The Used Bring Nostalgic Tunes to New York City With Back-to-Back Shows
Every time the Used come to New York City, it’s never a one night only event. This time around they played two consecutive and very special shows at PlayStation Theater, performing an album in full on each night. We had the opportunity to cover the first night which was completely sold-out as they cranked out their self-titled debut album from beginning to end.
The set started with the well-received lead track “Maybe Memories," but hundreds of fans erupted in a sing along to the anthem “The Taste of Ink,” the track that was their first major breakout song. Other notable tunes off of the band's first full length release include their first-ever single, “A Box Full of Sharp Objects,” as well as “Buried Myself Alive” and “Blue and Yellow.” The encore included the hidden track “Choke Me” for the diehard fans.
Frontman Bert McCracken started the band as a teenager and still exudes that youthful fearless spirit and force live. The camaraderie of the band is evident onstage after all of these years and there is a fresh energy with new guitarist Justin Shekoski entering the fold. The lucky New York crowd was also treated to a full set of tunes from the band’s sophomore release In Love and Death for the second night of their New York stand.
Fellow California rock act the New Regime stormed the stage with a lively set of their own on both nights. Check out our photo gallery above of the Used and the New Regime on night one at PlayStation Theater.
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