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Taking Back Sunday live at The Roseland Theater

You can call it hardcore, screamo, emo, neo-punk, alternative, rock, whatever. It doesn’t matter what you call it, it’s just good. Taking Back Sunday is an iconic name in music, and they have been touring the world for about 15 years. If you are familiar with alternative music at all, you know their name.

Arguably one of the biggest names in the current alternative music scene, Taking Back Sunday has had a great success across the world. They have been featured on multiple major network shows (Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Show with David Letterman, and many more) and they even made a cameo on the international teen drama Degrassi: The Next Generation.

Taking Back Sunday live at The Roseland Theater

From 2012 to 2013, Taking Back Sunday celebrated the 10 year anniversary of their first full length album, Tell All Your Friends, by performing the iconic album (with all of the original 2002 Tell All Your Friends bands member back – Adam Lazzara, Eddie Reyes, John Nolan, Shaun Cooper, and Mark O’Connell) in its entirety in a nation-wide tour with Bayside as their main support.

Throughout their career, they have toured with huge names of the alternative genre including Blink-182, The All-American Rejects, Brand New, and Anberlin. Currently they are touring the US, the UK, and parts of Europe to promote their most recent album, Happiness Is, alongside the highly energetic acts The UsedFrnklero AndThe Cellebration, and others.

The Roseland Theater seemed especially foggy, which added to the ambiance when Taking Back Sunday took the stage. The chemistry of the band mates is undeniable. When a creative group of guys has so much history together, the magic that comes from it is undeniable. The set was a perfect blend of old and new, pulling songs from their expansive repertoire and mixing it with tracks off of their newest album Happiness Is.  Most memorable was the energy that poured from the very dynamic song “Better Homes And Gardens” (which Adam attributed to be his favorite Taking Back Sunday song), and their iconic final song of the set “MakeDamnSure”. Taking Back Sunday gave the audience everything they could ask for in a show, and this was displayed by the audience chanting “one more song” after the band left the stage. It was a performance that I am glad I did not miss. Be sure to catch them on this tour – you’ll thank me when you do.

Taking Back Sunday Tour Dates

9/27 – Summer Ends Festival – Tempe, AZ *
9/29 – MacEwan Hall – Calgary, Canada #
9/30 – Union Hall – Edmonton, Canada #
10/02 – Burton Cummings Theatre – Winnipeg, Canada #
10/03 – The Venue at The Hub – Fargo, ND #
10/04 – 7 Flags Event Center – Clive, IA #
10/06 – The Pageant – St Louis, MO #
10/07 – Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN #
10/08 – The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC %
11/27 – Nosturi – Helsinki, Finland
11/29 – Klubben – Stockholm, Sweden
11/30 – Vega Hall – Copenhagen, Denmark
12/02 – S036 – Berlin, Germany $
12/03 – Roxy – Prague, Czech Republic $
12/05 – Hirsh – Nuremberg, Germany $
12/06 – Mod Box – Hasselt, Belgium $
12/07 – Pyramids – Portsmouth, United Kingdom $
12/08 – 02 Academy – Bristol, United Kingdom $
12/09 – Roundhouse – London, United Kingdom $
12/11 – Institute – Birmingham, United Kingdom $
12/12 – The Ritz – Manchester, United Kingdom $
12/13 – O2 ABC – Glasgow, United Kingdom $
12/14 – 02 Academy – Oxford, United Kingdom $
12/16 – Luxor – Koln, Germany $
12/17 – Knust – Hamburg, Germany $
12/18 – LKA – Longhorn – Stuttgart, Germany $
12/27 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ +
12/28 – Starland Ballroom w/ Modern Baseball – Sayreville, NJ

* = w/ The Replacements, DESCENDENTS, Katastro
# = w/ The Used, Frnkiero AndThe Cellabration, FRANK IERO
% = w/ Modern Baseball, The Story So Far, The Wonder Years
$ = w/ Marmozets
+ = w/ The Menzingers, Modern Chemistry

Photo Credit: Corey Terrill

Taking Back Sunday live at The Roseland Theater

Taking Back Sunday live at The Roseland Theater

Taking Back Sunday live at The Roseland Theater

Taking Back Sunday live at The Roseland Theater

Taking Back Sunday live at The Roseland Theater

Taking Back Sunday live at The Roseland Theater

Taking Back Sunday live at The Roseland Theater

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