The Used celebrates the 14th anniversary of their self-titled album with help from Ilan Rubin’s The New Regime.
The New Regime opened up the night in Royal Oak. The crowd warmed up to their experimental bluesy rock sound fronted by Ilan Rubin, more popularly known for his drum work in Nine Inch Nails, Lost Prophets, and Angels & Airwaves as well as Paramore’s fourth album. The New Regime is Ilan’s solo project. He plans to release a third album featuring the track, “We Rise, We Fall,” recently released with a music video.
Night 1 of the doubleheader paid homage to The Used‘s first and self-titled album released in 2002 and produced by John Feldmann. Fourteen years later, the band’s performance was timeless, except this time around the band brought along Saosin’s former guitar player, Justin Shekoski. Justin joined the band following the announcement of original guitar player Quinn Allman’s hiatus from the band.
The self-titled album was performed in its entirety by Bert McCraken and the Utah band including their biggest hits “The Taste of Ink,” “Buried Myself Alive,” and “Blue and Yellow.” The Used is currently promoting a recently “Live & Acoustic” performance at The Palace, which was released in audio form on April 01.
Our photographer Matteo Donini was on-site to capture the events of the evening.