Taking Back Sunday‘s 20th-anniversary tour stopped in Nashville at Marathon Music Works for two back-to-back nights. We caught the second night (Oct. 18) where they played Tell All Your Friends and Louder Now — each from start to finish.
They kicked things off with Tell All Your Friends, their debut album which was released back in 2002. The packed Marathon audience sang along, headbanging and throwing their hands up in the air as the band played song after song. It got especially wild for “Cute Without the ‘E’ (Cut From the Team).”
“We are a band called Taking Back Sunday,” lead singer Adam Lazarra said in between songs. I’ve been everywhere. I’ve been everywhere, man… Every time I come here there’s something that happens to me… No matter how much your city has changed over the years… That feeling never changes for me so thank you for having us here in your beautiful city.”
Lazarra sang praises for Nashville and graciously thanked the crowd for showing up to celebrate 20 years of TBS. Despite the fact that they’ve been rocking together for that long, Lazarra’s voice is as clear as ever. Their stage show is still exciting, not stale, and they seem to still enjoy giving it their all for their fans.
After they finished their debut album, the band went seamlessly into Louder Now. They performed every single song including “What’s It Feel Like to be a Ghost?” “Liar (It Takes One to Know One)” and “MakeDamnSure.”
If this 20th-anniversary tour is coming to your city, grab yourself some tickets and settle in for a night of rockin’ music. You won’t be disappointed. Find tour dates here.