Roo AOTD #40 Taking Back Sunday

All aboard the hype train for Bonnaroo 2024! Only 95 days until we are all on the Farm again, can you believe it? It’s coming up fast and we can’t wait to be dancing with all of you at Bonnaroo! Today’s Artist of the Day is the one and only Taking Back Sunday. Learn more about the artist below. Don’t forget to check out all of our artist spotlights! Thank you for reading these posts!

Artist Biography

Taking Back Sunday is a New York post-hardcore band that has kept on the charts for over two decades. The band formed in 1999 and took their name from a Long Island band called the Waiting Process. The original lineup featured future Brand New frontman Jesse Lacey but was very short-lived. After releasing a pair of EPs and going through a lineup change including the addition of frontman Adam Lazzara, Taking Back Sunday signed with Victory Records to record and release their 2022 debut album Tell All Your Friends. The album would eventually reach platinum status after first entering the Billboard 200 at 183. More lineup changes followed after extensive touring. In 2004, Taking Back Sunday released their second album Where You Want to Be which debuted at number three on Billboard’s Top 200. This album made the band a critical success in the scene of emo bands, getting them a sold-out North American tour including the famous Warped Tour stops. In the next 20 years, the band signed with Warner Brothers, continued charting globally, went through more lineup changes, and kept releasing new albums, including 2023’s 152.


Emo, Rock, Post-Hardcore

Scheduled at Bonnaroo

Sunday (Link to Daily Schedules)