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THE USED Announces B-Sides Record "MEDZ". On Tour This Summer!


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Rock icons The Used have announced a deluxe b-side album MEDZ, set for release on June 21 via Big Noise. Including previously released singles “People Are Vomit” and “Fuck You”, MEDZ offers eight new, never-before-heard singles from The Used from the Toxic Positivity writing sessions with John Feldmann in 2022 and 2023.


Vocalist Bert McCracker shared a quote from C.S. Lewis to give a deeper meaning to the collection of b-sides: “Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say “My tooth is aching” than to say ‘My heart is broken.’”

Alongside the announcement, The Used have released the title track of the upcoming album, “MEDZ”. The track, with its bouncing, catchy rhythm paired with existential lyrics sung in frontman Bert's unique and enticing voice, is quintessential of The Used.


Last year, The Used released their most recent album, Toxic Positivity. Described as a “day-in-the-life journey of a depressed, anxiety-ridden person” by Bert McCracken, the tell-all record shares the highs and lows of depression and addiction through a cohesive body of work, speaking to the ever-changing headspace that he was experiencing at the time of writing. “This record is quite tough for me to listen to,” he adds, “because it’s a reflection of times in my life that have been some of my lowest ever.”


This summer, The Used will be hitting the road on a headlining tour joined by special guests Story Of The Year and Amira Elfeky. The tour will be visiting cities across the United States and Canada, kicking off on June 20 in Gary, IN and making stops in Minneapolis, Cleveland, Montreal, Baltimore, Asbury Park, and more before wrapping up in Norfolk, VA on July 13. All tickets are available now!


You can check out The Used's tracklisting of MEDZ as well as tour dates and more below!

 

Upcoming The Used Tour Dates

June 28 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex^ (LOW TICKET WARNING)

June 29 - Reno, NV - Grand Theatre @ The Grand Sierra Resort^ (SOLD OUT)

July 1 - Irvine, CA - FivePoint Amphitheatre^ (SOLD OUT)

July 2 - Phoenix, AZ - Arizona Financial Theatre^ (SOLD OUT)

September 5 – Birmingham, AL – Avondale Brewing Company#

September 6 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House Of Blues#

September 8 – Harrisburg, PA – Southside Stage Harrisburg#

September 9 – Alton, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival*

September 12 – Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Riverworks#

September 13 – Boston, MA – Roadrunner#

September 15 – Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre @ Freedom Hill#

September 16 – Indianapolis, IN – White River State Park#

September 17 – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest*

September 19 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore#

September 20 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater#

September 22 – Maryland Heights, MO – Saint Louis Music Park#

September 23 – Omaha, NE – Steelhouse Omaha#

September 25 – Tulsa, OK – The Criterion#

September 27 – Flagstaff, AZ – Fort Tuthill Park - Pepsi Amphitheater#

September 28 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues#

September 30 – Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium!

October 1 – Wheatland, CA – Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Sacramento - Hard Rock Live#

October 3 – Grand Junction, CO – Las Colonias Park Amphitheater#

October 4 – Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom#

October 7 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo#

October 8 – Garden City, ID – Revolution Concert House#

October 10 – San Francisco, CA – Fox Theatre#

October 11 – Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre#

* Festival Appearance

^ w/ Don Broco + girlfriends

# w/ Sleeping With Sirens + Dead American

! w/ Dead American only


All tickets are available now at https://theused.net/

 

MEDZ Tracklist:

1. MEDZ

2. Fuck You 

3. People Are Vomit

4. Sisyphus

5. Depression Personified

6. Terrified

7. Before I Leave

8. Take Yourself Out

9. Tell Me

10. Pain is My Therapy


MEDZ is available to pre-save now at https://theused.ffm.to/medz

 

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