Win tickets to Taking Back Sunday @ Academy Aug 21

Taking Back Sunday are coming to Dublin to play in the Academy this August 21st, and is giving away 2 tickets to two lucky winners!

Just answer the simple question that accompanies this competition.

Taking Back Sunday was founded in 1999 by Eddie Reyes. Reyes was already a veteran of the music scene on Long Island, and took part in numerous seminal projects. Mind Over Matter, a hardcore outfit, influenced Screamo and Post Hardcore bands like Thursday and Glassjaw; bands that would shape the face of Post Hardcore music for years to come. Inside, another band that Reyes was a part of was one of the most influential indie emo bands on Long Island. Their sound was similar to that of Mineral and Sunny Day Real Estate. Reyes also founded The Movielife, a Melodic Hardcore band that gained much fame in the underground and eventual mainstream music scenes.

When choosing members for the band, Reyes approached Jesse Lacey, whose band The Rookie Lot had just broken up, to play guitar and sing. Jesse brought in John Nolan on guitar and vocals, and Jesse switched to bass.