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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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  • PastSanctuary

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

    24 Oct 2:27am Reply
  • thr33_cheers

    I love taking back sunday. and i like adam hahaha

    16 Oct 6:48pm Reply
  • metalmanmadness

    All About Music

    15 Oct 8:06am Reply
  • poppytears

    i loved this whiney shit in middle school. i want to fuck adam's voice.

    7 Oct 11:33pm Reply
  • kelseymillz

    DREAM collab??? TBS and Yellowcard.. Sadly not on Yellowcard's new album (WAIT WHAT YEP COMING OUT OCTOBER 7) but time?

    3 Oct 11:20pm Reply
  • Lizzzieryan

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

    3 Oct 7:35pm Reply
  • MoogInRow

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

    29 Aug 3:26pm 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 11:38pm 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 4:15am Reply
  • IraRotten

    замечательные с:

    17 Jun 11:29am 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 11:32pm Reply
  • alvarovicente_

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

    25 May 6:30am Reply
  • nostalgia-rush

    Louder Now and TAYF > All

    23 May 6:22am Reply
  • My_Sharona

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

    22 May 12:44pm Reply
  • Coolbutlame

    There's also a little bit of Brand New influence as well, which is pretty sweet.

    1 May 12:58am Reply
  • Coolbutlame

    The new album doesn't try too hard to be raw. The self-titled was so run down with over aggressiveness. Happiness is... sounds like a matured version of Louder Now (my favorite album of theirs).

    1 May 12:52am Reply
  • defnoob

    It blows my mind that the video for A Decade is under the influence is a decade old now. I remember watching it on Fuse back when I was fourteen, and really enjoying the bands energy and the lyrics.

    14 Apr 7:39am Reply
  • thompsonjohn

    "New Again" is personally my favorite record they've done yet. A lot of really great songs on that record, "Everything Must Go" is already classic as far as I'm concerned, it may be one the top 5 songs they've ever written.

    4 Apr 8:40pm Reply
  • goldlionsfire

    I love all their albums (except New Again, because I've been too nervous to try it yet) but man, Louder Now will always be IT for me.

    2 Apr 5:04am Reply
  • spunge666

    Why all the hate for the ST album, it is better than 'Happiness is' but then 'Happiness is' is still better than Louder Now and New Again.

    29 Mar 7:41pm Reply
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