the usedTHE USED’S

Live and Acoustic at The Palace

Hits #11 on Albums Chart

with over 14.5k albums sold

 15-Year Anniversary Tour – Now Sold Out in 

Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas and More

Since its April 1st release,The Used’s CD/DVD, Live and Acoustic at The Palace, has sold approximately 14.5k copies, reaching #11 on Billboard’s Top Current Albums, #1 on Top Internet Albums, #2 on Alternative Albums and #3 on Rock Albums. Grab it here: http://smarturl.it/theusedliveacoustic.

In support of the release, The Used recently kicked off their fifteen-year anniversary tour, which is now sold out in nine markets including Dallas, Baltimore, NY, NJ, Philadelphia, Orange County, CA, Chicago, Los Angeles and Dallas.  Each night of the tour, the band will be playing two shows per city, performing Self-Titled and In Love and Death in their entirety, plus more each evening. See below for a full list of dates or visit www.TheUsed.net.

Live and Acoustic at The Palace was recorded at the band’s intimate unplugged storyteller performance, which took place at The Palace Theater in Los Angeles this past October. Earlier this week the band held another sold out intimate stripped down session at Amoeba Records in Hollywood. For 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, by purchasing the DVD, with a 4-piece string quartet and harpist (arranged by Hiro Goto), a piano player, percussion and a 3-piece gospel choir. Fans can purchase Live and Acoustic at The Palace here: www.TheUsed.net.
About the album, lead singer Bert McCracken shared, “From the beginning of working on this project we took it incredibly seriously and it was so magical to be able to rehearse for a full week nine hours a day with such talented musicians.” He continued, “Leading up to that show and listening back to it, it’s definitely the most special thing I’ve done in my career in music.”
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.
http://www.theused.net/
http://www.theused.net/ – The Used is Bert McCracken (vocals), Jeph Howard (bass), Dan Whitesides (drums), and Justin Shekoski (guitar).

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).

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/live-acoustic-at-palace/id1059565812?app=itunes
Album Tracklisting:
 
1. Tunnel
2. The Taste of Ink
3. Yesterday’s Feelings
4. Lunacy Fringe
5. The Bird And The Worm
6. Paralyzed
7. All That I’ve Got
8. Overdose
9. Blue And Yellow
10. Hard To Say
11. Imagine (John Lennon Cover)
12. On My Own
http://www.theused.net/

Going into year 15, The Used are stronger than ever and are looking forward to making memories every night on this upcoming tour.

Upcoming Tour Dates:
 
April 05 – Showbox – Seattle, WA  (SOLD OUT)
April 06 – Showbox – Seattle, WA
April 08 – In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT (SOLD OUT)
April 09 – In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT (SOLD OUT)
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 (SOLD OUT)
April 23 – Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD (SOLD OUT)
April 26 – Playstation Theater – New York, NY (SOLD OUT)
April 27 – Playstation Theater – New York, NY
April 29 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ (SOLD OUT)
April 30 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ (SOLD OUT)
May 03  – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA (SOLD OUT)
May 04  – Trocadero Theatre – Philadelphia, PA
May 06  – House of Blues – Boston, MA
May 07  – 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  – Club Nokia – Los Angeles, CA (SOLD OUT)
May 28  – Club Nokia – Los Angeles, CA (SOLD OUT)
May 30 – The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA (SOLD OUT)
May 31 – The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA (SOLD OUT)
June 04 – The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
June 05 – The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
 
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