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THE DUGAN SAGA:
THE LATEST
Did wanting changes in voting lead to her dismissal? (1/21a)
BEYONCÉ AND PLATT REUNITE AT SONY/ATV
She brings a lifetime of songs with her. (1/21a)
PARTY CENTRAL: YOUR GUIDE TO GRAMMY-WEEK GATHERINGS
Is that another open bar? (1/21a)
NEW RELEASES: EM, HALSEY, MAC
START STRONG
Better box your trifecta bet. (1/21a)
A LETTER FROM HARVEY
The Dugan Affair, per Mr. Mason. (1/21a)
OSCARS
More awards-season madness.
SUPERSTAR DROPS
Who's next?
THE GRAMMY SHOW
The lineup grows.
POLITCS
Oy vey.
Critics' Choice
EVERYTHING EMO IS NEW AGAIN
11/20/19

Seen here with their management and team from Paradigm, are (top row l-r ): Taking Back Sunday's Mark O’Connell and Shaun Cooper, Manager Jillian Newman, Paradigm's Maddie Hansen, TBS' John Nolan, and (front row l-r): Paradigm's Rachel Pestik and Grace Powlas, TBS' Adam Lazzara, and Paradigm's Matt Galle.

Emo heartthrobs Taking Back Sunday, who reached peak chart success back in the mid-2000s, just finished up a worldwide tour celebrating 20 years together, which concluded last week with two sold out nights at Terminal 5 in NYC. With 115 shows in 14 different countries on five continents, the tour sold 134k tickets and grossed over $5m.  

This comes three weeks after the news that My Chemical Romance is reuniting for shows in December (with fellow rockers Thursday opening), and a month after the announcement of the big Green Day/Weezer/Fall Out Boy Hella Mega tour next summer. It’s beginning to feel like there is a groundswell of renewed interest in the emotive rock genre, which undisputedly still does very well at the live box office. 

TBS’ longtime manager Jillian Newman reports that they are presently talking to potential label suitors. The band's repertoire has 2m Spotify plays per week, along with 31k daily listeners and 73m plays overall on Apple Music. There will be two upcoming holiday shows 12/13 & 14 at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ, with Canadian girl-rockers The Beaches opening. Newman and agent Matt Galle of Paradigm have been with TBS since the beginning.

There was a time in the early 2000s when every label was pursuing the Long Island, NY natives, who then were locked into a deal with indie Victory Records. They eventually went with Warner Bros., who had a hit with album Louder Now and single “MakeDamnSure.” 

Is rock coming back? Exclusively on indie labels, or, like My Chemical Romance now on Warner Records, will TBS find a new major label home? Stay tuned.

If needed, we’ll be at the mall with a swoopy hairdo, trying on skinny jeans at Hot Topic and getting our eyebrow pierced.