The band will play the album in its entirety â€“ can you imagine going out on the 16-minute Goodbye Sky Harbor? â€“ and the tour appropriately ends in JEW’s (and my) home state, Arizona, on March 7.
Tickets ($25) for the March 7 show at Marquee Theatre go on sale Saturday, Nov. 15.
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 â€“ 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.)