Jimmy Eat World announces ‘Surviving’ album, tour

Surviving will be released Oct 18th

Jimmy Eat World has announced details of their tenth studio album Surviving, to be released on October 18th via RCA Records. The acclaimed Arizona four piece also reveal the first dates of Surviving, The Tour as well as a run of intimate UK shows for the week of album release.

Surviving is the band’s most personal, ambitious album to date and front man Jim Adkins once again proves himself as one of the most prolific songwriters in rock and roll. “Surviving explores some of the different kinds of weights my ego tells me I have to carry, what I see people around me choosing to carry and what I have found to be the truth when I choose to let go,” Adkins shares.

“All The Way (Stay)” extolls the virtues of letting people discover the real you while exposing your vulnerabilities. As a heady rush of guitars give way to an irresistible middle-eight, Rachel Haden’s backing vocals and a saxophone solo lifted from the soundtrack of the-greatest-80’s-movie-John Hughes-never-made, “All The Way (Stay)” showcases the restless creative energy of a band at the peak of their powers.

The band also released a newly recorded version of “Love Never.” Originally released last year as a limited edition vinyl-only single, “Love Never” pits the realities against the expectations of love, a classic slice of Jimmy Eat World wrapped up in a three minute rush of towering guitars and crashing drums.

The ten track album, which was produced by the band and Integrity Blues producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen, is available for pre-order now. An exclusive white colored vinyl will also be available through Independent Record Stores and jimmyeatworld.com. Additional merch bundles can also be found on the band’s site.

Surviving is a timely reminder of just why Jimmy Eat World are still selling out venues, headlining festivals and scoring top 10 albums as new generations of fans adopt their songs as the soundtrack to their lives.

In celebration of the album’s release, Jimmy Eat World will perform a very special show at Pryzm in Kingston, Saturday, October 19th. Tickets are on sale this Friday at 11 am BST.

On Sunday, October 20th, Metropolis Studios in partnership with Mastercard Priceless Cities will present an exclusive in-studio fan experience, Live to Vinyl with Jimmy Eat World. The intimate three to four hour experience will take place at Europe’s leading indie recording studio, Metropolis with a cocktail reception, a sneak peek behind the scenes of the studio, the recording session itself, a meet-and-greet with the band, and after the event attendees will be sent a limited edition 10″ colored vinyl copy of the session.

The event is exclusive to Mastercard cardholders via their Priceless Cities platform. Spaces are limited and ticket details available at the band’s website.

Jimmy Eat World are Jim Adkins, Rick Burch, Tom Linton and Zach Lind.

The group has also booked major headlining dates on Surviving, The Tour. Ticket pre-sales for the first round of dates begin Monday, Sept 23rd at 10 am ET and will go on-sale to the general public on Friday, September 27th at 10 am local. All dates below with many other dates are set to be announced.

CD | LP

1. Surviving
2. Criminal Energy
3. Delivery
4. 555
5. One Mil
6. All The Way (Stay)
7. Diamond
8. Love Never
9. Recommit
10. Congratulations

Surviving, The Tour Dates:

11/02/19 Ft. Collins, CO Washington’s
11/04/19 Wichita, KS Cotillion Ballroom
11/05/19 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre
11/06/19 Madison, WI The Sylvee
11/08/19 East Moline, IL The Rust Belt
11/09/19 Bloomington, IN Bluebird Nightclub
11/10/19 Grand Rapids, MI Intersection
11/12/19 Harrisburg, PA The Capitol Room @ HMAC
11/13/19 South Burlington, VT Higher Ground Ballroom
11/15/19 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
11/16/19 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
11/18/19 Wilmington, DE The Queen (Wilmington)
11/19/19 Richmond, VA The National
11/20/19 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel
11/21/19 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club
11/22/19 Orlando, FL Florida Man Music Festival*

*On Sale Now

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