Jimmy Eat World announce tour dates
Jimmy Eat World have just announced Canadian tour dates in support of their critically acclaimed ninth studio LP Integrity Blues. The tour kicks off in Vancouver on April 26 and includes a special Toronto show with Incubus on July 22. See below for the Canadian routing. After wrapping up an extensive U.S. run, the band heads to perform several dates in South America before hitting Canadian soil. The beloved four-piece has been busy touring and promoting their latest album delivering powerful performances on The Late Show with Stephen, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and most recently Conan which you can watch HERE. Watch the latest video for hit single “Sure and Certain” below.
Before Jimmy Eat World entered the studio to record their ninth full-length album, Integrity Blues, the members of the multiplatinum Mesa, AZ rock band did something they’ve never done in over two decades. “We took a little break,” smiles lead singer and guitarist Jim Adkins.
After a successful 10th anniversary tour revisiting Futures, the musicians briefly went their separate ways at the end of 2014. Adkins released a series of 7” & embarked on his first worldwide solo tour, Lind released an EP and toured with his wife in The Wretched Desert, Linton took up boxing, and Burch opened up CaskWerks Distillery in Arizona. When the band reconvened in November 2015, they teamed up with producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen [Paramore, M83] and began sifting through ideas.
“I came to a realization,” admits Adkins. “In the break, writing was a little trickier. I wanted to change things up. So, instead of writing about a problem, I wanted to write about a solution. If you look at your life for what’s going wrong, it won’t be too hard to find things. If you start looking at what you have rather than what you’re missing out on, you come away from things with a much different perspective that’s a lot more grateful and positive. As an album, Integrity Blues is about trying to overcome that personal struggle instead of getting upset with what life could be that it isn’t.”
Surveying the journey thus far, Adkins maintains the same passion he did on day one, and it continues to fuel Jimmy Eat World. “I’ve wanted to play music since second grade, and here I am playing music. It’s something we’re immensely grateful for. That’s why we don’t take it lightly. We want to be in a constant state of progress. You have to move forward in a way that’s challenging and evolving.” “At the end of the day, you have to be proud of your own work,” he leaves off. “We are. If you breathe that in and believe it, you’ve won.
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UPCOMING CANADIAN TOUR DATES
04/26 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
04/28 – Calgary, AB @ Palace Theatre
04/29 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
04/30 – Saskatoon, SK @ O’Brians Event Centre
05/01 – Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre
05/09 – London, ON @ London Music Hall
05/10 – Ottawa, ON @ Algonquin Commons Theatre
07/22 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage*