FOR TAKING BACK SUNDAY THE COUNTDOWN TO 152 HAS BEGUN
BELOVED ROCK BAND SHARES KEEP GOING
FINAL PREVIEW TRACK FROM THEIR HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED
NEW ALBUM 152 DUE THIS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27 VIA FANTASY
LISTEN TO KEEP GOING HERE
BAND TO HOST EARLY ALBUM LISTENING PARTY TODAY
AT 4:00 P.M. PT / 7:00 P.M. ET / 12:00 A.M. UK FOLLOWED BY LIVE VIDEO CHAT
TORONTO, ON – October 25, 2023 - Today, Taking Back Sunday – John Nolan (lead guitar, piano, vocals), Adam Lazzara (lead vocals), Shaun Cooper (bass) and Mark O’Connell (drums) – share Keep Going, the fourth and final preview track from their upcoming new album, 152, due this Friday (October 27) via Fantasy. Reflecting the darkness in betrayal and the light of forgiveness, the percussive, quick-hitting rocker arrives just days ahead of the band’s long-awaited LP, 152, Taking Back Sunday’s first full-length album in seven years. Listen to Keep Going, here, watch the visualizer here, and pre-order 152, here.
O’Connell on Keep Going: “Keep Going is a song about struggling through relationships with the people you love. When it rains it pours, but you’ve got to get up and keep going. It’s a heavy song with an important message that fits the inclusive positivity of 152.”
Tonight at 4:00 p.m. PT / 7:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 a.m. UK, fans around the world can get a sneak peek of 152 as Taking Back Sunday hosts an album listening party followed by a live video chat with the band immediately following the playback. Find it here.
In addition, Taking Back Sunday will celebrate the release of 152, with series of intimate album release shows, promotional events, and in-store appearances, all of which sold-out in a matter of minutes, including: Fingerprints in-Store (Long Beach, CA) November 4, Lodge Room album release show (Los Angeles) November 6, Grimey’s in-Store (Nashville) November 8, Eastside Bowl album release show (Nashville) November 9, Looney Tunes in-store (New York) November 12, and Bowery Ballroom album release show (NYC) November 13.
The band also recently announced the 9th Annual Taking Back Sunday Holiday Spectacular at Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall in Wantagh, NY, December 13 and 14, and Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ on December 15 and 16. Tickets are on sale now. For more information, visit www.takingbacksunday.com. Look for exciting 2024 tour news to be announced soon.
Produced by Tushar Apte (whom the band met through a mutual collaboration with noted DJ Steve Aoki) and mixed by Neal Avron (Twenty One Pilots, Bleachers), 152 features 10 intensely vulnerable and absorbing new tracks all delivered with fresh ambition and newfound purpose. Inspired by the long layoff and the cloud of uncertainty that blanketed the world (and music industry) these past few years, 152 stands among the most genuinely reflective and emotionally pure efforts of Taking Back Sunday’s illustrious career.
Anticipation among fans for the new album continues to build. Previously released tracks, (along with Keep Going) include The One, S'old, and Amphetamine Smiles. All through 152, the consistent thread is one of generosity, gratitude and ultimately, hope.
152 TRACK LISTING:
1. Amphetamine Smiles
3. The One
4. Keep Going
5. I Am the Only One Who Knows You
6. Quit Trying
8. New Music Friday
9. Juice 2 Me
10. The Stranger
TAKING BACK SUNDAY LIVE:
November 6 — Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room (Album Release Show)
November 9 — Nashville, TN – Eastside Bowl (Album Release Show)
November 13 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom (Album Release Show)
November 29 – Melbourne, Australia – 170 Russell
December 1 — Melbourne, Australia — Good Things Festival 2023
December 2 — Sydney, Australia — Good Things Festival 2023
December 3 — Brisbane, Australia — Good Things Festival 2023
December 5 – Woolloongabba, Australia – The Princess Theatre
December 6 – Marrickville, Australia – Factory Theatre
December 13 & 14 – Wantagh, NY – Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall (Holiday Spectacular)
December 15 & 16 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom (Holiday Spectacular)