Jimmy Eat World on VEVO’s Area Codes

On the heels of the 2010 release Invented, Arizona’s own Jimmy Eat World was pegged by VEVO to conduct a ride-along through the Valley for the latest episode in the Area Codes feature.

The video was just released on Friday, but it looks like it was all filmed on Oct. 30, before the band played Marquee Theatre later that night. The Tempe venue served as the first stop on the tour for an intro in which frontman Jim Adkins calls the state “magical” and “God’s country.” (Hard to find anything magical about the Marquee, however.)

The title of the clip – “(480) Jimmy Eat World” – uses the area code that serves the East Valley (Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert, etc.), where Jimmy Eat World first came together. But the band does cruise to Phoenix’s 602 to hit fantastic record store Stinkweeds, where they conducted a pre-show autograph session.

The guys also stop at their studio and the old site of once-beloved music venue Nita’s Hideaway, which has since been developed as part of a commercial monstrosity in Tempe. Other stops include: Gold Bar Espresso and Los Dos Molinos (yum).

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