SINGAPORE – The Used has announced the Philippines leg of their tour in Asia, on July 31, in Manila, Philippines. Tickets for the show, to be held at the Skydome SM North EDSA, are available via SM Tickets. The Used will be touring in support of their newest album, Imaginary Enemy, which was released just last year. The album, which hit No. 1 on the Billboard Independent Chart, is also available on iTunes.
The Used—which includes 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,” “Blue And Yellow” 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,” “I Caught Fire” and “All That I’ve Got” – which earned the band their first MuchMusic Video Award nomination.
2011 marked a year of change for The Used. Leaving Reprise Records, their label of ten years, the band formed their own label, Anger Music Group, which they have independently released 2012’s studio album Vulnerable and an EP The Ocean of the Sky in 2013.
Their latest LP Imaginary Enemy, distributed by Hopeless Records, put the band’s political frustrations and commitment to social change at its forefront and has opened up the platform for conversation among fans and critics alike. The album climbed high on the Independent, Tastemaker Albums, Hard Rock, Alternative, Digital Albums and Top Rock charts.
The Used Upcoming Asian Tour Dates
July 31 , 2015 – SM Skydome, Manila – Philippines
August 2, 2015 – Live Room, Osaka – Japan
August 3, 2015 – Liquidroom, Tokyo – Japan
August 8, 2015 – Heart Town Festival, Taichung– Taiwan
For more information, visit www.hopelessrecords.com.
Thanks: Edwin Waliman and Sameer Sadhu