It’s insane and brilliant from all angles to be on the brink of a seventh…we’ll just say that again….SEVENTH album from Taking Back Sunday. Although they’re not the only band of their generation to still be knocking about, they are by far one of the most relentless, interchangeable and progressive with their sound.
The last two releases ‘Happiness Is‘ (2014) and the self-titled ‘Taking Back Sunday‘ (2011) saw vast style differences and influences compared to their timeless early work and even to their third and forth albums. Not only this, they have had some band member switches along to way too. They seem to be unstoppable, and if previous history is anything to go by we can tell you for free that we are damn excited.
The new album ‘Tidal Wave‘ will drop on 16th September on Hopeless Records, and here’s what we know so far.
⚡ The title ‘Tidal Wave’ is taken from the previous single of the same name. Adam spoke to Entertainment Weekly back in June this year and stated,
“Even throughout each song on the record there are a lot of references to water, that’s why it seems like that title kept poking its neck out.”
You can read that interview over at EW
⚡ The album has a lot more American rock influences. In the same interview Lazzara explains how the new album is influenced a lot more by classic American rock, such as Tom Petty and Bryan Adams.
⚡ New track ‘Can’t Look Back‘ and it’s corresponding music video were released on 23rd August by Hopeless Records. Oh boy is it different!
It seems some people are not too keen on the more Americana-sounding vibe that runs through the new material. In all honesty, when we first heard it we thought it could be a Bon Jovi cover. The similarities to Don Henley’s ‘Boys of Summer’ are remarkable.
You can check out ‘Can’t Look Back’ below.
⚡ Tidal Wave can be pre-ordered in the UK from Banquet Records. The artwork is pretty interesting.
⚡ TBS have a pretty decent tour planned following Tidal Wave’s release, which covers the US, plus a teenie tiny bit of Australia and NZ.
Sep 16th – Metro Chicago, IL
Sep 17th – The Waiting Room Omaha, NE
Sep 18th – Madrid Theatre Kansas City, MO
Sep 20th – Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
Sep 21st – Turner Hall Ballroom Milwaukee, WI
Sep 22nd – Wooly’s Des Moines, IA
Sep 23rd – The Ready Room St Louis, MO
Sep 24th – Saint Andrew’s Hall Detroit, MI
Sep 25th – Chameleon Club Lancaster, PA
Sep 27th – The Agora Ballroom Cleveland, OH
Sep 28th – Trocadero Philadelphia, PA
Sep 29th – Irving Plaza New York, NY
Sep 30th – Irving Plaza New York, NY
Oct 1st – The Met Pawtucket, RI
Oct 2nd – Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
Oct 4th – Revolution Music Hall Amityville, NY
Oct 5th – 9:30 Club Washington, DC
Oct 6th – Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, NC
Oct 7th – The Loft Atlanta, GA
Oct 8th – The Social Orlando, FL
Oct 9th – Culture Room Fort Lauderdale, FL
Oct 11th – Exit/In Nashville, TN
Oct 12th – HOB New Orleans, LA
Oct 13th – Numbers Houston, TX
Oct 14th – Mohawk Austin, TX
Oct 15th – Trees Dallas, TX
Oct 18th – Club Red Mesa, AZ
Oct 19th – The Observatory North Park San Diego, CA
Oct 20th – The Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Oct 21st – The Observatory Santa Ana, CA
Oct 22nd – Rio Theatre Santa Cruz, CA
Oct 23rd – Slim’s San Francisco, CA
Dec 16th – Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ
Dec 17th – Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ
Mar 15th, 2017 – Powerstation Auckland, New Zealand
Mar 17th, 2017 – The Enmore Theatre Newtown, Australia
Mar 18th, 2017 – The Triffid Brisbane, Australia
Mar 19th, 2017 – 170 Russell Melbourne, Australia
Mar 22nd, 2017 – The Gov Adelaide, Australia
Mar 23rd, 2017 – Metro City Northbridge, Australia
Long live TBS.