MUSIC NEWS: Taking Back Sunday’s Adam Lazzara Announces ‘An Evening With Adam Lazzara’ Streamed Show
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Taking Back Sunday vocalist Adam Lazzara has announced An Evening With Adam Lazzara, taking place on 17th October 2020 at 9pm ET (2am BST on 18th October 2020).
The solo acoustic streamed concert will see Lazzara performing newly-written original material, alongside a selection of Taking Back Sunday deep cuts which are rarely performed live. Fans who purchase tickets to the event can also expect to hear him perform some cover tracks within his acoustic set.
Talking about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the decision to do a live streamed show whilst touring is on hold, he comments: “Tom Petty has this great line in his song Crawling Back To You, it’s “most things I worry about never happen anyway.” That has come to mind so often over this last year and it has helped to remind me that all of that worry really wasn’t doing anything for me. There is so much that is completely out of my control, and that’s alright because all anyone can ever really do is just focus on the things they can control.”
He continues: “Over the last year it’s been especially hard for me to keep that front and center. I wanted to be working towards something rather than standing still with my list of ‘what ifs.’ (It’s a long list and 98% arbitrary). As I was meandering on the guitar one day, I stumbled across an idea that I had never gotten around to finishing, and then another one, and another. The more focus I put towards those ideas the more time I seemed to lose track of and the more excited I was to get up early the next day to keep chasing them. Times are heavy but I felt lighter for doing this.
“I dearly miss the ability to connect with people the way I’ve been lucky to experience from playing live shows. Considering these experiences are off the table for the foreseeable future, somewhere along the way the idea struck me to try a stream. This is completely new territory for me, in as much as its the same for everyone these days. So that’s what I’ve been trying my best to put my energy into. My hope is that it may help someone else feel a bit lighter, like it has done for me. My friend Shamus, who is a brilliant director and film editor, and I have been working together to make something really special and I can’t tell you how excited I am to see it all come together.”
Tickets are available now, along with pre-order merchandise bundles – purchase yours HERE ahead of the event on 17th October 2020. The stream will be available to watch for one week after the initial air date (until 25th October 2020), so if you’re unable to watch during the first run through you don’t have to miss out on what looks set to be a great night of music.