The Used Announce Second Leg of 15 Year Anniversary Tour

Just a few months ago, The Used hit the road for their 15 Year Anniversary Tour, where they played two shows per city and performed Self-Titled and In Love and Death in their entirety. After 31 (no, that’s not an error – 31) sold out shows, the band have decided to bring the tour back for a second leg kicking off in Portland and wrapping in Atlanta! To purchase tickets for the tour, click here.

The full list of tour dates can be found below!

8.16 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
8.17 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
8.19 – San Diego @ The Observatory
8.20 – San Diego @ The Observatory
8.23 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
8.24 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
8.26 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
8.27 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
8.30 – Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theatre
8.31 – Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theatre
9.2 – St. Louis, MO @ Pageant
9.3 – St. Louis, MO @ Pageant
9.6 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
9.7 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
9.9 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
9.10 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
9.13 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
9.14 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
9.16 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
9.17 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
9.20 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
9.21 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
9.23 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
9.24 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
9.27 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
9.28 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

LOL Gallery: The Used 15th Anniversary Night 2: In Love and Death

Who: The Used
When & Where: 5/25/16, Brooklyn Bowl; Las Vegas, NV
By: Anthony Duty

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LOL Gallery: The Used 15th Anniversary Night 1: Self-Titled

Who: The Used
When & Where: 5/24/16, Brooklyn Bowl; Las Vegas, NV
By: Anthony Duty

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The Used 15 Year Anniversary Tour

To celebrate 15 years as a band, The Used have announced a very special 15 Year Anniversary tour! Featuring two nights per city, with the band performing their self-titled album on night one and In Love and In Death on night two, San Diego’s The New Regime (Ilan Rubin of Nine Inch Nails) will be joining as support.

Each online ticket purchase will give fans a digital copy of The Used’s upcoming live CD/DVD release, The Used: Live & Acoustic at The Palace, and trust us – this is going to be a tour you DO NOT want to miss!

The full list of tour dates can be found below!

4.5 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox     
4.6 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox 
4.8 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
4.9 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
4.12 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
4.13 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
4.15 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
4.16 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
4.19 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues 
4.20 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
4.22 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
4.23 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
4.26 – New York, NY @ Playstation Theater
4.27 – New York, NY @ Playstation Theater
4.29 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
4.30 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
5.3 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero Theatre
5.4 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero Theatre
5.6 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
5.7 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
5.10 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
5.11 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
5.13 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
5.14 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
5.17 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues *SOLD OUT*
5.18 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues *SOLD OUT*
5.20 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
5.21 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
5.24 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl 
5.25 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
5.27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia *SOLD OUT*
5.28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia *SOLD OUT*
5.30 – Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory
5.31 – Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory 

LOL Gallery: Taste of Chaos

Who: The All-American Rejects, Dashboard Confessional, The Used, Mark Hoppus, Jimmy Eat World, Saves The Day, The Movielife, Glassjaw, and Thrice
What: Taste of Chaos
When & Where: 8/3/15, San Manuel Amphitheater; San Bernardino, CA
By: Anthony Duty

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Show Review:: The Used 4/28


The Used with Every Time I Die, Marmozets, & The Eeries
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Upstate Concert Hall; Clifton Park, NY

I’m going to be pretty blunt here – at the time I was writing this, Age of Ultron came out in just about two days, so I was finding it pretty difficult to be excited over anything else. But, that doesn’t mean it was impossible. For instance, say, hypothetically, one of my favorite bands from high school was playing a show a few miles away. That would do the trick. Besides, by the time door opened, there were still, like, 48 more hours before The Avengers premiere – might as well kill some time, eh?

All comic-based sarcasm aside, this was a show that had been on my radar for some time; The Used are screamo royalty, while Every Time I Die have been on my “must-see” list for ages. I had heard rumblings about Marmozets here and there, and opener The Eeries were one of those bands allowing me a fresh, new first impression. Kicking off the show, they made a fast statement.

Taking the stage promptly at 7:30, the LA four-piece entered under low lights with The Addams Family theme song pumping through the PA system. Eerie indeed. It wasn’t much into their set before they began to turn heads, their music a blend of Californian
surf-rock and frenzied punk. If The Pink Spiders and old-school Weezer spent a
weekend together in Long Beach, you’d get The Eeries.

It took a bit of time before the venue started to fill up, so those who missed The Eeries had some bad luck. But anyone who was late for Marmozets next seriously missed out.

Pegged as “Britain’s most exciting young band” by Kerrang, they upheld this reputation. Raw, sharp, and bone-shaking, their time onstage was intense. While their accents may have sounded proper, their performance was far from upright or polite. Becca MacIntyre’s vocals were fierce and feral, while support from the band was just as untamed.

Every Time I Die have made a second home for themselves in the Albany area. Hailing from Buffalo, playing in the Capitol Region is still, somewhat, a hometown show. And they made sure to give their neighbors a treat. From start to finish, they held their energy and intensity at an 11 and showed that, for as glad as we were to have them back, they were equally glad to be there.

Before they played, a few press and venue people were standing off to the side, and I was able to catch a glimpse of The Used’s setlist. With the exception of “Cry” and “Revolution,” the bulk of the night would consist of the first two albums. No offense to the later albums, but those two are unmatchable. It’s probably more about when I first heard them rather than the albums themselves, but opening the night with “Maybe Memories” brought on a flood of awesome high school experience.

Though they played a relatively short set (12 songs, as a headliner), they made the best of it. Or, you could say, they savored every moment of it. *crickets* “The Taste of Ink,” arguably their most recognizable track, was one of the true highlights of the night – performed perfectly, with a huge crowd response. Where the chorus is an anthemic singalong, closer “A Box Full of Sharp Objects” matched the former’s energy, but instead of the audience singing McCracken’s words back to him, they erupted into a three-minute
hurricane of noise and vigor to conclude the night.

The Used have been performing for more than a decade, and I’ve been lucky enough to see them at various points during their career – back on the Taste of Chaos Tour, a year or two later on the Get A Life Tour, a few times on Warped, last year with Taking Back Sunday, and then again on Tuesday, and they’re a band that just gets continues to get stronger.

Setlist; 04/28/2015.
Maybe Memories
Take It Away
The Bird and the Worm
I Caught Fire
The Taste of Ink
All That I’ve Got
On My Own
Pretty Handsome Awkward
A Box Full Of Sharp Objects

LOL Gallery: The Eeries, Marmozets, Every Time I Die, The Used 


Who: The Eeries, Marmozets, Every Time I Die, The Used
When & Where: 4/28/15, Upstate Concert Hall; Clifton Park, NY
By: Eric Riley

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The Used Announce Spring Tour

The Used will be hitting the road this April in support of their latest album, Imaginary Enemy, with Every Time I Die, The Marmozets and The Eeries! Pre-sale tickets are currently on sale until the 29th and they will go on sale to the general public on January 30th. To pick up tickets, click here!

Below you can find the poster and tour dates!

Tour Dates
4.3 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
4.4 – Tempe, AZ @ Tempe Beach Park
4.7 – Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory
4.8 – Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory
4.10  – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
4.11 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
4.12 – Denver, CO @ The Fillmore
4.14 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
4.17 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
4.18 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
4.19 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
4.21 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
4.22 – Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre
4.25 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
4.28 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
4.29 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
5.1 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
5.2 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

Review:: BLUESHIFT | Visitors


For fans of: The Used, The Mars Volta, Fall of Troy

Combine mesmerizing guitars, passionate and expansive vocal melodies, and drums that are heavier than Hell and what do you get? I’ll give you a hint: it’s the debut EP from Visitors, BLUESHIFT. With only their first release, Visitors have proven that they deserve any positive attention that they have gotten or will get.

BLUESHIFT’s first track, “With a Y,” starts the EP with a bang; though, every song hits just as hard as the one before, and every melody is as irresistibly haunting as those preceding. On top of this, the EP flows together in such an incredible way, stitched together by intelligent, yet vehement lyricism – my personal favorite being “Camera Obscura.” From start to finish, BLUESHIFT is reminiscent of the roots of progressive rock, following in the footsteps of predecessors and obvious influences, such as The Mars Volta and artists alike. If you’ve got a good two hours on your hands, fill it with BLUESHIFT (it’s roughly 25 minutes, but once isn’t enough).

Release Date: May 20, 2014
Rating: 3.9/5
Run Time: 25 minutes

Track Listing:
1. “With a Y”
2. “Ages”
3. “Past Passages Passed”
4. “Camera Obscura”
5. “Springtides”

Written by Joe Calvi