Jimmy Eat World has announced a US tour to coincide with the Oct. 16 release of its new album, Chase This Light. The Mesa AZ quartet has covered a good chunk of the globe over the past weeks, debuting songs from the forthcoming album.
Jimmy Eat World has announced a North American US tour to coincide with the Oct. 16 release of its new album, Chase This Light. The Mesa AZ quartet has covered a good chunk of the globe over the past few months, debuting songs from the forthcoming album and airing both standards and seldom-heard fan favorites alike. The band’s recent U.S. dates generated some of the best live reviews of the band’s career (“a captivating performance that spanned and sometimes re-imagined its catalog” — Arizona Republic) and were followed by a debut tour of South Africa, and finally a string of European festival appearances that culminated at Reading/Leeds in the UK this past weekend. Chase This Light is the band’s first full length studio album since the gold-certified Futures, which landed on ROLLING STONE, BLENDER and SPIN’s Best of 2004 lists. Executive producer Butch Vig (Nirvana, Sonic Youth) recently described the album as “Quite eclectic. There are three or four songs that sound like classic Jimmy Eat World, with angular, razor-sharp guitars. There are a couple that are a lot more dreamy, and some that are very groove-acious.” Jimmy Eat World Tour Dates: Sept 29 – Queen Creek AZ – Schnepf Farms (KEDJ Edgefest)Sept 30 – Redlands CA – Greek AmphitheatreOct 2 – Santa Cruz CA – The CatalystOct 3 – San Francisco CA – The FillmoreOct 4 – Reno NV – Grand SierraOct 6 – Salt Lake City UT – Utah State Fair Park (X96 show)Oct 7 – Missoula MT – Wilma TheatreOct 8 – Calgary AB – MacEwen HallOct 10 – Vancouver BC – Commodore BallroomOct 11 – Seattle WA – Showbox ShowroomOct 12 – Bellingham WA – Performing Arts Center Main Oct 14 – Davis CA – Freeborn HallOct 16 – Los Angeles CA – The WilternOct 18 – Anaheim CA – House Of BluesOct 19 – San Diego CA – House Of BluesOct 20 – Las Vegas NV – The Joint