Taking Back Sunday playing intimate Long Island benefit show on Monday
Taking Back Sunday have more 20th anniversary tour dates coming up, which already includes a few NYC-area dates, and the Long Island band have now added another Long Island show to their schedule. And it's a very intimate, last-minute one for a very good cause.
They'll be at the 200-capacity RJ Daniels American Bar & Grill in Rockville Centre this Monday (3/11). It's part of the Tommy Brull Foundation's Shine A Light Music Series, and proceeds will go to Mr. B's Playground, "a space for children of all abilities to be built adjacent to the John A. Anderson Recreation Center." The show will be opened by newer Long Island punk/emo band Somerset Thrower (which is a cool pairing).
For tickets, you have to go to the venue box office this Saturday (3/9) at noon, and in person is the only way to get tickets. More info here.
According to the LI Herald, Tommy Brull Foundation founder Martin Brull (the late Tommy's brother) has known TBS drummer Mark O'Connell (a Rockville Centre native) since he was a baby, and this show was a long time coming. "We’ve been speaking about trying to do a show for many, many years together," Brull said. O'Connell added, "I said to everybody this is a guy I’ve known for a really long time. He’s a really great person and it’s a really great cause."
If you aren't familiar, the Tommy Brull Foundation's "mission is to raise funds to benefit a wide variety of people with physical, mental and emotional disabilities in our community." You can read more about the organization here.
TBS also play day one of Long Island's Great South Bay Music Festival (7/18) with fellow Long Islanders Glassjaw, as well as The Menzingers and Frank Iero (tickets). Their 20th anniversary tour (which sees them playing their first three albums in full) includes NYC shows on November 15 & 16 at Terminal 5 (tickets). They're also playing the Atlantic City edition of Warped Tour's 25th anniversary in June (which is now sold out). All tour dates here.