Taking Back Sunday, The Maine, PVRIS, Etc. Set For 2023 Sad Summer Fest Tour

The lineup has been revealed for this year’s Sad Summer Fest tour. The trek will take place this July and it will feature: Taking Back Sunday, The Maine, PVRIS, Hot Mulligan, Mom Jeans, and Stand Atlantic. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness, Head Automatica, L.S. Dunes, Motion City Soundtrack, Cliffdiver, Daisy Grenade, and Sincere Engineer will also perform on select dates.

Tour Dates:

07/06 Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place (feat. L.S. Dunes)
07/07 Clearwater, FL – Coachman Park (feat. L.S. Dunes)
07/08 Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
07/11 Portsmouth, VA – Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion (feat. L.S. Dunes)
07/12 Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Pavilion (feat. L.S. Dunes)
07/14 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Cente (feat. Head Automatica)
07/15 Philadelphia, PA – Skyline Stage at The Mann
07/16 Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion (feat. Head Automatica)
07/18 Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill (feat. Motion City Soundtrack)
07/19 Cincinnati, OH – The ICON Festival Stage at Smale Park (feat. Motion City Soundtrack)
07/21 Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island (feat. Motion City Soundtrack)
07/22 Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
07/23 Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater (feat. Motion City Soundtrack)
07/25 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory (feat. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness)
07/26 Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater (feat. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness)
07/29 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre (feat. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness)

Concert Review: My Chemical Romance, Taking Back Sunday, And Surfbort In Oakland, CA

Last night (October 5) I attended My Chemical Romance, Taking Back Sunday, and Surfbort’s show at Oakland Arena in Oakland, CA and it was definitely a night to remember.

Surfbort opened the show with a killer performance. The band helped set the tone for the evening with a high-energy display of punk rock. Vocalist Dani Miller was especially energetic and even jumped into the crowd at several points without missing a beat. Some highlights from their set included “Les Be In Love” and “Big Star.”

After Surfbort, it was time for Taking Back Sunday to take the stage. The band put on a fun show and looked like they were having a blast themselves, which is always cool to see. They really helped crank up the nostalgia factor, which is a perfect way to warm up a crowd for MCR. Some highlights from their set included “Cute Without the ‘E’ (Cut from The Team)” and “MakeDamnSure.”

As soon as Taking Back Sunday wrapped up, it was time for the band everyone waited over two years to see, My Chemical Romance. The group have been tearing it up on their reunion tour and the Oakland show was no exception. They exploded onto the stage with their latest single “The Foundations Of Decay” as the crowd screamed with joy. From there, the band started powering through classic tracks like “Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)” and “Give ‘Em Hell, Kid.” The group were firing on all cylinders as they brought everyone back to their high school and middle school years with a career-spanning set that leaned heavy on songs from “Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge” and “The Black Parade.” It was a nice escape from the unprecedented times we currently find ourselves in and helped cement the reasons why My Chemical Romance were always there for emo kids during their darkest days. Some highlights from the performance included “Welcome To The Black Parade,” “Teenagers,” “Vampires Will Never Hurt You,” “Mama,” “I’m Not Okay (I Promise),” and “Helena.”

Halestorm, The Pretty Reckless, Anthrax, Etc. Set For 2022 Summerfest

The lineup has been revealed for this year’s Summerfest. The event will take place at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater in Milwaukee, WI across the following weekends, June 23-25, June 30-July 2, and July 7-9. Here’s a list of rock/metal acts that are set to perform: The Black Crowes, John Fogerty, Steve Miller Band, Halestorm, Third Eye Blind, The Pretty Reckless, The Cult, Taking Back Sunday, Ann Wilson (Heart), Anthrax, Blue Öyster Cult, Skid Row, Skillet, Stryper, Slaughter, Warrant, Sister Hazel, Pop Evil, Foghat, Lit, Stephen Pearcy (RATT), Lita Ford, Great White, Ayron Jones, Quiet Riot, The Warning, Municipal Waste, and SOiL.

Taking Back Sunday To Release 20th Anniversary Edition Of “Tell All Your Friends” In May

Taking Back Sunday will be releasing a 20th anniversary edition of “Tell All Your Friends” on May 27. The effort has been remastered and it will come with various demos as bonus tracks. The demo version of “Great Romances Of The 20th Century“ can be streamed below. Pre-orders for the album can also be found HERE.

“Tell All Your Friends” 20th Anniversary Track Listing:

01. “You Know How I Do”
02. “Bike Scene”
03. “Cute Without The ‘E’ (Cut From The Team)”
04. “There’s No ‘I’ In Team”
05. “Great Romances Of The 20th Century”
06. “Ghost Man On Third”
07. “Timberwolves At New Jersey”
08. “The Blue Channel”
09. “You’re So Last Summer
10. “Head Club”
11. “Great Romances Of The 20th Century” (Demo)
12. “The Blue Channel” (Demo)
13. “Bike Scene” (Demo)
14. “Mutual Head Club” (Demo)

My Chemical Romance Add More Shows To Upcoming Reunion Tour, Recruit Thursday, Turnstile, Devil Master, Youth Code, Etc. To Open On Select Dates

My Chemical Romance have announced the revised schedule for their upcoming reunion tour. The band have added some more dates to the trek, while also cancelling their shows in Russia and Ukraine. Furthermore, they have also confirmed that Badflower, Devil Master, Dilly Dally, GHÖSH, Kimya Dawson, Meg Myers, Midtown, Nothing, Shannon And The Clams, Soulglo, Surfbort, Taking Back Sunday, The Bouncing Souls, The Homeless Gospel Choir, The Lemon Twigs, Thursday, Turnstile, Waterparks, and Youth Code will be opening on select dates.

Tour Dates:

2022:

Europe/UK:

05/16 St. Austell, UK – Eden Project
05/19 Milton Keynes, UK – Stadium MK
05/21 Milton Keynes, UK – Stadium MK
05/22 Milton Keynes, UK – Stadium MK
05/25 Dublin, IRE – Royal Hospital Kilmainham
05/27 Warrington, UK – Victoria Park
05/28 Cardiff, UK – Sophia Gardens
05/30 Glasgow, UK – OVO Hydro
06/01 Paris, FRA – AccorHotels Arena
06/02 Rotterdam, NET – Rotterdam Ahoy
06/04 Bologna, ITA – Sonic Park Fest 2022
06/06 Munich, GER – Olympiahlle
06/07 Budapest, HUN – Budapest Park
06/09 Warsaw, POL – Progresja Scena Letnia
06/11 Prague, CZE – Prague Rocks 2022
06/12 Berlin, GER – Velodrom
06/14 Stockholm, SWE – Gröna Lund
06/21 Boon, GER – Kunstrasen Bonn Gronau

North America:

08/20 Oklahoma City, OK – Paycom Center (feat. Turnstile and Dilly Dally)
08/21 San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center (feat. Turnstile and Dilly Dally)
08/23 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena (feat. Turnstile and Dilly Dally)
08/24 Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center (feat. Turnstile and Dilly Dally)
08/26 Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena (feat. Turnstile and Soul Glo)
08/27 Belmont Park, NY – UBS Arena (feat. The Bouncing Souls and GHÖSH)
08/29 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center (feat. Meg Myers and Devil Master)
08/30 Albany, NY – MVP Arena (feat. Meg Myers and Waterparks)
09/01 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena (feat. Meg Myers and Waterparks)
09/02 Montreal, QC – Centre Bell (feat. Meg Myers and Waterparks)
09/04 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena (feat. Meg Myers and Waterparks)
09/05 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena (feat. Meg Myers and Waterparks)
09/07 Boston, MA – TD Garden (feat. Thursday and Badflower)
09/08 Boston, MA – TD Garden (feat. Thursday and Badflower)
09/10 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center (feat. Thursday and Badflower)
09/11 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center (feat. Thursday and The Lemon Twigs)
09/13 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena (feat. Thursday and The Lemon Twigs)
09/15 St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center (feat. Thursday and The Homeless Gospel Choir)
09/16 Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
09/20 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center (feat. Thursday and The Homeless Gospel Choir)
09/21 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center (feat. Midtown and The Homeless Gospel Choir)
09/23 Dover, DE – Firefly Music Festival
09/24 Sunrise, FL – FLA Live Arena (feat. Midtown and The Homeless Gospel Choir)
09/27 Houston, TX – Toyota Center (feat. Midtown and Devil Master)
09/28 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center (feat. Midtown and Devil Master)
09/30 Denver, CO – Ball Arena (feat. Youth Code)
10/02 Portland, OR – MODA Center (feat. Youth Code)
10/03 Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome (feat. Kimya Dawson)
10/05 Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena (feat. Surfbort)
10/07 Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena (feat. Youth Code)
10/08 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
10/11 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum (feat. Youth Code)
10/12 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum (feat. Shannon And The Clams and Dilly Dally)
10/14 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum (feat. Meg Myers and Nothing)
10/15 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum (feat. Thursday and The Homeless Gospel Choir)
10/17 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum (feat. Midtown and Waterparks)
10/22 Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young
10/23 Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young
10/29 Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young

2023:

Australia/New Zealand:

03/11 West Springs, NZ – The Outer Fields at Western Springs
03/13 Brisbane, AUS – Brisbane Entertainment Centre
03/14 Brisbane, AUS – Brisbane Entertainment Centre
03/16 Melbourne, AUS – Rod Laver Arena
03/17 Melbourne, AUS – Rod Laver Arena
03/19 Sydney, AUS – Qudos Bank Arena
03/20 Sydney, AUS – Qudos Bank Arena

Taking Back Sunday To Tour With Third Eye Blind & Hockey Dad This Summer

Taking Back Sunday will be heading out on the “Summer Gods” tour with Third Eye Blind and Hockey Dad this summer. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

06/22 Troutdale, OR – Edgefield
06/23 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheater
06/24 Bonner, MT – KettleHouse Amphitheater
06/25 Sandy, UT – Sandy Amphitheater
06/27 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater
06/29 Council Bluffs, IA – Stir Concert Cove
06/30 Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
07/01 Prior Lake, MN – Mystic Amphitheater
07/06 Newport, KY – OVATION
07/07 Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
07/08 Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion
07/09 Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre
07/12 Columbus, OH – KEMBA Live! Outdoor Amphitheater
07/13 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
07/15 Philadelphia, PA – The Mann Center
07/16 Mansfield, MA – XFINITY Center
07/17 Wantagh, NY – Jones Beach Theater
07/21 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
07/22 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
07/23 Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
07/26 Atlanta, GA – Cadence Bank Amphitheatre
07/27 Franklin, TN – FirstBank Amphitheater
07/29 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
07/30 Del Valle, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
07/31 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
08/01 Oklahoma City, OK – The Zoo Amphitheatre
08/04 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
08/05 Inglewood, CA – YouTube Theater
08/11 San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Amphitheater
08/12 Las Vegas, NV – Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
08/13 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre

When We Were Young Festival Expands To Three Days

Due to high demand, the 2022 When We Were Young festival has been expanded to three days. The event will now take place at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds in Las Vegas, NV on October 22, 23, and 29 with the same artists confirmed for all three days, except for Wolf Alice and La Dispute, who will be replaced by Alex G on the new date. Here’s the full lineup: My Chemical Romance, Paramore, Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Avril Lavigne, Bright Eyes, Jimmy Eat World, AFI, The Used, Taking Back Sunday, Dashboard Confessional, Alkaline Trio, Manchester Orchestra, Pierce The Veil, I Prevail, The Story So Far, Dance Gavin Dance, The All American Rejects, Boys Like Girls, Car Seat Headrest, Sleeping With Sirens, Knocked Loose, Jxdn, Motionless In White, Black Veil Brides, Ice Nine Kills, Senses Fail, Bayside, Mom Jeans, Mayday Parade, The Maine, Neck Deep, Silverstein, Palaye Royale, Poppy, Pvris, Sasosin, Acceptance, Story Of The Year, Atreyu, Glassjaw, Lil Huddy, TV Girl, The Starting Line, Thursday, Anberlin, 30H!3, State Champs, Four Year Strong, La Dispute, Armor For Sleep, We The Kings, The Wonder Years, Royal & The Serpent, The Ready Set, Kittie, The Garden, Hawthorne Heights, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Horrorpops, The Linda Lindas, Meet Me @ The Altar, and Prentiss.

When We Were Young Festival Expands To Two Days

Due to high demand, the 2022 When We Were Young festival has been expanded to two days. The event will now take place at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds in Las Vegas, NV on October 22-23 and it will feature the same lineup both days. As previously reported, the following artists are set to perform: My Chemical Romance, Paramore, Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Avril Lavigne, Bright Eyes, Jimmy Eat World, AFI, The Used, Taking Back Sunday, Dashboard Confessional, Alkaline Trio, Manchester Orchestra, Pierce The Veil, I Prevail, The Story So Far, Dance Gavin Dance, The All American Rejects, Boys Like Girls, Car Seat Headrest, Sleeping With Sirens, Knocked Loose, Jxdn, Motionless In White, Black Veil Brides, Ice Nine Kills, Senses Fail, Bayside, Mom Jeans, Mayday Parade, The Maine, Neck Deep, Silverstein, Palaye Royale, Poppy, Pvris, Sasosin, Acceptance, Story Of The Year, Atreyu, Glassjaw, Lil Huddy, TV Girl, The Starting Line, Thursday, Anberlin, 30H!3, State Champs, Four Year Strong, La Dispute, Armor For Sleep, We The Kings, The Wonder Years, Royal & The Serpent, The Ready Set, Kittie, The Garden, Hawthorne Heights, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Horrorpops, The Linda Lindas, Meet Me @ The Altar, and Prentiss.

My Chemical Romance, Paramore, Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Etc. Set For When We Were Young Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2022 When We Were Young festival. The event will take place at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds in Las Vegas, NV on October 22 and it will feature the following: My Chemical Romance, Paramore, Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Avril Lavigne, Bright Eyes, Jimmy Eat World, AFI, The Used, Taking Back Sunday, Dashboard Confessional, Alkaline Trio, Manchester Orchestra, Pierce The Veil, I Prevail, The Story So Far, Dance Gavin Dance, The All American Rejects, Boys Like Girls, Car Seat Headrest, Sleeping With Sirens, Knocked Loose, Jxdn, Motionless In White, Black Veil Brides, Ice Nine Kills, Senses Fail, Bayside, Mom Jeans, Mayday Parade, The Maine, Neck Deep, Silverstein, Palaye Royale, Poppy, Pvris, Sasosin, Acceptance, Story Of The Year, Atreyu, Glassjaw, Lil Huddy, TV Girl, The Starting Line, Thursday, Anberlin, 30H!3, State Champs, Four Year Strong, La Dispute, Armor For Sleep, We The Kings, The Wonder Years, Royal & The Serpent, The Ready Set, Kittie, The Garden, Hawthorne Heights, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Horrorpops, The Linda Lindas, Meet Me @ The Altar, and Prentiss.

Taking Back Sunday Premiere Music Video For Cover Of Weezer’s “My Name Is Jonas”

Taking Back Sunday have premiered a new video for their cover of Weezer’s “My Name Is Jonas.” Bassist Shaun Cooper commented:

“In 2019 we were on tour… a lot! Over time soundcheck got pretty laborious. One day before a show in Cincinnati, OH somebody started playing the opening chords to ‘My Name is Jonas‘… We all grew up listening to Weezer. Playing this song together was so much fun and broke up the monotony of day to day touring life. We started adding the song to our set list and recorded it on a day off in Buffalo NY. We love this song and we hope our rendition does it justice.”

[via Consequence]