The Used have dropped their fifth studio album ‘Vulnerable’ today and the band have also announced dates for a headlining tour with support from Dead Sara and Stars In Stereo.

Frontman Bert McCracken says that much of the inspiration for ‘Vulnerable’ came from recuperating for four months after breaking his hand falling from a stage at an Orange County, Calif show. “Me feeling that vulnerability kind of sparked this creative fire inside of me,” says McCracken.

McCracken continues, “This record’s really about becoming more than just who you are, and allowing yourself that vulnerability to be a more powerful person. It’s a lot more positive than a lot of records we’ve written in the past. I think everyone could use some positivity nowadays.”

He goes on to say, “I think ‘Vulnerable’ is really new for us. There’s a lot of hip-hop influence, beats and drum and bass kind of stuff, but it’s also still a Used record, by all means. Just like any other Used record, it’s a horse of many colors: There are a lot of soft and heavy sounds, there are a lot of brutal, sharp, bright sounds, and the tempos are anywhere from ultra-slow to super fast and heavy. There are a lot of different conceptual feelings on the record.”

“This record is for all those people who weren’t the coolest people around,” explains the Used vocalist. “We never were. This record’s for kids like us, who just love music, because it saves their lives every day. At the end of the day, I’m the only one who has to live and die with myself. I want to make it a good one for me. I only have one life to live.”

The Used will also be playing the main stage at this year’s Warped Tour. The band’s headlining tour kicks off on May 12 in Buffalo N.Y., and wraps up in Vancouver on June. 9 check out the full list of dates below.

The Used North American Headlining Tour Dates:

5/12 — Buffalo, N.Y. — Town Hall
5/13 — Albany, N.Y. — Northern Lights
5/15 — Philadelphia, Pa. — TLA
5/16 — Huntington, N.Y. — Paramount
5/18 — Providence, R.I. — Lupo’s
5/19 — Boston, Mass. — House of Blues
5/21 — New York City, N.Y. — Irving Plaza
5/22 — Allentown, Pa. — Crocodile Rock
5/23 — Charlotte, N.C. — Fillmore
5/30 — Silver Spring, Md. — Fillmore
5/31 — Cincinnati, Ohio — Bogart’s
6/01 — Milwaukee, Wis. — The Rave
6/03 — Winnipeg, Manitoba — Garrick
6/05 — Edmonton, Alberta — Starlite
6/06 — Calgary, Alberta — Macewan Ballroom