Taking Back Sunday to Bring 20th Anniversary Tour to Marathon Music Works Oct. 16 & 17

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It’s hard to believe that bands made famous by the ’00s emo scene are hitting the two-decade mark, but that’s exactly the case this year for seminal Long Island outfit Taking Back Sunday, who formed in 1999 and quickly became an underground fixture, before breaking out with cult favorite debut LP Tell All Your Friends in 2002, before finding major label, mainstream success throughout the decade.

Notoriously plagued by drama in their earlier days, TBS notably had a series of personnel changes for the first half of their career, but since the return of original guitarist John Nolan and bassist Shaun Cooper in 2010, the band’s “classic” lineup have remained remarkably stable (save for the exit of founding guitarist Eddie Reyes last year), and have now been together much longer than they were ever apart, producing a series of cool, genre-pushing new efforts, most recently 2016’s Tidal Wave.

The group have also become increasingly sentimental in recent years, finding a balance of pushing forward with new music while still making time for album anniversary tours and fan service, and their upcoming 20th anniversary run, first announced last fall and recently extended with another huge leg of North American dates, seems to continue that trend. Every single night, the band will perform Tell All Your Friends in full, plus an extra long set of favorites. And for the many cities with two shows scheduled, which includes Marathon Music Works on Oct. 16 & 17, TBS will play TAYF AND either 2004’s Where You Want to Be or 2006’s Louder Now (the corresponding night decided by coin toss), plus additional favorites, making for one extra large set.

For our money, this sounds like one of the most comprehensive, exhaustive tours a Taking Back Sunday fan could ask for (they also recently dropped a career-spanning compilation album, Twenty, in case you missed out on any chapter of their career), and might be the last time they really milk the nostalgia angle for awhile. Tickets are available here (10/16) and here (10/17) right now, and they’re not likely to last!


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03/28 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
03/29 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
03/30 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
03/31 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
04/01 – Lubbock, TX @ Charley B’s
04/03 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
04/04 – Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
04/05 – Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
04/06 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
04/07 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
04/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
04/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
04/13 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
04/14 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
04/16 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
04/17 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
04/19 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
04/20 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
04/21 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
04/22 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
04/24 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall
04/26 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
04/27 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
04/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
04/30 – Denver, CO @ The Summit
05/01 – Denver, CO @ The Summit
05/02 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
05/03 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
05/04 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
05/05 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
07/18 – Patchogue, NY @ Great South Bay Festival
09/13 – Kansas City, MO @ Kansas City Live!
09/19 – Norfolk, VA @ Waterside District
09/20 – Baltimore, MD @ Power Plant Live!
09/21 – St. Louis, MO @ Ballpark Village
10/03 – Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore
10/04 – Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore
10/05 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10/06 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10/08 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
10/09 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
10/11 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
10/12 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
10/16 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
10/17 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
10/18 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
10/19 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
10/24 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
10/25 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
10/26 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
10/27 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
10/31 – Buffalo, NY @ Buffalo RiverWorks
11/01 – Buffalo, NY @ Buffalo RiverWorks
11/02 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
11/03 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
11/05 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
11/06 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
11/08 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
11/09 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
11/10 – Washington, DC @ Fillmore Silver Spring
11/11 – Washington, DC @ Fillmore Silver Spring
11/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
11/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
11/15 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
11/16 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5

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