Taking Back Sunday - The 2014 Tour
Alternative emo rockers Taking Back Sunday are at it again, blazing a trail
of burned down concert halls all across North America as they blow minds and inflate hearts in their most exciting tour yet.
The band will be bringing their decade spanning discography to a city near you, including: Pittsburgh, PA; Cincinnati, OH;
Grand Rapids, MI; Indianapolis, IN; Saint Paul, MN; Sioux Falls, SD; Idaho Falls, ID; Billings, MT; Spokane and Seattle, WA;
Portland, OR; Calgary and Edmonton, AB; Winnipeg, MB; Fargo, ND; Clive, IA; Saint Louis, MO; Nashville, TN; Charlotte, NC;
and Sayreville, NJ. Don't see Taking Back Sunday in your area? Hold back your tears. StubHub will be constantly updating the
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playing the biggest mega venues or the most downlow lounges, Taking Back Sunday will be bringing down the house night after
night. From Portland's Roseland Theater to Nashville's Cannery Ballroom, the band will be playing some of the most iconic
venues across North America in what is panning out to be one of the most exciting tours of 2014. Don't your chance to see
some of the most innovative rockers of a generation.
About Taking Back Sunday
Forming in 1999, Taking
Back Sunday was the passion project of musician Eddie Reyes, well known Long Island musician and veteran of numerous musical
projects. While Reyes had run several music projects in the past, including The Movielife, Taking Back Sunday would be his
big breakout that would gain him international fame and acclaim. Eddie recruited the other east coast musicians including
John Nolan, Adam Lazzara, and Derrick Sherman. Though the lineup would change numerous times over the years, Lazzara and Reyes
would remain mainstays within Taking Back Sunday, shaping its direction and keeping their original sound and spirit.
band spent their early days recording demos while trying to scrape by working various side jobs. Eventually they would record
their own music video for one of their earliest singles, "Great Romances of the 20th Century", and shortly after signed with
Victory Records. By 2002, the band finally released their full length debut, and quickly grew in popularity, securing a guest
spot in a music video with Public Enemy rapper and Flavor of Love star, Flavor Flav. By 2004, the band was touring with some
of the biggest names in pop punk, including rock icons Blink 182. They would make their first appearances on various other
media mediums, including Jimmy Kill Live!, Loveline, as part of the soundtracks of films Spider-Man 2, Fantastic 4, Elektra,
and Transformers. Two covers performed by the band also made their way onto the soundtrack for the skateboard video game franchise
hit Tony Hawk's American Wasteland.
2006 would be the biggest year for Taking Back Sunday yet, as they finally rose
to true international stardom with their first release under Warner Bros. Records. With their lineup solidified, the band
took to the airwaves once again, hitting all the major late night shows, including Conan, and an appearance on famed high
school drama Degrassi: The Next Generation. Alongside similar band's such as My Chemical Romance and HIM, Taking Back Sunday
has become synonymous with quality emo alt rock music.
2002's Tell All Your Friends would
be Taking Back Sunday's triumphant debut album, which would immediately certify gold and hit #8 on the US Indie Billboard.
The song included a slew of hit singles, such as "Timberwolves at New Jersey", "Great Romances of the 20th Century", and "Cute
Without the 'E'". It would be quickly followed up by 2004's Where You Want to Be, which again certified gold and hit the #3
and #1 spot in the US 200 and US Indie Billboards, respectively. However, the band wouldn't reach true international acclaim
until 2006's Louder Now, which again went gold but also hit top #20 in several charts around the world, including the US,
Australia, and the United Kingdom. Louder Now would be an important moment in Taking Back Sunday's history, as the band had
just struggled through extensive lineup changes which had nearly led to their dissolution.
2014 would bring the band's
most complete release yet, with Happiness Is. The album would be their second #1 hit in the US Indie Billboard, and make strong
showings on the Billboard 200 and UK charts. The album's hits "Flicker, Fade" and "Stood a Chance" became instead crowd favorites,
and are prime examples of how far the band has come in songwriting.
The band does not choose album
titles, and most of them are derived from lyrics of individual tracks from the album.
Though the band has suffered from
numerous lineup changes, this hasn't stopped old members from returning to the band. Various members have returned in order
to make sure that Taking Back Sunday retained its signature sound and style.
The Taking Back Sunday Concert Experience
their playing their oldest tracks from the days before their big debut or the hottest and mature tracks from their latest
LP, Taking Back Sunday has a special way of captivating their audience and holding their rapt attention for every second of
their performance. With years of performing experience and band chemistry like no other, the Taking Back Sunday concert experience
is an unforgettable and unmissable event. Don't miss your opportunity to see these amazing performers live and in person -
buy your tickets today!