Having just completed the annual circuit of alternative radio shows, Jimmy Eat World has announced a brief run of US tour dates with Foo Fighters. The bands will team up for seven shows before Jimmy Eat World embarks on a six week European headline tour.

With tour dates already scheduled into March, ’08 is looking to be as busy a year for Jimmy Eat World as 2007 was. In October the band released their fifth album Chase This Light, which Entertainment Weekly called “a master class in hard-rocking for the soft-hearted”. Paste described the new album as “sophisticated, toothsome power pop”, and Harp declared that “if modern rock radio doesn’t spend the next year milking Chase This Light for hits, it’s not the band’s fault.”

Jimmy Eat World’s dates with Foo Fighters are below. For more information on the tour and Chase This Light, please contact Steve Martin or Eliot Wadsworth at nasty little man 212 343 0740 or eliot@nastylittleman.com

1/16 – Sunrise, FL – BankAtlantic Center
1/17 – Orlando, FL – Amway Arena
1/19 – Birmingham, AL – BJCC Arena
1/20 – Pensacola, FL – Pensacola Civic Center
1/22 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
1/23 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
1/25 – Memphis, TN – FedEx Forum