Earlier this week, Taking Back Sunday were forced to cancel a few dates on their current fall tour w/ Polar Bear Club when singer Adam Lazarra’s wife unexpectedly went into labor. Since that announcement, Lazarra’s son has been born (congratulations, Adam!) and he has decided to sit the tour out to spend some time with him and his wife.
In response to this, the rest of the band has decided to recruit former Underoath singer Spencer Chamberlain to fill-in for Lazarra on vocals for all dates remaining on the tour. You can read the band’s full statement regarding the decision and see if they’re come to your town on the tour below.
Taking Back Sunday released their self-titled album in June 2011 via Warner Brothers. They have since released a CD/DVD entitled “TAYF 10,” which is a live, acoustic version of their debut album Tell All Your Friends.
From the band:
“Taking Back Sunday announced today that they will resume their fall tour with the help of former Underoath frontman, Spencer Chamberlain. Spencer will fill in for lead singer Adam Lazzara on an indefinite amount of upcoming tour dates starting with the Melbourne, FL show this Friday, October 25th.
This comes after Adam Lazzara had to leave the tour on Sunday when his wife unexpectedly had an early delivery of their second son. After cancelling a few tour dates, the band has decided to continue the tour with Spencer Chamberlain until Adam can rejoin.
Spencer Chamberlain, a long-time friend of Adam, has willingly stepped up to fill in and give the new father more time to stay in the hospital with his family. Spencer was the frontman of Underoath for 10 years and is currently working on a new project called Sleepwave. The band is excited to have him and look forward to Spencer and John trading lead and backing vocals at the upcoming shows. First up will be the Free FIT Homecoming show this Friday in Spencer’s home state of Florida. You can find more information on Sleepwave at http://www.sleepwavemusic.com.
It is unknown when Adam will return to the tour, but he is so thankful to Spencer and whole-heartedly thanks everyone for all of the support and kind words the family has received.”
Oct 25 – FIT Homecoming 2013 / Downtown – Melbourne, FL
Oct 26 – Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN ^#
Oct 27 – Iron City – Birmingham, AL ^#
Oct 29 – White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX ^#
Oct 30 – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK ^#
Oct 31 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO ^#
Nov 1 – Expo Five – Louisville, KY ^#
Nov 2 – House of Blues – Myrtle Beach, SC #%
Nov 3 – The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC ^%
Nov 5 – The Norva – Norfolk, VA ^#
Nov 6 – Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD ^#
Nov 7 – The Emporium – Long Island, NY ^#
^ with Transit
# with Polar Bear Club
% with The Maine, Anberlin
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