Taking Back Sunday Change Lineup

A combination of messages and photos have lead to the conclusion that Matt Rubano and Matt Fazzi have left Taking Back Sunday. Taking their place are former members John Nolan and Shaun Cooper bringing the lineup back to its original form. Messages from Rubano and Fazzi can be read below.

What are your thoughts? Old Taking Back Sunday back together again?

A Note From Matt Rubano

After seven years I’m sad to announce that I will no longer be playing the bass with Taking Back Sunday. I would like to thank Adam, Eddie and Mark for giving me this amazing opportunity that changed my life. I am proud of the music we made together and cherished every moment of it. And to Taking Back Sunday fans, there isn’t anything I can say that will express the way I feel toward you. It’s literally been a dream come true and you were the cast of that dream. I am happy to have met and befriended so many of you. I will miss you all.

A Note From Matt Fazzi

To everyone in the TBS family, it is with great sadness I am announcing today that I am no longer a part of Taking Back Sunday. The last 2 years with Taking Back Sunday have been beyond a dream come true, from touring and playing with bands that I really admire, to playing new places all around the world, to meeting and working with so many wonderful people along the way. It’s something that I never once took for granted and that I will never forget. I want to thank Eddie, Matt, Adam and Mark for giving me the chance to play and make music with them, if even for a short while. We’ve accomplished a lot in a short time that I will forever be proud of. Thanks to everyone involved for making this such a beautiful experience for me, especially YOU, the fans. You have been so warm and receptive to me since I joined and for this I am forever grateful. As for me, I will continue on with my own music and I hope to see some of your smiling faces around soon.

With all my love,
Matthew Fazzi


  1. Jessica Astronaut says

    I’d be the first person in line to see this. Especially if they were playing Tell All Your Friends in its entirety. Actually I would see it regardless. John Nolan and Adam Lazzara back together? My fifteen year old self would love this so much.

  2. Ben Minsky says

    Nolan + Lazarra is unstoppable. It’s about time. I hope they can write a solid album. New Again and Louder Now were “eh”. I’ll miss Matt though, he was always really solid. I’m excited to see where this goes.

  3. Jessica Astronaut says

    I love Louder Now, but have never been able to listen to New Again. The possibilities here are endless and I’m stoked as hell.

  4. lisandra says

    wow! i cant beleive this in a way im so sad that 2 great members left tbs but i am so exited to go wayy back to the old band with John & Shaun :)

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