March 21

The Used announce headlining tour with Story Of The Year and Amira Elfeky


March 19, 2024 – Rock icons The Used have announced they will be hitting the road this summer on a headlining tour joined by special guests Story Of The Year and Amira Elfeky. The tour will be visiting cities across 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. Ticket pre-sale details are as follows:
●       The Used pre-sale tickets and VIP upgrades available March 20 @ 10am local time●       Story Of The Year pre-sale tickets and VIP upgrades available March 20 @ 10am local time●       Live Nation / Ticketmaster pre-sale tickets available March 20 @ 10am local time●       Spotify pre-sale tickets available March 20 @ 12pm local time●       Local / Radio pre-sale tickets available March 21 @ 10am local time
All tickets to shows will be on sale March 22 at 10am local time at
The Used Summer Tour DatesJune 20 – Gary, IN – Hard Rock Casino – Northern IndianaJune 21 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’sJune 23 – Franklin, WI – Phase Fest*June 25 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore MinneapolisJune 26 – Grand Rapids, MI – GLC Live @ 20 MonroeJune 28 – Columbus, OH – KEMBA Live!June 29 – Cleveland, OH – The Masonic TempleJune 30 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AEJuly 2 – Wallingford, CT – Oakdale TheatreJuly 3 – Portland, ME – State Theatre PortlandJuly 5 – Montreal, QC – MTELUS^July 6 – St. Catharines, ON – Born and Raised Fest#July 9 – Baltimore, MD – Power Plant LiveJuly 10 – Hampton, NH – Hampton Beach Casino BallroomJuly 12 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer StageJuly 13 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
* Festival appearance w/ The Used and Story Of The Year# Festival appearance w/ The Used^ The Used and Amira Elfeky only
Stoked to be touring with some of our oldest friends in the industry,” says The Used vocalist Bert McCracken. “We’ve always been huge fans of Big Blue Monkey! Can’t wait to see Amira Elfeky live as well!!!
The Used have been big brothers to Story Of The Year for over 20 years,” continues Story Of The Year frontman Dan Marsala. “They were the one of first bands to take us on tour after we finished ‘Page Avenue’ and they played a big part in SOTY becoming the band we are today. I’ve always admired how The Used were the fearless leaders of our early 2000s scene and I’m so proud of the friendship that we built so many years ago. The Used and Story Of The Year… that just sounds right!”
Last year, The Used released their newest album, Toxic Positivity. Described as a “day-in-the-life journey of a depressed, anxiety-ridden person” by 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.”
Fans can stream Toxic Positivity now at
Story Of The Year released their most recent album Tear Me To Pieces in 2023 via SharpTone Records. Featuring eleven new tracks – including previous singles “Real Life,” “Tear Me To Pieces,” “Take The Ride,” “War,” and “2005” – the new album is distinctly, invitingly, loudly Story Of The Year. Heartache, desperation, motivation, toxic relationships, pain, loss, anger – all of the essential ingredients of the classic Story Of The Year sound propel Tear Me to Pieces in dazzling new ways. 
Fans can stream Tear Me To Pieces now at
About The UsedFor as long as he can remember, McCracken has used music as an outlet to lay bare his innermost thoughts and emotions. For 23 years, that writing has enabled The Used to deeply resonate with fans the world over. Exploding off the back of universally adored rock anthems such as “The Taste Of Ink,” “Take It Away” and “Pretty Handsome Awkward,” the many millions of streams and record sales (including the platinum-certifiedThe Used and In Love And Death) their career has yielded are one thing; the human connection formed between artist and audience is priceless, however. To that end alone, The Used can consider themselves four of the luckiest and richest men in music.
Toxic Positivity speaks of the strength of the band’s collective collaboration and also their innate, unquenchable thirst to create. “I think we have no choice but to write and write and write,” says McCracken. “It has always just been in us, and we’ve had to get it out. I read a quote once that said you either work your entire lifetime on four great pieces, or you write thousands of pieces and become great that way. Everything that we feel, I think it always makes for a good song.
In that regard, McCracken is humble to a fault, for the simple fact that the songs within Toxic Positivity are far more than merely good songs. They mark the latest chapter in a truly great career. And, like those that have come before them, they will truly matter.  
The Used is Bert McCracken (Vocals), Jepha (Bass), Dan Whitesides (Drums) and Joey Bradford (Guitar).
About Story Of The YearFans have grown together with Dan Marsala, Ryan Philips, Josh Wills, and Adam Russell, from Page Avenue (2003), In the Wake of Determination (2005), The Black Swan (2008), The Constant (2010), to Wolves(2017). They specialize in intense, passionate, confessional compositions that inspire and empower. Songs like “The Antidote,” “Real Life,” “Miracle,” “The Ghost of You and I,” “Anthem of Our Dying Day,” and “Take Me Back” resonate with anyone.Photo Credit: Anthony TranFor more information on The Used, please