Gallery: Taking Back Sunday + Coheed And Cambria

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Emo favorites Taking Back Sunday and Coheed and Cambria took on one of Chicago’s only outdoor concert spaces, Huntington Pavillion at Northerly Island on their co-headlining tour.

In the early 2000s, Taking Back Sunday’s “ Tell All Your Friends” and Coheed and Cambria’s “In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth:3” dominated the rock scene. Both bands have had long careers, but their fans have aged alongside of them, staying relevant enough to fill up large amphitheaters and arenas.

Taking Back Sunday took the stage as the sun set before Coheed and Cambria. Frontman Adam Lazzara is a fun front man who cracks jokes, dances, and swings his microphone cord constantly—often dropping it but never missing a beat. He brings a light-hearted energy to the stage and appeared to be enjoying singing the band’s songs as much as the crowd enjoyed screaming them back to him.

Lazzara mentioned that when his band started off touring they would put Coheed and Cambria’s first album on repeat as they traveled between shows. For this reason, it was a natural progression to have Coheed and Cambria take the stage next. By then, it was completely dark outside.

With nine studio albums, making a 13-song set can’t be easy. Claudio Sanchez pushes back his guitar and 3-feet of curly hair to connect with the audience. He jumps, flips his hair, and screams into his guitar’s pickups.

This co-headline tour is the helping of nostalgia you want in summer.

Taking Back Sunday

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COHEED AND CAMBRIA

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Photographs + Review: 
Ashley Altus