Jimmy Eat World to Reissue Albums on Vinyl

Jimmy Eat World will be hitting a massive milestone in 2016; their debut album will officially turn 20 years old. In honor of the momentous occasion, the band have revealed that they will be reissuing several of their album on vinyl next month. The reissued vinyls will include: 1996’s Static Prevails; 1999’s Clarity; the album that arguably launched them into the mainstream, 2001’s Bleed American; and 2004’s Futures.

In addition to those four records, the band also revealed that their 2005, five-track EP, Stay on My Side Tonight will also get the vinyl treatment. The record was originally released in only digital format before they decided to release it on CD and now, vinyl. The EP features three new songs as well as a remixed version of “Drugs or Me” from Futures and a cover of Heatmiser’s “Half Right.”

All the reissues, with the exception of Bleed American and Stay on My Side Tonight, will be released as a double-LP. Bleed American is set to be released on Dec. 4 while Static Prevails, Clarity and Futures have a release date of Dec. 11. The Stay on My Side Tonight EP reissue will be released on Dec. 18.

BLEED AMERICAN TRACKLIST:
01. Bleed American
02. A Praise Chorus
03. The Middle
04. Your House
05. Sweetness
06. Hear You Me
07. If You Don’t, Don’t
08. Get It Faster
09. Cautioners
10. The Authority Song
11. My Sundown
12. (Splash) Turn Twist

STAY ON MY SIDE TONIGHT EP TRACKLIST:
01. Disintegration
02. Over
03. Closer
04. Half Right (Heatmiser cover)
05. Drugs or Me (Styrofoam remix)

STATIC PREVAILS TRACKLIST:
01. Thinking, That’s All
02. Rockstar
03. Claire
04. Call It In The Air
05. Seventeen
06. Episode IV
07. Digits
08. Caveman
09. World Is Static
10. In The Same Room
11. Robot Factory
12. Anderson Mesa
13. 77 Satellites
14. What Would I Say To You Now

CLARITY TRACKLIST:
01. Table For Glasses
02. Lucky Denver Mint
03. Your New Aesthetic
04. Believe In What You Want
05. A Sunday
06. Crush
07. 12.23.95
08. Ten
09. Just Watch The Fireworks
10. For Me This Is Heaven
11. Blister
12. Clarity
13. Goodbye Sky Harbor
14. Christmas Card
15. Sweetness – Demo

FUTURES TRACKLIST:
01. Futures
02. Just Tonight
03. Work
04. Kill
05. The World You Love
06. Pain
07. Drugs Or Me
08. Polaris
09. Nothing Wrong
10. Night Drive
11. 23
12. Shame

Taste of Chaos Tour Resurrected

Ladies and gentle-dudes who grew up in the mid-00s, Taste of Chaos is back!

For anyone who grew up during the era of “emo bands,” Taste of Chaos, the sister traveling festival to Warped Tour, was definitely something you wanted to go to. Unlike Warped Tour, TOC concentrated on heavier bands like Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet For My Valentine, Atreyu, and many more.

In 2010, fans of the festival were given the saddening news that it would no longer exist, at least in the United States.

Fast forward five years, and now it has been resurrected from the festival funeral home.

Founder Kevin Lyman had been hinting at a resurrection over the past few weeks, but did not confirm whether the festival would return or if he was just being a troll.

Surprise, it’s back, but with some changes.

Instead of traveling across the country like it had done in the past, Taste of Chaos will stay stationed at the San Manuel Amphitheater Festival Grounds in San Bernardino, CA.

But if its return is not enough to get those dark hearts of yours beating, then the newly announced line-up will do the trick.

Newly reunited Thrice, Jimmy Eat World, The Used, Saves the Day, The All-American Rejects, Dashboard Confessional and more are all slated to hit the stage on Oct. 3.

While the line-up may not be completely heavy, like the past incarnations, it’s nice to see that some veteran TOC bands (Thrice, The Used, Story of the Year) will be featured on the line-up.

Check out the complete line-up below.

TASTE OF CHAOS 2015 LINE-UP:

Jimmy Eat World
The Used
Dashboard Confessional
The All-American Rejects
Glassjaw
Thrice
Saves The Day
The Movielife
Story Of The Year
Finch
Mark Hoppus (DJ set)
Greek Fire
Adair

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Tickets for Taste of Chaos are scheduled to go on sale beginning Monday (June 22) on their official website which has yet to formally launch. Tickets start at $25 and for those are into camping, the festival will be offering accommodations for that.

Jimmy Eat World Frontman Announces Solo Tour

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It’s been a few weeks since Jim Adkins announced he would be hitting the road this Summer on an acoustic solo tour, and now the Jimmy Eat World frontman has announced the impending tour dates along with an announcement video.

JIM ADKINS ACOUSTIC SOLO TOUR DATES:

June 28 – The Frequency – Madison, WI
June 29 – The House Café – Dekalb, IL
June 30 – SPACE – Evanston, IL
July 1 – Frankies – Toledo, OH
July 3 – Iron Horse Music Hall – Northampton, MA
July 6 – Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
July 7 – The Southern – Charlottesville, VA
July 8 – Motorco – Durham, NC
July 9 – New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC
July 11 – Saturn – Birmingham, AL
July 12 – Juanita’s Cantina Ballroom – Little Rock, AR
July 13 – Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO
July 14 – Rose Music Hall – Columbia, MO
July 15 – Codfish Hollow – Maquoketa, IA
July 17 – The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
July 18 – Hodi’s Half Note – Fort Collins, CO
July 20 – The Pub Station – Billings, MT
July 21 – Stage 112 – Missoula, MT
July 22 – The Bartlett – Spokane, WA
July 24 – The Shakedown – Bellingham, WA
July 25 – WOW Hall – Eugene, OR
July 27 – Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
July 28 – Masonic Lodge at Hollywood – Los Angeles, CA


A few days after revealing he would be performing a couple of solo shows in June, Jimmy Eat World frontman, Jim Adkins, has revealed that those three shows are just the beginning of his Summer and Fall solo trek.

The singer had previously revealed that he had been working on some solo material during Jimmy Eat World’s downtime, but now it looks like he’s ready to take the solo act on the road.

In a letter to fans which he released earlier in the day, Adkins reveals that after 21 years of following the same cycle with JEW (“write, tour, record, tour, pull our heads together, and then write again”) he had gotten bored and was ready for something new and exciting (no, they are not going on hiatus).

Thanks to a chance opportunity in Berlin while JEW was on tour in Europe, Adkins decided to go on his own and perform a solo show. He found the opportunity to play solo to be “pretty different” and “fun” and decided to extend that further with a tour and like he writes, “2015 seemed like as good as any.”

Adkins reveals that the tour will be just him and a guitar traveling around the country this Summer and Fall. As of now, he hasn’t released any specific tour stop, except for the three tour dates he had previously released earlier this week (June 21: The Haunt – Ithaca, NY; June 22: BSP Kingston – Kingston, NY; June 23: The Space – Hamden, CT).

Read Adkins’ handwritten letter below.

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Craig Aaronson (A&R for Jimmy Eat World, My Chemical Romance, and More) Passed Away

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Normally, hearing that someone from a record label passed away doesn’t really make headlines, but sometimes that person played a key role in discovering some of your favorite bands. In news that feels like a dagger to the heart, the A&R guy responsible for discovering many of the bands that helped shape our music taste and love of music, passed away.

According to several music publications including Billboard and Alternative Press, Craig Aaronson famed A&R guy from Warner Bros., passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Many artists, including those that he played a key role in discovering, have already taken to Twitter to express their condolences. Here are just some of the ones that we have found on our Twitter feed with more coming as the day progresses.

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It's with great sadness in our hearts that we write this message to you all. An integral part of our A7X family has passed away. Craig Aaronson was one of the driving forces behind our decision to sign with Warner Brothers Records back in 2004 along with Tom Whalley and Andy Olyphant. We had heard horror stories about independent bands signing with major labels so when we first met Craig we were skeptical. We ended up trusting him and Warner Brothers Records and in the end we are glad that we did. Craig had not only been a personal friend to us through the years, but also helped spearhead many of the bands successes, including allowing us to have complete creative control throughout all of our albums. No matter what we handed into the label he would get behind it and go to work. Our manager Larry Jacobson has always said working with Craig was like working with a partner, always agreeable even when you disagreed, and because of that, A7X and WBR got so many good things done together. A couple of years ago Craig left Warner Brothers to do other things, we were saddened by his decision but realized he needed to move on. A few months later we were informed that Craig had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. While on chemo Craig still made it out to our Hail to the King album release show in Los Angeles earlier this year. We were all blown away by his dedication and will to live. Sadly, yesterday he lost the battle against cancer. He is survived by an amazing wife and kids. We will always be grateful to Craig and everything he has done for us. He has done the same for many other countless bands and without a doubt will be sorely missed. Thank you for everything Craig. Love A7X P.S. Life is too short, spend some extra time with the ones you love today.

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Aaronson was most well-know for bringing bands such as My Chemical Romance, The Used, Jimmy Eat World, Taking Back Sunday, Avenged Sevenfold, Against Me! and more to the label and helping them reach success.

If anyone needs an example of Aaronson’s enthusiasm for the bands he helped discover and love of his job, the perfect example can be found on MCR’s first DVD, Life on the Murder Scene where we see Aaronson listening to some new tracks the band were working on at the time and how passionately excited he got while listening to them.

Aaronson kicked off his lengthy resume of successful bands by signing Jimmy Eat World back in 1995 to Capitol before leaving and getting his job at Warner Bros. Jimmy Eat World recently wrote about that and how when they had no money, Aaronson had let them sleep in his house.

All we can say is thank you very much for discovering those bands and we owe you a lot, Craig. You had a role in helping shape who we are today.

Awful News: Two Men Arrested for Assaulting Woman at Reading and Leeds

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What should be one of the most enjoyable weekends across the pond has turned into an awful one for one attendants.

The Guardian is reporting that two people were arrested during yesterday’s installation of Reading and Leeds and not for some petty crime charge like theft or drugs, but for something a lot more serious.

According to British press, a 14-year-old boy from Surrey and a 31-year-old man from London have been arrested on suspicion of raping a young woman and are currently being held by Thames Valley police.

The victim, a 19-year-old woman, reported being attacked Thursday night “in a caravan on the festival trader’s site.” The woman, said she had met the man and the boy earlier in the day near an ice-cream van near a mobile phone charging station in one of the campsite.

But for those attending this year’s event and are a little concerned about things like this being a norm, don’t worry because it appears that the police have things under control, according to Chief Inspector Dave Parker, who spoke directly with The Guardian about this possibly occurring again.

“There is currently a scene watch in place and I would like to reassure those attending the festival that crime levels remain low and crimes of this nature are very rare. Officers are patrolling the site to support on-site security and if anyone has any concerns, please feel free to approach our officers to discuss this.”

On the upside, there have only been 21 (reported) crimes committed since Wednesday; five alleged drug offenses and 13 suspected thefts.

This year’s line up of Reading and Leeds has quite roster with blink-182, Paramore, The Arctic Monkeys, Jimmy Eat World, Queens of the Stone Age, Imagine Dragons, You Me at Six and many (many, many) more.

Jimmy Eat World to Celebrate Tenth Anniversary of ‘Futures’ with a Tour

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Jimmy Eat World have now been added to the growing list og artists going on tour in support of the tenth anniversary of one of their albums.

October 9, 2014 marks the tenth year anniversary of the release of Futures, the Arizona-based band’s fifth studio album.

Check out the message from the band and some tour dates, though we hope these are not the only stops.

Stoked to announce a USA tour to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Futures!

Pre-sales start Thur, June 26 @ 10a local. Password is FUTURES. Public on-sale Fri. @ 10a local. See below for shows.

We’re also psyched to announce remastered reissues of Static Prevails, Clarity, and Futures as double LP’s. Get details and a ltd edition/exclusive pre-order bundle while they last here: http://shop.jimmyeatworld.com/

10/2 Ventura, CA – Ventura Theater –  http://ticketf.ly/1nA2bTx

10/3 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades –  http://bit.ly/1llJnL8  

10/4 Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro Opera – http://tktwb.tw/T4pw7D

10/7 Denver, CO – Ogden Theater -http://bit.ly/1nA2rSC  

10/10 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s –  http://ticketf.ly/1mh0gqg  

10/11 Bloomington, IL – Castle Theater –  http://ticketf.ly/1jaqPsx  

10/12 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s –  http://bit.ly/T4pJHR  

10/13 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall – http://bit.ly/1sAL9wI  

10/15 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club -http://ticketf.ly/1iADgD2  

10/16 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater – http://bit.ly/T4pTig  

10/17 Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theater –  http://bit.ly/1sALuiS  

10/18 Providence, RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel –  http://bit.ly/1pwzbyw  

10/20 Westbury, NY – Space at Westbury Hall – http://bit.ly/1nZfJeu  

10/21 Norfolk, VA – The Norva –  http://bit.ly/UDn1KV  

10/22 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz – http://bit.ly/TqraRh  37 seconds ago

Watch Jimmy Eat World’s Full 1999 Warped Tour Performance

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Ever imagined what it was like not to hear a sold out crowd “sing it back” to Jimmy Eat World? Well, prepare to be surprised.

Thanks to music blog WashedUpEmo and their fan Kris, you will get the chance to see Jimmy Eat World’s performance from the 1999 Vans Warped Tour. The video which featured the band’s full set at the Dallas stop of the traveling rock show, features beloved tracks such as “Sweetness” being performed to a modest crowd; bu the sound of it, it was definitely before their “big break.”

If you have the time, check out the full half an hour video below and let the nostalgia take you for a ride.

And the rest is history for the Arizona band.

Jimmy Eat World have been a little quiet for a while even though they most recently released their eight studio album, Damage last April.

Soundwave Confirms Second Batch of Artists

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The Soundwave Festival in Australia has officially announced the second batch of artists that will be performing at next year’s shows.

The first batch of artist were announced back in late August which included Green Day, Avenged Sevenfold, the Stone Temple Pilots, Alice in Chains and a whole lot more. After almost two months of waiting, the festival organizers have revealed the second batch of artists which include A Day to Remember, Mastodon, HIM, Jimmy Eat World and many more.

The two flyers which include the laundry list of performers can be seen below.

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Back in August, the dates for the festival had been confirmed to be:

Saturday, 22nd February – Brisbane
Sunday, 23rd February – Sydney
Friday, 28th February – Melbourne
Saturday, 1st March – Adelaide
Monday, 3rd March – Perth

If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, then it might be time to do so, because the line-up looks amazing.

Jimmy Eat World Announce North American Tour

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Jimmy Eat World fans, looks like the band might be giving some selected cities and early Christmas gift because the band announced earlier today that they will be heading out on a mini tour in December.

The band took to their Facebook page earlier today to reveal the news directly to their fans. Read the statement below:

“Good morning guys!
We’re really excited for our run in December. Here’s the full list of dates.
Tickets sales will begin Friday and Saturday for the shows not on sale yet. Check back here for links and more info tomorrow!

12/6 Orlando – House of Blues – on sale now:http://bit.ly/13BQmX5
12/7 St. Petersburg – Vinoy Park (97X) – on sale now:http://bit.ly/1aYF8R7
12/8 Jacksonville – X1029 The Big Ticket – on sale now:http://bit.ly/13BU17c
12/9 Ft. Lauderdale – Culture Room
12/11 Charleston – Music Farm
12/12 Baltimore – Rams Head Live
12/13 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
12/31 Chicago – House of Blues – Special NYE Show”

Before embarking on the US tour, the band will be hitting up Europe starting on November 6 in the United Kingdom. That tour is scheduled to wrap up in London on November 19 at the O2 Academy Brixton giving them a few weeks off before taking on the United States until New Years.

Jimmy Eat World released their eighth studio album, Damage back in June.

Jimmy Eat World Cover Taylor Swift

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Jimmy Eat World covered a version of Rihanna’s “Only Girl in the World” a month or so back while visiting the office of mega music magazine, NME. Now we have gotten video of  the band covering a very unlikely song (or is it likely?) Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”

The band have been playing the radio hit during their current Summer tour and now fans can see a portion of their take on it here:

Jimmy Eat World recently released their new album, Damage which debuted at number 14 on the Billboard 200.