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.
Today, 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. The excursion will start on February 18th in New Orleans and end on April 4th in Fort Lauderdale. VIP tickets, which include exclusive merch, acoustic sets, M&G and more, will go on sale Tuesday, November 11th at 3PM EST and the general public on-sale will start on Friday, November 14th at 10AM local time with venues and promoters hosting various pre-sales as well.
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.
Taking Back Sunday will be touring Europe this November and December before returning home for their first annual Holiday Spectacular shows at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ on December 27th and 28th.
Follow the band at www.TakingBackSunday.com for additional updates.
Taking Back Sunday North American Tour Dates:
Dec 27 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom (w/The Menzingers, Modern Chemistry) - SOLD OUT
Dec 28 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom (w/Modern Baseball)
Spring 2015 Headlining Tour w/The Menzingers and letlive.:
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
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