Adam Lazzara (born September 22, 1981 in Sheffield, Alabama), is the lead singer of the American rock band, Taking Back Sunday. Along with singing lead vocals, Adam Lazzara occasionally plays guitar and harmonica.
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Adam Lazzara grew up in High Point, North Carolina, before moving to Long Island. He has a younger brother, Nathan Lazzara, who is also a musician. His first band was called Nine Lives Left and then, upon their breakup, he formed Dumfounded, an influential local punk band. After the breakup of Dumfounded he was in a band called TRANSIT. In 1999, Adam joined Taking Back Sunday, originally on Bass and then later replacing original lead singer Antonio Longo who sang on their first EP (see: Taking Back Sunday EP). In 2002 the band released their debut album Tell All Your Friends. On the album he sung co-lead vocals with guitarist John Nolan. It gained popularity by the single "Cute Without The 'E' (Cut From The Team)", which had a Fight Club themed video. Due to personal differences, Nolan and bassist Shaun Cooper left to form Straylight Run. They were replaced by singer/guitarist Fred Mascherino and bassist Matt Rubano, a former child friend of Mark O'Connell. Mascherino has since departed to persue a solo project, and was replaced by former Facing New York vocalist/guitarist Matt Fazzi.