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Long Island, New York (1999 – present)

Taking Back Sunday are an band originally formed in Long Island, New York in 1999. The band has gone through several lineup changes. Their first release came in 2001 with the Taking Back Sunday EP, and featured Antonio Longo on vocals, John Nolan on guitar and backing vocals, Eddie Reyes on guitar (the original founder of the band), Jesse Lacey, Adam Lazzara and Mark O’Connell replaced Stevie D) they released the follow-up album Tell All Your Friends, which was produced by Sal Villaneuva. The album gave the band a first taste of success in the scene. After the release, they played with bands such as Brand New (formed by former bassist Jesse Lacey) and The Used, as well as performing as a short stint on the 2003 Vans Warped Tour. Another change in their lineup occurred when singer/guitarist John Nolan and bassist Shaun Cooper left the band and formed what is now Straylight Run. Because of these departures, the band’s future was in doubt for some time. However, with the additions of guitarist/vocalist Fred Mascherino and bassist Matt Rubano, the band became stabilized.

The year 2004 proved to be a successful year for Taking Back Sunday, with the band opening for blink-182 and being one of the main headliners for the Vans Warped Tour. In addition, their second album, titled Where You Want to Be, was released on July 27, 2004 on Victory Records. This album had a different sound than Tell All Your Friends. Propelled by the single A Decade Under the Influence, Where You Want to Be went on to debut at the #3 spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart, with sales of around 163,000 copies.


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  • Nooradrenalin

    So, they're playing Spin again! Wanna hear how Adam handles it now.

    21 Feb 6:05pm Reply
  • alinavorwerk

    Big Fan Here

    10 Jan 10:43am Reply
  • BruceMcD2020

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    20 Dec 2014 Reply
  • eatROFFLES

    AOTY 2014

    15 Dec 2014 Reply
  • surferpip3

    ditto alvarovicente_ well put

    2 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Diskmaskin

    Best live band I've ever seen.

    2 Dec 2014 Reply
  • d_udu

    LN > TAYF > WYWB > ST > NA > HI

    28 Nov 2014 Reply
  • ibirtan

    new album sucks

    14 Nov 2014 Reply
  • BlackieDammett

    Worst live band I've ever seen.

    11 Nov 2014 Reply
  • PastSanctuary

    @alvarovicente_ That sums up what this band is to me as well. Well put.

    24 Oct 2014 Reply
  • thr33_cheers

    I love taking back sunday. and i like adam hahaha

    16 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Lizzzieryan

    fans of taking back sunday... do you like Yellowcard!? listen to their new single One Bedroom!

    3 Oct 2014 Reply
  • MoogInRow

    Tell All Your Friends > Happiness Is > Louder Now > WYWTB > New Again > Self-Titled

    29 Aug 2014 Reply
  • alvarovicente_

    As I've seen somewhere: "Taking Back Sunday has a skill of capturing emotions and things you always feel but can't put into words. [...] Taking Back Sunday, you will always be in my heart as a reminder of crazy high school days. But much more than that as well. You bring people together and some might need your music a little more than others, at different times. Just wanted to say thanks for creating the music you have. For your low days, your human after all, just want you guys from TBS to know, you guys make differences." Well, I think that's enough :v

    8 Aug 2014 Reply
  • phaserz2KO

    been sitting on Happiness Is for a while now. Still think it's better than the ST, but New Again and everything before that are still miles ahead of the former two IMO.

    3 Aug 2014 Reply
  • IraRotten

    замечательные с:

    17 Jun 2014 Reply
  • nostalgia-rush

    Taking Back Sunday is a prime example of why critics are useless. Wanna know which album was the most critically lauded (besides TAYF)? New Again. Also known as the album most TBS fans want to forget

    27 May 2014 Reply
  • alvarovicente_

    WYWTB > TAYF > LN > Happiness Is > NA > ST

    25 May 2014 Reply
  • nostalgia-rush

    Louder Now and TAYF > All

    23 May 2014 Reply
  • My_Sharona

    Where You Want To Be > Tell All Your Friends > Louder Now > New Again > Happiness Is > Self-Titled [2]

    22 May 2014 Reply
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