Jimmy Eat World has announced a run of summer tour dates to road test some new material and shake off the studio cobwebs.
As previously reported the Arizona quartet is currently completing work on its follow up to the gold-certified Futures, which has sold over 600,000 copies in the U.S. since its Oct. 2004 release and landed on ROLLING STONE, BLENDER and SPIN's Best of 2004 lists. Futures itself came in the wake of the band's 2001 breakthrough album Jimmy Eat World (originally titled Bleed American).
After the US tour the band ventures to South Africa, where they have three festival shows scheduled. Finally they'll continue on to a run of European and UK festivals that culminates with appearances at Reading and Leeds in late August.
Confirmed tour dates listed below, all shows are all ages except as noted.
July 18 - Albuquerque NM - Sunshine Theatre
July 19 - Denver CO - Gothic Theatre (16+)
July 20 - Lawrence KS - Granada Theatre
July 21 - Omaha NB - Slowdown
July 23 - Minneapolis MN - Fineline Music Café
July 24 - Milwaukee WI - Pabst Theatre
July 25 - Chicago IL - Park West
July 27 - Newport KY - Southgate House (Light Bright Festival, 18+)
July 28 - Knoxville TN - Bijou Theatre
July 30 - Austin TX - Emo's Alternative
July 31 - Dallas TX - Granada Theatre
August 3 - Mesa AZ - Mesa Arts Center
August 9 - Northam, South Africa
August 10 - Johannesburg, South Africa
August 11 - Cape Town, South Africa
August 16 - Frequency Festival, Austria
August 17 - Gampel Festival, Switzerland
August 18 - Lowlands Festival, Holland
August 19 - Highfield Festival, Germany
August 21 - Stollwerk - Cologne, Germany
August 24 - Reading Festival, UK
August 25 - Leeds Festival, UK