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The Used

Formed: 2001
From: Orem, UT, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest The Used News

Below is our complete The Used news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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The Used Posts "Cry" Video

The Used has now released a music video for "Cry," which comes off the new album "Imaginary Enemy."

Check out the video below, and you can also pre-order "Imaginary Enemy" on iTunes & receive an instant download of “Cry” at this location. The track listing is as follows:

1. Revolution
2. Cry
3. El-Oh-Vee-Ee
4. A Song to Stifle Imperial Progression (A Work in Progress)
5. Generation Throwaway
6. Make Believe
7. Evolution
8. Imaginary Enemy
9. Kenna Song
10. Force Without Violence
11. Overdose More...

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The Used Announces "Take Action" Tour

The Used has issued the following announcement about performing on the upcoming "Take Action" tour to benefit the It Gets Better Project:

"We are very excited to announce that we will headline the 2013 Take Action Tour benefiting the It Gets Better Project! Tickets are on sale now over at this location. With support from We Came As Romans, Crown The Empire and Mindflow, the tour kicks off January 11th at the House Of Blues in Las Vegas, NV! Ten percent of the cost of each ticket purchased will be donated to It Gets Better and Sub City so we really hope you come out to see us and to support an amazing cause!

"It’s our privilege to work with such a lovely charity that does so much good in this confusing world. Please check out itgetsbetterproject.org and we’ll see you on the Take Action Tour.

"We also have a song on the Take Action Compilation Volume 11 along with many other amazing artists, which can be pre-ordered here.

"We are also excited to announce the release of Vulnerable II - a 2 disc re-issue of our 2012 release Vulnerable - that includes the 12 original tracks, 4 brand new songs, 3 acoustic versions and 3 remixes. Vulnerable II will be released January 22, 2013. Vulnerable II is available for pre-order now." More...

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More Bands Confirmed For Soundwave Festival 2012

Although it wasn't expected until December, the organizers of Australia's Soundwave Festival have made their second band announcement. Joining the 60 bands already announced are Staind, Wednesday 13, Unearth, Cathedral, Shadows Fall, Heaven Shall Burn, Your Demise, Kittie, and 14 other (mostly non-metal) bands.

Hole has pulled out of the festival after frontwoman Courtney Love refused to play before Limp Bizkit. Soundwave boss AJ Maddah said on Twitter that he was "relieved we got the moody old cow off the bill. [There’s] no point talking her back, only for her to cancel later, or turn up & act like a rotten twat to other artists, fans, etc."

A third announcement in early December will add another five bands to the lineup, and Danzig is one of the confirmed possibilities. More...

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Soundwave 2012 Lineup Announced

Organizers of the Australian Soundwave Festival have made the first official lineup announcement. Joining the reformed Coal Chamber as previously reported will be headline acts System Of A Down, Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, Marilyn Manson, Machine Head, Lamb Of God and Trivium as well as 53 other bands.

Bands of particular interest to metal fans include Devin Townsend Project, Dillinger Escape Plan, Black Label Society, Mastodon, Steel Panther, Meshuggah, Hatebreed, Biohazard, Dragonforce, Gojira, Kvelertak, Hellyeah, Chimaira, Watain, and Turisas.

A second announcement for the series of one day festivals is reportedly coming in December, with 88 bands expected to be included in the final billing. More...

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Atreyu Cancels Sayerville Appearance

Atreyu has been forced to pull out of their Sayerville, New Jersey show this Sunday due to a death in the family of member Brandon Saller. Here's a statement from Saller:

"Unfortunately I have some bad news. I recently had a had a death in the family. I need to be at home with my family for the services etc. This being said, Atreyu will not be able to play the Sayreville , NJ show on Sunday the 14th. I am terribly sorry for my absence. This will be the first show I have missed since the forming of this band. I hope you all have a great time at the show and can understand my decision to be with my family at this time. We will continue the tour on the 16th in Niagra Falls. Again I'm sorry. We'll see you next time around."

In other band news, Atreyu has announced a few headlining shows in between the dates with The Used. Those headlining tour dates start on the 21st in Nashville, 27th Little Rock and 28th Houston.

Here are the latest Atreyu tour dates: More...

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Today Is Live Nation Ultimate Access Triple Play

Today-only (Wednesday, October 28, 2009) every single fan who buys a ticket to a Live Nation club show is automatically entered to win an Ultimate Access Pass to the venue for which they bought their ticket. The Ultimate Access Pass is Live Nation’s golden ticket, good for admission to every single show in 2010 to an individual Live Nation venue. Every Live Nation club venue will have an Ultimate Access winner, with the names of winners posted on LiveNation.com Thursday morning at 12 Noon Eastern time. On Ultimate Access Wednesday every single ticket will be available at reduced cost as Live Nation drops the service fee on hundreds of thousands of tickets in its club venues across the country for one day only.

In addition to offering the concert goers the chance to win the Ultimate Access Pass, Live Nation is bringing music fans and their favorite bands closer together by hosting fan-and-band meet and greets at venues across the country. Bands including Anvil, Between The Buried And Me, Dethklok and Mastodon, Hellogoodbye, Hollywood Undead with Atreyu and Escape The Fate, LMFAO with Shwayze, Taking Back Sunday, Tesla and The Used will spend the afternoon meeting fans, taking pictures and answering questions. The box offices at Live Nation clubs will be open on Wednesday afternoon, selling no service fee tickets to all scheduled events. All fans purchasing tickets at the box office on Wednesday will also be entered to win the Ultimate Access Pass for that club.

It all happens Wednesday, October 28th as Live Nation drops the service fee on hundreds of thousands of tickets in its club venues across the country. In addition to the onsite meet and greets, the No Service Fee offer will also be available at www.LiveNation.com for 24 hours beginning at 12:01 a.m. local time on Wednesday, October 28th on participating shows.

“This week we’re bringing fans 3 amazing opportunities,” said Michael Rapino, President and Chief Executive Officer of Live Nation. “The first is the opportunity for fans to connect directly with the bands they love in our venues, as the bands themselves help sell no service fee tickets. Second, is the chance to win ‘Ultimate Access Pass,’ to every one of our clubs. And third, is the chance to pick up no service fee tickets to see their favorite bands on hundreds of thousands of club tickets on LiveNation.com. This Wednesday is all about Live Nation and the bands we work with saying ‘thanks’ to the fans for their support and their love of live music.”

The following acts will be meeting fans this week:

Anvil Hard Rock Café, Toronto 5 – 7 PM
Between The Buried And Me The Fillmore Charlotte 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Dethklok & Mastodon House of Blues Boston 6:30 – 7 PM
Five Finger Death Punch The Fillmore Denver 6 – 7 PM
Hellogoodbye Atlanta Tabernacle 5 – 6 PM
Hollywood Undead w/ Atreyu & Escape the Fate The Gramercy Theater, New York 4 – 6 PM
LMFAO w/ Shwayze The Hollywood Palladium 6 – 8 PM
Taking Back Sunday House of Blues Chicago 5 – 5:30 PM
Tesla Murat Egyptian Room, Indianapolis 5 – 7 PM
The Used TLA Philadelphia 5 – 6 PM

Lawn, general admission or reserved tickets subject to available at participating venues and select shows. Parking and shipping fees may apply. Cannot be combined with any other offer or discounts.

Ultimate Access Pass good at one of participating venues only. Not available in Canada. No purchase necessary. For complete details and official rules go to livenation.com.

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Today Only: Live Nation Announces 2-for-1 Deal

Live Nation announced a 2-for-1 club concert ticket deal on 200,000 tickets to over 350 concerts in 29 of its club venues across the country. Available only at LiveNation.com for TODAY ONLY (Wednesday, October 7th), fans will get two tickets for the price of one, a 50% savings, to see any of a wide variety of artists across genres.

This 2-for-1 concert ticket experience is only available at Live Nation clubs in the U.S. including House of Blues and The Fillmore venues. Relevant (to Metalunderground.com readers) artists from their list include but aren’t limited to Dethklok, and possibly The Used, Saosin, and the Misfits.

Promotion will execute via a 50% discount off the total price and fees of tickets in multiples of two. Lawn, general admission or reserved tickets subject to availability at participating venues and select shows. Parking and shipping fees may apply. Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount.

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Hear New Chevelle, Dirge Within, The Used Albums

AOL Music is currently streaming new albums in their entirety, including Chevelle's "Sci-Fi Crimes", The Used's "Artwork", and Dirge Within's "Force Fed Lies."

In other Chevelle news, the band has made their new music video for "Jars" available for fans to remix, customizing everything from adding your own personal message on the infamous gas pedal brick to picking your favorite ending, and the fate of the video’s car-surfing star. Once you finish your remix, you’ll be able to save and share it with everyone you know. You can get started here.

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The Used Announces New Album Release Date

The Used has issued the following announcement about releasing a new album:

"The Used's new album 'Artwork' will be released September 1st. The Used.net will launch an exclusive pre-order of the new album on July 21st. Until then, the first single, 'Blood On My Hands' is available at iTunes now."

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Avenged Sevenfold and Korn To Play Detroit

Avenged Sevenfold has announced what sounds like a one-off date with Korn, The Used and Burn Halo at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Detroit, MI on May 15, 2009. Ticketing information will be announced soon.

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Rock On The Range 2009 Line-Up, Details Revealed

ROCK ON THE RANGE will return to Columbus, Ohio’s Crew Stadium Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17, 2009. The 2009 line-up for the nationally renowned festival centrally located in the heart of the country will be highlighted by performances from some of rock’s biggest artists including Mötley Crüe, Slipknot, Alice In Chains, Avenged Sevenfold and Korn.

“We try to listen to our fans and they've been saying for years that we should play at Rock On The Range,” said Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe.

“We're really excited to play one of America's great rock festivals,” SLIPKNOT’s Corey Taylor says, “Being asked to headline Rock on the Range is an absolute pleasure! Columbus, Ohio has always been very good to us. The line-up looks great; the shows look fantastic. And I personally think it will be an absolute blast for everyone. See you in May!”

Presented by Right Arm Entertainment, AEG LIVE and Crew Stadium, the two-day, multi-stage music and lifestyle event will feature a potent line-up of more than 35 bands. This year’s well-rounded mix of rock’s top artists also includes Shinedown, Buckcherry, The Used, Atreyu, Chevelle, Flyleaf, Saving Abel, Saliva, Blue October, Hoobastank, Black Stone Cherry, and many more.

This marks the third outing for the annual event, which drew 30,000 people in its inaugural year in 2007 and more than 55,000 people in 2008. Event features this year include the addition of a third stage, the Jägermeister Music Stage, on-stage fan platforms--for contest winners--and an expanded vendor village.

In 2009, ROCK ON THE RANGE will also increase their “Go Green” initiative via ROTR “Go Green,” an online portal that allows fans to recycle old cell phones and mp3 players for free tickets and ROTR memorabilia and official festival merchandise. ROTR is the first festival to have an on-line recycling trade-in rewards component. More information can be found at www.rotrgogreen.com.

Tickets for ROCK ON THE RANGE, as well as VIP Packages that include festival tickets, hotel accommodations and festival merchandise, go on sale Saturday, February 21 at 10:00 AM (ET) via www.rockontherange.com and www.ticketmaster.com, all local Ticketmaster outlets and at the Crew Stadium box office. Two-day ticket packages will start as low as $99.50.

Here's the complete Rock On The Range 2009 lineup: More...

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Mastodon And Disturbed To Appear On Covers Album

Warner Brothers will be releasing a compilation of covers this year and will feature some of the biggest names in modern rock covering some of their favourite tracks of all time. Among these covers include Disturbed doing a rendition of the Faith No More classic, "Midlife Crisis," Mastodon performing ZZ Top's "Just Got Paid" and The Used contributing a version of the Talking Heads staple, "Burning Down The House." The album will be released in late February.

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Carpathian Added To Australian Taste of Chaos

Carpathian have been added to this years Rockstar Taste of Chaos Australian shows, joining the likes of The Used, Rise Against, Escape The Fate, Aiden, The Bled and Gallows. Carpathian are also playing this weekend at Come Together in Sydney and again at Hardcore 2007 in Sydney on July 14.

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The Used Plan Australian Tour

The Used have announced three shows in Australia set to kick off late May. The band previously visited the continent and country in 2005 while on the Taste of Chaos tour, They are touring in support of their upcoming album, Lies for the Liars which is due out May 19th.

The promoters note that the band's previous foray to the country had them selling out 2000 tickets for in just five minutes, forcing the show to be moved to the larger Hordern Pavilion, where all 5500 tickets were snapped up in less than one hour. These shows will not be moved, and are expected to sell out quickly.

Tickets will be available via this page from noon AEDST Thursday 15 March to noon AEDST Friday 16 March.

The tour dates are as follows:

May 25, 2007 Brisbane, Australia The Arena
May 26, 2007 Melbourne, Australia Floor @ Festival Hall
May 27, 2007 Sydney, Australia Enmore Theatre

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Vans Warped Tour 2007 Line Up and Tour Dates

When an event has been around for 13 years, it's usually time to shake things up. And while Ozzfest chose to do that by going free, the Vans Warped tour opted to piece together one of its most diverse rosters to date. While not a metal tour, it does feature a hand full of heavier metalcore and screamo bands, most notably Norma Jean, As I Lay Dying, Funeral For A Friend, Haste The Day, Parkway Drive, and Maylene and the Sons of Disaster.

The tour, which will kick off June 28 at Chula Vista, California's Coors Amphitheater, is currently slated to play 45 shows through an August 25 date in Los Angeles with a lineup that includes Coheed and Cambria, Bad Religion, New Found Glory, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Cute Is What We Aim For, Bayside and Canadian rapper K-os.

Among the other groups that will be on the road with Warped all summer are Amber Pacific, Circa Survive, Tiger Army, Escape the Fate, Hot Rod Circuit, Big D and the Kids Table, Paramore, Gallows, the Matches, the Fabulous Rudies, Meg and Dia, All Time Low, Bleed the Dream, the Unseen, Spill Canvas, Evaline, Bless the Fall, Boys Like Girls, My American Heart, Vincent Black Shadow, Throw the Fight and Pepper.

Tour founder Kevin Lyman said he had plenty of options to choose from when putting together the roster. "We received over 4,000 submissions, so in booking the tour this year I felt that a diverse lineup was in order," he said in a press release announcing the dates. "The tour has always been a place to explore and discover new music. This year's lineup has old school, emo, punk, screamo, hip-hop, more ska than you have seen in a long time and everything in between. If you're open-minded, this will be a great show."

Members of the online Warped community will get their annual shot at Internet presale tickets starting April 1, where they'll be offered a ticket and a copy of the Warped Tour double-disc compilation for $19.99.

Among the other acts scheduled to play select dates are: A Static Lullaby, the Actual, Agent Orange, Alesana, Alkaline Trio, the Almost, Anberlin, As Cities Burn, As I Lay Dying, the Automatic, Biffy Clyro, the Briefs, the Briggs, Buck O Nine, Cinematic Sunrise, the Confession, the Dear and Departed, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Envy on the Coast, the Fall of Troy, Family Force 5, Fishbone, Flogging Molly, the Fold, Funeral for a Friend, the Graduate, Haste the Day, Hawthorne Heights, Human Abstract, I Am Ghost, Madina Lake, Mayday Parade, Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, New Year's Day, Norma Jean, Parkway Drive, Pennywise, Pistolita, Play Radio Play, POS, Poison the Well, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Set Your Goals, So They Say, the Starting Line, Straylight Run, Supernova, the Toasters, Underoath, the Used, Valencia, The Vandals and Yellowcard.

More bands and dates are expected to be added in coming months.

Vans Warped Tour 2007 dates, according to the tour's spokesperson, are as follows: More...

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Taste of Chaos 2007 Tour Dates Announced

Clearly less metal that past editions of the tour but still relevant, dates for the 2007 Taste of Chaos Tour have been announced. The tour will kick off on February 15th and will be headlined by 30 Seconds to Mars with The Used, Senses Fail, Saosin, Chiodos and Evaline performing. Confirmed tour dates are as follows: More...

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The Used Tap Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin Sounds

Since the release of their last album, 'In Love and Death,' two years ago, it's been fairly quiet on the Used front. But there are increasing signs of life, including the release of a DVD, billing on the Taste of Chaos tour and a new album due in stores early next year. Guitarist Quinn Allman has trickled out some more information about the band's forthcoming third effort, telling Guitar World magazine that the first single will be the song 'Handsome Awkward.'

"[The song] sounds like Aerosmith got into a fight with somebody," Allman said in the January issue. "It sounds like Steven Tyler's gonna have a seizure. It's definitely blues-y and based off a really good guitar riff. Definitely a heavier, riffier Zeppelin kind of style."

As previously reported, the band re-teamed with producer John Feldmann for the as-yet-untitled effort. "The record is brand new, a couple of great songs, a couple of heavy songs," frontman Bert McCracken told AOL. "We've been hiding away for a while, but we're pretty stoked."

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N. American Taste of Chaos 2007 Lineup Announced

The full line-up for the 2007 North American Rockstar Taste of Chaos Tour has been announced. The tour will be co-headlined by the Used and 30 Seconds To Mars and will feature Senses Fail, Saosin, Aiden, Chiodos, and Evaline as support.

The tour will kick off February 15th of next year in Seattle, however, no other dates have been announced yet.

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The Used Part With Drummer

The Used has issued the following statement regarding their split with their drummer:

"It is with much sadness that we want to tell you that Branden is no longer the drummer in The Used. We felt that we needed to move forward without Branden as our drummer. We wish Branden well, and owe a great deal of gratitude towards him for his hard work over the years. We could not have gotten this far without him. We all wish much happiness and success in Branden's future endeavors - wherever they may lead."

"No new drummer has been chosen yet."

"We are almost done recording the album and it should be released in early 2007."

"We are very proud of the songs so far and can't wait for you to hear them."

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'Saw II' Soundtrack Listening Party

AOL Music is hosting an online listening party for the 'Saw II' soundtrack, released Tuesday (October 25). The album features music from bloodsimple, Opiate for the Masses, Marilyn Manson, The Used, Mudvayne, Papa Roach, Sevendust, Queens Of The Stone Age, and more. You can listen to the album in full here.

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