The Used comes home tonight at the E-Center

Having broken into Billboard’s Top 100 at No. 6, The Used have set out on a quest to spread its now grown-up gospel of broken, mended and re-broken hearts to many skeptics and disbelievers.

Tonight, Orem’s blessed prodigal sons will return home to West Valley’s E Center to plead their case. In attendance for reasons of moral support will be an all-star cast of modern rock miscreants.

Zion’s most notorious offspring have propelled themselves from Happy Valley’s most hated to hometown heroes in textbook fashion.

Having found a refuge from religious oppression and social angst in good ol’ Rock and Roll, The Used took the world on with their hearts on their sleeves and their amps turned up to 11-OK, a few strings attached to screamo puppetmaster John Feldman didn’t hurt.

After rounding the globe on the wings of a million-plus selling self-titled debut, the band retreated back to their humble origins to pen the achingly haunted In Love and Death. In lieu of rehashing their screamo roots, In Love And Death is injected with a newfound appreciation for rock and roll authenticity, which some would argue has freed the band of its flavor-of-the-week bonds.

Setting the mood for this reunion will be metal-core misfits The Bled and classic rock and roll prodigies Letter Kills. Both of these bands are destined to win over broken, angry teenage hearts, and to shatter eardrums for years to come.

My Chemical Romance and its macabre metal-punk musings will provide a helping hand to The Used. The band is the longtime cohorts of the headliner, and the two have shared the stage on countless occasions. Previously, this dynamic duo staked its claim as forerunners of the new millennium’s screamo invasion.

And now, as the genre’s legions are retreating en masse, they can be seen running hand-in-hand, right in the opposite direction. Utah kiddies who are about to flee from their locker-lover’s high school music collection into dangerous, more elitist territory of college radio might have their last love affair with The Used tonight. Then again-old habits die hard.

Only time will tell if The Used and Co. make it out alive, but if you feel like catching the ensuing riot-you know where to go.

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The UsedTonight at 7 p.m.With My Chemical Romance, Letter Kills and The Bled At the E-Center in West Valley City(3200 S. Decker Lake Dr.) Tickets are $19 and can be purchased from all Smith’sTix outlets.