It’s been ten years since “Tell All Your Friends” was released by Long Island’s Taking Back Sunday. In honor of the the band’s very first album (which led them into the spotlight) and as a thank you to their fans who have supported them ever since, TBS’s original lineup headed out on a major U.S. Tour with Bayside. The band would play the classic album in its entirety. Promotion for the tour was done using the hashtag #TAYF10. The last stop on the tour was on November 24th at Terminal 5 in NYC.
Saturday’s show opened with Gabriel The Marine, a newer Long Island act to emerge from the still growing emo/pop-punk genre. They were followed by Bayside who was a fan favorite for sure. After becoming friends on the Vans Warped Tour (as well as through other prior engagements), Taking Back Sunday decided to include Bayside on tour their to pay homage to Tell All Your Friends, an album that inspired a young Bayside to pursue their dreams as stated by frontman Anthony Raneri during their set. Bayside played a lot of their popular hits including “Already Gone”, “Montauk” and “Sick Sick Sick.” There was a point where Bayside guitarist Jack O’Shea played a riff of Taking Back Sunday’s arguably most popular song “Cute Without The ‘E’ (Cut From The Team).” TBS Frontman Adam Lazzara came out with his hands up pretending to be confused.
Finally, Taking Back Sunday entered a dark stage to play a handful of songs from their other albums first, including “What’s It Feel Like To Be A Ghost?” The band then began playing the celebrated album Tell All Your Friends from front to back. The crowd was amped up and so was the band, with Adam Lazzara climbing the rafters of the second floor while singing. Singer/Guitarist John Nolan, who had left the band for a short while, is now back and is surely considered a much needed link to the chain. His sister Michelle Nolan who is featured on the album as a backup vocalist also made an appearance to sing backup for a few songs. The band closed with two B-Sides from the album titled “Your Own Disaster” and “The Ballad of Sal Villanueva.” At the end of it all, the crowd looked exhausted, but at the same time could keep it up for the rest of the night.
1. What’s It Feel Like to Be a Ghost?
2. A Decade Under the Influence
3. Faith (When I Let You Down)
4. Liar (It Takes One to Know One)
5. One-Eighty by Summer
6. El Paso
7. Error: Operator
- Tell All Your Friends
9. You Know How I Do
10. Bike Scene
11. Cute Without the ‘E’ (Cut from the Team)
12. There’s No ‘I’ in Team
13. Great Romances of the 20th Century
14. Ghost Man on Third
15. Timberwolves at New Jersey
16. The Blue Channel
17. You’re So Last Summer
18. Head Club
19. Your Own Disaster*
20. The Ballad of Sal Villanueva*