The Used have hit #1 on the Billboard Independent Chart with their sixth studio release, “Imaginary Enemy,” released on April 1st. The album debuted at #14 on the Billboard Top 200 and is climbing the charts, currently positioned at Tastemaker Albums (#2), Hard Rock (#3), Top Rock (#5), Alternative (#5) and Digital Albums (#16). They have also broken digital streaming records, receiving over 1 million streams in its first week and over 625,000 spins via Pandora on the album’s release date alone – making “Imaginary Enemy” the most streamed album premiere in Pandora’s history. Purchase the album on iTunes here.
The Used are currently on the road, on a co-headlining tour of U.S. and Canada with Taking Back Sunday, featuring special guests Tonight Alive and Sleepwave. The tour is completely sold out. For up-to-date information, please visit: http://theused.net.
The Used-which also includes guitarist Quinn Allman, bassist Jeph Howard and drummer Dan Whitesides formed in Orem, Utah in 2001, signing to Reprise Records that same year. Championed by producer and collaborator John Feldmann, the band issued their gold-certified Self-Titled debut in 2002, quickly cementing the Used as leaders among the post-hardcore elite, thanks in part to unforgettable singles like “Box Full of Sharp Objects,” “The Taste of Ink,” “Blue And Yellow” and “Buried Myself Alive.” The band then released the CD/DVD combo “Maybe Memories” in 2003, now certified platinum, featuring B-sides, live cuts, demos and unreleased tracks, while still another gold record followed-2004′s “In Love And Death”-spawning singles “Take It Away,” “I Caught Fire” and “All That I’ve Got” – which earned the band their first MuchMusic Video Award nomination.
“We the people, in order to form a more perfect planet, must question the way the world works – and where the world is heading,” says The Used frontman, Bert McCracken, in a statement about the new album. He continues, “Some view art as a way of escaping reality; others view art as a mirror reflecting our sometimes sad society; we believe art can be a weapon, used to shape the very world we live in. The Used is proud to present to you, ‘Imaginary Enemy’.”