The Used Added To Dallas MusInk Bill

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The Used can get a slightly more professional-looking tat at MusInk than depicted on the cover of their latest.
As we mentioned a couple of weeks ago when Lucero and Telegraph Canyon were added to the bill, the lineup for the MusInk Tattoo & Music Festival April 9 through 11 looked like it would stick with the roots-, folk- and country-influenced rock favored in these parts.

But today's announcement that The Used will play in Dallas as well as at the NOFX-headlined Orange County Musink show in February will add a bit of punk-rock edge to the Big D stop. More bands will be announced in coming weeks, so perhaps the pearl-snap/hoodie ratio will further level out. It's probably worth pointing out that The Reverend Horton Heat played at last year's MusInk in Orange County, so it would certainly make sense for the band to appear in its hometown for the inaugural Dallas MusInk fest.

Also included in the announcement is the news of some of the other entertainment options taking place at the fest, including a Miss MusInk Pageant, live paintings and a "Legends Skate Jam" with Tony Alva, Christian Hosoi, Steve Olson, Mike V, Eric Dressen, Duane Peters and more.

And, of course--because it is a Tattoo & Music Festival, not the other way around, the press release includes an extensive list of participating tattoo artists and companies. Full text of the release is after the jump.

MUSINK: TWO-CITY 3-DAY TATTOO CONVENTION AND MUSIC FESTIVALS ANNOUNCES NOFX WILL JOIN SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21 LINE-UP IN ORANGE COUNTY AND THE USED TO JOIN SUNDAY, APRIL 11 LINE-UP IN DALLAS WITH OVER 300 WORLD RENOWNED TATTOO ARTISTS, PROFESSIONAL BMX AND SKATEBOARD CONTESTS, MOTORCYCLE SHOW AND MORE

As the MUSINK TATTOO CONVENTION AND MUSIC FESTIVAL fast approaches, more big names have been added to the various and extensive lineups. Presented by Affliction, Inc., the third annual MUSINK at the Orange County Fair & Exposition Center will take place February 19, 20 and 21 in Costa Mesa, CA.

The notorious punk group NOFX has officially joined the MUSINK line-up on Sunday, February 21 in Orange County. Other confirmed bands for the Orange County festival include: The Cult, Face to Face, The Damned, Buzzcocks, The Headcat (featuring Lemmy Kilmister from Motorhead and Slim Jim Phantom from Stray Cats), Jim Rose (Circus) and The Invisible Humans.

A first for 2010, MUSINK is taking the festival to Dallas on April 9, 10 and 11 at Fair Park. The post-hardcore group The Used has just signed on to perform at the Dallas festival on Sunday, April 11. Other confirmed bands so far in Dallas include the Old 97's, Shooter Jennings, Lucero, Roger Alan Wade and many more to be announced.

MUSINK will also showcase world renowned tattoo artists including: Jack Rudy & the G.T.C's crew, Mike Brown, Corey Miller, Filip Leu & The Leu Family's Family Iron, Mick Tattoo, Bill & Junii Salmon's Diamond Club, Forever Tattoo, Spotlight Tattoo, Bob Roberts, Charlie Roberts, Brian Everett, Hori Taka, Hori Mitsu, Hori Masa and Toshihide (from the Horitoshi Family), Sunset Strip Tattoo, Greg James, Rick Walters, Catfish Carl, Mark Mahoney, Freddy Negrete, Isaiah Negrete, Shamrock Social Club, Gill Monte, Eddie Deutsche, Clay Decker, True Tattoo, Richard Stell, Mike Pike, Jo Jo Ackerman, Hori Sho, Hori Tsuki Kage aka Shad, Opie Ortiz, Steve Boltz, Jason McAfee, Temple Tattoo, Robert Hernandez, Eric Blair, Bryan Burk, Black Heart Tattoo, Juan Puente, Tim Lehi, Kore Flatmo, Oliver Peck, Mike Roche, Permanent Mark, Mike Wilson, Lindsey Carmichael, Matt Shamah, Jim Miner, Ron Earheart, Mike Roper, Eiland Hogan, Chris Danley, Robert Atkinson, Lil Tokyo Jiro, Kim Saigh, Shawn Barber, Kari Barba, Hori Yuki, State of Grace, Gold Rush Tattoo, Colin Dowling, Harley Goodson, Dr. Claw, Shawn Warcot, Nikko Hurtado, Mike Furgeson, Ben Corn, Grant Cobb, Mike Godfrey, Bob Tyrrell and more TBA.

In addition to the stages, artists, tattoo contests and fine art exhibits, the festival will host the 2010 Miss MusInk Pageant, live paintings, and a Legends Skate Jam featuring professionals Original Z-Boy Tony Alva, Christian Hosoi, Steve Olson, Mike V, Eric Dressen, Duane Peters and more.

Tickets are only $30.00 in Orange County and $25.00 in Dallas and available now via Ticketmaster. For more information, visit www.musink.org.

About MUSINK TATTOO CONVENTION AND MUSIC FESTIVAL: The MUSINK Tattoo Convention and Music Festival sold out its debut in Orange County in February of 2008 with over 13,000 people in attendance for the three-day lifestyle event. Hosted by Kat Von D, music headliners included: The Used, Tiger Army and Metal Skool were joined by over 200 of the best tattoo artists from around the world. The 2009 edition fared just as well with musical acts including: The Reverend Horton Heat, Atreyu and Danzig.

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