by Andrew Sacher

photo: Taking Back Sunday at Riot Fest Chicago 2015 (more by Rudy Rubio)

Last year Taking Back Sunday played their inaugural NJ holiday shows, and now 2015's has been announced. 2014's had some pretty great openers from the comparatively newer punk/emo scene, and this year does too: Beach Slang. And like last year, there's local support from NJ's Modern Chemistry. The show happens December 18 at Starland Ballroom, and so far it's just this one (last year a second was added later on). Tickets go on sale Friday (9/18) at noon with a presale starting Thursday (9/17) at 10 AM.

TBS also have a few dates this week (some with Citizen, some with Frank Iero) and all are listed below. For Beach Slang, that's one of many upcoming tour dates, including NYC-area shows with Bouncing Souls and Leftover Crack in October. Updated list of their dates, and streams of two songs from their upcoming album, below.

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Taking Back Sunday

Beach Slang -- 2015/2016 Tour Dates
Sep 25 The Pygmalion Festival Urbana, IL
Sep 26 Midpoint Music Festival Cincinnati, OH
Oct 15 The Emporium (w/ Bouncing Souls, Leftover Crack, All Torn Up) Patchogue, NY
Oct 16 Upstate Music Hall (w/ Bouncing Souls, Leftover Crack, All Torn Up) Clifton Park, NY
Oct 17 CHAMELEON CLUB (w/ Bouncing Souls, Leftover Crack, All Torn Up) Lancaster, PA
Oct 24 The Southern Charlottesville, VA
Oct 25 Neptunes Raleigh, NC
Oct 26 The Milestone Club (w/ Lithuania) Charlotte, NC
Oct 27 The Masquerade - Purgatory (w/ Cayetana, The Sidekicks, Lithuania, Roger Harvey) Atlanta, GA
Oct 28 Pre-Fest Ybor City, FL
Oct 30-Nov 02 The Fest Gainesville, FL
Nov 02 The End (w/ Lithuania, Worriers) Nashville, TN
Nov 03 The Firebird (w/ Lithuania, Worriers) St Louis, MO
Nov 04 Jackpot Music Hall (w/ Lithuania, Worriers) Lawrence, KS
Nov 06 Larimer Lounge (w/ Lithuania, Worriers) Denver, CO
Nov 07 Kilby Court (w/ Worriers) Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 08 The Watercooler (w/ Lithuania, Worriers) Boise, ID
Nov 09 The Vera Project (w/ Lithuania, Worriers) Seattle, WA
Nov 10 The Cobalt (w/ Lithuania, Worriers) Vancouver, Canada
Nov 11 Analog Café (w/ Lithuania, Worriers) Portland, OR
Nov 12 The Ricksaw Stop (w/ Lithuania, Worriers) San Francisco, CA
Nov 13 San Diego Music Thing @ The Hideout San Diego, CA
Nov 14 Bootleg (w/ Lithuania, Worriers) Los Angeles, CA
Nov 15 The Rebel Lounge (w/ Lithuania, Worriers) Phoenix, AZ
Nov 17 Mohawk (w/ Lithuania, Worriers) Austin, TX
Nov 18 Doublewide (w/ Lithuania, Worriers) Dallas, TX
Nov 20 The Outland Ballroom (w/ Lithuania, Worriers) Springfield, MO
Nov 22 Mac's Bar (w/ Lithuania, Worriers) Lansing, MI
Nov 23 Lee's Palace (w/ Lithuania, Worriers) Toronto, Canada
Nov 24 Great Scott (w/ Lithuania, Worriers) Allston, MA
Dec 18 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ supporting Taking Back Sunday
Jan 19 Owl Sanctuary Norwich, United Kingdom
Jan 20 The Rainbow Birmingham, United Kingdom
Jan 21 Star & Garter Manchester, United Kingdom
Jan 22 The Hug & Pint Glasgow, United Kingdom
Jan 23 Think Tank Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Jan 24 Brundenell Social Club Leeds, United Kingdom
Jan 26 Bodega Nottingham, United Kingdom
Jan 27 Barfly Camden, United Kingdom
Jan 28 The Exchange Bristol, United Kingdom
Jan 29 Joiners Southampton, Uk
Jan 30 Green Door Store Brighton, United Kingdom
Feb 01 Blue Shell Cologne, Germany
Feb 02 Sputnik Café Münster, Germany
Feb 03 Hafenklang Hamburg, Germany
Feb 04 Underwerket Copenhagen, Denmark
Feb 05 Cassiopeia Berlin, Germany
Feb 06 Conne Island Café Leipzig, Germany
Feb 08 Club Stero Nuremberg, Germany
Feb 09 B72 Vienna, Austria
Feb 10 Milla Munich, Germany
Feb 11 Freakout Café Bologna, Italy
Feb 12 Surfer Joe Club Livorno, Italy
Feb 13 Treibhaus Lucerne, Switzerland
Feb 15 Garage Club Saarbrücken, Germany
Feb 16 Schlachthof Wiesbaden, Germany
Feb 17 Paradiso Amsterdam, Netherlands
Feb 18 Kavka Antwerp, Belgium

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Taking Back Sunday -- 2015 Tour Dates
Sep 15 The Intersection Grand Rapids, MI*^
Sep 16 Brick Street Oxford, OH*^
Sep 17 The National Richmond, VA*^
Sep 18 Power Plant Live Baltimore, MD%
Sep 19 XFINITY LIVE! Philadelphia, PA$
Dec 18 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ*#

^ - w/ Citizen
% - w/ frnkiero andthe cellabration
# - w/ Beach Slang
* - w/ Modern Chemistry