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The Used’s Bert McCracken Talks New Album, Hints At Opening My Chemical Romance Tour


The Used frontman Bert McCracken spoke recently with Kaytie of Razor 94.7 104.7 about the band’s forthcoming new album “Paradise Lost” and their rumored spot opening My Chemical Romance‘s North American reunion tour. Regarding their plans for their new album, which they recorded with producer John Feldmann (Black Veil Brides, 311), he offered:

“We had about 30 songs finished and I think there’s only 15 on the record so we’ll have a really cool B-Sides record coming out hopefully later this year. We wanted the record to kinda showcase the different elements within the studio.

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Like some of the songs sound straight live like you would be hearing them from the stage. And some of the songs are kind of back to the first and second record style of production where it’s like some of the sounds are full production, its full like you’re in a little world of your own inside these songs.”

The title track of the record has roots dating back to a poem McCracken penned back in 2012, he said of that:

“There’s a little arrangement in a song we made with a really special poem of mine, its the title track for the record on this new one and the poem has been around probably since 2012.

I wrote it in a really kind of horrible moment, a violent moment, an extreme moment. But you captured it and so you have that feeling, you have that little kind of capsule of that moment kind of ready, locked and loaded, whenever you want to pull it out, where ever you want to put it.

And if it’s good, it really does, you can read it five or six years later and be like okay I still feel that. I still feel that from where it came from.”

As for the rumors of them joining My Chemical Romance on the road later this year, he offered:

“When we first met My Chemical Romance, they were my favorite band. I brought them out all over the world. There’s a reason why they blew up and they’re one of the biggest bands of all time. They’re amazing. Been talking to Gerard and it wouldn’t surprise anyone to see The Used on that tour.”

He went on to add: “I’m not saying… I’m joking. Come on, you know me, I’m a Kidder.”

McCracken would later go on to hint at being on that tour later that night in Englewood, CO with the below fan-filmed footage capturing the moment:


The Used are out on tour now with the below runs booked:

With Dragged Under:

02/05 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater (tickets)
02/07 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage (tickets)
02/09 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club (tickets)
02/11 New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre (tickets)
02/12 Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts (tickets)
02/14 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West (tickets)
02/15 Orlando, FL – The Beacham (tickets)
02/18 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey (tickets)
02/19 Austin, TX – Mohawk (tickets)
02/21 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater (tickets)
02/22 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom (tickets)

With Movements:

05/23 Leeds, UK – Slam Dunk Festival
05/24 Hatfield, UK – Slam Dunk Festival
05/26 London, UK – Lafayette (feat. Movements)
05/27 Brighton, UK – Concorde 2 (feat. Movements)
05/30 Paris, FRA – Slam Dunk France
05/31 Antwerp, BEL – Zappa (feat. Movements)
06/02 Milan, ITA – Circolo Magnolia (feat. Movements)
06/03 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo (feat. Movements)
06/09 Moscow, RUS – Arbat Hall
06/10 St. Petersburg, RUS – Zal

Dates for My Chemical Romance‘s highly anticipated reunion tour can be found here. may receive a commission from tickets purchased through the links in the above post.

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