The Long Island emo band have covered the song live a number of times in the past, but they’ve now finally released a studio recorded version of their faithful rendition.
The original version of the track appears on Weezer’s self-titled 1994 debut album, also known as ‘Blue Album’.
Speaking on their cover, Taking Back Sunday frontman Adam Lazzara told Consequence: “In 2019 we were on tour… a lot! Over time soundcheck got pretty laborious. One day before a show in Cincinnati, OH somebody started playing the opening chords to My Name Is Jonas…
“We all grew up listening to Weezer. Playing this song together was so much fun and broke up the monotony of day to day touring life. We started adding the song to our setlist and recorded it on a day off in Buffalo NY. We love this song and we hope our rendition does it justice.”
You can listen to Taking Back Sunday’s take on ‘My Name Is Jonas’ below:
Taking Back Sunday are due to hit the UK next year for a tour with Alkaline Trio – you can see the dates below.
1 – O2 City Hall, Newcastle
3 – O2 Academy, Glasgow
4 – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
5 – O2 Academy, Birmingham
6 – O2 Academy Brixton, London
24 – London Stadium, London
25 – John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield
27 – Venue TBA, Dublin
29 – Bellahouston Park, Glasgow
The two bands have been touring together with Fall Out Boy for the rescheduled ‘Hella Mega Tour’, and look to be making as much fun as possible about life on the live circuit.
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