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Taking Back Sunday grp 11-25-14Revered Long Island rock band Taking Back Sunday has announced plans to release Happiness Is: The Complete Recordings on February 24th via . The upcoming release will feature the band’s original 2014 record Happiness Is, along with rare and unreleased tracks, all spread out on 8 7-inch vinyl records with a collectible, signed art card. Fans are invited to pre-order Happiness Is: The Complete Recordings in a variety of bundles now at http://hopelessrecords.com/happinessistcr.

 

Happiness Is: The Complete Recordings will include all three studio b-sides and three additional acoustic renditions of album tracks, such as “Like You Do,” from the record that portray those particular songs in a different light.

 

“There was something real sentimental and warm feeling about the acoustic demo version of “Like You Do,” says vocalist Adam Lazzara. “Ed (Reyes) and I were staying in the saddest hotel in all of Long Island while the band was writing what would later become most of Happiness Is. This place was as close to one of those 1970s New York City hotels as I had seen in the movies and on the news growing up as you could get, the only exception being that it was on Long Island. Motel style, with ladies of the night, yelling at all hours, the works. It was the worst. I was missing home something awful, it was the worst it had been. That’s where “Like You Do” happened. In that smoky room, at that seedy hotel. I played it back on my voice recorder and it took me someplace else. I think we came pretty close to that feeling with this recording. At first we even talked about just leaving it as an acoustic song. Now we have both.”

 

 

In conjunction with today’s news, has also debuted a new video for their anthemic song “All The Way,” which can be viewed now at http://smarturl.it/allthewayvideo. The video features backstage and performance footage of the band on tour this past year.

 

“Hope you like the video for the song “All The Way.” It’s a tiny look at being on tour and what it’s like for us on stage when we are playing shows. A bunch of our friends helped film it and it’s great to use one of our songs as the background to hang on to some of these memories,” said drummer Mark O’Connell.

 

Following a year on the road in support of the new album, will be headed to Europe later this month and recently announced that the Happiness Is tour will continue in 2015 with a headlining North American run with letlive. and The Menzingers. The tour will start on February 18th in New Orleans and end on April 4th in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are available for purchase now at http://www.takingbacksunday.com/tour/.

Follow the band at www.TakingBackSunday.com for additional updates.

 

Happiness Is: The Complete Recordings 7-inch Track Listing:TBS_7inHappinessIs_cover-FNL

Record 1:

Flicker, Fade

Stood A Chance

Record 2:

All The Way

Beat Up Car

Record 3:

It Takes More

They Don’t Have Any Friends

Record 4:

Better Homes And Gardens

Like You Do

Record 5:

We Were Younger Then

Nothing At All

Record 6:

How I Met Your Mother *

This Is Happening *

Record 7:

Can You Feel That (Here I Am) *

Stood A Chance (Acoustic) *

Record 8:

Better Homes And Gardens (Acoustic) *

Like You Do (Acoustic) *

*Previously Unreleased/Rare

 

Happiness Is: The Complete Recordings Digital Track Listing:

1. Preface

2. Flicker, Fade

3. Stood A Chance

4. All The Way

5. Beat Up Car

6. It Takes More

7. They Don’t Have Any Friends

8. Better Homes And Gardens

9. Like You Do

10. We Were Younger Then

11. Nothing At All

12. How I Met Your Mother*

13. This Is Happening*

14. Can You Feel That (Here I Am)*

15. Stood A Chance (Acoustic)*

16. Better Homes And Gardens (Acoustic)*

17. Like You Do (Acoustic)*

 

*Previously Unreleased/Rare

 

North American Tour Dates:

Dec 27 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom (w/, Modern Chemistry) – SOLD OUT

Dec 28 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom (w/Modern Baseball, Have Mercy)

 

Spring 2015 Headlining Tour w/ and .:

Feb 18 – New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre

Feb 19 – Houston, TX – House of Blues

Feb 20 – Austin, TX – Emo’s

Feb 21 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom

Feb 22 – El Paso, TX – TBA

Feb 24 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues

Feb 25 – Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium

Feb 26 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues

Feb 27 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium

Feb 28 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory

Mar 1 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield Theatre

Mar 3 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex

Mar 4 – Denver, CO – SummitMusic Hall

Mar 6 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre

Mar 8 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave

Mar 10 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues

Mar 11 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore

Mar 13 – Toronto, ON – DanforthMusic Hall

Mar 14 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis

Mar 15 – Albany, NY – Upstate Concert Hall

Mar 16 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom

Mar 18 – New York, NY – Best Buy Theater

Mar 21 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory

Mar 24 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount

Mar 26 – Boston, MA – House of Blues

Mar 27 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium

Mar 28 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live

Mar 29 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club

Apr 1 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre

Apr 2 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor

Apr 3 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues

Apr 4 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live

 

For More Information:

http://www.takingbacksunday.com/

https://www.facebook.com/TakingBackSunday

https://twitter.com/tbsofficial

http://instagram.com/takingbacksunday

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