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Taken reunion shows announced

Friday, February 15, 2008 8:46 PM PT

Official press release:

After breaking up in late-2004, the melodic hardcore band Taken has confirmed some reunion shows in March of 2008 in celebration of the release of a B-Sides collection through Goodfellow Records.

"This Is Forever: A Taken B-Sides Collection" will see a domestic release via Goodfellow on March 25th while Falling Leaves Records will release the collection in Japan. This release features the band's original 1998 demo, their seven-inch and various unreleased and live material. "It is strange after a few years that while Taken was a very
small blip on most people's musical radar's, the interest still remained for the band. The passion that people have shown me and the rest of the band is something that we could have never imagined," says vocalist Ray Harkins.

"We are beyond excited to reunite for a show in Southern California and even a few in Japan and Canada. It's been quite a while since our last show and it will be good times to all get back together to play some music. Looking forward to seeing lots of old friends and familiar faces," says guitarist Chad Tafolla about the upcoming reunion shows.

The band plans on playing a one-time reunion at Chain Reaction in Anaheim, California on March 8th 2008. Immediately following the band is traveling to Japan for a reunion tour with Evylock from March 13th-18th. At the end of the month, the band will make one final visit to Canada to play a pair of shows in Hamilton, Ontario, the city which is home to Goodfellow Records. Detailed information on the Canadian shows are listed below.

Taken Canadian reunion shows:

Friday March 28 2008
The Casbah, Hamilton ON
CD Release/Reunion show with Cursed (CD Release show for III), Hoosier
Poet, To The Lions, Vatican Chainsaw Massacre
Doors at 8:00 PM, All Ages / Licensed
$10.00 Advance, $15.00 At The Door

Saturday March 29 2008
The Casbah, Hamilton ON
CD Release/Reunion show with Straight Reads The Line, The Black Lungs
(Wade MacNeil of Alexisonfire), No Orphans
Doors at 6:00 PM, All Ages / Licensed
$10.00 Advance, $15.00 At The Door

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