Things must be going pretty well for Taking Back Sunday on their first headlining tour as major-label artists, because the band has just announced another jaunt that will launch June 22. TBS will be in good company, breaking in Tom DeLonge's Angels & Airwaves on their first tour and Head Automatica, as well.
The 22-date itinerary begins in Jackson, New Jersey, and crisscrosses the continent for a month before winding down in San Diego on July 23, though more dates are expected to be announced.
In addition to being tourmates, all three acts have another thing in common: Each will drop a new album in the coming months. Taking Back Sunday's Louder Now hits stores April 25 (see "Taking Back Sunday Say Debuting At #800 Wouldn't Bother Them"), Angels & Airwaves' We Don't Need to Whisper bows May 23 (see "Tom DeLonge Puts His Money Where His Mouth Is — New Song Hits The Web"), and Head Automatica will release Popaganda June 6 (see "Daryl Palumbo Spreads Head Automatica Popaganda").
Taking Back Sunday launched a headlining tour in support of Louder Now on March 31, while Angels & Airwaves played their first-ever show last weekend in Pomona, California ("Tom DeLonge Addresses Blink With A Song At First A&A Show").
Tour dates for Taking Back Sunday, Angels & Airwaves and Head Automatica, according to Warner Bros. Records:
- 6/22 - Jackson, NJ @ Six Flags Great Adventure
- 6/23 - Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
- 6/24 - Mansfield, MA @ Tweeter Center
- 6/25 - Camden, NJ @ Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
- 6/27 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Chevrolet Amphitheatre
- 6/29 - Rochester Hills, MI @ Meadow Brook
- 6/30 - Chicago, IL @ Charter One Pavilion
- 7/1 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Club
- 7/3 - Cleveland, OH @ Plain Dealer Pavilion
- 7/5 - Toronto, ON @ Molson Amphitheatre
- 7/7 - Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post
- 7/8 - Portsmouth, VA @ Harbor Center Pavilion
- 7/9 - Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
- 7/10 - Duluth, GA @ Gwinnett Center Arena
- 7/12 - Pompano Beach, FL @ Pompano Beach Amphitheatre
- 7/13 - Tampa, FL @ TBA
- 7/15 - Houston, TX @ Reliant Arena
- 7/16 - Grand Prairie, TX @ Nokia Theatre
- 7/18 - Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheatre
- 7/21 - San Jose, CA @ San Jose State niversity Event Center
- 7/22 - Sacramento, CA @ ARCO Arena
- 7/23 - San Diego, CA @ Humphrey's by the Bay
For more on Tom DeLonge, check out the feature "No More Compromises."