov. 25th at Pine Belt Arena in NJ with proceeds going to the Toms River Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund. Furthermore, the band will now play a show at the Best Buy Theater in New York City on Nov. 16th, with 100% of net ticket proceeds going to Long Island relief efforts. The concerts are part of the band's Tell All Your Friends 10th Anniversary Tour. For more details, click here.
On a related note, the band is now holding an auction for tickets, beat-the-line passes, a signed setlist, and a signed guitar to its remaining east coast shows, with proceeds also going to "East Coast musicians who are affected by hurricane sandy." For more details, click here.
Finally, Taking Back Sunday is asking everyone going to its Nov. 21st in Long Island to bring a non-perishable food item to support Long Island Cares, Inc.-The Harry Chapin Food Bank. At the same show, the band will hold a "special raffle to win a custom-framed drum head signed by each of the members of Taking Back Sunday as part of their “Beat An End to Hunger” campaign." For more details, click here.
Taking Back Sunday has kicked off its Tell All Your Friends 10th anniversary tour, and at its shows so far, the 20-song setlist looked like this:
What's It Feel Like To Be A Ghost?
A Decade Under The Influence
Faith (Let You Down)
Liar (It Takes One To Know One)
One-Eighty By Summer
You Know How I Do
Cute Without The 'E' (Cut From The Team)
There's No 'I' In Team
Great Romances Of The 20th Century
Ghost Man On Third
Timberwolves At New Jersey
The Blue Channel
You're So Last Summer
The Ballad Of Sal Villanueva
Your Own Disaster
As you can see the band has opted to play Tell All Your Friends at the end of its shows rather than at the beginning. Perhaps most notably, the band will be playing b-side The Ballad of Sal Villanueva, which the band had not played in years.
We'll let you know if the band makes any major changes to the setlist.
The headline says it all: click here to check out Taking Back Sunday's new website, just in time for the fall tour announcement!
We brought you several tour dates for Taking Back Sunday's fall Tell All Your Friends 10th Anniversary Tour before they were officially announced; now the rest have officially been announced:
October 4 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues (TOUR KICK-OFF)
October 6 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theater
October 7 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit
October 8 - Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen (Acoustic)
October 10 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom
October 11 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
October 12 - Lincoln, NE - Bourbon Theatre
October 13 - Lawrence, KS - Grenada
October 14 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
October 16 - Salt Lake City, UT - In the Venue
October 18 - Seattle, WA - Showbox
October 19 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
October 20 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
October 21 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
October 23 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubador (Acoustic)
October 24 - Pomona, CA - Fox Theater
October 25 - Los Angeles, CA - Club Nokia
October 26 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
October 27 - Phoenix, AZ - Marquee Theatre
October 28 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
October 29 - El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls
October 31 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
November 1 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
November 2 - Austin, TX - Emo's
November 3 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
November 4 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
November 6 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues
November 7 - St. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
November 8 - St. Petersburg, FL - The Landing
November 9 - Atlanta, GA - Center Stage
November 10 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva
November 11 - Washington DC - 9:30 Club
November 13 - Philadelphia, PA - The Electric Factor
November 14 - Philadelphia, PA - The Electric Factory
November 15 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church (Acoustic)
November 16 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
November 17 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
November 18 - Portland, ME - State Theatre
November 20 - Providence, RI - Lupo's
November 21 - Huntingdon, NY - The Paramount
November 23 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
November 24 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
November 25 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Bayside will be joining Taking Back Sunday for most of the tour (except the acoustic dates). On Oct. 4th through 13th, they'll be joined by Mansions; the 14th through 26th, Man Overboard; the 27th, Motion City Soundtrack, Jukebox the Ghost, and Now Now; the 28th through Nov. 4th, Gabriel the Marine; and the 6th through the 15th, Transit; the 17th through the 20th, The Menzingers.
Tickets go on sale Friday, August 10, at noon. Watch the official tour announcement video:
As we reported a few days ago, Taking Back Sunday is playing the last couple dates of Warped Tour along with special guests from Four Year Strong, Thursday, and more, since John Nolan is going back home as his wife is expecting a baby. Watch the videos below:
The band BAYSIDE will be the guests on Taking Back Sunday's fall Tell All Your Friends anniversary tour. Tickets go on sale August 10.
Dates are yet to be announced, but we'll post the details as they come!