The Used Announce U.S. Tour With Dragged Under

The Used have announced a U.S. headlining tour. Dragged Under will open.

Tour Dates:

01/21 Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up
01/23 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
01/25 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
01/26 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
01/28 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
01/29 Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
01/31 St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
02/01 Chicago, IL – The Bottom Lounge
02/04 Detroit, MI – St Andrews Hall
02/05 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
02/07 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
02/09 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
02/11 New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
02/12 Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts
02/14 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
02/15 Orlando, FL – The Beacham
02/18 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
02/19 Austin, TX – Mohawk
02/21 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
02/22 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom

The Used Premiere New Song “Blow Me” Feat. Fever 333’s Jason Aalon Butler

The Used have premiered a new song titled “Blow Me.” This track features Fever 333’s Jason Aalon Butler and a video for it can be found below:

Bert McCracken commented:

“The Used are proud to present our new song ‘Blow Me’ featuring Jason Aalon Butler from Fever 333. Whether metaphorically signifying the power of words in general, or magnifying concern for the situation of societal gun violence, we urge the fans of our music to find individual and personal meaning in all of our songs. Thank you, and please enjoy!”

Butler added

“If I’m being honest, I’ve been a fan of this band since the first single they put on an Atticus Clothing comp CD back in 2002. I heard ‘Box Full Of Sharp Objects’ and thought, ‘This is it. This is the next step in heavier music with melodic sensibility’. I loved it. I studied it. Then I met the man that produced it, John Feldmann. Loved him. Studied him. Then a couple months ago I was asked by the band and John to sing on a track from the new album. They played me some songs and, no bullshit, I got that feeling I felt when I first heard ‘Box Full’ on that comp 17 years ago. For any and all The Used fans — they’re back again. In a BIG fucking way.”

Watch Official Footage Of The Used & Circa Survive Members Covering Nirvana’s “Heart-Shaped Box”

As previously reported, Circa Survive’s Anthony Green joined members of The Used onstage during the April 5 Emo Nite event in Los Angeles, CA to pay tribute to Kurt Cobain on the 25th anniversary of his death. Official footage of them covering Nirvana’s “Heart-Shaped Box” has now been shared and can be seen below:

Watch Footage Of Circa Survive’s Anthony Green Joining The Used Onstage For Some Nirvana Covers

During the April 5 Emo Nite event in Los Angeles, CA, Circa Survive’s Anthony Green joined The Used onstage to pay tribute to Kurt Cobain on the 25th anniversary of his death. You can see footage of them covering Nirvana’s “All Apologies” and “Heart-Shaped Box“ below:

The Used Cover Nirvana & Linkin Park During Recent BBC Radio 1 In-Studio Session

On September 3, The Used performed an in-studio session at Maida Vale Studios and it recently aired on BBC Radio 1‘s Rock Show With Daniel P Carter. As part of the session, the band performed “On My Own” and “Rise Up The Lights“, as well as covers of Nirvana‘s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and Linkin Park‘s “Shadow Of The Day.“ You can check out the covers HERE with the Nirvana cover being played at 38:26 and the Linkin Park cover being played at 1:23:00. It’s also worth noting that the group have been covering “Shadow Of The Day” at their recent shows as well. Footage of that is available below:

[via The PRP]

The Used Issue Statement Regarding Their Split With Justin Shekoski

The Used have officially issued a statement regarding their split with guitarist Justin Shekoski. This news comes after a previous report said Shekoski threatened the band with violence and that he also threatened to kill himself. Here’s what the group had to say:

“Due to personal and artistic differences, Justin is no longer the guitar player for The Used. As a band we strive for an honest transparent connection with our fans. Despite the sensationalism and immoral reporting of media publications that we have had nothing to do with, we as a band had to take the proper legal precautions. The safety of our fans, crew and fellow band members is our biggest priority. Even and especially in the toughest times, the threat of suicide should never be taken lightly. We ask that you respect the privacy of everyone involved during this process. If you or someone you love is struggling with suicidal thoughts, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

Love,
The Used”

The Used Reportedly File Restraining Order Against Ex-Guitarist Justin Shekoski

According to TMZ, The Used have filed a restraining order against former guitarist Justin Shekoski after he threatened violence against the band. Legal documents obtained by the site say Shekoski sent various texts, including ones with violent threats, one where he threatened to “fucking hang [him]self in the middle of a show,” one where he says retaliation “is the only way to get justice” and one that says “those fucks ruined my life and stole all of my creative work.” He is now required to stay 100 yards away from all members of the group at all times.