Jimmy Eat World

Jimmy Eat World have taken to Instagram to share an emotional post regarding the 20th anniversary of their album, Clarity. 

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Released on February 23, 1999 by Capitol Records, Clarity marked the third studio album from Jimmy Eat World—an album the band believed would be their last.

In an heartfelt post on Instagram, Jimmy Eat World reflected on the album and the emotional journey behind it all.

“When we made Clarity over 20 years ago, our head space as a band was a mixture of defeat and mischief. After the total commercial failure of Static Prevails we knew that we were lucky to be given another chance by Capitol Records at making another album but we also knew that it would very likely be our last. It was like a last meal on death row. We loaded up our plate with string sections, timpanis, mallet instruments, and drum machines.

We were so lucky to have that chance to make Clarity and we are as surprised as anyone that it’s an album that means something to others 20 years later.

This album wouldn’t have happened without engineer/producer/mixer Mark Trombino, our A&Rs Craig Aaronson and Loren Israel, Jorge Hinojosa, our manager at the time who let us sleep on the floor in his offices while we were recording in LA.

Thanks to everyone who’s listened over the years to this album. We are eternally grateful for your support.

Link to listen in bio.”

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When we made Clarity over 20 years ago, our head space as a band was a mixture of defeat and mischief. After the total commercial failure of Static Prevails we knew that we were lucky to be given another chance by Capitol Records at making another album but we also knew that it would very likely be our last. It was like a last meal on death row. We loaded up our plate with string sections, timpanis, mallet instruments, and drum machines. . We were so lucky to have that chance to make Clarity and we are as surprised as anyone that it’s an album that means something to others 20 years later. . This album wouldn’t have happened without engineer/producer/mixer Mark Trombino, our A&Rs Craig Aaronson and Loren Israel, Jorge Hinojosa, our manager at the time who let us sleep on the floor in his offices while we were recording in LA. . Thanks to everyone who’s listened over the years to this album. We are eternally grateful for your support. . Link to listen in bio. #clarity #jimmyeatworld

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If you need us, we’ll be jamming this essential emo classic on repeat all day.

You can catch Jimmy Eat World on tour with Third Eye Blind this summer on the Summer Gods tour.

Ra Ra Riot will join the bands on the track, which runs from June to August. The tour kicks off at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles CA on June 14 and wraps up August 3 in Irvine, CA at the FivePoint Amphitheatre.

Check out the list of cities and dates below!

Dates

06/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
06/15 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
06/18 – Portland, OR @ Theater of The Clouds at Moda Center
06/19 – Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater
06/21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
06/22 – Denver, CO @ Levitt Pavilion
06/23 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
06/25 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
06/27 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
06/28 – Detroit, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
06/30 – Indianapolis, IN @ Farmer’s Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park

07/02 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
07/03 – Lewiston, NY @ Artpark
07/05 – Canandaigua, NY @ Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center:  CMAC
07/06 – Portland, ME @ Thompson’s Point
07/08 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
07/09 – Wallingford, CT @ The Dome at Toyota presents Oakdale Theatre
07/11 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
07/12 – Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
07/13 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Pavilion
07/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ BB&T Pavilion
07/16 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live!  Pavilion
07/17 – Cincinnati, OH  PNC Pavilion at Riverbend

07/19 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
07/20 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE Outdoors
07/21 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
07/22 – Atlanta, GA @ State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
07/24 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheatre
07/25 – Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP
07/26 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
07/27 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
07/31 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion

08/01 – San Diego, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
08/02 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort
08/03 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre presented by Mercury Insurance

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