Taking Back Sunday Founding Member Leaves, Band Starts Tour Taking Back Sunday Founding Member Leaves, Band Starts Tour
Taking Back Sunday member Eddie Reyes parted ways with the group, citing personal reasons, but the band is still set to tour throughout the... Taking Back Sunday Founding Member Leaves, Band Starts Tour

Taking Back Sunday member Eddie Reyes parted ways with the group, citing personal reasons, but the band is still set to tour throughout the summer months across the globe.

On Friday, the Long Island-based punk-rock group announced the departure of the founding member and rhythm guitarist via Facebook. Reyes started the band alongside Jesse Lacey, now lead vocalist of Brand New, in 1999. Although many fans debated different opinions about Reyes leaving, the group only cited “personal reasons,” without further explanation.

Despite Reyes leaving, the band is still set to head out on the road this summer. First, they’re playing a show in Mexico on April 26 before heading to the U.K. to play at the music festival Slam Dunk. Then, they will make various stops in Germany throughout the beginning of June before starting their U.S. tour with Coheed and Cambria and The Story So Far. After playing a show at Vans Warped Tour in Ventura, California, the artists will begin their U.S. tour in Miami, Florida on July 6. The trek continues throughout the summer, wrapping up on August 12 in Phoenix, Arizona.

“It’s funny, we’ve been friends all of this time but we’ve never done a full tour together,” Taking Back Sunday drummer Mark O’Connell said in a statement, regarding Coheed and Cambria. “We ran into each other at some festivals last year and got to talking about it and here we are.”

Taking Back Sunday’s most recent work is their 2016 record, Tidal Wave, which features singles “Tidal Wave” and “You Can’t Look Back.” They are best-known for the single “MakeDamnSure” off their 2006 album, Louder Now, and “Cute Without The ‘E'” from Tell All Your Friends, 2002.

Coheed and Cambria, the New York eclectic progressive rock band, hasn’t released new music since their 2015 record, The Color Before The Sun. The group is known for their heavy, bass-driven beats, especially in their hit single, “Welcome Home.” Additionally, fans of the pop-punk group The Story So Far are awaiting new music, since the band’s latest full self-titled album was released in 2015. However, they dropped their latest single “Out Of It” late last year, so a new record is expected soon.

Up-and-coming pop-punkers of The Wrecks will support the band on July 28 at the show in Utica, New York, as well as the Atlanta rockers of Microwave at the New Orleans show on August 1 during Taking Back Sunday’s solo headlining shows.

Check out the full list of tour dates below and visit Ticket Club to find tickets to a show.

Taking Back Sunday + Coheed and Cambria Tour Dates 2018

Jul. 06 – Miami, FL – Bayfront Park Amphitheater
Jul. 07 – Tampa, FL – Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
Jul. 08 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
Jul. 10 – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park Amphitheater
Jul. 11 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
Jul. 13 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
Jul. 14 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
Jul. 15 – Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Pavilion
Jul. 17 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Jul. 18 – Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
Jul. 19 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
Jul. 21 – Brooklyn, NY – Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
Jul. 22 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE – Outdoors
Jul. 23 – Columbus, OH – Express Live! Outdoor Amphitheatre
Jul. 25 – Minneapolis, MN – Armory
Jul. 26 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Jul. 27 – Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
Jul. 28 – Utica, NY – Saranac Brewery (Taking Back Sunday only)
Jul. 29 – Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
Jul. 31 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
Aug. 01 – New Orleans, LA – Joy Theater (Taking Back Sunday only)
Aug. 02 – Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre
Aug. 03 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheatre
Aug. 04 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Aug. 06 – Denver, CO – Sculpture Park
Aug. 07 – Salt Lake City – Union Event Center
Aug. 09 – Berkeley, CA – The Greek Theatre
Aug. 10 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
Aug. 11 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
Aug. 12 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre

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