There's probably no better time for the Taste of Chaos tour, what with the emo revival of the last couple of years. The tour's marquee looks like the message board of Absolutepunk.net circa 2002, headlined by acoustic emo poster boy Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional and pop-rock punks Taking Back Sunday. Carrabba got his start playing solo acoustic sets at basement punk shows, but his polarizing, bleeding-heart emo anthems won him a rabid fan base, and before long, Dashboard was headlining while all those other bands opened for him. The band is still critically maligned, but today you can hear Carrabba's influence all over, especially from musicians like Julien Baker, who grew up scream-singing along to the cathartic confessionals.

There's probably no better time for the Taste of Chaos tour, what with the emo revival of the last couple of years. The tour's marquee looks like the message board of Absolutepunk.net circa 2002, headlined by acoustic emo poster boy Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional and pop-rock punks Taking Back Sunday. Carrabba got his start playing solo acoustic sets at basement punk shows, but his polarizing, bleeding-heart emo anthems won him a rabid fan base, and before long, Dashboard was headlining while all those other bands opened for him. The band is still critically maligned, but today you can hear Carrabba's influence all over, especially from musicians like Julien Baker, who grew up scream-singing along to the cathartic confessionals.

Meanwhile, 10 years after the anniversary of Taking Back Sunday's major-label debut, Louder Now, kids who once moshed along to "MakeDamnSure" at the Warped Tour are now the critics seeking to reframe the band in a kinder light. Truthfully, they have a point. Out of all the bands to come out of the second wave of emo in the early-to-mid 2000s, Taking Back Sunday singer Adam Lazzara consistently top-loaded the records with huge hooks (even while lyrically apologizing for bleeding on the shirt of someone who slit his throat).

As far as the openers, screamo holdout Saosin has a new album out on Epitaph (the band's first release since 2009), and Drive-Thru Records favorite the Early November has been reunited for several years now.