SOURCE: Warner Bros. Records

February 16, 2006 14:33 ET

Taking Back Sunday Announce Spring Tour Dates

House Of Blues to Present National Tour

BURBANK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 16, 2006 -- On the heels of a string of SOLD OUT UK tour dates, melodic hardcore rock band Taking Back Sunday announced today they will tour the US prior to the release of their Warner Bros. Records debut and third studio album, Louder Now, due out April 25th. The House of Blues presented, Hot Topic sponsored tour hits smaller, intimate venues, highlighting the band's desire to feel a closeness and share new material with their fans. The tour kicks off in Boulder, Colorado on March 31st at the Boulder Theatre.

"It's really exciting to go out and play our new songs in smaller venues," states bassist Matt Rubano. "We just played some shows in England and the response was intense. Our last tour in the US was incredible. We couldn't believe we were playing in arenas. As exciting as that was, we are just as excited to start off in a more intimate environment to kick off Louder Now."

Since roaring onto the scene with their 2002 debut, Tell All Your Friends, the New York-based quintet -- which now includes lead vocalist Adam Lazarra, guitarist-vocalist Fred Mascherino, guitarist Eddie Reyes, bassist Matt Rubano, and drummer Mark O'Connell -- have captivated fans with their powerful and inventive pop-tinged anthems, dueling vocals and twin guitar assault. In July 2004, the band followed up the half-million selling Friends with Where You Want to Be, which debuted at Number Three on the Billboard Top 200 and sold more than 163,000 copies its first week out. Both albums have since been certified gold and sold upwards of 700,000.

"We're excited to be presenting Taking Back Sunday's spring tour," said Elyse Rogers, Senior Manager, HOB Touring. "Taking Back Sunday are really connected with their fans and wanted to do something special for them for this record release tour. This small club run will be an amazing experience for their diehard fans before they come back through and blow out the big tour later in the year."

Tickets for the upcoming Taking Back Sunday tour will be available as follows: From Wednesday, February 22nd @ 9AM to Thursday, February 23rd @ 10PM, there will be an advance presale available on the internet through On Friday, February 24th from 10AM to 10PM, a radio and House Of Blues member ticketing presale with tickets available at Public onsale of all dates will begin at 10AM on Saturday, February 25th at Ticketmaster and local box office locations.

Tour Dates
31st           Boulder, CO              Boulder Theatre

1st            Salt Lake City, UT       In The Venue
3rd            Seattle, WA              Showbox
4th            Portland, OR             Roseland
5th            San Francisco, CA        Fillmore
6th            Los Angeles, CA          House Of Blues
8th            Las Vegas, NV            House Of Blues
9th            San Diego, CA            House Of Blues
10th           Phoenix, AZ              Marquee Theater
12th           Dallas, TX               University Of Texas
14th           St Louis, MO             Pops
16th           Chicago, IL              House Of Blues
17th           Detroit, MI              Clutch Cargo's
18th           Cleveland, OH            House Of Blues
20th           Greensboro, NC           Greene Street
21st           Norfolk, VA              The Norva
22nd           Baltimore, MD            UMBC RAC Arena
23rd           Philadelphia, PA         Trocadero
25th           New York, NY             Irving Plaza

5th            Boston, MA               Avalon
6th            Rochester, NY            Gordon Field
7th            East Rutherford, NJ      Bamboozle Festival

Contact Information

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