Profile by Jessica Zucker
Group: Taking Back Sunday
Genre: Alternative Rock, Punk/Emo Rock
Formed: Long Island, New York
Band Members: Adam Lazzara, Fred Mascherino, Eddie Reyes, Mark O'Connell, Matt Rubano
Label: Warner Brothers Records, Victory Records
Taking Back Sunday is the alternative rock band originated from Long Island, New York.
Current members of the group include: Adam Lazzara (singer), Fred Mashcerino (guitar/vocals), Eddie Reyes (guitar), Mark O'Connell (drums), and Matt Rubano (bassist). Former band members are: John Nolan (singer/guitarist), Shaun Cooper (bassist), Antonio Longo (singer), and Jesse Lacey (bassist).
Their first release was a self-titled EP that didn't gain much publicity. It wasn't until the single, "Cute Without the E" gained popularity among the punk rock, emo audience. Playing with the bands, The Used and Brand New and the 2003 Vans Warped Tour, Taking Back Sunday finally made a hit to debut as #3 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with "Where You Want To Be."
John Nolan, the former singer of Taking Back Sunday was rumored to have slept with the Jesse Lacey's girlfriend. Jesse Lacey was the former bassist of Taking Back Sunday and moved on to form the band, Brand New. Brand New's album Your Favorite Weapon is highlighted by the song "Seventy Times Seven" directed towards John Nolan's deceitful actions.
Taking Back Sunday released "There's No 'I' in Team" from the Tell All Your Friends album in response to Brand New's song.
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New York Rockers to Play Holiday Radio Shows in December
With a no-holds-barred headlining arena tour of the U.S. and a series of raucous festival dates in Europe under their belts, Taking Back Sunday have announced they will play a series of Christmas radio shows beginning December 1st in Orlando, Florida.
Taking Back Sunday released their certified gold album, "Louder Now," on Warner Bros. Records on April 23rd. The album skyrocketed to Number Two on Billboard's Top 200 chart a week later, scanning more than 157,000 units, spawning hit single "MakeDamSure," which was a Modern Rock Top 10 record for just under two months.
A MySpace.com favorite, Taking Back Sunday has had over 25 million streams since adding songs off of their newest album to their MySpace page.
With "Louder Now," Adam Lazzara (vocals), Fred Mascherino (guitar/vocals), Eddie Reyes (guitar), Matt Rubano (bass) and Mark O'Connell (drums), capture the intensity generated during their explosive live performances. "This is the record we have always wanted to make," says Lazzara. "We brought in every element from every influence we've ever had."
mtvU, MTV's college network, has announced that Taking Back Sunday has won a 2006 mtvU Woodie Award for Best Tour, an honor voted on by a college audience. The awards were simulcast on November 2nd on mtvU.com, mtvUber (www.mtvu.com/music/woodie_awards/2006/), and mtvU Mobile. A 30-minute version of the show aired on MTV on November 4th and MTV2 on November 5th.
Taking Back Sunday radio show dates are as follows:
December 2006 Tour Schedule
1 Orlando, FL; WOCL No Snow Show, Tinker Field
2 W. Palm Beach, FL; WPBZ Buzz Bake Sale, Sound Advice Amph
3 Tampa, FL; 97X Next Big Thing, Ford Amphitheatre
7 Seattle, W; KNDD Deck The Hall Ball, Key Arena
8 Dallas, TX; How The EDGE Stole Xmas, Nokia Theatre
10 San Diego, CA; Nightmare Before X-mas, The Sports Arena
12 Phoenix, AZ: KEDJ Xmas Ball, Jobbing.com Arena
14 Detroit, MI; The Night 89X Stole Christmas 9, Cobo Arena
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The bands Warner Bros. debut, Louder Now, takes the group's classic ethos of intertwining vocals and hardcore meets-rock-meets pop to an even more enticing level. Taking Back Sunday is taking back rock. Listen to music samples from amazon.com.
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"I just wanna break you down so badly
Well I trip over everything you say
I just wanna break you down so badly
In the worst way"
~Make Damn Sure.
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"And will you tell all your friends
you've got your gun to my head
This all was only wishful thinkin,
this all was only wishful thinking"
~Cute Without the E (Cut From the Team) Watch Music Video
"You kept still until the long drive home
You slept safe and close to the window...
I got a bad feeling about this
I got a bad feeling about..."
~A Decade Under the Influence
Taking Back Sunday EP (2001)
Lullaby EP (2001)
Taking Back Sunday Demo (2002)
Tell All Your Friends (2002)
Where You Want to Be (2004)
Louder Now (2006)