Who: Taking Back Sunday with Thursday and Colour Revolt
When: 6 p.m. Tuesday
Where: Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St., Denver
It’s the end of the week and time to rock.
This would be the perfect time to check out Taking Back Sunday at the Summit Music Hall, and Truth & Salvage Co. at the Fox.
Taking Back Sunday
Taking Back Sunday’s definitely paid its dues. The indie, pop/rock outfit’s built a solid national following, sold out arenas and scored plenty of hit records.
The band was at the top of its game, but there was something missing from the equation. Taking Back Sunday went back to its musical roots with a new self-titled record and welcomed former band mates John Nolan and Saun Cooper back to the fold.
This marks the return of the original lineup and the band’s fired up for the summer tour. Tuesday, Taking Back Sunday shows off its new tunes at the Summit Music Hall.
“The Denver date will be the first show on the tour,” lead singer Adam Lazzara said. “It’s going to be really awesome. The first shows are always the most fun ones, so really expect a good time.
“We still love what we do. When we first started out, our goal was to have a record and be able to tour. We’ve now accomplished a lot of things we set out to do. We’re getting better and better.”
Lazzara says working with the new line-up has been fun and productive.
“Going back to the original line-up has been a long time coming,” Lazzara said. “There’s a special bond between us and it makes it a lot more fun.
“A lot of people that have followed the band will like the new record. Expect a similar sound, but a little more focused. This is the most diverse record we’ve ever made and we’re really proud of it.”
The new Taking Back Sunday album features 15 tunes and was produced with the help of Eric Valentine (Queens of the Stone Age, The All-American Rejects).
“This record is a statement about where we are and where we’re going,” Lazzara said. “It feels like a new start for the band — the start of a new and very long chapter.
“We’re actually surprised how great the response has been. This is the first proper tour with the record and we’re really excited.”
The new record drops on June 28 and loyal TBS fans will be in for a treat.
“I like to think that certain elements have progressed since the first CD,” Lazzara said. “It’s a similar sound, but there’s a lot of new stuff we haven’t tried before.
“The first track on the album is ‘El Paso’ and it’s the heaviest song we’ve ever written. We wanted to have people really sit back and listen to the lyrics on this record. We wanted to relate to and reach as many people as possible.”
Truth & Salvage Co.
Tonight, Truth & Salvage Co. hit the Fox with a melodic blend of rock and Americana sounds.
Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes discovered Truth & Salvage Co, and he signed the Los Angeles band to his label. The well-known musician produced the project and worked his magic on the band’s debut album.
“Chris and his manager were looking for bands to sign, so the timing was great for us,” guitarist/vocalist Tim Jones said. “We worked on the record with Chris and released it in 2010.
“It really helped our band to have the blessing of the Black Crowes. He pulled the best out of us for the record and we couldn’t ask for a better producer. It was also instrumental in building our fan base.”
The members of Truth & Salvage Co. grew up in different parts of the country, so each player brings his own style to the mix.
“We grew up in different places, but we all had similar records in our collections,” Jones said. “Our music is a mix of all things. We have rock, country and even R&B influences in the songs.
“We’re drawn to anything that has a lot of soul.”
Truth & Salvage Co. features four singers and songwriters, and it gives the band the ability to spin out an eclectic repertoire. It’s paying off and the group’s been earning solid gigs.
“We’ve opened for the Black Crowes, Gov’t Mule and Band of Horses,” Jones said. “We did a four-month headlining tour and sold out lots of cities. The response has been amazing.
“For sure, we’re going to play every song off the record in Boulder. We’re also going to have some extended jams. You’ll hear the gamut of absolute rock, country, jam and acoustic.”