The Used share new single ‘Giving Up’

The Used have shared the new single ‘Giving Up’ off their upcoming album ‘Toxic Positivity,’ out this Friday, May 19 via Big Noise. ‘Giving Up’ is the second single released from the album, following lead single ‘Numb.’ Over 20 years into their career, ‘Toxic Positivity’ is everything fans have come to know and love from The Used – straightforward, in-your-face, destructive, and vulnerable all at once.

When asked to describe ‘Giving Up,’ vocalist Bert McCracken shares one of his favorite William Shakespeare quotes to give a deeper meaning to the track: “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”

Established in 2000, The Used was brought to life and have since released a collection of albums that pioneered the scene of emo rock. High-energy live shows, gut-wrenching relatable lyrics, and melodies that blended pop sensibility and hard rock was the perfect combination to make an everlasting impression on fans globally.

The Used released their ninth studio album, ‘Heartwork (Deluxe),’ in 2021 via Big Noise. The extended album features 11 never-before-heard tracks that were all written during the original ‘Heartwork’ (2020) sessions. A variety of collaborators including producer John Feldmann, co-writer Mark Hoppus (Blink-182), guest artists Travis Barker, Jason Aalon Butler (Fever 333), Caleb Shomo (Beartooth), and more helped deliver this now 27-track album.

Next week, The Used is hitting the road with Pierce The Veil on the Creative Control Tour. The epic co-headliner kicks off on May 23rd in Austin, TX, making stops across the U.S. and Canada in Tampa, Toronto, Baltimore, New York, Grand Rapids, Irvine, and more before wrapping up in Phoenix, AZ on July 2nd with support from Don Broco, Deathbyromy (5/23 – 6/10), and girlfriends (6/12 – 7/2).

*with Don Broco and Deathbyromy

May 23rd – HEB Center @ Cedar Park – Austin, TX
May 24th – The Fillmore Harrah’s New Orleans – New Orleans, LA
May 26th – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa – Tampa, FL
May 27th – Mizner Park Amphitheatre – Boca Raton, FL
May 28th- The Saint Augustine Amphitheater – St Augustine, FL
May 30th – Coca Cola Roxy – Atlanta, GA
May 31st – Nashville Municipal Auditorium – Nashville, TN
June 2nd – RBC Echo Beach – Toronto, ON
June 3rd – Pier Six Pavilion – Baltimore, MD
June 5th – The Rooftop @ Pier 17 – New York, NY
June 6th – Virginia Credit Union LIVE! – Richmond, VA
June 7th – Toyota Oakdale Theatre – Wallingford, CT
June 9th – Skyline Stage @ The Mann – Philadelphia, PA
June 10th – Cross Insurance Arena – Portland, ME

*with Don Broco and Girlfriends

June 12th – Stone Pony Summer Stage – Asbury Park, NJ
June 13th – The Rooftop @ Pier 17 – New York, NY
June 15th – Wind Creek Event Center – Bethlehem, PA
June 16th – UPMC Events Center – Moon Twp, PA
June 17th – Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
June 19th – GLC Live @ 20 Monroe – Grand Rapids, MI
June 21st – The Andrew J Brady Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
June 22nd – The Sylvee – Madison, WI
June 24th – So What?! Music Festival – Dallas, TX
June 28th – The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
June 29th – Grand Theatre @ The Grand Sierra Resort – Reno, NV
July 1st – FivePoint Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
July 2nd – Arizona Financial Theatre – Phoenix, AZ
September 10th – Blue Ridge Rock Festival – Alton, VA


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