Taking Back Sunday have announced a run of intimate club tour dates in support of their upcoming album, Tidal Wave, out September 16th via Hopeless Records. Kicking off at Omaha, NE’s The Waiting Room on September 17, this tour brings the wide focus from the big sheds of their early Summer run co-headlining Taste of Chaos Tour with Dashboard Confessional down to more intimate rooms in order to connect more directly with fans.
“We’d like to debut this record as honestly as we can and what better way to do that in a small club? Outside of a week there in the middle, it’s a two band bill, so we’re going to have to play for a long time," says frontman Adam Lazzara.
You Blew It! will serve as direct support (except Oct. 8th and 9th where Loose Talk, featuring former members of Anberlin, will fill-in) and Mammoth Indigo will open Oct. 5th through 11th.
09/17 Waiting Room (Omaha, NE)
09/18Madrid Theatre (Kansas City, MO)
09/20Varsity Theatre (Minneapolis, MN)
09/21Turner Hall Ballroom (Milwaukee, WI)
09/22Wooly’s (Des Moines, IA)
09/23The Ready Room (St. Louis, MO)
09/24St. Andrew’s Hall (Detroit, MI)
09/25Chameleon Club (Lancaster, PA)
09/27The Agora Ballroom (Cleveland, OH)
09/28Trocadero (Philadelphia, PA)
09/29Irving Plaza (New York, NY)
10/01 The Met (Pawtucket, RI)
10/02 Paradise Rock Club (Boston, MA)
10/04 Revolution Music Hall (Amityville, NY)
10/05 9:30 Club (Washington DC)
10/06 Cat’s Cradle (Carrboro, NC)
10/07 The Loft (Atlanta, GA)
10/08 The Social (Orlando, FL)
10/09 Culture Room (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
10/11 Exit/In (Nashville, TN)
10/12 House of Blues (New Orleans, LA)
10/13 Numbers (Houston, TX)
10/14 The Mohawk (Austin, TX)
10/15 Trees (Dallas, TX)
10/18 Club Red (Mesa, AZ)
10/19 Observatory (North) (San Diego, CA)
10/20 The Fonda Theater (Los Angeles, CA)
Their seventh album (first new album since 2014’s Happiness Is...), Tidal Wave picks up where the previous record left off and ups the ante to a whole new level. “By the time most bands get to this point in their career they are pretty set in what they do, but we were really mindful about approaching our musical ideas differently this time around and staying true to where the five of us are in our lives right now,” Lazzara explains. “This album is truly an expression of what Taking Back Sunday is during this snapshot in time as opposed to what we think people expect from our band.”
Showcasing the strengths of the Taking Back Sunday’s continuous and consistent musical evolution from the breakneck kick off track “Death Wolf” to the anthemic “You Can’t Look Back” and the ballad “I Felt It Too”, the album also expands the band’s palette, especially evident on the album’s lead-off single and title track which channels The Clash both sonically and energetically. “I think this idea of making songs that we wrote for ourselves started with Happiness Is... and since the reaction to that album was so positive it really encouraged us to take that a step further with this album,” guitarist John Nolan explains.
As they prepare for the release of Tidal Wave, Taking Back Sunday is excited not only for their fans but for themselves as well. “I think this record is going to help us reconnect with our old fans as well as cross paths with some new ones,” Lazzara explains, “but in the end, we wrote it for ourselves and we couldn't be happier with it.”