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The Used Hit the Road

Having just performed Main Stage on The Vans Warped Tour, The Used announce their own headlining U.S tour in September with special guests Twin Atlantic and Stars In Stereo. The band takes on the West coast from September 18th to September 28th hitting cities in Arizona, California, Nevada, Washington, and Idaho. No strangers to the headlining spotlight, The Used are ready to be playing full-length sets again of their older hits and newer ones off Vulnerable.

While the band prepares for their U.S tour in September, they are just wrapping up in post-production for their next music video. The track featured is “Put Me Out,” from the band’s 5th studio album Vulnerable, an album that has sold over 65,000 copies to date. “Put Me Out” is the second track to be made into a music video, the first being for single “I Come Alive” that you can check out here: Keep an eye out for the music video debut of “Put Me Out,” set to release within the month.

The Used- made up of singer Bert McCracken, guitarist Quinn Allman, bassist Jeph Howard and drummer Dan Whitesides formed in Orem, Utah in 2001, signing to Reprise Records that same year. Championed by producer and collaborator John Feldmann, the band issued their gold-certified Self-Titled debut in 2002, quickly cementing the Used as leaders among the post-hardcore elite, thanks in part to unforgettable singles like “Box Full of Sharp Objects,” “The Taste of Ink” and “Buried Myself Alive.” The band then released the CD/DVD combo Maybe Memories in 2003, now certified platinum, featuring B-sides, live cuts, demos and unreleased tracks, while still another gold record followed-2004’s In Love And Death-spawning singles “Take It Away,” “All That I’ve Got” and “I Caught Fire.” 2007’s Lies For The Liars, hit #5 on the Billboard Top 200, led to 2009’s Artwork, which peaked at #10 on the Billboard Top 200.

Released in March of this year, Vulnerable debuted at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 charts, selling 31,521 in the first week. The release established The Used’s first album release off their own record label Anger Music Group partnered with Hopeless Records. “I think Vulnerable is really new for us. There’s a lot of hip-hop influence, beats and drum and bass kind of stuff, but it’s also still a Used record, by all means,” explains McCracken. “Just like any other Used record, it’s a horse of many colors: There are a lot of soft and heavy sounds, there are a lot of brutal, sharp, bright sounds, and the tempos are anywhere from ultra-slow to super fast and heavy. There are a lot of different conceptual feelings on the record.”

“This record is for all those people who weren’t the coolest people around. We never were. This record’s for kids like us, who just love music, because it saves their lives every day,” McCracken says. “At the end of the day, I’m the only one who has to live and die with myself. I want to make it a good one for me. I only have one life to live.”

The Used Headlining U.S Tour Dates:

Sept 18                        Pomona, CA                             The Fox Theater
Sept 19                        Tucson, AZ                               Rialto Theatre
Sept 21                        Chico, CA                                 Senator Theater
Sept 22                        Sacramento, CA                       Ace of Spades
Sept 23                        Reno, NV                                  Knitting Factory
Sept 25                        Spokane, WA                            Knitting Factory
Sept 27                        Missoula, MT                            Wilma Theater
Sept 28                        Boise, ID                                   Knitting Factory

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