The Scoop: Yes, The Used are back. This time with two announcements; first, they will be embarking on a 15 year anniversary tour. The band will be playing two shows per city, performing Self-Titled and In Love and Death in their entirety, plus more each evening. In addition to the upcoming tour, The Used has announced Live and Acoustic at The Palace, a live CD/DVD, set to release April 1st, 2016.
This album was recorded at the band’s intimate unplugged storyteller performance, which took place at The Palace Theater in Los Angeles last month. Fans who were unable to attend the once in a lifetime performance will have a chance to watch the band perform in a way they have never performed before – with a 4-piece string quartet and harpist (arranged by Hiro Goto), a piano player, percussion and a 3-piece gospel choir.
Lead singer Bert McCraken had this to say about the live effort: “I think we really captured the night perfectly and listening back to the mixes it reminded me how music can allow us to be children once again and once you open yourself up to that emotion it’s like a virus, it’s contagious.” He continued, “Nearly every eye in the venue was weepy the night we played with the orchestra because these songs are so emotional and this recording is a truly special thing that I can’t wait for everyone to hear. It still gives me goose bumps.”
The Spin: Check out the tour dates below. You can get tickets and pre-order the new live album here.