Following the cancellation of their tour in February due to bereavement, The Used will bring their mind-blowing live shows back to the UK in the summer.
Last year, The Used released their critically acclaimed 7th studio album The Canyon via Hopeless Records. Written out of pain and loss, the album is tragic and haunting whilst also having a sense of light and energy that is unlike anything the band has ever done before.
Now the band have announced that they’ll be returning to the UK, with four dates culminating in a headline show at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 31 August. All original tickets remain valid.
The Canyon will take fans on a lyrical journey through the intimate psyche of Bert McCracken. “I’ve learned as an artist that a great idea is such a gift. If I don’t stop whatever it is I’m doing, even if while driving, if I don’t pull over at that moment, then maybe I didn’t deserve the idea to begin with. I learned to respect and worship the ideas in that way, that they are and will always be something sacred. Stopping in that moment was a brand new approach for us during this process” says McCracken.
Produced by Ross Robinson (The Cure, At The Drive-In), this 17- track opus was recorded entirely on tape, with no more than 3 takes being used on each song. Every musical note and vocal heard on the record was recorded entirely on tape without a click track at the legendary Valentine Studio with some songs featuring string arrangements and a choir. The process was unique and unlike anything the band has done before. They would hit record and play it as if they were on stage, without a backing track. Songs weren’t played and recorded repeatedly until the magic was gone. What you are hearing is what really took place within the recording process. Every nuance was captured and with every listen you experience something new.
Over the last 15 years, The Used have released a collection of albums that have 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 creating the perfect combination to make an everlasting impression on fans globally. The band put everything into writing and recording The Canyon and from start, to finish you are submerged into an inescapable visceral universe and McCracken leaves us with,“That’s what this record is–it’s a moment of silence for what’s real.”
Here are those rescheduled dates for 2018:
27 August – Rock City, Nottingham
28 August – O2 Ritz, Manchester
30 August – O2 Academy, Bristol
31 August – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London