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[Photo by: Brian Cox]

Unfortunately, the Used have had to cancel their tour dates in Europe and the United Kingdom for May and June. In an official statement, the band has cited the reasoning as “an opportunity” that they “could absolutely not turn down.”

The Used just finished their U.S. intimate club tour late last week and were set to head across the pond for a number of UK and European dates including Slam Dunk Festival in May and June.

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The Used are on an incredible run of newsworthy content. Besides announcing their new album Heartwork and dropping two absolute heaters in “Blow Me” and “Paradise Lost, a poem by John Milton,” the Used frontman Bert McCracken has been fueling rumors of a tour with My Chemical Romance.

To be incredibly clear, there is no indication that the Used have cancelled their UK/European shows because of this, but speculation is rampant.

The Used put out an official statement regarding the situation to their social media profiles.

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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.

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Many fans are already speculating that the cancellations are due to something affiliated with My Chemical Romance but none of the dates make a lot of sense in terms of how they lineup. My Chemical Romance have a string of dates in March and then embark on their European tour in mid-June. The dates that the Used are cancelling are the end of May and the first week of June.

Luckily, we won’t have to speculate long because the statement does say that some big news will be coming as a soon as possible.

Until then, listen to the Used’s most recent single below.

Heartwork by the Used drops April 24. on producer John Feldmann‘s Big Noise label. The album can be preordered here. Check out the tracklist below.

Heartwork Tracklist

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”
11. “Heartwork”
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“

Why do you think the Used canceled their UK and European shows? Sound off in the comments below!

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