Jimmy Eat World’s Clarity x 10 tour–a series of 10 one-time-only shows during which the band will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its Clarity album by playing the record in its entirety–has all but completely sold out in advance. Of the ten shows, which begin February 23 in New York, only the March 2 show at Denver’s Ogden Theater still has a handful of tickets available.
Virtually ignored upon its 1999 release, Clarity has since amassed cult status as an overlooked masterpiece. The media ultimately came around to the record when it was reissued last year, with a 4.5 star BLENDER review hailing it as “masterful” and ALTERNATIVE PRESS calling it “one of the most beloved albums of the ’90s.” Ironically, it was Clarity’s initial failure that put Jimmy Eat World on the path to their eventual success: Left to its own devices after being dropped by Capitol, the band built up a base via relentless touring which funded the recording of their platinum-plus 2001 breakthrough Bleed American.
The Clarity x 10 tour will also see a limited edition vinyl re-release of Clarity to coincide with the beginning of the tour. The vinyl, which contains the bonus tracks “Christmas Card” and “Sweetness (demo),” will be available exclusively through Jimmyeatworld.com and at these ten shows.
For further information, see the full itinerary below or contact Steve Martin or Amy Grote at nasty little man t 212 343 0740 e firstname.lastname@example.org