Jimmy Eat World will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its classic Clarity by playing the album in its entirety for 10 one-time-only shows beginning February 23 in New York City and concluding March 7 in the band’s native Arizona.
Released in 1999 to virtually no fanfare, Clarity gradually became the single most influential record of a generation: A recent SPIN article polled members of 17 bands ranging from Fall Out Boy to Yellowcard, all of whom cited Jim Adkins’ writing and performance on the record as a primary influence, while ALTERNATIVE PRESS noted “Clarity would later become one of the most beloved emo albums of the ’90s.” Ironically, it was Clarity’s initial failure that put Jimmy Eat World on the path to their eventual success: Left to its own devices after being dropped by Capitol, the band built up a base via relentless touring which funded the recording of their 2001 breakthrough Bleed American, which went on to sell 1.5 million copies.
JIMMY EAT WORLD CLARITY x 10 TOUR
Feb 23 Terminal 5 New York NY
Feb 24 930 Club Washington DC
Feb 25 Trocadero Theater Philadelphia PA
Feb 26 House of Blues Boston MA
Feb 28 Metro Chicago IL
Mar 2 Ogden Theatre Denver CO
Mar 4 The Fillmore San Francisco CA
Mar 5 Club Nokia Los Angeles CA
Mar 6 House of Blues San Diego CA
Mar 7 Marquee Theatre Tempe AZ
Photo: Jason Odell