Taking Back Sunday

2012 has been a whirlwind for Taking Back Sunday. While they are currently one of the main headliners of the annual Vans Warped Tour and playing to thousands of people across North America this summer, NA is the fifth continent they have visited this year alone. They have also toured in South America, Europe, Australia and Asia. And it’s only July.

Taking Back Sunday is also about to launch another national US tour to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of their first release, TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS, a monumental album released in 2002 which has since gone platinum and laid the groundwork for a sound and performance style that still fills up clubs and concert halls to this day.

With one platinum and two gold albums in their 5 album repertoire, Taking Back Sunday has been fortunate enough to tour the world with some of the biggest names in rock music including Linkin Park, Blink-182, Faith No More and Green Day to name a few. They have also performed on the main stage of some of the world’s biggest festivals including Reading and Leeds (UK), Soundwave (Australia), Summer Sonic (Japan), Bamboozle (US) and 2007’s global Live Earth where they shared the Giants Stadium, New Jersey stage with Bon Jovi and The Police.

They have had multiple top 5 Billboard Soundscan debuts, Top 10 alternative radio hits, tons of video airplay along with an MTV Woodie Award, received rave reviews in major publications from Rolling Stone to Spin to People and have been lucky enough to perform on every major nightly talk show including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Conan O’Brien.

Somehow the band still finds time to put out smaller ep releases and devote some of their time to raising money for various Cancer Charities. Taking Back Sunday is; Adam Lazzara (lead vocals) John Nolan (guitar, vocals) Eddie Reyes (guitar) Shaun Cooper (bass) and Mark O'Connell (drums.)
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The Maine is an American rock band from Tempe, Arizona formed in January of 2007. Their first
full length, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop was released July 8th, 2008 to critical acclaim. Reaching
number 4 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums, The Maine quickly became a household name.
Their sophomore album, Black and White, saw the beginning of the band’s departure from the
steadfast pop heard on their first release, and showcased a more cohesive rock sound. Their
major label debut peaked at number 16 on the Billboard Top 200 which led to their first headlining
tour in 2010. Following a world tour in 2011, The Maine announced the release of their third
album, Pioneer, which was released independently and self­funded after their decision to part
ways with Warner Bros. Records. With Pioneer debuting at number 11 on the Billboard Top
Alternative chart, The Maine solidified their position as an indie rock band to be reckoned with.
The Maine’s success has lead to tours with the likes of Taking Back Sunday, New Found Glory,
Good Charlotte and a co­headline tour with Augustana, as well as extensive dates on the Vans
Warped Tour.
On June 4th of this year, The Maine is set to release their fourth full­length album, Forever
Halloween. The record will be released independently in the US in partnership with their
management team, Eighty One Twenty Three, and will be released via Rude Records in Europe,
UK, Southeast Asia, Australia and Japan. The album, produced by Brendan Benson of The
Raconteurs, will be the band’s second consecutive self­funded release following their major label
The album was recorded live through analog tape without the use of computer editing techniques
which have become the standard in modern recordings. This gave the album an energy that
cannot be captured any other way than 5 people performing in a room together. "The tape
machine was like having an older, wiser, intimidatingly glowing woman in the room” says
frontman John O’Callaghan on the experience. “We were all meeting her for the first time, but
she already knew everything there was to know about the five of us. In no single way judgmental,
but she sniffed out the bullshit and wouldn't allow us to be anyone we are not. We are now better
men for meeting that woman."
In support of their new album, the band will embark on a US tour from June to July. The Maine
will take the stage headlining the first ever “The 8123 Tour”. Look for Forever Halloween June 4th
and check out www.wearethemaine.net for more information.
The Maine is John O'Callaghan, Garrett Nickelsen, Pat Kirch, Kennedy Brock, and Jared


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