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The Used Celebrate 20 Years of Self-Titled Album

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Emo/rock icons celebrate landmark album with tour dates and special merch for fans.

The Used are celebrating twenty years of their debut self-titled album. Featuring classics like A Box Full Of Sharp Objects, The Taste Of Ink, and Blue And YellowThe Used has undeniably become a landmark album for the genre, inspiring many bands to follow. The band invites fans to celebrate this milestone anniversary with exclusive merchandise available at shop.theused.net, including collector sets, a new vinyl pressing, apparel, and more.

All proceeds from the pride keychain and pride bracelet will be donated to Planned Parenthood.

The album peaked at number 1, and number 63 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart Billboard 200, respectively, and has since been certified Silver in the United Kingdom, Gold in Canada and Australia, and Platinum in the United States. The Taste of Ink charted at number 19, Buried Myself Alive at number 13, and Blue and Yellow at number 23 on the Alternative Songs chart.

Singer Bert McCracken shares, “I’m proud of where we’ve come from. In my mind, ’emo’ has become a more honoured term. What band is devoid of emotion? No band that I like. Tagging a band as ’emotional’ isn’t really such a bum out because I’ve always been quite an emotional guy. If you were to have asked me, like 5-6 years ago, I’d have said we’re a rock band or a punk band, but in the past couple of years, seeing the resurgence of this kind of punk rock/early 2000s music, I think it’s cool to be part of a huge genre that was pretty banging.”

After the album’s release, The Used embarked on many tours with bands like My Chemical Romance, Coheed and Cambria, Thrice, Taking Back Sunday, Box Car Racer, and many others. The Used released Maybe Memories, a CD/DVD featuring live versions, demos, and exclusive tracks from the self-titled album the following year.

The Used came to life in 2000. The band have since released a collection of albums that pioneered the scene of emo rock. High-energy live shows, gut-wrenching, relatable lyrics, and melodies that blended pop sensibility and hard rock were the perfect combinations to make an everlasting impression on fans globally. 

The Used released their ninth studio album, Heartwork (Deluxe), in 2021 via Big Noise. The extended album features 11 never-before-heard tracks written during the original Heartwork (2020) sessions. A variety of collaborators, including producer John Feldmann, co-writer Mark Hoppus (Blink-182), guest artists Travis Barker, Jason Aalon Butler (Fever 333), Caleb Shomo (Beartooth), and more helped deliver this, now 27-track album.

The album simultaneously showcases what made The Used emerge as one of the most prolific bands of the early 2000s and what has kept them at the forefront of the genre ever since. The band locked in #4 spots on both the Top Alternative and Top Hard Rock Album charts, #11 on Top Rock Album charts as well as landed in the Billboard Top 200 at the #87 spot. 

The Used are preparing to head off on a cross-country tour with Rise Against and special guests Senses Fail.

Tour Dates

Sat, Jul 16 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl

Sun, Jul 17 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park

Tue, Jul 19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum

Wed, Jul 20 – Reno, NV – Grand Theatre

Sat, Jul 23 – Vancouver, BC – PNE Forum

Sun, Jul 24 – Bend, OR – Hayden Homes Amp.

Tue, Jul 26 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex Outdoor

Wed, Jul 27 – Denver, CO – Levitt Pavilion

Fri, Jul 29 – Albuquerque, NM – Villa Hispana @ EXPO

Sat, Jul 30 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion

Mon, Aug 1 – Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory

Tue, Aug 2 – San Antonio, TX – Tech Port Centre

Thu, Aug 4 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle

Sat, Aug 6 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amp.

Tue, Aug 9 – New York, NY – Rooftop @ Pier 17

Wed, Aug 10 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

Fri, Aug 12 – Boston, MA – Roadrunner

Sat, Aug 13 – Victoriaville, QC – Rock La Cauze*

Sun, Aug 14 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage

Wed, Aug 17 – Cleveland, OH – Jacob’s Pavilion

Thu, Aug 18 – Detroit, MI – Michigan Lottery Amp.

Sat, Oct 1 – Pensacola, FL – Pensacola Bay Center^

Sun, Oct 2 – Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena^

Mon, Oct 10 – Portland, OR – Theater Of The Clouds

Tue, Oct 11 – Seattle, WA – WaMu Theater^

Thu, Oct 13 – Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Resort and Casino^

Fri, Oct 14 – Spokane, WA – The Podium^

Sun, Oct 16 – Grand Junction, CO – Amphitheater at Las Colonias Park

Sat, Oct 23 – Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young*

Sun, Oct 24 – Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young*

Tue, Oct 25 – Lubbock, TX – The Pavilion^

Thu, Oct 27 – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre^

Sat, Oct 29 – Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young*

* Festival Appearance

^ with A Day To Remember

For more details on how to purchase tickets, please visit https://theused.net/ .

The Used 20th Anniversary Vinyl is out now. Order yours HERE.


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