Jeffery Ryan

Taking Back Sunday doing annual holiday shows; Menzingers opening, playing shows w/ Spraynard; Fest added bands

The Menzingers in Chicago in June (more by Jeff Ryan)

Taking Back Sunday, who now have three albums with the lineup who recorded Tell All Your Friends, have announced they’ll be starting an annual holiday show at NJ’s Starland Ballroom. They said:

We think it would be a fun way to combine a few things; playing in one of our favorite venues, inviting some younger east coast bands on the shows which we don’t always get to do,  putting together some great merchandise sales and donating some of those profits to charity along with some other special surprises that we’ll announce later.

This year’s will happen on December 27 and will feature Philly punks The Menzingers, as well as Modern Chemistry. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (8/15) at 10 AM, and there’s an ongoing presale (details here). Show flyer below.

TBS are also playing all three Riot Fests this year and The Menzingers are on Chicago and Denver. Menzingers also play hometown festival Made In America this month (8/31), and they’re playing an acoustic set at NYC’s Knitting Factory on September 26 with Lawrence Arms singer Brendan Kelly to celebrate Red Scare’s 10th anniversary. Tickets for the KF show are still available.

The Menzingers have also announced a couple Northeast shows leading up to their appearance at The Fest with the reactivated Spraynard and Cassavetes. They’ll be nearby NYC for a Long Island show at Amityville’s Revolution Bar & Music Hall on October 24. That show also includes Lee Corey Oswald, making for a good bill all around. Tickets for that one are on sale now. All Menzingers dates are listed below.

Speaking of The Fest, more bands were recently added including Kind of Like Spitting, Goodtime Boys, The Interrupters, Dave Hause, James Alex (Weston, Beach Slang), Living Room and more. A comedy showcase featuring Chris Gethard and more was also announced.

More Fest addition details, TBS show flyer, list of Menzingers dates and videos, below…


Fest Additions
The Interrupters, Kind Of Like Spitting (FEST 13 & PRE-FEST 2!!), Dave Hause, Walter Mitty and his Makeshift Orchestra, Telepathic Lines, Among Giants, Living Room, GUERRILLA MONSOON (UK), Hard Luck Society, Young Uncles, And We Danced, World’s Scariest Police Chases, Ismael Loutfi (Comedy Showcase), James Alex (Weston/Beach Slang), Goodtime Boys

Comedy Showcase headlined by Chris Gethard, also Ft. Dave Ross, Allen Strickland Williams, John-Michael Bond, Stephanie Hasz, Brandie Posey, more

The Menzingers — 2014 Tour Dates
Aug 29 The Basement Columbus, OH w/ Modern Baseball
Aug 31 Made in America Festival Philadelphia, PA
Sep 13 The Main Event Entertainment & Arts Festival Toledo, OH
Sep 14 Humboldt Park Chicago, IL
Sep 15 Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN*
Sep 16 Vega Lincoln, NE #
Sep 17 Ready Room St Louis, MO*
Sep 21 Sports Authority Field At Mile High Denver, CO
Sep 23 The Record Bar Kansas City, MO #
Sep 24 The Bishop Bloomington, IN #
Oct 01 Classic Grand Glasgow, United Kingdom
Oct 02 Electric Ballroom London, United Kingdom
Oct 03 Gorilla Manchester, United Kingdom
Oct 04 The Fleece Bristol, United Kingdom
Oct 05 WTFEST @ Joiners Southampton, United Kingdom
Oct 07 JC KAVKA Antwerpen, Belgium
Oct 08 Pardiso Amsterdam, Netherlands
Oct 09 Goldener Salon Hamburg, Germany
Oct 10 Beta Copenhagen, Denmark
Oct 11 Cassiopeia Berlin, Germany
Oct 13 007 Prague, Czech Republic
Oct 14 Arena SmallHall Vienna, Austria
Oct 15 Explosiv Graz, Austria
Oct 16 Raucherkammer Wiesbaden, Germany
Oct 17 Cafe Nova Essen, Germany
Oct 24 Revolution Bar & Music Hall Amityville, NY w/ Lee Corey Oswald^
Oct 25 Middle East Cambridge, MA^
Oct 30 PRE-FEST 2 Tampa, FL
Oct 31 Fest 13 Gainesville, FL
Dec 27 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ w/ Taking Back Sunday

* – w/ La Dispute
# – w/ Tiny Moving Parts
^ – w/ Spraynard, Cassavetes