Taking Back Sunday have announced an Australian 2019 tour with shows in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
Next year US rockers Taking Back Sunday will celebrate their 20th birthday, and they're headed down under in January 2019 to celebrate with shows in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, plus their appearance at Unify Gathering in Victoria.
Each headline show, the Long Island natives will perform in full two of their iconic studio albums (different records in each city) alongside crowd favourites and a new song or two (possibly).
From the band's landmark 2002 debut 'Tell All Your Friends' to their most recent full-length, 2016's 'Tidal Wave', Taking Back Sunday have evolved from a key player in the early 2000s emo scene to a genre-defying rock band who have three gold albums.
That said, they still speak of the band's early days as if it just happened yesterday. "I'll never forget, we played Ground Zero in Long Island in 2001 and it was the first show we played where people were singing along and going crazy," vocalist Adam Lazzara says.
"It was a tiny place that held 100 people but you could sense something had changed.
"After the show I remember we carried some equipment back to John's car and we were sitting in it just not saying anything. We were just thinking, 'that was the best thing ever'. I was starry eyed and staring into space; I couldn't believe that just happened."
Taking Back Sunday's guitarist John Nolan concurs. "Even after the band got a lot bigger and did things that were a lot more impressive, that moment was really huge because you could tell something was happening.
"Everyone was going nuts and that really stands out to me as being one of the defining moments of Taking Back Sunday."
Wed 9 Jan - HQ (Adelaide) - 'Tell All Your Friends' / 'Louder Now' Fri 11 Jan - 170 Russell - 'Where You Want To Be' / 'Louder Now' Sat 12 Oct - Unify Gathering (VIC) Mon 14 Jan - Metro Theatre (Sydney) - 'Tell All Your Friends' / 'Louder Now' Tue 15 Jan - Metro Theatre (Sydney) - 'Tell All Your Friends' / 'Where You Want To Be' Wed 16 Jan - The Triffid (Brisbane) - 'Tell All Your Friends' / 'Louder Now' Thu 17 Jan - The Triffid (Brisbane) - 'Tell All Your Friends' / 'Where You Want To Be'