Jimmy Eat World: Clarity x 10 tour

In an odd stroke of coincidence, Jimmy Eat World has announced a 10-date tour to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Clarity, an album to which I was just listening last week and discussing with Eric.

The band will play the album in its entirety – can you imagine going out on the 16-minute Goodbye Sky Harbor? – and the tour appropriately ends in JEW’s (and my) home state, Arizona, on March 7.

Can it get better? … Yes. A reunited No Knife (more coincidence?) will support March 5-7. Arizona’s own Reubens Accomplice is the support from Feb. 23-March 4.

Tickets ($25) for the March 7 show at Marquee Theatre go on sale Saturday, Nov. 15.

All dates:
Feb 23 Terminal 5 New York NY
Feb 24 930 Club Washington DC
Feb 25 Trocadero Theater Philadelphia PA
Feb 26 House of Blues Boston MA
Feb 28 Metro Chicago IL
Mar 2 Ogden Theatre Denver CO
Mar 4 The Fillmore San Francisco CA
Mar 5 Club Nokia Los Angeles CA
Mar 6 House of Blues San Diego CA
Mar 7 Marquee Theatre Tempe AZ

Clarity got the reissue treatment last year, perhaps Capitol’s sad attempt at making money on the album years after ignoring it in the first place.

Personally, Clarity is my favorite of JEW’s albums, if only because I clung to it during one of those odd transitional stages – end of college, leaving home, etc. I also had the fortune of seeing the band at small-ish venues in the Valley (Nita’s Hideaway and the Green Room, in particular).

So of the success of Bleed American overshadowed the group’s early catalog, it’s nice to see the appreciation for Clarity grow with time. Maybe it’s time someone writes a book about it.

Elsewhere: August Brown has some interesting insight about Clarity and its staying power via the L.A. Times’ Pop & Hiss blog.

(From Sweetness CD single.)

7 thoughts on “Jimmy Eat World: Clarity x 10 tour”

  1. Thank you for the live Jimmy track. As I live in the UK, these shows sound like a great idea – perhaps if they play some shows over here, my wife can get to see her second JEW show…

  2. Yes! I’m excited for this one. I haven’t seen them live since they had their free CD release show for Bleed America. Those days at the Green Room and even the old Nita’s were the best.

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