I was starting to wonder why Jimmy Eat World, on its co-headlining tour with Paramore, was playing in remote outposts like Lubbock (I can say that; I lived there), El Paso and Bakersfield but hadn’t set up anything at home.
Alas, I spoke too soon. The group, touring on last year’s album Chase This Light, has a Phoenix date set for June 18 at Dodge Theatre (via Stateside Presents). No opening act has been announced. Tickets ($30) go on sale April 19 through Ticketmaster.
The band usually saves something special for the hometown crowd, like its marathon two-and-a-half-hour set it played in August at Mesa Arts Center prior to the release of Chase. I’m guessing this show, at the classy but sort-of-sterile Dodge Theatre, will be no different.
(Conflict alert: RZA performs at the Brickhouse the same night in support of his forthcoming Bobby Digital release.)
Don’t forget the deluxe edition of Jimmy Eat World’s Bleed American comes out April 29.
Jimmy Eat World | Lucky Denver Mint(live, from Sweetness CD single)