Taking Back Sunday will celebrate its 20th anniversary in style in 2019 with a greatest hits collection and a new tour where the Long Beach-based rockers will play their breakout album, 2002's “Tell All Your Friends,” in its entirety.
“It feels strange to say out loud… 2019 marks 20 years since I joined Taking Back Sunday and my life changed forever,” singer Adam Lazzara said in a statement. “So, next year we will be traveling the world to celebrate the amazing brotherhood, music and life we have created together over the past 20 years.”
The band, which will be inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in November, will release “Twenty” (Craft) in January, featuring selections from all seven of its albums as well as newly recorded songs.
Taking Back Sunday’s global tour will kick off on Jan. 9 in Australia and hit Asia and South America before the bulk of its North American tour begins on March 25 in Houston. No metropolitan area date has been announced for the tour, currently scheduled through May, but at least one is expected.
The tour will feature the band playing its debut album every night in its entirety. In cities where the band plays two nights, it will play “Tell All Your Friends” and then flip a specially designed coin to determine whether it plays 2004's “Where You Want to Be” or 2006's “Louder Now” in its entirety. In cities where Taking Back Sunday only plays one show, it will play its debut and a selection of songs from throughout its career.