The Used, Utah’s sensational screamo artists are bringing their signature sounds to the Aragon Ballroom!
The band was formed in Orem (Utah) in 2001 by drummer Branden Steineckert, gutiarist Quinn Allman and bassist Jeph Howard. They held a lot of auditions for a llead vocalist but they were all "terrible" until they heard Robert Edward "Bert" McCracken. They recruited him to complete the line-up and went to work on their demo tape. It was a difficult time as they had to deal with poverty, homelessness, substance abuse, and beggingto buy food. They decided to call themselves The Used because their friends claimed they felt “used” when they couldn’t spend as much time with them due to their musical commitments. The band’s been through a few line-up changes since 2001 and currently consists of Bert, Jeph, Dan Whitesides (drums), and Justin Shekoski (guitar). They’ve had a stellar career with 6 studio albums, 1 live album, 1 compilation album, 3 video albums, 23 music videos, 5 extended plays, 21 singles, 1 demo tape, and they’ve sold over 3 million records worldwide. Their music has also been included on the compilation albums Atticus: ...Dragging the Lake, Kevin and Bean's Fo' Shizzle St. Nizzle, and Covered, A Revolution in Sound: Warner Bros. Records.
Don’t miss your chance to see this aggressive screamo outfit originally formed as a reaction to the conformity of the band's home state of Utah!