Taking Back Sunday

In an effort to make 2014 a more fit year than 2013 (AKA The Year of the Funfetti Cake), my LAmb co-founder/husband/partner in crime Mikiel Houser and I decided to do a couch to 5K, and each week as I build my new running playlist, I find one band in particular keeps making the cut: Taking Back Sunday.

With plenty of driving guitars and lyrics I can’t resist singing along to regardless of how out of breath I am, Taking Back Sunday is pure sonic motivation, and after seeing the group tour in 2011 off the back of their self-titled release, my love for the band has returned to 2002, Tell All Your Friends levels.

Taking Back Sunday Happiness Is

Now that they’ve announced a March 18th release via Hopeless Records for their next album, Happiness Is, Taking Back Sunday is looking to get back on the road, and today they announced dates for a co-headlining tour with none other than The Used. The tour kicks off on March 14th in Dallas, TX and will wrap up on April 27th in Orlando, FL, with specials guests Tonight Alive and Sleepwave set to join the bands on all dates.

Los Angeles fans will be able to catch the tour when it swings by The Hollywood Palladium on March 27th, with an artist pre-sale beginning today at 2pm local time and general ticket sales beginning this Friday, January 31st at 10am local time. Fans can purchase digital versions of both Happiness Is and The Used’s upcoming album release, Imaginary Enemy (04/01/14), with a ticket starting today at 2pm EST via Applauze.

If you haven’t caught Taking Back Sunday live yet, I suggest you make it a point to get out to one of these shows, and for a sample of what you can expect from Happiness Is (and to get a preview of TBS frontman Adam Lazzara’s luxurious Jesus hair), check out the band’s brand new video for album track “Flicker, Fade” below!

Taking Back Sunday & The Used Tour Dates:

3/14 – Quiktrip Park – South By So What – Dallas, TX
3/15 – Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX
3/16 – Bayou Music Centre – HWHAP Fest – Houston, TX
3/18 – Marquee Theatre – Phoenix, AZ
3/21 – In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
3/22 – In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
3/23 – Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
3/25 – Warfield – San Francisco, CA
3/27 – Palladium – Los Angeles, CA
3/28 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
3/29 – Extreme Thing – Las Vegas, NV
4/01 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
4/02 – Sokol – Omaha, NE
4/04 – Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI
4/05 – Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
4/06 – Fillmore – Detroit, MI
4/08 – Kool Haus – Toronto, ON
4/09 – The Armory – Rochester, NY
4/11 – Webster Theatre – Hartford, CT
4/12 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
4/13 – Tower Theatre – Philadelphia, PA
4/15 – Best Buy Theatre – New York, NY
4/19 – Sands – Bethlehem, PA
4/22 – Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
4/24 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
4/26 – Revolution – Ft.Lauderdale, FL
4/27 – House of Blues – Orlando, FL

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Taking Back Sunday