For those who were keeping up with tours and rumors before the coronavirus canceled everything, then you certainly know about one particularly strong rumor. That rumor is that the Used might be touring with My Chemical Romance.
While we still don’t anything for certain, we might finally understand why the Used vocalist Bert McCracken has been saying they’re going on tour together.
The My Chemical Romance and the Used tour rumor began back in February when McCracken said at a Colorado show “You can probably catch us on tour with My Chemical Romance in the fall. We’ll see.”
here's a video of it for all you stinky non-believers!! pic.twitter.com/THCQT4MYNs
— anissa! (@phant_o_matic) January 30, 2020
“When we first met My Chemical Romance, they were my favorite band,” McCracken said. “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,” McCracken says before jokingly chiming in with, “I’m not saying… I’m joking. Come on, you know me, I’m a kidder.”
We are very sorry to announce that we will not be able to come to the UK and Europe in May & June. An Opportunity has arisen for The Used that we absolutely couldn’t turn down.(Big news update to be revealed ASAP!) We apologize to all our fans who already made plans to see us and we promise to make it up to you very very soon. In the meantime, if you’re heading to Slam Dunk – have a great time – it’s a killer lineup and any tickets and any tickets for are headline shows are refundable at point of purchase.
— The Used (@WeAreTheUsed) February 25, 2020
Well, the Used have yet to announce that big news update, most likely due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In a recent interview with McCracken on The Green Room with Neil Griffiths podcast, McCracken was asked about the My Chemical Romance tour rumor. He joked that they canceled because they knew there was a pandemic that would cancel everything.
“We knew like a month in advance there was going to be a worldwide pandemic,” McCracken says. “We just didn’t want to announce it like it was some good news. It was like ‘we have a secret that we can’t tell you.’ Everybody’s gonna be locked in there house for the next six months.” McCracken goes on to say that they do have some really good news going on pretty soon.
He further discusses the idea of the My Chemical Romance tour saying he would love to be on it.
Obviously, the second you see someone announce a reunion tour, you’re like, ‘Get me on that mother*!’ I’ve been texting Gerard [Way] like crazy,” McCracken says before laughing. “But I’ve also just been announcing that we are on it, just because, yeah, we should be.”
As we’ve already said, that tour would be absolutely incredible.
You can listen to the entire podcast with the Used’s Bert McCracken below.
1. “Paradise Lost, A poem by John Milton”
2. “Blow Me” (Feat. Jason Aalon Butler)
3. “Big, Wanna Be”
4. “Bloody Nose”
5. “Wow, I Hate This Song”
6. “My Cocoon”
7. “Cathedral Bell”
8. “1984 (Infinite Jest)”
9. “Gravity’s Rainbow”
10. “Clean Cut Heals”
12. “The Lighthouse” (Feat. Mark Hoppus)
13. “Obvious Blasé (Feat. Travis Barker)
14. “The Lottery” (Feat. Caleb Shomo)
15. “Darkness Bleeds, FOTF”
16. “To Feel Something“
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