In a dim, candlelit room, the faint hum of a record player grows louder, filling the space with anticipation. The members of Taking Back Sunday, John Nolan, Adam Lazzara, Shaun Cooper, and Mark O’Connell, lean into their instruments. They’re about to share a melody from their souls, a song titled “Amphetamine Smiles.” A track that serves as a beacon in the midst of an increasingly disconnected world, this song carries with it the warmth and intimacy that only Taking Back Sunday can evoke.
This melody is but a teaser, a third hint of their forthcoming album, “152,” set to grace our ears come October 27.
Later today fans can tune-in for special livestream Q&A with Taking Back Sunday at 8:45AM PT/11:45AM ET. The worldwide premiere of the “Amphetamine Smiles” official video is happening at 9:00AM PT/12PM/Noon ET.
The band’s hiatus of seven years had left fans yearning, and now they return, not just with an album but with an opportunity for their supporters to immerse themselves in the live experience. Intimate album release shows are scheduled across renowned venues – the Lodge Room in Los Angeles, Eastside Bowl in Nashville, and Bowery Ballroom in the heart of NYC.
“152” is a product of inspiration, drawn from the uncertainties that have shrouded our world lately. Each song, crafted meticulously with vulnerability and passion, tells a story. From battling the confines of adulthood in “S’old” to exploring love and camaraderie in “The One,” to the haunting melodies of “Quit Trying,” the album showcases their journey and evolution.
But the surprises don’t end there. The holiday season will witness the Ninth Annual Taking Back Sunday Holiday Spectacular. A tradition, a celebration, with the setting being Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall in Wantagh and the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville.
As the tour schedule unfolds, spanning from Florida’s beaches to Australia’s bustling cities, a sense of excitement is palpable.
9/29 — Cocoa, FL — Cocoa Riverfront Park
9/30 — Jupiter, FL — Dastoberfest
11/6 — Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room (Album Release Show)
11/9 — Nashville, TN – Eastside Bowl (Album Release Show)
11/13 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom (Album Release Show)
12/1 — Melbourne, Australia — Good Things Festival 2023
12/2 — Sydney, Australia — Good Things Festival 2023
12/3 — Brisbane, Australia — Good Things Festival 2023
12/13 – Wantagh, NY – Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall (Holiday Spectacular)
12/14 – Wantagh, NY – Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall (Holiday Spectacular)
12/15 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom (Holiday Spectacular)
12/16 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom (Holiday Spectacular)