The emo/pop-punk/alternative scene is back on notice this summer as the Sad Summer Festival returns for its fourth year. Sad Summer Festival 2023 is headlined by Taking Back Sunday for 16 national shows. Produced by Live Nation – and in association with Converse and Journeys – Sad Summer Festival 2023 is the perfect way to release that angst this summer.
The tour kicks off on Thursday, July 6, at Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida. The 16 dates are squeezed into less than a month, playing venues such as the Pier Six Pavillion in Baltimore, Maryland, and Germania Insurance Amphitheater before finishing up with a date at the FivePoint Amphitheater in Irvine, California on Saturday, July 29.
A full list of dates and venues can be found at the end of this blog.
Taking Back Sunday is headlining, but they are far from the only band on this tour. Fans of the genre can also expect to see The Maine, PVRIS, Mom Jeans, and more. There will also be guests appearing on select dates, with those announced including LS Dunes, Head Automatica, and Motion City Soundtrack.
John O’Callaghan of The Maine had this to say about the last few months and his readiness to get out on the road.
“For some reason the past year has felt like one long winter to me. Not that I haven’t enjoyed the hibernation, but I think it’s time my body absorbed some vitamin D and my ears devoured some Taking Back Sunday. And the very best place for both of those things will be at Sad Summer ’23. So crawl out of that cave, apply the zinc oxide and let’s f*cking rip.”John O’Callaghan of The Maine
Get those tickets now and prepare for a Sad Summer party this July.