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TAKING BACK SUNDAY share their version of WEEZER classic “My Name Is Jonas”

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Long Island emo rockers TAKING BACK SUNDAY have shared their version of My Name Is Jonas by WEEZER, released as a part of Photo Finish Records’ ongoing 15th anniversary celebration. Listen below.

“While on the road, one of the band members started playing the opening chords to Weezer’s Blue Album cut “My Name Is Jonas” during soundcheck, and the song soon became a mainstay of their setlist.” – shares Consequence Of Sound, who premiered the song. ““In 2019 we were on tour… a lot! Over time soundcheck got pretty laborious,” bassist Shaun Cooper tells Consequence about the cover. “One day before a show in Cincinnati, Ohio, somebody started playing the opening chords to ‘My Name is Jonas.’ The rest of us jumped in and played the song damn near perfectly on the very first try.””

“”As lifelong fans of Weezer, Taking Back Sunday found joy in playing “My Name is Jonas” together to break up the “monotony of day-to-day touring life.” Soon enough, they took the track to the stage, and on a day off, into the studio. “We started adding the song to our setlist and recorded it on a day off in Buffalo, New York,” recalled Cooper. “We love this song and we hope our rendition does it justice. We hope you enjoy!””

Catch Taking Back Sunday live at the following stops:

10/15 — Spokane, WA @ Spokane Pavilion at Riverfront *
10/16 — Bend, OR @ Les Schwab Amphitheater *
10/18 — San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic *
10/19 — Paso Robles, CA @ Vina Robles Amphitheatre *
10/21 — San Diego, CA @ Gallagher Square at Petco Park *
10/23 — Irvine, CA @ Chainfest
10/25 — Nassau, BS @ S.S. Neverender
12/10 — Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
12/11 — Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
03/01 — Newcastle, UK @ Newcastle City Hall
03/02 — Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy Glasgow
03/04 — Manchester, UK @ Victoria Warehouse
03/05 — Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy Birmingham
03/06 — London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton

* = w/ Jimmy Eat World ** = w/ Alkaline Trio

Weezer live at the Hella Mega Tour with Green Day and Fall Out Boy:

June 19 Ernst-Happel Stadion – Vienna, Austria
June 21 Antwerps Sportpaleis – Antwerp, Belgium
June 22 Stadspark – Groningen, Netherlands
June 24 London Stadium – London, UK
June 25 John Smith’s Stadium – Huddersfield, UK
June 27 Venue TBA – Dublin, Ireland
June 29 Bellahouston Park – Glasgow, UK
July 2 Paris La Defense Arena – Paris, France

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