Despite having just announced a massive North American tour in which they will be playing their first two albums in their entirety, The Used have officially parted ways with longtime guitarist Quinn Allman and replaced him with Saosin guitarist Justin Shekoski. Allman took a hiatus from touring with the band earlier this year and now it seems as if his absence will be permanent. Here’s a statement from the band:
“Nothing can ever change, or detract from the magic of the relationships that helped create the music that is The Used. For these beautiful memories, we will be forever grateful. As a result of mutual understanding, Quinn will not be returning to the band and Justin Shekoski will be taking his place. The journey so far has been amazing and we continue to feel very positive about what lies ahead in the future. As always, can’t wait to see you on the road!
Love, The Used”
Meanwhile, you can check out the band’s upcoming tour dates here. The Used will be releasing a live, acoustic album appropriately titled Live And Acoustic At The Palace on April 1, 2016. You can pre-order the album here.