Scene kids across the island collectively wet their pants today when Upsurge Productions announced Taking Back Sunday’s first ever show in Singapore. For a band that was formed nearly 15 years ago, it is long overdue — but better late than never right?
The tour also coincides with the Long Island band’s release of their latest album, Happiness Is, due for release on 18 March.
The band will be playing on 2 March at SCAPE’s Ground Theatre. The venue is a slight surprise, but one must give Upsurge a thumbs up for continuing to keep costs low for concert go-ers. A $58 price tag for a ticket to see an international hit is pretty much unheard of in Singapore.
“There are quite a number of fans who have been waiting a long time for the band to play here, and we’re happy to have made that dream come true”, say promoters Mae Ng and Lizanne Teo.
Fans can likely expect old favourites as well as tracks off their fresh unreleased album, an exciting prospect, since this is the first album since 2002’s Tell All Your Friends with no involvement from a record label. With their reputation for breath-taking performances, it is a night not to be missed, for fans both old and new.
Taking Back Sunday
SCAPE – The Ground Theatre
Sunday, 2 March 2014
$58 (early bird), $68 (standard)
$98 (‘Happiness Is Fans’ package: includes Happiness Is album, poster, and access to an autograph session)
Tickets available now at ApeSnap. ‘Happiness Is Fans’ package available at Inokii (Far East Plaza #03-30).
By Joel Teo