Thursday, August 16, 2007

Jimmy Eat World announces album release date

"Jimmy Eat World delivered a captivating performance - one that spanned, and sometimes re-imagined, its catalog..." --Arizona Republic

"the concert was a triumph on all levels.. If you have any chance whatsoever to see this tour, do what you must. Road trip, buy tickets on eBay, whatever. Just get there."

"It was so good, I was still singing in the shower two days afterwards. I suspect that was the feeling of the rest of the crowd as they walked out, most of them with some variation of "wow" or "oh my god" on their lips or cell phones. Let's hope a live recording from this tour gets released because it truly was something to behold."

"The band teased the audience by performing two new ready-for-radio tracks - "Carry You" and "Big Casino"... the show was packed with highlights... the group brought the house down"

Having just completed a rapturously received tour of intimate rooms on which old standards, rarely performed favorites and a few new songs were aired, Jimmy Eat World has confirmed an October 16 release for their new album Chase This Light. The new album is the follow up to the gold-certified Futures, which has sold over 600,000 copies in the U.S. since its Oct. 2004 release and landed on ROLLING STONE, BLENDER and SPIN's Best of 2004 lists. Futures itself came in the wake of the band's 2001 breakthrough album Jimmy Eat World (originally titled Bleed American).

The band is currently en route from its debut trek through South Africa to a run of UK/European festival shows, including Reading and Leeds at the end of the month, which will conclude as Chase This Light's first single "Big Casino" hits radio. Other highlights from the forthcoming record include the uptempo singalong "Electable (Give It Up)," "Carry You" (cited as a highlight of their recent warm-up shows), and sure to be future live staples "Let It Happen" and "Like She'll Always Be."

The complete track listing for Chase This Light is:
1. Big Casino
2. Let It Happen
3. Like She'll Always Be
4. Carry You
5. Electable (Give It Up)
6. Gotta Be Somebody's Blues
7. Feeling Lucky
8. Here It Goes
9. Chase This Light
10. Firefight
11. Dizzy

Confirmed tour dates listed below.
August 16 - Frequency Festival, Austria
August 17 - Gampel Festival, Switzerland
August 18 - Lowlands Festival, Holland
August 19 - Highfield Festival, Germany
August 21 - Stollwerk - Cologne, Germany
August 24 - Reading Festival, UK
August 25 - Leeds Festival, UK

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