Taking Back Sunday
have partnered with AEG Live
to announce two very special relief shows, set to benefit those devastated by Hurricane Sandy
The band will be combining their sold-out Starland Ballroom shows (scheduled for November 16 and 25) into one "mega-show," set to take place Sunday, November 25 at Pine Belt Arena, on the campus of Toms River High School North in Toms River, New Jersey. Tickets from both Starland Ballroom dates will be honored, and due to the size of the new venue, additional tickets will be sold
starting today (November 12) at 12 noon. Bayside
, the Menzingers
and Kenny Truhn
will open, and all parties involved will donate a portion of ticket sales to the Toms River Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund
Additionally, TBS have planned yet another NYC show for November 16 at the Best Buy Theatre. Bayside and the Menzingers will open for this performance, and all parties involved will be donating 100% of net proceeds to relief efforts in and around Long Beach, New York, where several members of Taking Back Sunday hail from. Tickets for this show will go on sale today as well.
“We’re devastated to see all of the damage this natural disaster caused in our community and the communities around us, but it is always inspiring to see people come together and push forward," says TBS bassist Shaun Cooper. "We’re making the best of this difficult situation. Thanks to the fans for the continued support and understanding why these changes needed to take place. We would also like to thank the Starland Ballroom for helping coordinate these efforts despite being located in an affected area."
Taking Back Sunday are currently en route their 10th anniversary Tell All Your Friends tour, so both of these additional shows will feature the album performed in its entirety. Get your tickets, and rock out with the knowledge that you're helping to support a great cause.