Taking Back Sunday Biography

Taking Back Sunday is an American rock band from Amityville, NY, formed in 1999 by guitarist Eddie Reyes. Current members of the band are Adam Lazzara (lead vocals), John Nolan (lead guitar, back-up vocals), Eddie Reyes (rhythm guitar), Shaun Cooper (bass guitar) and Mark O'Connell (drums).

The band has released three studio albums with various past members Fred Mascherino (former lead guitarist and back-up vocalist), Matthew Rubano (former bassist), and Matthew Fazzi (former lead guitarist and back-up vocalist). The original Tell All Your Friends line-up reunited in 2010 and have released two studio albums: Taking Back Sunday and their most recent album Happiness Is.

Louder Now (2006) was the band's breakout mainstream album, notably because of the popularity of its lead single "MakeDamnSure." The album has sold over 900,000 copies and peaked at No. 2 on the United States Billboard 200, surpassing the band's previous Billboard 200 peak in 2004 at No. 3 with Where You Want to Be. Before the release of their first studio album Tell All Your Friends (2002), they had released Taking Back Sunday's EP in 2001, when the band featured former lead vocalist Antonio Longo. At that time the EP received very little attention, eventually resulting in the band seeking a new lead singer in Adam Lazzara, who had at first replaced original bassist Jesse Lacey (now of Brand New) during the EP's recording sessions.

John Nolan and Shaun Cooper had previously left the band in 2003 only to rejoin in 2010, in time for the band's release of their eponymous album Taking Back Sunday on June 28, 2011. The album was produced by Eric Valentine and released through Warner Bros. Records.

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Taking Back Sunday singer's leg 'shattered' by falling tree

Adam Lazzara was trapped underneath the tree during a break from recording in Michigan

  • Mar 5, 2012

Taking Back Sunday to headline Slam Dunk Festival 2012 – ticket details

Architects, Every Time I Die, Cancer Bats will also play punk double header

  • Feb 15, 2012

Watch Taking Back Sunday cover Kanye West's 'Can't Tell Me Nothing' - video

Emo veterans have put their own spin on rapper's 2007 track

  • Aug 9, 2011

Taking Back Sunday postpone May UK tour dates

New York band push shows back to August

  • May 6, 2011

Taking Back Sunday to release new album on June 25

Original line-up reunited for upcoming self-titled effort

  • Apr 14, 2011

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Taking Back Sunday at Baeble HQ - 9/18/2012 Play Video

Taking Back Sunday at Baeble HQ - 9/18/2012

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You Got Me

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Virtual Festivals - Taking Back Sunday at Reading Festival 2011

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Sad Savior Acoustic

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Faith (When I Let You Down) Acoustic

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