PROUDER NOW…

TAK­ING BACK SUN­DAY cel­e­brate 20 years as a band with a com­pi­la­tion LP and 2019 tour…

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FRONT­MAN ADAM LAZZARA CAN’T BE­LIEVE IT’S BEEN THAT LONG…

“It’s pretty sur­real,” says the vo­cal­ist, who joined the band in 2001, two years after Tak­ing Back Sun­day formed. “I’ve been look­ing over the sched­ule and even then it doesn’t quite feel real. But think­ing back I re­alise how in­cred­i­bly lucky we are that this is what we’ve got­ten to do for all this time. It’s re­ally in­sane.”

THEY’VE WRIT­TEN TWO BRAND-NEW SONGS FOR THEIR AN­NIVER­SARY AL­BUM

All Ready To Go is an al­ready-clas­sic punk rock an­them, while A Song For Dan is a heart­break­ing, pi­ano-led bal­lad – but both are TBS to the core. “I think we ap­proached them the same way we ap­proach any­thing new,” Adam says. “That’s to sit down and write the best pos­si­ble songs we can.”

AND ADAM HELPED TO SHAPE BOTH TRACKS IN A WHOLE NEW WAY…

Not only did he take up his usual po­si­tion be­hind the mi­cro­phone, but, for the first time ever, he also sat be­hind the mix­ing desk. “It was re­ally ex­cit­ing,” he says. “I en­gi­neered a lot of it, and it was a re­ally big thing to me that the guys trusted me to do it. I’m re­ally happy with how they came out.”

THE BAND’S HUGE AN­NIVER­SARY TOUR WILL BE­GIN NEXT YEAR

They kick it off in Jan­uary in Aus­tralia and Asia, and Adam is un­der­stand­ably ex­cited. “It feels more like a cel­e­bra­tion, al­most like we’re go­ing on the road and say­ing, ‘Hey, this is a huge mile­stone for us and we want to cel­e­brate with you guys also, be­cause if it weren’t for you we wouldn’t be here now.’”

IN­TER­EST­INGLY, LUCK WILL DE­TER­MINE THE SET LISTS EACH NIGHT

“We’re go­ing to flip a coin,” says Adam. “Let’s say heads will be Where You Want To Be and tails will be Louder Now. And we’ll play Tell All Your Friends all the way through. We’ll be do­ing two records, which will change nightly!”

BUT, AC­TU­ALLY, ADAM RE­SISTED THE WHOLE IDEA OF AN AL­BUM AND TOUR AT FIRST

“When it was first brought to the ta­ble, I did not want to do it,” he ad­mits. “I don’t want to give the im­pres­sion to any­one that we’re wind­ing down, or we don’t have any­thing left in us, or are a nos­tal­gia act. Be­cause we’re none of those things.” TAK­ING BACK SUN­DAY TOUR THE UK NEXT YEAR – SEE THE GIG GUIDE FOR INFO

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