The Used has released a music video for ‘The Bird and the Worm’. This is the first single to be released off their upcoming CD/DVD Live and Acoustic at The Palace. Fans can watch the music video below:
Live and Acoustic at The Palace is set to release on April 1, 2016. This album was recorded at the band’s intimate unplugged storyteller performance, which took place at The Palace Theater (where the video for Michael Jackson’s Thriller was filmed) in Los Angeles last October. 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.
Live and Acoustic at The Palace is available for pre-order now here: www.TheUsed.net.
In celebration of their fifteen-year anniversary, The Used performed their Self Titled debut and In Love and Death in Leeds and London last week in the UK to rawkus and fevered crowds. Next up, The Used will be hitting the road for a North American tour this spring with direct support from The New Regime! The band, as they did in the UK, will be playing two shows per city, performing Self-Titled and In Love and Death in their entirety, plus more each evening. The tour will kick off on April 5th in Seattle, WA and wrap on May 28th in Los Angeles, CA. With each online ticket purchase, fans will get a digital copy of the band’s upcoming release, The Used: Live & Acoustic at The Palace.
In order to fully recontextualise the songs on Live and Acoustic at The Palace, The Used worked with Hiro Goto on the strings and harp. Together, they arranged the various musical elements and helped the band bring out dimensions in these songs that they didn’t even know existed. “The whole time we were making this I couldn’t believe it was happening,” frontman Bert McCracken explains, adding that 3 gospel singers and instruments like the harp helped these songs take on an entirely different emotional resonance than the post-hardcore, guitar-driven dynamics that initially propelled them. “I’m so proud of this band for working hard to pull this off and at same time I feel like this is what we deserve because we worked so hard to get here that it felt like a victory lap in a lot of ways.”