PICS: Taking Back Sunday at the Observatory North Park

Post-hardcore titans Taking Back Sunday stormed the Observatory North Park on Friday, July 28.

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The band consists of Adam Lazzara (vocals, pictured), John Nolan (guitar), Eddie Reyes (guitar), Shaun Cooper (bass) and Mark O’Connell (drums).
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Taking Back Sunday hails from Long Island, New York, and was founded by guitarist Reyes (not pictured here) in 1999.
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The band’s 2006 album “Louder Now” was their big worldwide break, thanks to its huge single “MakeDamnSure.”
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“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.
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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. (Guitarist John Nolan pictured)
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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. (Touring guitarist Nathan Cogan pictured)
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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. (Drummer Mark O' Connell, pictured left, and bassist Shaun Cooper)
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Rolling Stone magazine listed “Where You Want to Be” as one of its top 50 albums of 2004. (Guitarist John Nolan pictured)
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The band’s latest album, “Tidal Wave,” was released on June 27, 2016.
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Their July 28 set list included more than 15 songs, such as “Death Wolf,” “Tidal Wave,” “You Can’t Look Back,” “You Know How I Do,” “Error: Operator,” “Flicker, Fade,” “MakeDamnSure,” and “You’re So Last Summer.”
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We can't wait for 'em to make a return trip to America's Finest City!
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Stay tuned to SoundDiego.com for photos of the show's openers, Every Time I Die and Modern Chemistry -- coming soon!
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