Adam Lazzara

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Adam Lazzara
Lazzara in 2009
Adam Burbank Lazzara

(1981-09-22) September 22, 1981 (age 37)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • musician
Years active1999–present
Misha Vaagen (m. 2008)
Musical career
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • bass guitar
  • harmonica
Associated actsTaking Back Sunday

Adam Burbank Lazzara (born September 22, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He is the lead vocalist of the rock band Taking Back Sunday.[1] Along with singing lead vocals, Lazzara plays guitar and occasionally the harmonica.


Taking Back Sunday[edit]

While recording their first six track EP, Jesse Lacey left the band to form Brand New with Brian Lane, the drummer of The Rookie Lot. Then, John Nolan half jokingly asked his friend, Adam Lazzara from High Point, North Carolina if he would move to Long Island and play bass for the band. Within the next week, Adam had moved to Bellmore with John, and was the full-time bassist. Adam worked at guitarist Eddie Reyes' father's deli for pay. After vocalist Antonio Longo left the group, Reyes convinced Lazzara to switch to vocals.[2] Since, Lazzara has recorded seven albums with Taking Back Sunday.

Personal life[edit]

Adam Lazzara with Taking Back Sunday live at Rock am Ring 2018

In the spring of 2006, Adam met Chauntelle Dupree, guitarist of Eisley, while on tour. They started dating in fall 2006 and became engaged on February 14, 2007. They were to be married in March 2008, but it was announced by Chauntelle's father in January 2008 that the wedding had been called off and that Chauntelle and Adam had split. One month after breaking things off with DuPree, Lazzara began dating Misha Vaagen, a local bartender who had been a family friend of the DuPrees. In June 2008 it was announced that Adam had married Misha Vaagen. In January 2009, they had their first child together, named Keaton Ari Danger.[3] In October 2013 they had their second child, Asa Joseph Danger. In March 2018 they welcomed their third child, Sylvie Wildflower Joy. They currently live in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Legal issues[edit]

In February 2015, Lazzara was arrested for DWI.[4]


With Taking Back Sunday


  • "Because It Works" (2013)


  1. ^ "Warped Tour". Cleveland Free Times. Archived from the original on August 21, 2008. Retrieved August 4, 2008.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 2, 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-31.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Taking Back Sunday's Adam Lazzara on Guitarist's Exit: 'It Was a Good Thing'". Buzznet Music News. Archived from the original on March 17, 2009. Retrieved August 4, 2008.
  4. ^ Sharp, Tyler. "Taking Back Sunday's Adam Lazzara arrested for driving while impaired".