Taking Back Sunday has been writing a new album over the past several months, and the band has now confirmed that it will be released in the fall of 2016.
According to Alternative Press, the band says of the album: "During this process we've been discovering and surprising ourselves in realizing how good of a band we've become. Not to go full Kanye but none of us can believe, when we're listening back during tracking, that this is our band. It's incredible. The timing also worked perfectly, we'll basically be going straight from the studio to Taste Of Chaos where we'll have the opportunity to let these new songs out of their cages."
During shows last fall, the band played two of their new songs ("Tidal Wave" and "Holy Water") live, and we include videos of the performances below for your viewing pleasure:
It's been quite a while since I've regularly updated this site, primarily because the Taking Back Sunday news has been quite slow over the past several months. However, things are starting to pick back up, as Taking Back Sunday has just announced its first full tour of 2016 -- they'll be joining Dashboard Confessional on the Taste of Chaos tour. A poster with the dates that have been announced so far can be found below:
As part of the roll-out for their upcoming Happiness Is: The Complete Recordings, Taking Back Sunday released the following music video for their song "All the Way," which draws on live concert footage. Check it out below:
A nice surprise announcement on this cold November afternoon - on February 24 Taking Back Sunday will be releasing a special edition "The Complete Recordings" of its recent record "Happiness Is." The album includes three new B-sides -- How I Met Your Mother, This is Happening, and Can You Feel That (Here I Am) -- as well as three acoustic songs -- Stood a Chance, Better Homes and Gardens, and Like You Do.
The album is now available for pre-order in various bundles that include t-shirts, mugs, a limited edition 7" box set, signed cover art, individual cover art for each song, download cards, and more at the following link.
Adam Lazzara had this to say about the acoustic version of Like You Do: “There was something real sentimental and warm feeling about the acoustic demo version of “Like You Do." Ed (Reyes) and I were staying in the saddest hotel in all of Long Island while the band was writing what would later become most of Happiness Is. This place was as close to one of those 1970s New York City hotels as I had seen in the movies and on the news growing up as you could get, the only exception being that it was on Long Island. Motel style, with ladies of the night, yelling at all hours, the works. It was the worst. I was missing home something awful, it was the worst it had been. That’s where “Like You Do” happened. In that smoky room, at that seedy hotel. I played it back on my voice recorder and it took me someplace else. I think we came pretty close to that feeling with this recording. At first we even talked about just leaving it as an acoustic song. Now we have both.”
Taking Back Sunday will be playing quite a few dates in Europe in late November and early December before playing at New Jersey's Starland Ballroom in late December. We wanted to make sure you all knew about these dates, so be sure to head Taking Back Sunday's tour dates page for more information, or check out the images below:
Today, Taking Back Sunday announced dates for its upcoming spring 2015 headlining tour in North America, with supporting acts letlive. and The Menzingers. VIP tickets - including Meet & Greet passes - go on sale Tuesday, November 11, at 3 p.m. EST at the following link The general public tickets go on sale Friday, November 14, at 10 a.m. local time at the following link.
The dates for the tour are as follows:
Feb 18 – New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre
Feb 19 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Feb 20 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
Feb 21 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
Feb 22 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
Feb 24 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
Feb 25 – Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
Feb 26 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
Feb 27 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
Feb 28 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
Mar 1 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield Theatre
Mar 3 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Mar 4 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
Mar 6 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
Mar 8 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
Mar 10 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
Mar 11 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
Mar 13 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
Mar 14 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
Mar 15 – Albany, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
Mar 16 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
Mar 18 – New York, NY – Best Buy Theater
Mar 21 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
Mar 24 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
Mar 26 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Mar 27 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Mar 28 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
Mar 29 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Apr 1 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
Apr 2 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
Apr 3 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
Apr 4 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
Tonight (Sunday, September 14th) at 9:30 p.m. eastern, Yahoo will be airing Taking Back Sunday's concert in Indianapolis for free at the following link. Check it out!
The YouTube channel "Under the Gun Review" recently posted a new interview with Taking Back Sunday's own John Nolan, who discusses TBS as well as Straylight Run. Watch it below:
This month marked the 10th anniversary of Taking Back Sunday's second full-length album, Where You Want to Be. PureVolume put together a video of other bands talking about the album, which you can watch below:
This week Taking Back Sunday announced several new U.S. tour dates. While these shows will occur during the same time period as the band's tour with The Used, these are off-dates in which The Used won't be playing. For the first 3 dates, the band's other support for the fall tour, "frnkiero andthe celebration," will be joining them; for the final show in Charlotte, NC, billed as a homecoming show, the band will be joined by The Wonder Years and Modern Baseball.
SEP 11 - Bogart's - Cincinatti, OH
SEP 24 - The Knitting Factory - Spokane, WA
OCT 7 - Cannery Ballroom - Nashville, TN
OCT 8 - The Fillmore - Charlotte, NC
We will definitely be at the October 7th show in Nashville and look forward to reporting back to you. The band has also announced an earlier U.S. show in Baltimore, MD, a 21+ show that's only $5:
AUG 1 - Power Point Live - Baltimore, MD
Finally, the band has announced several Australian tour dates in August, along with tour dates for the Philippines and Europe in August, November, and December. If you're over in those parts of the world, be sure to check out Taking Back Sunday's tour page for more details!