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Review + Photos: Warped Tour Diary at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA

July 26, 2013 by  
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IMG_2868Warped Tour
July 11, 2013

Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA

Words + Photos: Mike Alexander

It should have all been a disaster. A 32 year old who has never been to Warped Tour, who was only able to find 14 bands I cared about seeing at all (out of a list that seemed to grow every time I looked) who hates big crowds, who has only experienced a multi-stage show once (with a whopping 2 stages), who generally hates any amount of standing for long periods of time, who burns easily in the sun, who instantly turns into a grumpy old man who hates everything at the mere presence of 5 consecutive teenagers in a row… “Man, this is going to suck” I thought to myself as we drove in and parked in the seemingly miles long parking lot. “How did I get myself into this?”

The short version is that I’m really trying to be open and experience new things, and I’ve known about Warped Tour for 2/3rds of my life and I’ve never gone. I guess I needed to see if maybe Warped Tour really is the “best day ever” that it’s promoted as. Read more

The Used Announce NA Spring Tour Dates

March 9, 2010 by  
Filed under Daily Music News, Tour Dates & News

The Used have announced a spring US headlining tour in support of their latest album Artwork.  The dates kick off with headlining slots at Extreme Thing in Las Vegas on March 27th and the MusInk festival in Dallas on April 11th and run through May 2nd in Portland, OR.  Supporting on this tour will be Chiodos and New Medicine, with Jaguar Love replacing Chiodos for the final few dates. 

 
Critical acclaim for the Matt Squire-produced Artwork has been effusive.  Outburn (which the band recently graced the cover of) praises its “humbling ability to sound scrappy and raw while being perfectly polished and huge,” while Alternative Press states “The Used have delivered not only the definitive album of their career but arguably one of the best records you’ll hear in 2009. 4 ½ stars.”
 
The band’s legions of fans are responding as well.  The Used performed to a sold-out crowd on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and the first single, “Blood On My Hands” premiered on iTunes with over 5k downloads in the first day, the highest digital debut in the band’s history.  The video for the song debuted on MySpace and shot directly to the #1 spot, with 200,000 views in the first 24 hours.  The Used recently released the music video for their international single “Empty With You,” directed by Nate Weaver. “Empty With You” can be seen on www.TheUsed.net
 
The Used just released two iTunes-exclusive EP’s that are available now for $1.99 each.  The first is The Bird and the Worm EP, featuring an instrumental version of the song that is also featured in the trailer for the new Warner Bros. Pictures film Clash of the Titans.  The second is the B-Side Untitled EP, featuring two B-sides from Artwork.
 
The Used headlining tour dates:
 
3/27         Extreme Thing at Desert Breeze Skate Park, Las Vegas, NV
4/11         MusInk Festival at Fair Park, Dallas, TX
4/13         Blue Note, Columbia, MO
4/14         Spin, Louisville, KY
4/16         Bogart’s, Cincinnati, OH
4/17         Orbit Room, Grand Rapids, MI
4/18         Club Zoo, Pittsburgh, PA
4/20         Chameleon Club, Lancaster, PA
4/21         Northern Lights, Clifton Park, NY
4/23         The Cannery, Nashville, TN
4/24         Canopy Club, Champaign, IL
4/25         Tom Dick & Harry’s, Green Bay, WI
4/27         The Shrine, Billings, MT
4/28         Wilma Theater, Missoula, MT
4/29         Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA
5/1           Knitting Factory, Boise, ID
5/2           Roseland, Portland, OR
 
Onsale information can be found on www.TheUsed.net

Concert Gallery: The Used/Chicago, IL

January 19, 2010 by  
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The Used
Q101’s Twisted Show
December 16, 2009
House of Blues – Chicago, IL
Photos by:  Tasha Schalk

The Used Announce 2010 Tour Dates

December 21, 2009 by  
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The Used have announced a new US headlining winter tour.  The nationwide string of dates, which kick off January 27th in San Diego, CA and run through February 26th in Birmingham, AL, will support their new album, Artwork.  Atreyu and Drive A will be supporting.

 
The Used headlining tour dates are as follows:
 
1/27    House of Blues, San Diego, CA
1/28    House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
1/29    House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
1/31    The Pavilion, Lubbock, TX
2/01    Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa, OK
2/03    Val Air Ballroom, Des Moines, IA
2/05    The Venue, Fargo, ND
2/06    Convention Center, Sioux City, IA
2/08    Convocation Center, DeKalb, IL
2/09    The Rave, Milwaukee, WI
2/12    House of Blues, Atlantic City, NJ
2/13    Lupo’s, Providence, RI
2/14    Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ
2/16    Rapids Theatre, Niagara Falls, NY
2/17    9:30 Club, Washington, DC
2/19    Lifestyles Pavilion, Columbus, OH
2/20    House of Blues, Cleveland, OH
2/22    Orange Peel, Asheville, NC
2/23    Valarium, Knoxville, TN
2/25    Fillmore, Charlotte, NC
2/26    Five Point Music Hall, Birmingham, AL
 
In honor of the holidays, the official Used store has marked down nearly all merchandise, including new designs.  All orders of $50 or more will receive free shipping.  Visit The Used’s official store at www.theused.net/shop.

Stream the new album “Artwork” from The Used

August 25, 2009 by  
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usedThe Used’s new record “Artwork” is now streaming on their MySpace page here.  “Artwork” hits stores August 31st.

The Used debut new video for “Blood on My Hands”

July 28, 2009 by  
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You can log in to the official website for The Used to check out their brand new video for Blood On My Hands.  Check it out here.

Stream the new single from The Used “Blood On My Hands”

June 30, 2009 by  
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theusedThe Used are pleased to announce their first single, “Blood On My Hands” is on sale now at iTunes and www.TheUsed.net.  For one day only (June 30th) the band will stream the song in it’s entirety at www.theused.net. The track, from their upcoming album “Artwork”, which guitarist Quinn Allman describes as the song that “sums up everything about The Used,” is confined chaos, brutally thrashing one moment and proffering a pop-driven, sing-along chorus the next. A very limited number of shirts featuring full tabs and lyrics of the song are also available for purchase with the single at www.TheUsed.net

The Used launch TheUsed.net – an interactive site for fans

June 23, 2009 by  
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With their upcoming album “Artwork” on the way in September, The Used are thrilled to announce the launch of their new website. www.TheUsed.net is a unique experience for fans that will allow them to create their own site design, upload photos and video, artwork, instrument tabs and more. www.TheUsed.net will also feature, in July, new handwritten guitar tabs for the entire record leading up to the release, a tourography and a content upload bank where users can upload photos and videos from past shows. Visit www.TheUsed.net today!