The Used are excited to announce the release of their brand new music video for their single “Put Me Out” from the band’s highly successful 5th studio album, VULNERABLE. The video was directed by Justin Potter and JK Pincosy, shot in Seattle, WA and can be seen now only on FUSE TV here: http://on.fuse.tv/QgiPbk
“We have always been a band that takes our music videos very seriously. We wanted to make a video that was care free, yet still held a positive message. Music has been a constant saving grace in my life and I know a lot of people can relate. When I am at a rock show, I am able to simply be myself. Plus, sometimes we all feel like a cigarette. Please enjoy.
The band kicks off their headline tour tomorrow with Hell or Highwater and Stars In Stereo at the Fox Theater in Pomona, CA!
The Used Headlining U.S Tour Dates:
Sept 18 Pomona, CA The Fox Theater
Sept 19 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
Sept 21 Chico, CA Senator Theater
Sept 22 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
Sept 23 Reno, NV Knitting Factory
Sept 25 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
Sept 27 Missoula, MT Wilma Theater
Sept 28 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
To purchase tickets: www.theused.net
The Used- made up of singer Bert McCracken, guitarist Quinn Allman, bassist Jeph Howard and drummer Dan Whitesides formed in Orem, Utah in 2001, signing to Reprise Records that same year. Championed by producer and collaborator John Feldmann, the band issued their gold-certified Self-Titled debut in 2002, quickly cementing the Used as leaders among the post-hardcore elite, thanks in part to unforgettable singles like “Box Full of Sharp Objects,” “The Taste of Ink” and “Buried Myself Alive.” The band then released the CD/DVD combo Maybe Memories in 2003, now certified platinum, featuring B-sides, live cuts, demos and unreleased tracks, while still another gold record followed-2004’s In Love And Death-spawning singles “Take It Away,” “All That I’ve Got” and “I Caught Fire.” 2007’s Lies For The Liars, hit #5 on the Billboard Top 200, led to 2009’s Artwork, which peaked at #10 on the Billboard Top 200.
Released in March of this year, Vulnerable debuted at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 charts, selling 31,521 in the first week. The release established The Used’s first album release off their own record label Anger Music Group partnered with Hopeless Records. “I think Vulnerable is really new for us. There’s a lot of hip-hop influence, beats and drum and bass kind of stuff, but it’s also still a Used record, by all means,” explains McCracken. “Just like any other Used record, it’s a horse of many colors: There are a lot of soft and heavy sounds, there are a lot of brutal, sharp, bright sounds, and the tempos are anywhere from ultra-slow to super fast and heavy. There are a lot of different conceptual feelings on the record.”
“This record is for all those people who weren’t the coolest people around. We never were. This record’s for kids like us, who just love music, because it saves their lives every day,” McCracken says. “At the end of the day, I’m the only one who has to live and die with myself. I want to make it a good one for me. I only have one life to live.”
For more information on The Used, check out: www.TheUsed.net