SOURCE: Warner Bros. Records

August 20, 2007 09:00 ET

The Used Announce Fall U.S. Headlining Tour; Explosive New Single Hits Radio on August 20

New Single "Pretty Handsome Awkward" Is Garnering Major Play and Is in the Summer's #1 Movie "Transformers"; Lead Bumper on the ESPN X GAMES Broadcast on ABC and ESPN; Band Is Featured in the #1 Selling Game, "Madden 08"

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - August 20, 2007) - Platinum-selling rock band The Used will launch a headlining tour of the U.S. on September 4th, giving fans a chance to see them live after the Utah-bred quartet was forced to cancel their summer shows, including the Van's Warped Tour, due to frontman Bert McCracken undergoing surgery for a node on one of his vocal chords.

McCracken is on the mend and will be fully recovered by the time the tour launches on September 4th in Pompano Beach, FL. As drummer Dan Whitesides put it in a post on the band's website: "I've been home here in Salt Lake playing my drums and writing music with [guitarist] Quinn [Allman]. I'm just itching to get back on the road again and start rockin' some serious s*** with all of you, and I can't wait to see [bassist] Jeph [Howard], Bert, and all of our amazing crew. We're getting ready to rock the world, so get ready!"

Before the fall dates begin, The Used will hit the international circuit making appearances at the Leeds Festival on August 24th and the Reading Festival on August 26th. They then head back to the U.S. for the tour and an appearance on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" on September 14th. On October 19th, the band will headline the TASTE OF CHAOS tour through November 28th.

The band are out on tour supporting their third album, "Lies for the Liars," which was released by Reprise Records on May 22nd and debuted in the Top 5 on Billboard's Top 200. The album's first single "The Bird and the Worm" blew up on YouTube and climbed to Number 9 on the Modern Rock chart. The second single, "Pretty Handsome Awkward," will drop on August 20th and is also included on the soundtrack to the smash hit live-action robot fantasy film "Transformers." It is also the featured bumper on the ESPN X GAMES broadcast on ABC and ESPN. "Lies'" lead-off track, "The Ripper," will be included on the soundtrack to Electronic Arts' "Madden NFL 08," which is out in stores.

Be sure to check out new merchandise on the road -- new all over print hoodie and Chaddam t-shirt. Merchandise items can also be found at For more about The Used, please visit their website, or dedicated YouTube channel Also, check out "Pretty Handsome Awkward" at: The videos for The Used have received over eight Million plays on ranking them in the Top 10 most played videos over the past three months.

The Used's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

9/4     Tue     Pompano Beach, FL     Cinema Club
9/5     Wed     Lake Buena Vista, FL  House of Blues
9/7     Fri     Atlanta, GA           Tabernacle
9/8     Sat     Pensacola, FL         Pensacola Civic Center
9/10    Mon     New York, NY          Roseland Ballroom
9/11    Tue     Atlantic City, NJ     House of Blues
9/12    Wed     Sayreville, NJ        Starland Ballroom
9/13    Thu     Worcester, MA         Palladium
9/14    Fri     New York, NY          Late Night with Conan O'Brien
9/15    Sat     Detroit, MI           State Theatre
9/16    Sun     Chicago, IL           Riviera Theatre
9/17    Mon     St. Louis, MO         Pageant
9/19    Wed     Denver, CO            Fillmore Auditorium
9/22    Sat     Seattle, WA           Endfest-Qwest Field Parking lot
9/24    Mon     San Francisco, CA     Warfield
10/6    Sat     Salt Lake City, UT    TBD
10/7    Sun     Las Vegas, NV         Pearl Concert Theatre
10/8    Mon     Anaheim, CA           The Grove

Contact Information

  • For further information, please contact:
    Keren Poznansky
    Warner Bros. Records Publicity