Adam Lazzara Breaks Leg in Michigan

TMZ reported today that Taking Back Sunday's lead singer Adam Lazzara broke his leg while at a recording studio (!) in Michigan:

Taking Back Sunday singer Adam Lazzara is lucky to be alive -- after a tree literally FELL on top of him this weekend ... shattering his leg.

A rep for the band tells TMZ, Adam was at a recording studio in rural Michigan Saturday ... and he decided to step outside for a cigarette. It was real windy, and we're told a tree collapsed on the singer out of nowhere, trapping him underneath.

The rest of the band ran outside when they heard his calls for help -- but couldn't lift the tree off him ... so they called 911, and the local fire department came and sawed the tree to pieces (below).

Once freed, we're told Adam was rushed to the hospital -- where doctors put a cast on his broken leg. According to the rep, Adam's expected to be in the cast for the next 4-6 weeks.

For the gruesome photos, click here. We wish Adam a full and speedy recovery!

Taking Back Sunday to Headline Slam Dunk Festival

Taking Back Sunday will headline the Slam Dunk Festival, which will be held in the UK at Leeds University on May 26th and the University of Hertfordshire on May 27th. The line-up includes:

Taking Back Sunday
Every Time I Die
Cancer Bats
Set Your Goals
Make Do And Mend
The King Blues
Mayday Parade
Forever The Sickest Kids
The Audition

More bands will be announced in the future. For full details, click here.

UPDATE: Taking Back Sunday will also be playing in Cardiff on May 28th and Glasgow on May 29th. For a full list of Taking Back Sunday's tour dates, click here.

Taking Back Sunday to Play Warped Tour?

This rumor has been buzzing around for a month or two now, but it picked up more steam today with this post by Jason Tate at AbsolutePunk:

"We've heard from a reputable source that Taking Back Sunday will be playing the main stage of Warped Tour this year. Of course, line-ups change and shift - so until official confirmation, please take this as a rumor."

We're still waiting for official confirmation, and we'll let you know when we have it!

Watch Taking Back Sunday's Alt Press Sessions

Earlier this week we told you that Taking Back Sunday and Thursday had recorded special sessions with Alternative Press on their last summer tour; they've now gone live, and you can watch them here. Thursday plays "I Am the Killer" and "Magnets Caught in a Metal Heart," Taking Back Sunday plays "This is All Now," and Taking Back Sunday & Thursday both cover Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit."

TBS Discusses Next Album, Future with Warner Bros, and More!

Taking Back Sunday made news this week in an interview with Alter the Press. The band discussed whether they would commemorate the anniversary of Tell All Your Friends in any way (they're unsure):

ATP: Do you have any plans to commemorate the release of 'TAYF'?
Adam: We've been kicking around some ideas, but haven't really solidified anything yet. We tend to do things really last minute, so probably a month before it comes up, we'll figure something out. There will be something.

The band discussed the plans for their next album (they've already demoed five songs and will go back in the studio at the end of the year):

ATP: Do you have plans to start recording a new album yet?
Adam: We have already demoed five new tunes, so the next chance we get, we'll do another round of writing. I know we'll have some time off in the spring, so I think a chunk of that will be writing, and when touring winds down towards the end of the year, we'll be in a place to go back into the studio.

Finally, the band struck a note of uncertainty as to whether their next album will be with Warner Bros:

ATP: Will the next one be with Warner Bros?
Adam: We'll see.

Shaun: This one was a separate deal with John and I coming back, so I don't know how many records that was for, but I think it was a "wait and see" kind of thing. We are definitely a Warner Bros band.

For the full interview -- it's worth reading -- click here.

John, Camille Nolan Announce Baby on the Way!

In a slight break from Taking Back Sunday news, John and Camille Nolan updated their Twitter statuses today to announce "Baby Nolan" to the world. The picture they tweeted is below. Congratulations, John and Camille!

Taking Back Sunday, Thursday Record Alt Press Sessions

Taking Back Sunday announced today that they have filmed a "special edition" of the Alternative Press Sessions with Thursday, a band they toured with on last year's North American Summer Tour (and who have now, sadly, gone on an indefinite hiatus). The Alt Press sessions will air 8 p.m. set on Wednesday, January 18th. We'll keep you updated!

Taking Back Sunday to Tour Australia in April with New Found Glory

In April, Taking Back Sunday will be going on a short tour in Australia with New Found Glory, as well as This Time Next Year. The dates & venues are below; tickets go on sale January 20th.

April 5 - Brisbane - The Tivoli
April 7 - Sydney - Luna Park
April 8 - Melbourne - Festival Park
April 10 - Adelaide - Thebarton

UPDATE: Taking Back Sunday will be playing a second show in Brisbane on April 6; also, the following week, the band will be playing in the Philippines. For a full list of tour dates, click here.

Taking Back Sunday Records 'Thank You' Message

Also in time for the holidays, Taking Back Sunday has recorded a "thank you" message for its fans, which the band included in their latest newsletter; you can check it out below:

Taking Back Sunday Spreads the Holiday Cheer

News has been slow in the world of Taking Back Sunday lately, but we have a couple updates for you. First, just in time for the holidays, Taking Back Sunday is selling a live tour poster to benefit a cancer charity; you can purchase the poster here, or buy it at one of their shows in NY, MA, NJ, or PA later this month.

And second, in case you missed it last year, Taking Back Sunday is again promoting their Christmas single, Merry Christmas (I Missed You So Much); you can listen to it below:

MerryChristmas (I Missed You So Much) by adamdamnlazzara

(Personally, I prefer the band's Twelve Days of Christmas, which they included on their Louder Now: Parttwo live album; you can listen to that here.)