Few bands from the emo, pop punk, and post-hardcore boom of the 2000s are more beloved or more enduring than Taking Back Sunday, whose first three LPs- 2002’s Tell All Your Friends, 2004’s Where You Want to Be, and 2006’s Louder Now– are all stone-cold classics of that era, and have undoubtedly become nostalgic millennial touchstones in the decades since. Despite some lineup shuffles from 2003-2010 (after which their “classic” lineup reformed, and have remained together ever since), Taking Back Sunday have been going strong since first forming on Long Island more than 20 years ago, and have settled into their role as emo elder statesmen in the second half of their career, continuing to tour and make some interesting and adventurous new records throughout the 2010s, while also paying respect to their roots, and undergoing anniversary runs for some of their classic records.
Though no strangers to Nashville in recent years- they headlined Sad Summer Fest at Ascend Amphitheater back in July, played FirstBank Amphitheater with Third Eye Blind last summer, and made it to Music City at least a half a dozen more times in the last decade or so- it’s been awhile since TBS were out in support of a new record, as their last LP, Tidal Wave, dropped way back in 2016. That’ll soon change, however, as the famed rockers have announced their long-awaited eighth album, 152, will finally arrive on Oct. 27! Named for an important highway exit from frontman Adam Lazarra’s native North Carolina, the number has been associated with the band since appearing on the cover of Tell All Your Friends and subsequent artwork throughout the years, so it feels fitting that it would also be the moniker for the band’s de-facto comeback album after seven years, which they began working on pre-pandemic, and tapped producer Tushar Apte to helm.
Im support of 152‘s release, Taking Back Sunday have announced a trio of intimate performances, where they’ll play the entire album and other favorites, in New York, Los Angeles, and right here in Nashville, Nov. 9 at Eastside Bowl! Sure to be a special, unique evening for longtime fans, tickets go on sale this Friday, Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. CDT right here. However, we’re excited to announce that we’re also giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky fan! Watch some of the band’s latest videos for singles from 152, and enter for a chance to win below, before tickets go on sale.
Taking Back Sunday will perform Thursday, Nov. 9 at Eastside Bowl. The show begins at 9 p.m. (doors at 7:30 p.m.), and tickets are available to purchase for $50.