Taking Back Sunday to grace Town Ballroom in October - VIDEO
blog by Ben Tsujimoto • August 11, 2013 @ 8:52am
(Update at 1 p.m., Oct. 10: Taking Back Sunday at Town Ballroom has sold out according to After Dark Events, but tickets are still available for the Rochester show on Oct. 13).
To say something has come “full-circle” may be an overused cliche, but in the case of Taking Back Sunday, cliche isn’t always negative.
When the John Nolan, Eddie Reyes, Adam Lazzara, Mark O’Connell and Shaun Cooper wrote TBS’ first full studio album—“Tell All Your Friends”—in 2002 and caught a glimpse of commercial success, the band appeared to be carving out a foothold in the alternative rock world.
Little did this quintet know that a rocky path would separate them for nearly a decade before the original album with the original members would be re-released in 2013—over a decade later.
As part of its fall headlining tour, Taking Back Sunday will visit Buffalo on Oct. 12 at Town Ballroom with Polar Bear Club and Transit.
In an oversimplified and drastically boiled down story, Nolan and Cooper soon left TBS to form Straylight Run—witnessed the explosion of Taking Back Sunday’s commercial success in the mid-2000s—and then rejoined the band in spring 2010 after guitarist Matt Fazzi and bassist Matt Rubano departed.
Via a video posted on the band’s YouTube account, the reuniting of the band’s “Tell All Your Friends” cast was met with a rather telling line:
Sometimes it takes some time to remember where you were headed in the first place and the people you intended to go there with. There’s no hard feelings, just the future.
The five musicians have remained together over the last three years, most recently releasing a digital-only acoustic version of “Tell All Your Friends”—dubbed “TAYF (Acoustic)”—a stripped-down collection of recent live performances moderately altered from the original versions.
According to Under the Gun Review, at least, the re-release was a wild success.
Tell All Your Friends is an iconic record. Hearing songs that helped mold you as a person in a new light can remind you why you fell in love with that record in the first place. This live record has the ability to remind fans why Tell All Your Friends has stood the test of time.