It’s been over 10 years in the making but the original line up who blessed us with ‘Tell All Your Friends’ graced the London stage at The Roundhouse in Camden. The equilibrium of the band had been restored with Adam Lazzara and John Nolan reunited and supported by the ever present Eddie Reyes and Mark O’Connell with Shaun Cooper on bass.
The new album is out at the end of June and we got to hear a few tracks tonight, notably, ‘Faith’, ‘El Paso’ and ‘Best Place To Be A Mom’ but it was the original songs that grabbed the headlines. ‘Cute Without The E’ and ‘So Last Summer’ seemed as fresh today as they have ever been and won the crowd over with ease.
The entire set was seamless and even included a solo piano performance from John Nolan with Straylight Run’s ‘Existentialism on Prom Night’.
The band seemed stronger than ever and even threw in a surprise performance of ‘There’s No I In Team’ even though they said they wouldn’t play it again.
A new album is on the way, can we assume that Taking Back Sunday can once again be the poster boys for a new generation of bands?
The fact that the new album is self titled is also poignant. It feels like a new beginning; a new dawn.
Taking Back Sunday are bringing rock music back after recent years of being bombarded with urban music; Taking Back Sunday are returning to take back their crown and restore rock music to the top of the pile.
The full set list was:
- Cute Without the ‘E’ (Cut from the Team)
- El Paso
- One Eighty By Summer
- Bike Scene
- Error Operator
- Existentialism on Prom Night
- What It Feels Like to Be a Ghost
- A Decade Under The Influence
- Everything Must Go
- Best Place to be a Mom
- So Last Summer
- Ghost Man On Third
- Set Phasers To Stun
- Timberwolves At New Jersey
- There’s No I In Team
- Make Damn Sure
Oh, and here’s a video on YouTube by TheSouvenirProject.