Reddit AMAs have become a great way for fans to interact with the bands that they love and ask any questions that they would like. Yesterday, during the Taking Back Sunday AMA, a fan asked the band about their relationship with Brand New (of course). Drummer Mark O’Connell surprisingly replied that their booking agent has actually tried to set up a Brand New and TBS tour, but “they always say no.”
You can check out the full question and answer below:
Fan: How is your relationship with Brand New? How often do guys, as a band, disagree about aspects of your music while recording?
Mark O’Connell: We have no relationship with them. Our booking agent has tried to get to get us a tour together but they always say no. When writing songs together there is always going to be some sort of disagreements. But we fight way less then ever.
For those who don’t remember (or those young enough to have missed it), Brand New frontman Jesse Lacey was originally (briefly) a member of Taking Back Sunday. The subsequent BN/TBS feud was a very big thing, allegedly going back and forth in songs like Taking Back Sunday’s “There’s No ‘I’ In Team" and Brand New’s “Seventy Times 7.” It's all ancient history now, really.
How badly would you like to see this tour? I know for me having been really getting into the music scene at this time and seeing it all unfold as it happened, I personally would love to see the bands tour together. I also realize that this is extremely unlikely due to possible lingering resentment.
Taking Back Sunday’s new album, Happiness Is, is out now on Hopeless Records.