Rock / Alternative / Emo
Jimmy Eat World emerged at the forefront of the alt-rock emo scene when their third album Bleed American hit store shelves in 2001. Since then, they have been at the top of the charts and the Jimmy Eat World concert schedule is nothing short of epic. Jimmy Eat World tour dates are scheduled nationally with the band promoting their most recent release Chase This Light.
Jimmy Eat World formed in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa, Arizona in 1993 when schoolmates Jim Adkins, Zach Lind, Tom Linton, and Mitch Porter had the brilliant idea of starting a band. Their early sound mirrored that of eighties New York punk but they soon developed an emo-core style as the genre was in its nascent. Jimmy Eat World tour dates were scheduled around the southwest and the band was eventually discovered by a scout for Capitol Records who signed the band. They released their debut Static Prevails to minimal commercial success but were embraced by crowds at their live shows.
They released their sophomore set Clarity in 1998 and were widely cited as bringing attention to emo as a legitimate genre. It featured the single "Lucky Denver Mint", which was used in the Drew Barrymore film Never Been Kissed. Jimmy Eat World broke out big with their third release Bleed American which they produced independently and distributed through Big Wheel Records. The band self-financed the album with funds they earned through touring and working day jobs. The album's single "The Middle" became an international rock and pop hit reaching #5 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album was certified platinum and Jimmy Eat World tour dates were scheduled on a lengthy Bleed America outing that lasted for two years.
They brought in alt-rock guru, Gil Norton, to produce their next album Futures which was released in 2004. The album featured the lead single "Pain" and the subsequent single "Work", both hits on the Modern Rock survey. Jimmy Eat World joined Taking Back Sunday on an extensive US tour before joining Green Day on their American Idiot outing. Jimmy Eat World returned to Arizona to record their sixth album Chase This Light which was released in 2007. They followed this up with their most recent album Invented in 2010 which featured the hit single "My New Theory", which hit #2 on the Modern Rock survey. Jimmy Eat World tour dates are booked internationally in support of this album, and they will be on the road throughout 2011. Additional JImmy Eat World concert dates are scheduled at major festivals such as Reading and Leeds Festival in the UK and Rock Werchter in Belgium. Use Eventful as your source for Jimmy Eat World tour dates and concert schedule.