Jimmy Eat World have announced a tour for November, following their one-off low-key live return at London’s Bush Hall tonight (September 7) and Islington Assembly Hall tomorrow.
The tour is for new album ‘Integrity Blues’, which is released on October 21. Their ninth album, it follows 2013’s ‘Damage’ and is produced by Beck associate Justin Meldal-Johnson.
It’s also their first since Taylor Swift lip-synced to their 2001 song ‘The Middle’ for an Apple Music advert in 2014.
The confirmed tracklist for ‘Integrity Blues’ is: ‘You With Me’; ‘Sure And Certain’; ‘It Matters’; ‘Pretty Grids’; ‘Pass The Baby’; ‘Get Right’; ‘You Are Free’; ‘The End Is Beautiful’; ‘Through’; ‘Integrity Blues’; ‘Pol Roger’.
Speaking about the album, singer Jim Adkins said: “It’s about throwing away your default responses to life, accepting life on the terms of life and becoming willing to accept the best any of us have is to be in a state of progress…. Doing your best to accept and live as a person doesn’t mean you’re always going to be happy. Staying one the best path you can may feel like lonely work sometimes. But then, happiness is one of those fleeting finish lines. Integrity matters because if you let the answer of ‘Who do I need to be?’ inform your question ‘What should I do?’, there just isn’t room for that negative cycle to get traction.”
Tickets for the tour go on sale on Friday.
Jimmy Eat World will play:
Southampton Guildhall (November 4)
London Troxy (5)
Dublin Olympia (7)
Belfast Limelight (8)
Glasgow Barrowland (9)
Manchester Academy (10)
Bristol Academy (19)
Birmingham O2 Academy (20)