With a brand new studio album set for release this summer, the classic Taking Back Sunday line-up that recorded their 2002 debut album ‘Tell All Your Friends’ will play the UK for the first time ever when they hit the road in May. The tour culminates with a prestigious show at London’s Roundhouse on May 20th.
Rejoining long term members Adam Lazzara (vocals), Eddie Reyes (guitar) and Mark O’Connell (drums) are John Nolan (guitar/vocals) and Shaun Cooper (bass), who left the band in 2003 to form Straylight Run.
The currently untitled new album was produced by Eric Valentine (Queens of the Stone Age, Lostprophets) who also helmed Taking Back Sunday’s ‘Louder Now’ album which topped Kerrang!’s 2006 Album of the Year poll. Writing for the album commenced at the Sonic Ranch, a studio based in a pecan ranch in El Paso, Texas shortly after the five members reunited last year and continued and at Robert Lang Studios in Seattle, while the recording took place at Barefoot Recording in Hollywood. The first fruits of the band’s labour can be heard at the official site’s player which hosts a demo version of ‘Best Places To Be A Mom’. The song was premiered on the band’s brief June 2010 US tour that they embarked upon shortly after announcing that Nolan and Cooper had returned to the fold.
A behind-the-scenes video created by the album’s assistant engineer Cian Riordan be seen at www.takingbacksunday.com.
Taking Back Sunday will play the following dates before embarking upon a major North American tour:
12th – Southampton, Guildhall
13th – Manchester, Academy 1
14th – Nottingham, Rock City
16th – Glasgow, Barrowlands
17th – Liverpool, O2 Academy
18th – Bath, Pavilion
20th – London, Roundhouse
Tickets go on sale from 9am on Friday March 11th at a price of £17.50 for London and £16.50 for all regional dates. Tickets are available from the box office numbers listed above as the 24 hour credit card hotline on 0844 811 0051 and www.gigsandtours.com, except for Glasgow (www.gigsinscotland.com) and Southampton (www.seetickets.com / www.ticketmaster.co.uk).
Taking Back Sunday debuted with ‘Tell All Your Friends’, an album that like the 2004 follow-up ‘Where You Want To Be’ and 2006’s ‘Louder Now’ reached Gold status. Their 2009 album ‘New Again’ was their third consecutive album to hit the Billboard Top 10 and was followed by last year’s live acoustic album ‘Live From Orensanz’.