Take Action Tour Selects The Used as 2013 Headliner

The 2013 Take Action Tour will be headlined by the Used, and the band also will release a new expanded version of their most recent album early next year.

As it does every year, the tour will benefit a specific charity, and this year proceeds from the tour will go to the It Gets Better Project, a group that supports LGBT teens. The tour will kick off on January 11 at the House of Blues in Las Vegas, and is scheduled to run through a March 1 stop at the Wiltern in Los Angeles. In between those dates, the tour also will visit cities including Salt Lake City, Denver, Milwaukee, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Atlantic City, Detroit, Houston, Dallas, San Francisco and San Diego.

Joining the Used on the trek will be We Came As Romans, Crown the Empire and Mindflow.

Also in January, the Used will release a new edition of their most recent album, Vulnerable, which was released in March of this year. Vulnerable II will be released on January 22 and find the record expanded into a two disc set. The second disc will contain remixes and acoustic tracks of songs on the original release.

“It’s our privilege to work with such a lovely charity that does so much good in this confusing world,” said the Used frontman Bert McCracken in a statement. “Please check out itgetsbetter.org and we’ll see you at the Take Action Tour.

Ten percent of each ticket sold throughout the tour will be donated to It Gets Better and Sub City, the annual charitable sponsor. The latter group also will release a compilation record featuring the Used and many other bands to help raise money.

“Sub City has raised millions of dollars and awareness for various charitable organizations that aim to make the world a better place,” reads a statement on the tour’s official website. “Five percent of the suggested retail price from the sale of this compilation will go to continue this mission.”