Jimmy Eat World, NPR Tiny Desk The Middle
[Photo via: NPR]

Jimmy Eat World took one of their most popular tracks “The Middle” and stripped it for their performance on NPR’s Tiny Desk.

They also played “Love Never” and “All The Way (Stay)” off tenth and latest release Surviving. 

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All The Way (Stay)” is the leading single off the record and dropped in September with an accompanying music video.

The band later announced they’re opening for My Chemical Romance on March 25 in  Western Springs, New Zealand.

Now, the band has made an appearance on NPR’s “Tiny Desk” segment.

They aren’t the only alt artist to perform in the concert series. In 2017, Paramore stopped by the NPR office to perform stripped-down versions of “Hard Times”, “26” and “Fake Happy.”

Before playing “26”, Hayley Williams talked a bit about the song: “It’s been really interesting playing the new songs on the record because they are all dancey and happy, but I think this one is maybe the most transparent,” the singer said. Then, she quickly added, “I hope we don’t bum you out too much.”

NPR, as well as Jimmy Eat World, posted the video of the set on Twitter.

“You know you’ve really made it when you hit the office desk circuit.” Jimmy Eat posts.


Check out Jimmy Eat World’s full performance below.

As stated before, the band open for My Chemical Romance later this year, and will also be performing at Download Fest in Australia in March. They also head back to North America this spring. A full list of dates and tickets are available here.

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