MUSIC NEWS: TAKING BACK SUNDAY WILL RELEASE ‘HAPPINESS IS: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS’ ON FEBRUARY 24TH

Revered Long Island rock band Taking Back Sunday has announced plans to release Happiness Is: The Complete Recordings on February 24th via Hopeless Records. The upcoming release will feature the band's original 2014 record Happiness Is, along with rare and unreleased tracks, all spread out on 8 7-inch vinyl records with a collectible, signed art card. Fans are invited to pre-order Happiness Is: The Complete Recordings in a variety of bundles now at http://hopelessrecords.com/happinessistcr.
 
Happiness Is: The Complete Recordings will include all three studio b-sides and three additional acoustic renditions of album tracks, such as "Like You Do," from the record that portray those particular songs in a different light.
 
"There was something real sentimental and warm feeling about the acoustic demo version of "Like You Do," says vocalist Adam Lazzara. "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."
 
In conjunction with today's news, Taking Back Sunday has also debuted a new video for their anthemic song "All The Way," which can be viewed now at http://smarturl.it/allthewayvideo. The video features backstage and performance footage of the band on tour this past year.
 
"Hope you like the video for the song "All The Way." It's a tiny look at being on tour and what it's like for us on stage when we are playing shows.  A bunch of our friends helped film it and it's great to use one of our songs as the background to hang on to some of these memories," said drummer Mark O'Connell. 
 
Following a year on the road in support of the new album, Taking Back Sunday will be headed to Europe later this month and recently announced that the Happiness Is tour will continue in 2015 with a headlining North American run with letlive. and The Menzingers. The tour will start on February 18th in New Orleans and end on April 4th in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are available for purchase now at http://www.takingbacksunday.com/tour/.
 
Follow the band at www.TakingBackSunday.com for additional updates.
 
Happiness Is: The Complete Recordings 7-inch Track Listing:
Record 1:
Flicker, Fade
Stood A Chance
 
Record 2:
All The Way
Beat Up Car
 
Record 3:
It Takes More
They Don't Have Any Friends
 
Record 4:
Better Homes And Gardens
Like You Do
 
Record 5:
We Were Younger Then
Nothing At All
 
Record 6:
How I Met Your Mother *
This Is Happening *
 
Record 7:
Can You Feel That (Here I Am) *
Stood A Chance (Acoustic) *
 
Record 8:
Better Homes And Gardens (Acoustic) *
Like You Do (Acoustic) *
 
*Previously Unreleased/Rare
 
Happiness Is: The Complete Recordings Digital Track Listing:
1. Preface
2. Flicker, Fade
3. Stood A Chance
4. All The Way
5. Beat Up Car
6. It Takes More
7. They Don't Have Any Friends
8. Better Homes And Gardens 
9. Like You Do
10. We Were Younger Then
11. Nothing At All
12. How I Met Your Mother*
13. This Is Happening*
14. Can You Feel That (Here I Am)*
15. Stood A Chance (Acoustic)*
16. Better Homes And Gardens (Acoustic)*
17. Like You Do (Acoustic)*
 
*Previously Unreleased/Rare
 
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, Have Mercy)
 
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 - TBA
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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