Back in Autumn, the alt-emo godfathers played shows in London, Sheffield, Birmingham and Kingston to kick off the campaign for their 10th album. Now, the gigs, the fans and all the banter from the road has been captured in ‘Surviving The UK’.
“Everyone has a hint of that specific voice that self-doubt manifests,” frontman Jim Adkins told NME about how a quest for self-belief and rediscovery inspired their new album. “Your lesser self convinces you to let them have the keys. A lot of that stems from identifying with something that may not be true about yourself.
“You know, like, you’re just awkward, you’re just incapable of X, you’re just a drunk, you’re unfaithful – all of that’s only as true as you let it be. It requires you to face some uncomfortable truths about yourself, but once you’re able to do that, you’re kind of free.”
‘Surviving’ was released back in October, and became the band’s highest charting release in the UK to date.
Jimmy Eat World’s upcoming UK and European tour dates are below:
June 19 – Luxembourg City, LU Den Atelier
June 20 – Scheessel, GE Hurricane Festival
June 21 – Neuhausen, GE Southside Festival
June 24 – Prague, CZ Lucerna Music Bar
June 25 – Warsaw, PL Proxima
June 28 – Oslo, NO Parkteatret
June 30 – Cologne, DE E-Werk
July 1 – Berlin, DE Huxleys
July 5 – Amsterdam, NL Amsterdamse Bostheater
July 7 – Manchester, UK Academy
July 8 – London, UK O2 Academy Brixton
July 9 – Cheltenham, UK 2000Trees Festival