"We are more than excited to finally be back in Australia! Can’t wait to see you all there! Are you ready for the best night of your life?!?!?"
Aussie rock and nu-metal fans: get ready for one of this year's biggest tours, as The Used and Papa Roach are gearing up to bring the Cut My Heart Into Pieces tour to Australia with special guests Coldrain this April.
The Used vocalist Bert McCracken is clearly thrilled by the tour announcement; he said in a statement, "We are more than excited to finally be back in Australia! Can’t wait to see you all there! Are you ready for the best night of your life?!?!?"
Jacoby Shaddix from Papa Roach added, "We’ve been such huge fans of THE USED forever and we are thrilled to bring this tour down under - AUSTRALIA GET READY TO GET ROWDY!"
The Used dropped their landmark self-titled debut in 2002. It was a genuine game-changer of a record that melded together rage, honesty and radio-accessible melody in a way that few acts of the era had managed. Powered by singles The Taste of Ink, Buried Myself Alive and Blue and Yellow, The Used spread like wildfire amongst the teenagers of North America and then the world, going platinum in the US (and gold in Australia) and launching a dizzying ascent to stardom, that very few saw coming.
The two follow-up efforts, In Love and Death, blew The Used’s success out of the water, delivering rock radio staples All That I’ve Got and I Caught Fire, and even inspired a Kevin Lyman-backed tour package The Taste of Chaos, which saw the band headline sold-out arenas at home and abroad (including down under). When their third record Lies For The Liars delivered their second consecutive Billboard top-10 spot, peaking at number five, the band's fame had reached the point where they were chosen to soundtrack the Michael Bay Transformers movie and their status as one of the most important bands in the great emo explosion of the ‘00s was cemented.
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In a review of Papa Roach's 11th album, Ego Trip, Kerrang! declared, "Papa Roach are not only still with us, but they’re an infinitely more challenging, diverse and simply better band than the one that recorded breakthrough album Infest. New offering Ego Trip rips up any semblance of a rule book, rapping it up and rocking it out with the fervour of any of music’s bright young things."
Early bird tickets go on sale this Wednesday, 18 January at 9 am. Tickets will be sold to the general public on Friday, 20 January from 9 am. Buy tickets via Destroy All Lines.
THE USED + PAPA ROACH
CUT MY HEART INTO PIECES TOUR 2023 WITH SPECIAL GUESTS COLDRAIN
FRIDAY 21 APRIL - METRO CITY, PERTH
SUNDAY 23 APRIL - AEC THEATRE, ADELAIDE
MONDAY 24 APRIL - MARGARET COURT ARENA, MELBOURNE
FRIDAY 28 APRIL - HORDERN PAVILION, SYDNEY
SUNDAY 30 APRIL - FORTITUDE MUSIC HALL, BRISBANE*
*Coldrain not appearing