06. New Language & The Used Review
The Used's 15 Year Anniversary Tour rolled into St. Louis this past weekend for two nights and two albums of rock 'n' roll fun. Joining The Used is up and coming rock band New Language. New Language is a 4-piece band from Los Angeles, CA who have only been touring 4 months and have been growing their fan base everywhere they go. I had the great opportunity to speak with Tyler Demorest (Vocals for New Language) at The Pageant.
The Used - 15 Year Anniversary Tour Review
The Pageant - St. Louis, MO
Night 1 (9/2/16)
Friday night was buzzing for The Used as their 15 year anniversary tour rolled through St. Louis, MO. The Pageant was the perfect host for the two-night stay. New Language was the perfect opening act to get the crowd in the mood and ready for The Used. As the lights went out the crowd roared anticipating the band to make their way to the stage. The band that has been a main stay in rock/alternative radio for 15 years played their greatest hits from their self titled album. Songs like Buried Myself Alive, On My Own, Blue and Yellow, and crowd favorite The Taste of Ink. Frontman Bert McCracken kept the audience energized with his infectious vocals and even conducted the crowd in chorus for The Taste of Ink sing along. Justin Shekoski shredding it on the guitar had the audience moving with the rhythm along with Jeph Howard on Bass. Night 1 of the Self Titled set was a success and by the end of the night left the crowd wanting more. Lucky for them, there was still night 2 the next day.
Night 2 (9/3/16)
After an incredible first night at The Pageant, fans of The Used and New Language packed the The Pageant on a Saturday for Night 2. The Used hit the stage around 9:15 PM bit this night ready to play their second set of the tour with songs from In Love and Death. Playing favorites like All That I've Got, Take It Away, I Caught Fire and more. The night was filled with fans just singing along to every word of every song The Used played. Just like that the night was over. From night 1 into night 2 the stage production was fun with al sorts of props and cool backdrop rigs. For anyone thinking about going to The Used concert this tour, I would say drop what you're doing and go see them live. They are worth the price of admission.