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Taking Back Sunday
with The Used, Tonight Alive and Sleepwave
From the Promoter
Taking Back Sunday & The Used have announced a North American co-headlining tour this spring. The tour will kick off on March 14th in Dallas, TX and wrap on April 27th in Orlando, FL, with specials guests Tonight Alive and Sleepwave. Fans can purchase digital versions of both Taking Back Sunday and The Used’s new albums with a ticket starting today at 2pm EST via Applauze. These limited tickets will have a special reduced service fee along with a sale price to pre-order either or both albums. If you download the free Applauze app for iPhone/iPod Touch there is an additional specially priced bundle that includes both albums. There will also be an artist pre-sale beginning today at 2pm local time. General ticket sales will begin on Friday, January 31st at 10am EST. To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit: takingbacksunday.com or TheUsed.net.
Taking Back Sunday have released their video for single, “Flicker, Fade”, here: smarturl.it/flickerfadevideo. Directed by DJay Brawner, Lazzara tells us, “We haven’t made a video in a while and we didn’t want to overthink it so we connected with some creative folks and said ‘remember when music videos could just be about a song?’ We found a cool location that we feel matched the mood of Flicker, Fade and made a performance video that showcased the song itself. The result was exactly what we were chasing. No heavy story line to distract from the mood, just a moment in time to live inside the music we created.”
The band will be releasing their new album, Happiness Is, on March 18th via Hopeless Records produced by Marc Jacob Hudson and Mike Sapone, and mixed by Claudius Mittendorfer. With the spirit of resilience and innovation dripping all over the band's sixth full-length, the album addresses some heady concepts, but it simultaneously showcases a new musical and conceptual leap for this band of mainstream misfits that's sure to endear them to fans both new and old. To pre-order Happiness Is with an instant download of single ‘Flicker, Fade”, please visit: hopelessrecords.com/happinessis.
The Used have also just released their cinematically sinister music video for new single, “Cry,” directed by Gus Black (Deftones, Atlas Genius), which you can watch here: youtu.be/CE2CAvJZiiM. About the inspiration behind the new song, The Used frontman, Bert McCracken explains, “Before it is too late we must learn to love the precious present with all of the fury and passion life has allowed us. Understanding that it is exactly what we do with our tragedy to inspire others with theirs, that makes us the people we are.”
The band will be releasing their sixth studio album, Imaginary Enemy, on April 1st. Produced by the acclaimed John Feldmann, who has championed The Used from since their very inception in 2001, Imaginary Enemy, puts The Used’s political frustrations and commitment to social change at its forefront. The album opens with “Revolution,” where McCracken urges, “So from now on I pledge allegiance/ To a world that’s so much different / Where everyone has the chance to be free/ Revolution starts with me.” This passionate optimism lies at the core of Imaginary Enemy.