PICS: Taking Back Sunday at the Observatory North Park

Two 'decades under the influence': Post-hardcore titans Taking Back Sunday -- currently on tour celebrating their 20th anniversary -- slammed the Observatory North Park.

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The band currently consists of Adam Lazzara (vocals, pictured foreground), John Nolan (guitar), Shaun Cooper (bass, pictured right) and Mark O’Connell (drums, pictured background).
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As part of their big birthday celebrations, the group performed two albums in their entirety at the April 6 show -- 2002's "Tell All Your Friends" and 2006's "Louder Now."
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Set one was comprised of "You Know How I Do," "Bike Scene," "Cute Without the 'E' (Cut from the Team)," "There's No 'I' in Team," "Great Romances of the 20th Century," "Ghost Man on Third," "Timberwolves at New Jersey," "The Blue Channel," "You're So Last Summer" and "Head Club." (Cooper pictured)
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Set two included "What's It Feel Like to Be a Ghost?," "Liar (It Takes One to Know One)," "MakeDamnSure," "Up Against (Blackout)," "My Blue Heaven," "Twenty-Twenty Surgery," "Spin," "Divine Intervention," "Miami," "Error: Operator," and "I'll Let You Live."
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Their encore consisted of "Tidal Wave," "This Photograph Is Proof (I Know You Know)," "All Ready to Go," and "A Decade Under the Influence."
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A little history on the group: Taking Back Sunday hails originally from Long Island, New York, and was founded by guitarist Reyes in 1999.
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The band’s 2006 album “Louder Now” was their big worldwide break, thanks to its huge single “MakeDamnSure.” “Louder Now” has sold more than 900,000 copies in the U.S. and peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart.
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Their debut self-titled EP in 2001 featured their former vocalist, Antonio Longo. Lazzara came onboard as a guitarist, then as bassist, and then eventually as Longo’s replacement. (Nolan pictured)
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With Lazzara as their new lead singer, the band released their first full album called “Tell All Your Friends” in 2002.
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Fun fact: One of the singles from that album, “You’re So Last Summer,” featured rapper Flavor Flav in its music video.
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Another fun fact: The numbers “152,” signifying the road exit where the band members would meet their friends, has appeared on every album cover to date.
Their 2004 album “Where You Want to Be,” featured the single “A Decade Under the Influence,” and propelled the album to No. 3 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
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The band’s latest studio album, “Tidal Wave,” was released on June 27, 2016, and released a compilation album titled "Twenty" this past January to celebrate their big anniversary. We can't wait for 'em to come back!
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