Jimmy Eat World to embark on the ‘Criminal Energy’ tour in the late summer

Jimmy Eat World promised fans some good news this week, and they have definitely kept their word.

On Monday (March 9), the Arizona-founded band announced plans to embark on a short, North American tour in the summer. Dubbed the “Criminal Energy” (after a track on their new album) tour, the group will be joined by the Front Bottoms throughout most of the outing.

The cross-continent trek will include stops in major cities such as Charlotte, Raleigh, Baltimore, New York, Toronto, Chicago, Denver, Salt Lake City, and more.

The 20-stop outing begins on August 6 at the Coca-Cola Roxy in Atlanta and concludes a month later on September 5 at Arizona Federal Theatre in Phoenix.

Pre-sales begin this Tuesday, March 10, at 10 a.m. local time. For those who miss out on pre-sales, don’t worry. General ticket sales for the “Criminal Energy” tour go on sale this Friday, March 13, at 10 a.m. local time.

Turnover and Joyce Manor will join Jimmy Eat World and the Front Bottoms on the upcoming excursion. Turnover will play the first half of the shows (Aug. 6 – 22), while Joyce Manor will take over during the second half (August 26- September 5).

Jimmy Eat World released their tenth studio album, Surviving, last fall. The record was met with a lot of praise from fans and critics alike.

The summer tour will be in support of the record’s release. Before hitting the North American touring circuit, Jilly Eat World already has several shows lined up. They will open for My Chemical Romance and hit the stage at a handful of music festivals, including Chain Fest and Bottlerock in California.


August 6 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy (The Front Bottoms are not performing)^
August 7 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre^
August 8 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater^
August 9 – Baltimore, MD – MECU Pavilion^
August 11 – New York, NY – The Rooftop at Pier 17)^
August 14 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage)^
August 15 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia)^
August 16 – Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion)^
August 18 – Toronto, ON – Rebel^
August 20 – Indianapolis, IN – Amphitheater at White River State Park^
August 21 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit^
August 22 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion^
August 26 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory#
August 27 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave#
August 28 – Chicago, IL – Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom#
August 29 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland#
August 31 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium#
September 1 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex#
September 4 – San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU#
September 5 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre#

^ – w/ Turnover
# – w/ Joyce Manor

Jimmy Eat World to release their tenth studio album in October

Are you ready for some brand new Jimmy Eat World? If you said no, then you need to stop lying to yourself.

On Monday (Sept. 23), the Arizona-founded band announced a slew of great news.

Cue the high-pitch squeals from their fans base.

First off, they have a new album heading our way in a few short weeks.

Yes. In less than a month, you will have access to ten new tracks from the foursome.

Their tenth studio album will be titled Surviving and is due out Oct. 18 through RCA Records. Pre-orders are currently available for purchase on their website.

To coincide with the new album announcement, Jimmy Eat World has unleashed the music video for the record’s lead single “All the Way (Stay).” Watch the Daniel Carberry-directed music video above.

Surviving is the follow-up to 2016’s Integrity Blues. In addition to “All the Way (Stay),” Surviving will also feature a newly recorded version of 2018’s “Love Never.”

“The crux of the decision is ‘Am I going to do something different or am I going to continue even though I hate who I am right now?’ That’s the difference between surviving and truly living. That’s the point of the songs on SURVIVING,” frontman Jim Adkins wrote in an Instagram post about the new album.

Because a new album and two singles aren’t enough, Jimmy Eat World has also announced plans to embark on a short tour in the fall.

Dubbed “Surviving, the Tour,” the newly announced excursion begins on Nov. 2 at Washington’s in Fort Collins, Colorado and concludes a few weeks later on Nov. 21 at the 40 Watt Club in Athens, Georgia.

Pre-sale tickets are currently available for purchase on the band’s website while general ticket sales begin this Friday, Sept. 27, at 10 a.m. local time.

The following day (Nov. 22), the group will head to Orlando for Florida Man Music Festival. Jimmy Eat World join the 1975, the Revivalists, SHAED, and more on the music festival’s lineup.


Nov. 2 – Fort Collins, CO – Washington’s
Nov. 4 – Wichita, KS – Cotillion Ballroom
Nov. 5 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
Nov. 6 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee
Nov. 8 – East Moline, IL – The Rust Belt
Nov. 9 – Bloomington, IN – Bluebird Nightclub
Nov. 10 – Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
Nov. 12 – Harrisburg, PA – The Capitol Room @ HMAC
Nov. 13 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Ballroom
Nov. 15 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
Nov. 16 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Nov. 18 – Wilmington, DE – The Queen (Wilmington)
Nov. 19 – Richmond, VA – The National
Nov. 20 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
Nov. 21 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club
Nov. 22 – Orlando, FL – Florida Man Music Festival

Third Eye Blind, Jimmy Eat World announce massive summertime trek

Third Eye Blind and Jimmy Eat World are about to give their fans one heck of an experience this summer. On Friday (Jan. 25), the two bands announced plans to embark on a massive United States-centric summer tour.

Dubbed the “Summer Gods” tour, the trek will find the bands performing at venues across the country during the months of June, July, and August. The upcoming excursion will include stops in Seattle, Salt Lake City, Chicago, Cleveland, Portland, Boston, Charlotte, Pittsburgh, and more.

The 35-stop jaunt will begin on June 14 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles and conclude almost two months later on Aug. 3 at the FivePoint Amphitheatre presented by Mercury Insurance in Irvine, California.

New York-founded five-piece Ra Ra Riot will open for both bands throughout the full excursion.

“We couldn’t be more excited to spend our 25th summer as a band touring the country of our birth to play music for our American fans!” Jimmy Eat World posted on Twitter about the newly announced tour.

“Excited to head out on the Summer Gods Tour 2019 with Jimmy Eat World!” Third Eye Blind posted on their Twitter account.

Pre-sales for the “Summer Gods” tour go on sale on Wednesday, Jan. 30, while general tickets go on sale next Friday, Feb. 1.

Like many artists have been doing lately, both groups and Ticketmaster have joined forces to launch a Verified Fan presale. All fans need to do is log into their Ticketmaster account and register. Registration closes on Monday, Jan. 28, at 10 p.m. PT.

This isn’t the first time Third Eye Blind has embarked on a “Summer God” tour. In the summer of 2017, the group hit the touring circuit with Silversun Pickups for the first “Summer Gods” tour.

For now, the complete tour itinerary for this summer’s trek can be found below.


June 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre *
June 15 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium *
June 18 – Portland, OR @ Theater of The Clouds at Moda Center *
June 19 – Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater *
June 21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre *
June 22 – Denver, CO @ Levitt Pavilion *
June 23 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre *
June 25 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre *
June 27 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion *
June 28 – Detroit, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre *
June 30 – Indianapolis, IN @ Farmer’s Bureau Insurance Lawn *
July 2 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion *
July 3 – Lewiston, NY @ Artpark *
July 5 – Canandaigua, NY @ CMAC *
July 6 – Portland, ME @ Thompson’s Point *
July 8 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion *
July 9 – Wallingford, CT @ Oakdale Theatre *
July 11 – Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach Theater *
July 12 – Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain *
July 13 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Pavilion *
July 14 – Philadelphia, PA @ BB&T Pavilion *
July 16 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live! Pavilion *
July 17 – Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion *
July 19 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion *
July 20 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE Outdoors *
July 21 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion *
July 22 – Atlanta, GA @ State Bank Amphitheatre *
July 24 – Nashville, IN @ Ascend Amphitheatre *
July 25 – Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP *
July 26 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion *
July 27 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion *
July 31 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion *
Aug. 1 – San Diego, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre *
Aug. 2 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl Concert Theater *
Aug. 3 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre *

* = with Third Eye Blind and Ra Ra Riot

Listen: Incubus release ‘Nimble Bastard’

Incubus has been teasing new music for what has seemed like a year. With pictures on Instagram and updates on social media, fans were beginning to wonder if we would ever hear the new material they were working on. On Thursday (Feb. 16), things changed when the California-founded band unleashed the lead single from their upcoming eighth studio album. The new track, “Nimble Bastard,” made its debut on KROQ’s The Kevin and Bean show with a little bit of help from guitarist Mike Einziger and drummer Jose Pasillas. Footage of Einziger and Pasillas’ time on the show can be seen here.

In addition to the premiere of the new song, Einziger further elaborated on the new album details. The new record will officially be titled 8 and is set to hit stores on April 21 through Island Record. As if the new track, the album name, and release date was not enough, the group confirmed even more tour dates with Jimmy Eat World. The “Incubus8” tour is set to begin on July 6 at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheater in West Palm Beach and wrap up on August 19 at the White River Amphitheatre in Seattle.

Tickets for the shows are currently available here while the complete list of tour dates can be seen below.


07/06 – West Palm Beach, FL – Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
07/07 – Tampa, FL – Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre
07/08 – Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre
07/11 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
07/12 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
07/14 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
07/15 – Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheater
07/16 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center For The Arts
07/18 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
07/19 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
07/20 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
07/22 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
07/23 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/25 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
07/26 – Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
07/27 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
07/29 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
07/30 – Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center
08/01 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/02 – New Orleans, LA – Bold Sphere at Champions Square
08/04 – The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/05 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheatre
08/06 – Dallas, TX – Starplex Pavilion
08/09 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
08/11 – Chula Vista, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
08/12 – Phoenix, AZ – AK-Chin Pavilion
08/14 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
08/16 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
08/18 – Portland, OR – Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre
08/19 – Seattle, WA – White River Amphitheatre

Jimmy Eat World gets colorful for ‘Sure and Certain’

It’s been less than a month since Jimmy Eat World released their latest/kind of surprise album, Integrity Blues. Since then, lead single “Sure and Certain” has been on a constant loop on several alternative radio stations across the country. On Wednesday (Nov. 16), a couple of months after the song made its worldwide debut, the band has released the official music video for the track.

The music video begins with footage of a cartoon-ish version of space. The camera zooms in on one particular red planet before it shifts to another scenery. The viewer is introduced to a world that seems to be part reality and part cartoon with the band members appearing in different colors. For those not sure whether the group is performing on a different planet, Earth can clearly be seen in the background, right behind them. As they continue to play, we are given a surprise; the band is actually in a painting.

The painting the band is currently occupying belongs to a ballerina who is in the middle of practicing a routine. Like anyone who is dedicated to their art, we see her get frustrated at failing, but continue to push herself. As she turns to face the painting, she seems surprised by it and goes to touch with. When she does, she is transported to the alternate world with the band. Let’s just say it feels very much like a 2016 version of A-Ha’s  “Take on Me.” Watch the clip below.

“Sure and Certain” is featured on Jimmy Eat World’s recently release ninth studio album. The record was released back in October through RCA Records. In support of the new record, the band hit the road for an extensive fall excursion. They are currently wrapping up the final stops of the tour with the group performing at Skater’s Palace in Münster, Germany tonight (Nov. 16). the final dates of the tour can be found here.

Jimmy Eat World reassure that ‘You Are Free’ in new song

With a handful of days left before the release of their upcoming new album, Jimmy Eat World has released one final taste of the record. On Monday (Oct. 17), the Arizona-founded band released a fourth new track from their impending, ninth studio album, Integrity Blues. The new song is titled “You Are Free.” The lyric video for the new tune can be seen below.

“You Are Free” will join previously released tracks “Get Right,” “Sure and Certain,” and “You with Me” on Integrity Blues. Those who pre-order the album now will receive instant downloads of “Get Right,” “Sure and Certain,” “You with Me,” and “You Are Free.” Integrity Blues is set to be released this Friday, Oct. 21, through RCA Records and marks the follow-up to 2013’s Damages.

Back in August, the group had revealed that the new record was produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen who previously worked with M83 and Paramore. In support of Integrity Blues, the band is currently n their “Integrity Blues” world tour. Tonight, the band is taking a break from performing, but tomorrow (Oct. 18), the group will perform at the Granada Theatre in Lawrence, KS. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen here.

Jimmy Eat World unleash ‘You with Me’

September was a huge month for Jimmy Eat World. The Arizona-founded band announced the release of their ninth studio album, released several new tracks from it, and even announced a major tour. On Friday, (Oct. 7), the group debuted another new song from Integrity Blues. The latest track to be released is titled “You with Me” and can currently be streamed below.

“You with Me” will join lead single, “Get Right,” and current single “Sure and Certain” on Integrity Blues. Integrity Blues is set to be released on Oct. 21 via RCA Records and marks the band’s first new set of track since the release of 2013’s Damage. Back in August, the group had revealed that the new record was produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen who previously worked with M83 and Paramore.

In support of Integrity Blues‘ upcoming release, the band will be hitting the road this fall. The United States portion of the tour will kick off tonight at Park City Live in Park City, UT and wrap up on Oct. 29 at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen here.

Jimmy Eat World announces ‘Integrity Blues’ tour

Two weeks after hinting at a world tour, Jimmy Eat World has unveiled their tour itinerary for the fall. On Tuesday (Sept. 6), the Arizona-founded band unveiled a lengthy tour schedule that will find them performing in North America and then Europe. The North American leg of their upcoming tour will kick off on Oct. 7 at Park City Live in Park City, UT and wrap up a couple of weeks later on Oct. 29 at the Troubadour in Los Angeles.

After a couple of days off, the band will head across the pond to Europe for the European leg of the tour. The European leg will kick off on Nov. 4 at Guildhall Southampton, England and wrap up a couple of weeks later on Nov. 20 at The Academy in Birmingham, England.

The tour announcement comes a couple of weeks after frontman Jim Adkins spoke with BBC Radio 1 DJ, Daniel P. Carter. During their chat, the singer teased that there would be a slew of upcoming tour dates in support of their ninth studio album.

“Image that this is just the beginning of what hopefully will be a healthy, full, extended touring pattern of coming to [the] U.K. and playing all over the place,” Adkins told Carter at the time. “I can’t wait to play the new songs for people; the record release date can’t come soon enough.”

Tickets for the tour will go on sale beginning this Friday, Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. local time. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below, including their previously announced shows.


Sept. 7 – London, England @ Bush Hall

Sept. 8 – London, England @ Islington Assembly Hall

Sept. 10 – Alcalá de Henares, Spain @ Dcode Festival

Sept. 12 – Berlin, Germany @ Lido

Sept. 13 – Munich, Germany @ Ampere

Sept. 14 – Koln, Germany @ Underground

Sept. 16 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest

Sept. 18 – Toronto, ON @ Toronto Urban Roots Festival

Sept. 25 – Las Vegas, NV @ Life is Beautiful Festival


Oct. 7 – Park City, UT @ Park City Live

Oct. 9 – Denver, CO @ Gothic

Oct. 10 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium

Oct. 11 – Madison, WI @ Barrymore

Oct. 13 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

Oct. 14 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom

Oct. 15 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts

Oct. 16 – Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note

Oct. 18 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre

Oct. 19 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep

Oct. 22 – Phoenix, AZ @ Fear Farm (93.3 Alt AZ Zombie Prom)

Oct. 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy

Oct. 24 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ The Freemont Theatre

Oct. 27 – Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse

Oct. 28 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Arlington Theatre

Oct. 29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour


Nov. 4 – Southampton, England @ Guildhall

Nov. 5 – London, England @ Troxy

Nov. 7 – Dublin, Ireland @ Olympia

Nov. 8 – Belfast, Ireland @ Limelight

Nov. 9 – Glasgow, Scotland @ Barrowland

Nov. 10 – Manchester, England @ Academy

Nov. 12 – Stuttgart, Germany @ Wizemann

Nov. 13 – Lucerne, Switzerland @ Schuur

Nov. 15 – Hamburg, Germany @ Grosse Freiheit

Nov. 16 – Münster, Germany @ Skater’s Palace

Nov. 17 – Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schlachthof

Nov. 19 – Bristol, England @ Academy

Nov. 20 – Birmingham, England @ Academy

The upcoming tour will be in support of Jimmy Eat World’s recently announced ninth album, Integrity Blues. Integrity Blues is set to be released on Oct. 21 via RCA Records. Last week, the group released  the second single from the record, “Sure and Certain.”

Jimmy Eat World release new single, announce new album name

A week after unveiling their first new song in three years, Jimmy Eat World has returned with yet another new track. On Tuesday (Aug. 30), the Arizona-founded band debuted the second single off of their impending new record; a track titled “Sure and Certain.” The new tune marks the second song the group has premiered off of their upcoming ninth studio album. Listen to “Sure and Certain” below.

In addition to releasing their new single, the band has also formally announced the name and release date for the new album. Jimmy Eat World’s new record will be titled Integrity Blues and is set to be released on Oct. 21 through RCA Records. Last Monday (Aug. 22), frontman Jim Adkins spoke to BBC Radio 1 DJ, Daniel P. Carter, about the group’s new album while premiering “Get Right.” During the interview, Adkins was asked whether the group had a projected release date for the album. “We do,” Adkins responded with a chuckle at the time. “We’ll be talking about that soon, but I don’t want to get people’s hopes up and have to backtrack after that.” Less than 12 hours after the interview was broadcast, the release date was announced to the public, though the band never formally confirmed or denied it.

“Sure and Certain” will join “Get Right” on Integrity Blues. Integrity Blues will mark the band’s first new record since the release of 2013’s Damage. As previously announced by Adkins, the new record was produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen who previously worked with M83 and Paramore.

Jimmy Eat World announce return with new single

After teasing fans last week to “stay tuned,” Jimmy Eat World has now revealed the reason why they wanted their fans to keep an eye out for them. Over the weekend, the Arizona-founded band announced the premiere of a brand new song; their first since 2013. The track which is titled “Get Right,” made its world wide debut on Daniel P. Carter’s BBC Radio 1 Rock Show.

Before the song was named the “Rockest Record,” Carter spoke with Jimmy Eat World frontman Jim Adkins about the group’s break and the song. As it turns out, the year apart from one another helped with the new record. “It feels like a longtime coming because we didn’t do anything with the band for a solid year,” he tells the DJ.

“I think it just helped us get in touch with things as people, and by that I mean, I think I’m in a place where I’m willing to throw away default responses to problems in life, and I am able to check my ego and really get out. What’s the best way to approach this? What’s the best way to solve this particular issue or problem?”

Carter also asked Adkins whether the album already had a release date scheduled. According to Adkins, at the time of the interview, they did have a release date, but they did not want to announce it quite yet. “We do,” Adkins responds with a chuckle. “We’ll be talking about that soon, but I don’t want to get people’s hopes up and have to backtrack after that.” On Monday (Aug. 22), the release date for the yet-to-be-titled record was reported as Oct. 21.

As for an upcoming tour, it seems very likely. “Image that this is just the beginning of what hopefully will be a healthy, full, extended touring pattern of coming to [the] U.K. and playing all over the place,” Adkins tells Carter. “I can’t wait to play the new songs for people; the record release date can’t come soon enough.”

Watch the lyric video for “Get Right” below.