IN CELEBRATION OF THE RELEASE OF LIVE AND ACOUSTIC AT THE PALACE AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE ON APRIL 1ST
Heading On 15 Year Anniversary Tour This April
2 Nights and 2 Albums In Each City Self-Titled and In Love and Death
The Used has announced that they will be celebrating the release of their new album Live and Acoustic at The Palace by hosting a special in-store event at Amoeba in Hollywood on March 30th, set to kickoff at 6pm. Joining the band will be gospel singers and a string quartet. Though Live and Acoustic at The Palace’s worldwide release launches on April 1st, 500 lucky fans will be able to purchase the record prior to doors. The record will additionally provide guarantee admission and include a limited-edition “The Used – Live at Amoeba” poster. For more details, please visit: http://bit.ly/22hWm7i.
Earlier this month, the band released the new music video for “The Bird and the Worm”. This is the first single to be released off their upcoming CD/DVD Live and Acoustic at The Palace. Fans can watch the music video now here: http://bit.ly/1pockLa, and can additionally watch the trailer for the album here: http://bit.ly/1mcLep6.
Live and Acoustic at The Palace is set to release on April 1st. This album was recorded at the band’s intimate unplugged storyteller performance, which took place at The Palace Theater in Los Angeles last October. Fans who were unable to attend the once in a lifetime performance will have a chance to watch the band perform in a way they have never performed before – with a 4-piece string quartet and harpist (arranged by Hiro Goto), a piano player, percussion and a 3-piece gospel choir. Live and Acoustic at The Palace is available for pre-order now here: www.TheUsed.net.
In celebration of their fifteen-year anniversary, The Used will be hitting the road for a North American tour this spring with direct support from The New Regime and just added two additional Orange County, CA shows! The band will be playing two shows per city, performing Self-Titled and In Love and Death in their entirety, plus more each evening. The tour will kick off on April 5th n Seattle, WA and wrap on May 28th n Los Angeles, CA. With each online ticket purchase, fans will get a digital copy of the band’s upcoming release, The Used: Live & Acoustic at The Palace.
In order to fully recontextualize the songs on Live and Acoustic at The Palace, The Used worked with Hiro Goto on the strings and harp. Together, they arranged the various musical elements and helped the band bring out dimensions in these songs that they didn’t even know existed. “The whole time we were making this I couldn’t believe it was happening,” McCracken explains, adding that 3 gospel singers and instruments like the harp helped these songs take on an entirely different emotional resonance than the post-hardcore, guitar-driven dynamics that initially propelled them. “I’m so proud of this band for working hard to pull this off and at same time I feel like this is what we deserve because we worked so hard to get here that it felt like a victory lap in a lot of ways.”
Fifteen years ago, four teenagers from Utah created a band and released a collection of albums that shaped the space of the alternative rock scene. High energy live shows, gut wrenching relatable lyrics, and melodies that blended pop sensibility and hard rock was the perfect combination to make an everlasting impression on fans globally.
Since forming in Orem, Utah in 2001, The Used have released 6 albums and 2 EPs – The Used (2002), In Love and Death (2004), Lies for the Liars (2007), Shallow Believer EP (2008), Artwork (2009), Vulnerable (2012), The Ocean of the Sky EP (2013), and Imaginary Enemy (2013).
The Used’s latest LP Imaginary Enemy put the band’s political frustrations and commitment to social change at its forefront and has opened up the platform for conversation among fans and critics alike. The album climbed high on the Independent, Tastemaker Albums, Hard Rock, Alternative, Digital Albums and Top Rock charts. Fans can purchase Imaginary Enemy on iTunes here: http://bit.ly/ImaginaryEnemy.
Going into year 15, The Used are stronger than ever and are looking forward to making memories every night on this upcoming tour.
The Used is Bert McCracken (vocals), Jeph Howard (bass), Dan Whitesides (drums), and Justin Shekoski (guitar).
2. The Taste of Ink
3. Yesterday’s Feelings
4. Lunacy Fringe
5. The Bird And The Worm
7. All That I’ve Got
9. Blue And Yellow
10. Hard To Say
11. Imagine (John Lennon Cover)
12. On My Own
April 5 – Showbox SoDo – Seattle, WA
April 6 – Showbox SoDo – Seattle, WA
April 8 – In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
April 9 – In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
April 12 – Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
April 13 – Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
April 15 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX *SOLD OUT*
April 16 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX *SOLD OUT*
April 19 – House of Blues – Orlando, FL
April 20 – House of Blues – Orlando, FL
April 22 – Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD
April 23 – Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD
April 26 – Playstation Theater – New York, NY
April 27 – Playstation Theater – New York, NY
April 29 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ *SOLD OUT*
April 30 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ *SOLD OUT*
May 3 – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
May 4 – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
May 6 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
May 7 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
May 10 – Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI
May 11 – Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI
May 13 – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
May 14 – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
May 17 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL *SOLD OUT*
May 18 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL *SOLD OUT*
May 20 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
May 21 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
May 24 – Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV
May 25 – Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV
May 27 – The Novo – Los Angeles, CA *SOLD OUT*
May 28 – The Novo – Los Angeles, CA *SOLD OUT*
May 30 – Observatory – Santa Ana, CA *SOLD OUT*
May 31 – Observatory – Santa Ana, CA *SOLD OUT*
June 4 – Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
June 5 – Observatory – Santa Ana, CA