For the first instalment of my coverage of Riot Fest Toronto 2014 I sat down with vocalist Adam Lazzara of pop-punk icons Taking Back Sunday. They’re now two albums deep with the reunited Tell All Your Friends line-up from 2002, yet the music they make now seems as far from that album as it can possibly get. I spoke to Adam about his perspective on his older material and legacy, plus how the “new-old” line-up mixed with the band’s commercial success from the years before the reunion.

Shot and edited by Chris Tung

Taking Back Sunday are on tour with The Used through October 6th including a stop in Winnipeg tomorrow. They’ve also just released a split 10” EP with The Used on Hopeless Records.

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