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Sweet Relief Charity Auction

Sweet Relief in conjunction with Charity Buzz is holding an auction to benefit the Musicians Cancer Fund at Sweet Relief, which pays for medical treatment, prescriptions, food, rent and other vital living expenses for professional musicians and music industry workers suffering from severe illness and disability.

We were happy to donate a very rare backdrop proof – this is a miniature version of the actual backdrop that we used for all of our touring in 2014. It’s about 2 1/2 feet by 3 feet. We get this proof to test the coloring and fabrics. We’ve all signed it and will be happy for one of you to become the owner and benefit this great charity.


Starland Ballroom Night 2 + Holiday Pop-Up Shop!

We have added a second night to our 2nd Annual Holiday Spectacular at Starland Ballroom!
Tickets are on sale now!
Click HERE

On Saturday December 19, from 2-5, we will also once again be doing a Holiday Pop-Up Shop with a lot of sale-priced Taking Back Sunday Merchandise along with Local Vendors and Food Trucks curated by our friends at The Aquarian Weekly.
- We had a great time last year and will be doing some acoustic songs and hanging out with you again this year.
- There is a separate small fee which is $4 if you purchase a ticket to either show and $5 at the door.
- Proceeds from the fee along with any additional donations you bring will be donated to the various Cancer Charities that we raise money for annually.

Better Homes And Gardens

Please enjoy our new video for Better Homes And Gardens from “Happiness Is”
Special thanks to Djay Brawner, Anthem Films and The City of Greensboro, NC Fire Department including Battalion Chief Dwayne Church and their great new recruits.


Hello! We are very excited that our Spring tour with letlive. & The Menzingers is about to start. We tried to hook up some lower service fee options for you where we could, to kick things off! See below for details!

***Starting at 10am!!***

Please see below if your city is participating!
PLEASE CHECK venue websites for Box Office Hours!
Hit up our tour page HERE for online ticket links and the full list of tour dates!

NEW ORLEANS —-> Box Office only!
HOUSTON ——–> Box Office Only!
DALLAS ———> Box Office Only!
LAS VEGAS —–> Available Online
RIVERSIDE —–> Available Online
LOS ANGELES –> Available Online
DENVER ——–> Available Online
MILWAUKEE —–> Available On-line
CLEVELAND —–> Available Online
DETROIT ——-> Available Online
ALBANY ——–> Available Online
BUFFALO ——-> Box Office Only
NEW YORK ——> Available Online – under special offers on the right – password flicker
PHILADELPHIA –> Box Office Only
WORCESTER, MA–> Available Online
ATLANTA ——-> Box Office Only
ORLANDO ——-> Available Online



Limited Edition 7″ Box Set
Signed Cover Card + Individual Art For Each Song
White Vinyl With Turquoise Specks

The Complete Recordings: Happiness Is will include all three studio b-sides and three additional acoustic renditions of album tracks, such as “Like You Do,” from the record that portray those particular songs in a different light.

“There was something real sentimental and warm feeling about the acoustic demo version of “Like You Do,” says vocalist Adam Lazzara. “Ed (Reyes) and I were staying in the saddest hotel in all of Long Island while the band was writing what would later become most of Happiness Is. This place was as close to one of those 1970s New York City hotels as I had seen in the movies and on the news growing up as you could get, the only exception being that it was on Long Island. Motel style, with ladies of the night, yelling at all hours, the works. It was the worst. I was missing home something awful, it was the worst it had been. That’s where “Like You Do” happened. In that smoky room, at that seedy hotel. I played it back on my voice recorder and it took me someplace else. I think we came pretty close to that feeling with this recording. At first we even talked about just leaving it as an acoustic song. Now we have both.”


You can also view our new video for “ALL THE WAY” ON THE PRE-ORDER PAGE.
“Hope you like the video for the song “All The Way.” It’s a tiny look at being on tour and what it’s like for us on stage when we are playing shows. A bunch of our friends helped film it and it’s great to use one of our songs as the background to hang on to some of these memories”- Mark O’Connell

Track Listing:
Happiness Is: The Complete Recordings 7-inch Track Listing:
Record 1:
Flicker, Fade
Stood A Chance
Record 2:
All The Way
Beat Up Car
Record 3:
It Takes More
They Don’t Have Any Friends
Record 4:
Better Homes And Gardens
Like You Do
Record 5:
We Were Younger Then
Nothing At All
Record 6:
How I Met Your Mother *
This Is Happening *
Record 7:
Can You Feel That (Here I Am) *
Stood A Chance (Acoustic) *
Record 8:
Better Homes And Gardens (Acoustic) *
Like You Do (Acoustic) *
*Previously Unreleased/Rare

Thank you for all of your continued support!


So excited to announce our #HappinessIs 2015 Headlining tour
with special guests letlive. and The Menzingers.

North American Tour | February 18 – April 4 2015

VIP Tickets Including Early Entry, Exclusive Merchandise, Acoustic Set & M&G
available NOW:
- ticketspin.com/taking-back-sunday
***These will take place at around 5pm so please make sure you are able to attend!***

- takingbacksunday.com/tour
***Don’t forget most venues sell tickets at their box office with lower service fees
- check with the venue near you***

Feb 18 – New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre
Feb 19 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Feb 20 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
Feb 21 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
Feb 22 – El Paso, TX – Buchanan’s
Feb 24 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
Feb 25 – Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
Feb 26 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
Feb 27 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
Feb 28 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory – SOLD OUT
Mar 1 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield Theatre
Mar 3 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Mar 4 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
Mar 6 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
Mar 8 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
Mar 10 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
Mar 11 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
Mar 13 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
Mar 14 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
Mar 15 – Albany, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
Mar 16 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
Mar 18 – New York, NY – Best Buy Theater
Mar 20 – Atlantic City, NJ – AC Beer Fest (21+)
Mar 21 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
Mar 24 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
Mar 26 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Mar 27 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Mar 28 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
Mar 29 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Apr 1 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
Apr 2 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
Apr 3 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
Apr 4 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live

Can’t wait. See you there.

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