Taking Back Sunday Stream New Album 'Happiness Is'

Taking Back SundayOpening with the beautifully eerie track “Preface” comes Taking Back Sunday‘s sixth studio album, Happiness Is. It isn’t long before the band break into their signature sound for just under an hour of old-school Taking Back Sunday. The album officially drops March 18th via Hopeless Records, but if you can’t wait another week you can now stream the album in its entirety below. Check it out, and catch the band on their co-headlining tour with The Used beginning this Friday, with support from Tonight Alive and Sleepwave. (more…)

The Used, Taking Back Sunday Expand North American Tour Dates

The Used - Frank Maddocks - High ResJust one week ago we brought you the news that The Used and Taking Back Sunday would be co-headlining a tour together this spring, with Tonight Alive and Sleepwave as support. But with only one date each in Los Angeles and New York City, it’s no surprise the shows sold out within hours. As a result, the tour has been expanded to include an extra date in each city. The second Los Angeles date will take place on March 19 at the Palladium, and New York City’s second show will be held on April 21 at the Best Buy Theater. Tickets go on sale today, Feb. 7, at 10 a.m. PST and 12 p.m. EST. So get those trigger fingers ready and secure your spot on the tour. Check out the full routing below.  (more…)

The Used, Taking Back Sunday Announce Tour

The Used - Frank Maddocks - High ResHopeless Records artists The Used and Taking Back Sunday have announced a co-headlining tour this spring, with support from Tonight Alive (3/18-4/27) and Sleepwave. The tour will kick off March 14 at South By So What?! in Dallas, TX and wrap up April 27th in Orlando, FL. You can check out the dates below and grab pre-sale tickets along with a copy of Taking Back Sunday’s Happiness Is or The Used’s Imaginary Enemy through Applauze here(more…)

South By So What?! Confirm Lineup

South By So What?!South By So What?! have confirmed their 2014 lineup, and it includes some pretty major changes. Several acts have been dropped such as, HRVRD, Upon a Burning Body, I The Mighty, and Wolves At The Gate. The new lineup will include A Lot Like Birds, ’68, From Indian Lakes, Betrayal, The Greenery, He Is Legend, Myka Relocate, Sylar, and Thick As Blood.

The bands join previously confirmed headliners Taking Back Sunday, The Used, Asking Alexandria, and August Burns Red. Catch the festival March 14-16 at Quiktrip Park in Grand Prairie, TX, and view the full lineup below. (more…)

Hopeless Records Launches IndieGoGo

Hopeless RecordsWhen you hear that a well-known label has launched a crowdfunding campaign, it’s tough not to feel skeptical. But trust us, this one is for a good cause”and it has some pretty awesome pledge rewards.

Hopeless Records‘ nonprofit subsidiary, Sub City Records (get it?) is working with New Directions For Youth in Los Angeles, to build Sub City Studios. The nonprofit  will educate teens about various instruments, as well as teaching them the ins and outs of recording, producing, and marketing. Besides the nice feeling you’ll get from helping out a great cause, the label is offering a ton of great rewards including signed and rare merch from Yellowcard, Taking Back Sunday, and Bayside, to a writing session with Bert McCracken of The Used, and meet and greets with All Time Low and Silverstein. Check out the campaign’s video below, and pledge here. (more…)

South By So What?! Announce Taking Back Sunday, The Used, And More

South By So What?!South By So What?! have just announced a ton of new bands including Taking Back Sunday, The Used, Chiodos, and The Devil Wears Prada. The three-day festival will take place from March 14 – 16 in Grand Prairie, TX at Quiktrip Park. And hey, remember those awesome gift ideas we were mentioning in our gift guide earlier this week? Well, you can get a head start on that and grab your early bird tickets right here. Check out the new additions below.  (more…)

Taking Back Sunday Debut New Material Live

Long Island natives Taking Back Sunday have spent the better part of the last two years riding a wave of nostalgia thanks to their debut, Tell All Your Friends, crossing the decade mark. Fans know that the band took a few months off during winter 2012 to record in Michigan, but their recent live appearances have been so focused on yesteryear that the idea of hearing something new from the band had become the furthest thing from anyone’s mind. Now it seems the guys in TBS are finally ready to step back into the present, and last night they debuted one of their brand new tracks to a rambunctious live crowd.

Rumored to be titled everything from “Anywhere You Want To Go” to “Beat Up Car,” the latest material from Taking Back Sunday is most certainly built on the same structural concepts that helped propel them into the spotlight all the way back at the dawn of the new millennium. The band’s emo-tinged alternative rock sound pulses below vocalist Adam Lazzara‘s signature wails about heartache and separation, all of which mixes into a smooth rock concoction that slowly builds to a dual-vocal bridge that harkens back to the band’s Where You Want To Be days. It may not be reinventing the wheel by any stretch of the imagination, but it’s sure to please fans news and old. You can stream a fan-shot video of the performance below.

Taking Back Sunday have been debuting new material off-and-on over the last month, which leads us to believe they will soon be announcing a release date for their Hopeless Records debut. Follow Ourstage on Twitter so you never miss another update. (more…)

Taking Back Sunday Launch Record Label

Emo icons Taking Back Sunday spent Tuesday, June 18, promoting the release of their new acoustic album, TAYF10. The release celebrate the band’s debut album with a completely stripped down live recording, which fans have reacted well to thus far, but its how the band released the album that brings us together today.

After more than a decade of living in label limbo, Taking Back Sunday have taken their future career into their own hands with the launch of Sorry Records. The label’s first and only scheduled release so far was TAYF10, but the new company could become the band’s avenue for releasing new material in the years ahead. You can read a message from the band celebrating the album’s release and commenting on the label’s launch below:

Greetings from the outer reaches of rural Michigan! We have been out here for nearly two weeks hard at work on our next record. Today we release an album near and dear to our hearts: TAYF10 Acoustic. We took a lot of time relearning/rearranging all the songs for the acoustic setting. We also funded this project entirely ourselves and formed our own record label (Sorry Records) to distribute the release. We could have crowd sourced this but frankly, that just isn’t our style. We feel very fortunate that we are in a position to put this project together. This is 100% our vision and we think it is downright fantastic! We hope you enjoy it!

Riot Fest Lineup Announced

Chicago’s Riot Fest has become one of the must-attend alternative music festivals of the year. 2013 will be no different, and dare I say it may even be the best year yet.

Breaking around 11pm (EST) last night, May 15, Riot Fest’s initial lineup announcement includes headline performances by Blink-182 and Fall Out Boy. An additional headliner will be revealed in the weeks ahead, but as far as additional confirmed acts go, you can count on seeing The Violent Femmes, Motorhead, Sublime With Rome, Rancid, AFI, Blondie, Public Enemy, Brand New, Flag, Taking Back Sunday, Rocket From The Crypt, Bad Religion, Atmosphere, The Dismemberment Plan, Dinosaur Jr, X, Devotchka, Yellowcard, Screeching Weasel, Pennywise, The Broadways, Against Me!, Bob Mould, Gwar, The Lillingtons, Best Coast, The Lawrence Arms, Say Anything, Bad Brains, Quicksand, The Selecter, Bad Books, Mission Of Burma, The Devil Wears Prada, Saves The Day, Glassjaw, Bayside, Stars, Toots and the Maytals, Peter Hook (performing a Joy Division set!), Smoking Popes, Reggie and the Full Effect, Attack Attack!, The Dear Hunter, Maps and Atlases, Surfer Blood, Chuck Ragan, Dessa, Saul Williams, Empires, Memphiskapheles, Kitten, Peelander-Z, Touche Amore, Masked Intruder, Deal’s Gone Bad, Twin Peaks, Flatfoot 56, and White Mystery.

Pretty awesome, right? Tickets start at $23 a day; the festival is being held September 13 through 15 in Chicago. Buy tickets or see the official website here. (more…)

Taking Back Sunday Perform Acoustic Baeble Sessions

It’s hard to believe that Taking Back Sunday has been around for 10 years already, and it’s even harder to believe that guitarist and backup vocalist John Nolan wasn’t even in the band for about eight of those years. Recently, he and frontman Adam Lazzara performed some acoustic renditions of TBS songs for Baeble Music. In the video for these Baeble Sessions, they also talk about their falling out, what the past decade has been like, and what they have in store.

This is a nice precursor to their upcoming live double album release, which includes both a full acoustic version and a full band version of their breakthrough debut album Tell All Your Friends. Click here to check out the Baeble Sessions video of Lazzara and Nolan performing “Sad Savior,” “Your Own Disaster,” and “Best Places To Be A Mom.”

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