Taking Back Sunday Releasing "Starland Ballroom" TAYF Performance on December 10

Taking Back Sunday will be releasing the full-band live performance of "Tell All Your Friends," filmed at Starland Ballroom in New Jersey this past September, on December 10. Fans can purchase the film in the form of a download, a physical copy, or a larger special edition bundle that also contains the previously released live acoustic CD and DVD, a 6” X 6” TAYF10 Signed Aluminum Plaque, and a TAYF10 Sticky Pass.

For those who are too cheap to buy the film and have access to the channel, AXStv will also be broadcasting the full-band "Tell All Your Friends" performance on December 8.

Taking Back Sunday Performs Acoustic Version of New, Untitled Song

Recently, WCCB Charlotte posted an acoustic version of a new Taking Back Sunday song. John Nolan apparently gave it the tentative title "The Bird You Cannot Change," but the official title is still unconfirmed. Check it out below:

UPDATE: Adam Lazzara Rejoins Fall Tour

Taking Back Sunday has officially announced that Adam Lazzara has rejoined the band's fall tour after time away with his family and newborn child. He performed at last night's (Nov. 3rd) show in Charlotte. As promised, Adam gave Spencer Chamberlain (who filled in for him) a big hug upon his return:

Welcome back, Adam!

Taking Back Sunday Tour Notes - Birmingham, AL, October 27, 2013

I once again had the opportunity to see Taking Back Sunday on tour, for their show in Birmingham, AL, on October 27, 2013. This might have been an even more fun show than Nashville -- a very energetic crowd, an unusually nice & new venue, and the (re-)addition of Bonus Mosh Pt. II to the setlist, which I'd never seen them play in concert before. As I mentioned on our Twitter account, this was a nostalgic night for me -- the first time I ever saw Taking Back Sunday was on a Sunday night in Birmingham with Underoath opening. Spencer Chamberlain from Underoath, who has been taking over from Adam Lazzara due to a family emergency, is still learning all of the words -- he forgot the first couple of lines to MakeDamnSure, and he seemed to be looking down at a lyrics sheet during Bonus Mosh Pit. II. However, he's been doing a stellar job, and as one person pointed out to me, he even seems to be imitating Adam's style during some songs, intentionally or not, holding the mic at the bottom and having his other hand hang limp. Just no mic swinging.

Here's the setlist, along with two videos I took of Liar (It Takes One to Know One) and Number Five with a Bullet (with Joe Boynton from Transit). Enjoy!

1. You Know How I Do
2. Liar (It Takes One to Know One)
3. Faith (When I Let You Down)
4. Set Phasers to Stun
5. Error: Operator
6. What's It Feel Like to Be a Ghost?
7. A Decade Under the Influence
8. Number Five with a Bullet (Joe Boynton from Transit)
9. Existentialism on Prom Night (Just John)
10. Timberwolves at New Jersey (Just John)
11. One-Eighty by Summer (Just John)
12. Bonus Mosh Pt. II
13. You're So Last Summer
14. Best Places to Be a Mom (Just John)
Encore: 15.Cute Without the 'E' (Cut From the Team)
16. MakeDamnSure

Taking Back Sunday Tour Notes: Nashville, TN, October 26, 2013

I had the pleasure of attending the Taking Back Sunday show in Nashville, TN, tonight, the second show in which Spencer Chamberlain subbed for Adam Lazzara. The band played fifteen songs--two more than the previous night, but a truncated set given that Spencer Chamberlain is still learning the words to all of the songs. In fact, for five of the songs, John Nolan or Joe Boynton (from Transit) took over the lead vocals:

1. You Know How I Do
2. Liar (It Takes One to Know One)
3. Faith (When I Let You Down)
4. Set Phasers to Stun
5. Error: Operator
6. What's It Feel Like to Be a Ghost?
7. A Decade Under the Influence
8. Number Five with a Bullet (Joe Boynton from Transit)
9. Existentialism on Prom Night (Just John)
10. Timberwolves at New Jersey (Just John)
11. One-Eighty by Summer (Just John)
12. You're So Last Summer
13. Cute Without the 'E' (Cut From the Team)
Encore: 14. Best Places to Be a Mom (Just John)
15. MakeDamnSure

Overall, this was a great show. Spencer Chamberlain had great stage presence--especially with his hair swinging--and the crowd in Nashville was unusually energetic (possibly because many were already getting drunk for Halloween parties). I had been looking forward to hearing the two new songs, as well as several songs that I've never seen the band play life before. The stage also dulled down a bit when Spencer left in the middle of the set. But this is all understandable since Spencer was thrown into the mix with little notice.

I've posted two videos that I took at the show below: What's it Feel Like to Be a Ghost? (yes, Spencer does flub the words at the beginning) and Cute without the 'E' (Cut from the Team).

See you all in Birmingham tomorrow!

BREAKING: Spencer Chamberlain to Replace Adam Lazzara for Upcoming Shows of Fall Tour

As many of you now know, Adam Lazzara's wife recently had a child, and the band canceled a few of their recent shows on the fall tour while he spent time away. The band just announced that the tour will start back up again tomorrow in Melbourne, FL -- however, Spencer Chamberlain (of Underoath fame) will be replacing Adam Lazzara while he continues to spend time with his wife and child.

It's uncertain how long Chamberlain will be filling in for Lazzara. I just received an e-mail notifying me that Chamberlain will be filling in for Lazzara during the Saturday show in Nashville, but I haven't received such an e-mail yet for the Sunday show in Birmingham. (In case you're interested, the band is offering refunds to anyone attending shows while Lazzara is away.)

I'll certainly be posting my thoughts on the show after I attend -- be sure to check back here this weekend!

Taking Back Sunday Kicks Off New Tour, Debuts Retweaked Setlist

Taking Back Sunday kicked off its new tour in upstate New York a couple nights ago, and with it a highly retweaked setlist. Since the original line-up got back together, Taking Back Sunday has heavily relied on reliable hits from Where You Want to Be (Set Phasers to Stun, A Decade Under the Influence, One-Eighty By Summer), Louder Now (What's it Feel Like to Be a Ghost?, Liar, MakeDamnSure, Error Operator), and its new self-titled album (El Paso, Faith, and sometimes other songs such as Best Places to Be a Mom, This Is All Now, You Got Me) and filled out the rest of the setlist with a large number of songs, or even every song, from Tell All Your Friends.

With the 10th anniversary of Tell All Your Friends now in the past, the band is keeping most of the songs mentioned above in the setlist but is now limiting its selection of songs from Tell All Your Friends to a select number of hits (You're So Last Summer, Cute Without the E, Timberwolves at New Jersey, You're So Last Summer). To out the rest of the setlist, the band is reviving some "long lost" tracks from Where You Want to Be, Louder Now, and even New Again (!).

The first few nights of a new tour tend to be an experimental phase, so the first two nights of the tour thus far feature significant differences. In the first night, the band played Bonus Moshpit Pt. II and Number Five with a Bullet from Where You Want to Be, My Blue Heaven from Louder Now, Lonely Lonely and Catholic Knees from New Again, Call Me in the Morning from its self-titled album, and the brand new tracks Flicker Fade and Beat Up Car. The next night, the band axed Lonely Lonely and Set Phasers to Stun and added Slowdance on the Inside from Where You Want to Be and Twenty Twenty Surgery from Louder Now.

I didn't attend these shows, but I'm presenting the setlists as posted on setlist.fm below:

Clifton Park, NY Setlist - October 11, 2013
Error: Operator
Faith (When I Let You Down)
Liar (It Takes One to Know One)
Timberwolves at New Jersey
Flicker Fade
Bonus Mosh Pt. II (First performance since May 14, 2009.)
Lonely, Lonely (First performance since August 31, 2010.)
A Decade Under the Influence
Beat Up Car (New song, live debut)
You're So Last Summer
Call Me in the Morning
(Live debut)
El Paso
My Blue Heaven (First performance since February 25, 2010.)
Set Phasers to Stun
What's It Feel Like to Be a Ghost?
Catholic Knees (First performance since July 24, 2009.)
Number Five with a Bullet
Best Places to Be a Mom
One-Eighty by Summer
Cute Without the 'E' (Cut from the Team)
Encore: You Know How I Do
MakeDamnSure

Buffalo, NY - October 12, 2013
Error: Operator
Faith (When I Let You Down)
Liar (It Takes One to Know One)
Timberwolves at New Jersey
Flicker Fade
Bonus Mosh Pt. II
Catholic Knees
A Decade Under the Influence
Twenty-Twenty Surgery (First performance since July 27, 2009)
You're So Last Summer
…Slowdance on the Inside (very rare)
El Paso
My Blue Heaven
What's it Feel Like to Be a Ghost?
Number Five with a Bullet
Best Places to Be a Mom
Beat Up Car
One-Eighty by Summer
Cute Without the 'E' (Cut from the Team)
Encore:
Call Me in the Morning
You Know How I Do
MakeDamnSure

My two cents: Overall, these seem like great additions; fans have been clamoring for many of these songs for years. I was personally excited to see the band dip back into New Again (although I was sad to see Lonely Lonely chopped off the second night), and I hope Twenty Twenty Surgery makes a return on future nights (I've never seen them play the song, and I always wondered why they didn't play it more).

Also, the song I'd most like to see the band revive: Miami.

I'll post new updates on the tour if the setlist differs drastically from here on out, because I'm nerdy like that.

Taking Back Sunday Posts Live Video of "Flicker Fade"

Taking Back Sunday just posted a live video of its new song "Flicker Fade," as performed at Starland Ballroom for AXS TV. Unlike the other live videos popping up all over the internet, this one is much higher quality. Enjoy!

Pop-Break Interviews Shaun Cooper

The website Pop-Break recently posted a new interview with Taking Back Sunday bassist Shaun Cooper. Among the highlights, Shaun promises the band will begin mixing up the setlist for the next few tours; the setlist had stayed very similar since the original line-up got back together in 2010:

PB: I think that was probably the coolest way you guys could’ve went about it. I remember hearing you guys were back and I was like ‘Oh man, are they still gonna play all the other songs that were recorded in between’. And you guys came right out and… you even did “Everything Must Go” [from New Again], if I remember correctly.

SC: Yeah, for sure.

PB: Which I would love to hear come back again into some of your sets.

SC: Nice, yeah I really enjoy playing that song I think it’s awesome. I think there’s good hope for that in the future. Right now we’re going through the catalogue of songs because we want to keep everything interesting for ourselves with the tour coming up. So we’re going back through the songs and seeing which we really like and what we think people are going to really want to hear. We’ve been playing a lot of the same songs. We want to keep it interesting for ourselves and make sure people are happy coming back, not to hear the same thing over and over again.

Shaun also briefly discusses the new album, for which they are awaiting full versions:

PB: And you just got out of the studio. You did it with two different producers correct?

SC: We did. We used our live sound guy, Marc Hudson. He produced and engineered half of the record. Then our other old friend Mike Sapone who did basically our original five song demo. We went back to him and we did five songs with him. So eight songs with Marc Hudson and another five with Mike Sapone.

PB: Was there a big difference in those songs? Would you noticeably be able to hear a different style with each producer?

SC: It’s kind of hard to see where they’re gonna come out because they still haven’t been mixed, so we haven’t really heard full versions. The stuff with Sapone had a few more electronic elements and the stuff with Marc Hudson was a little bit more rock oriented with more organic kind of songs. So we’re just trying to see how it’s all going to fit together. And we don’t know exactly how many songs are going to make it on the record. We’re just going to try and really make it the most potent record we can. If that’s an eight song record, nine song record, ten song record… I don’t know yet.

Check out the full interview for more, including a discussion about what it's like not recording under a major label and what it was like for John and Shaun to learn the band's old songs.

Taking Back Sunday Performs New Song, "Flicker Fade"

At their September 11th show at Starland Ballroom, Taking Back Sunday performed a new song from their upcoming album, apparently tentatively titled "Flicker Fade." Check out the song below:

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