Adam Lazzara

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Adam Lazzara
Lazzara in 2009
Adam Burbank Lazzara

(1981-09-22) September 22, 1981 (age 41)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • musician
Years active1999–present
Misha Vaagen
(m. 2008)
Musical career
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • bass guitar
  • harmonica

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][2] Along with singing lead vocals, Lazzara plays guitar and occasionally the harmonica.


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.[3] Since, Lazzara has recorded seven albums with Taking Back Sunday.

Personal life[edit]

Adam Lazzara with Taking Back Sunday in 2018

Lazzara was briefly engaged to Chauntelle Dupree, guitarist of Eisley, in 2007, but the pair split before marrying.

He went on to meet Misha Vaagen, a student at UT Tyler and bartender at a local restaurant.[4] They were married in June 2008 and had their first child in January 2009.[5] They currently live in North Carolina with their three children. Misha is the author of Manmade Constellations, and teaches creative writing at UNC Charlotte.[6]


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. ^ Curto, Justin (June 22, 2022). "Third Eye Blind and Taking Back Sunday Aren't (Just) Here for Nostalgia". Vulture. Retrieved March 26, 2023.
  3. ^ "Fuse". Retrieved May 31, 2011.
  4. ^ "Misha Lazzara's Website". Misha Lazzara. Retrieved May 30, 2023.
  5. ^ "Adam Lazzara and Misha Vaagen". Whos Dated Who. Retrieved May 30, 2023.
  6. ^ "Manmade Constellations". Blackstone Publishing. Retrieved May 30, 2023.