For influential Long Island band Taking Back Sunday, Happiness Is being able to tour with your friends and perform for thousands of diehard fans night-after-night. That sentiment is what keeps the band going and has helped fuel their rewarding and lengthy career. It’s also what drives them to create memorable records like their recent, critically heralded effort Happiness Is, which they’ve spent most of this year supporting on a global tour.
Taking Back Sunday is happy to announce the journey will continue in 2015 with a North American tour that will feature direct support from letlive. and The Menzingers. “Touring is probably the most rewarding thing we do as a band. Being able to look people in the eye and see what these songs means to them as you are playing them is an experience that is hard to describe. We’ve done a lot of festival and co-headlining dates since HAPPINESS IS was released, but we are really looking forward to our upcoming headlining dates where we can play a little bit longer and dive into the album and our catalogue a bit more. We also have a few extra tracks from the HAPPINESS IS recording which should be making an appearance around that time,” says lead vocalist Adam Lazzara. VIP tickets, which include exclusive merch, acoustic sets, M&G and more are on sale now. Watch a teaser video for the upcoming tour here: http://youtu.be/ryyr4ShyFuA
2014 proved to be a monumental year for the cherished band. Taking Back Sunday partnered with Hopeless Records to release their sixth studio album, Happiness Is, which received rave reviews and debuted at #10 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart, with their classic lineup made up of Adam Lazzara (vocals), John Nolan (guitar/vocals), Eddie Reyes (guitar), Shaun Cooper (bass) and Mark O’Connell (drums). They also toured heavily with shows in North America, Asia, Europe and Australia that included stops at all three Riot Fests in Toronto, Chicago and Denver, Extreme Thing in Las Vegas, Summer Ends Festival in Phoenix and a headlining slot on the Great South Bay Music Festival in Long Island, all while sharing the stages and bills with notable acts like The Cure, Weezer, The Replacements, The Used and The Descendents among others along the way.
With the original lineup in tow for their second consecutive release, Taking Back Sunday has established a firm footing in the next chapter of their long celebrated career with soaring rock anthems and heartfelt ballads as heard on tracks like “Flicker, Fade,” “Stood A Chance” and “Better Homes and Gardens.” What lies next for the band only time will tell, but for now they’re doing what they love the most; leaving it all on stage for fans night-after-night.
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