Taking Back Sunday and The Used Rock New York City With Tonight Alive + Sleepwave
It’s not everyday bands sell out Best Buy Theater for three nights but this is just the case with Taking Back Sunday and the Used. We got the chance to cover the last night of the memorable trio of shows. Tonight Alive and Sleepwave supplied stellar support for the night.
It made sense that the hometown band Taking Back Sunday headlined the last night in New York City. The band is currently touring in promotion for their brand new album ‘Happiness Is.’ They performed new tracks ‘Preface,’ ‘Stood a Chance,’ ‘Beat Up Car’ and ‘Flicker, Fade’ to their fans liking.
Frontman Adam Lazzara has some serious moves onstage and can swing a mic with grace. The band has had a career of nearly 15 years with six studio albums under their belt. Diehard fans sang and crowdsurfed to older favorites ‘Liar (It Takes One to Know One),’ ‘Cute Without the E (Cut from the Team’ and their set-ending ‘MakeDamnSure.’
Anytime the Used are in town, it’s always a good time. They took the stage before Taking Back Sunday with a powerful performance. The Used are touring in promotion of their own brand new disc, ‘Imaginary Enemy,’ and began the night with the fresh tune ‘Cry.’ Fans were all smiles and fists in the air as they sang another new track ‘Revolution.’
The smiles didn’t stop there as vocalist Bert McCracken always knows how to not only entertain onstage exactly how to connect and inspire his fans. The crowd was inspired to belt out words to older contagious anthems ‘Take It Away,’ ‘The Taste of Ink’ and ‘All I’ve Got,’ just to name a few. The Used ended their set with an intro of Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ which led into their song ‘A Box Full of Sharp Objects’ with an outro of Rage Against the Machine’s ‘Killing In the Name.’ It doesn’t get any better than hundreds of people yelling ‘F— you, I won’t do what you tell me!’
Australian band Tonight Alive continues to grow both sonically and in their live performance. They are a powerhouse and perform with a lot of vigor along with catchy melodies and choruses. Most of their set was made up of songs from their latest disc ‘The Other Side’ but they also performed a brand new infectious track ‘The Edge.’
Former Underoath frontman Spencer Chamberlain kicked off the energetic evening with his new band Sleepwave. The band doesn’t even have an album out yet but they sure know how to work the stage and the crowd. Check out the photo gallery of all of the bands below.
Photos of Taking Back Sunday, The Used, Tonight Alive + Sleepwave:
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