Taking Back Sunday Announce Summer Tour Dates

REFORMED LINE UP FROM FIRST FULL LENGTH RELEASE CURRENTLY AT WORK WRITING FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM

Burbank, CA – Warner Bros Records artists Taking Back Sunday have announced a handful of summer tour dates.  The six shows kick off at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ on June 22nd and will take the band through New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles.  The dates mark the first time the New York band’s newly reformed line up will share the stage since 2003.

Taking Back Sunday vocalist Adam Lazzara, guitarist Eddie Reyes and drummer Mark O’Connell have reunited with vocalist/guitarist John Nolan and bass player Shaun Cooper, who departed in 2003 after the release of their 2002 debut Tell All Your Friends. Tell All Your Friends has sold over one million records worldwide, spawned breakthrough anthem “Cute WIthout the ‘E’ (Cut from the Team)” and launched the band as one of the most influential of its generation.  The band will begin recording their fifth studio album in Los Angeles this summer with producer Eric Valentine.

“We are so excited to be able to play songs in front of people with this line up of the band,” says Lazzara. “So we have to play a few shows before we go off to make the new record.  All of these venues have special meanings for us, and we’ve had so much support in these cities.”  Nolan agrees.  “I think we’re going to be backstage waiting to go on and just jumping up and down.  It’s going to be amazing to share the excitement that we’ve been feeling for these past few weeks with an audience.”

A VIP pre-sale for the dates begins Wednesday, May 5th at 5pm local time.  The VIP Package includes an afternoon fan meet & greet at which ticket holders can participate in and film a Q&A with the band.  They will also receive early entry to the venue and a signed set list.  50 VIP tickets will be available for each date.  Regular ticket on-sale begns Saturday, May 8 at 10am local time, 12 noon in Chicago.

Taking Back Sunday headline tour dates are as follows:

June 22 – Starland Ballrooom  Sayreville, NJ
June 23 – Irving Plaza New York, NY
June 24 – Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA
June 25 – House of Blues Boston, MA
June 27 – Metro Chicago, IL
June 29 – The Wiltern Los Angeles, CA

For more information please visit www.takingbacksunday.com

Kate Cafaro
Warner Bros Records
Phone: (212) 707-3257
E-Mail: Kate.Cafaro@wbr.com

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