Taking Back Sunday will headline the first day of this year’s Great South Bay Music Festival, as the band hits the festival circuit this summer to promote its “Tidal Wave” album.
Festival organizers are expected to announce Wednesday that the Long Beach-based band will top a slate of indie rockers on July 13 that also includes New Found Glory and Saves the Day. The festival, Long Island’s biggest and longest-running summer music fest, will once again be a four-day extravaganza this year at Shorefront Park in Patchogue.
Tickets are $39 and go on sale at 8 a.m. March 2 through greatsouthbaymusicfestival.com. Discounted presale tickets will be available starting at 8 a.m. Tuesday also through the festival website.
Taking Back Sunday is currently in the midst of its European tour, which will be followed by a short tour of Australia and New Zealand. The band, who just released a video for its new single “Call Come Running,” will launch its American festival tour in May. When the band headlined Great South Bay in 2014, it set the attendance record for the festival, which launched in 2006.
Night 1 of this year’s festival will be a reunion of sorts for the veterans of the Warped Tour. New Found Glory released its new single “Happy Being Miserable” last week in preparation of its new album “Makes Me Sick,” due out on April 28, while Saves the Day is currently working on its ninth album, expected to be released later this year.