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 completely sold out in advance. The ten shows begin February 23–the 10th anniversary of Clarity’s original release date–at Terminal 5 in New York and conclude with a March 7 homecoming at the Marquee Theater in Tempe AZ.
The kick-off of the Clarity x 10 tour will coincide with Jimmy Eat World’s second appearance in the Rock Band music store: a 3-pack including “Lucky Denver Mint” from Clarity, as well as the title track from 2004’s Futures and “Sweetness” from the 2001’s Bleed American. Previously, Jimmy Eat World’s “The Middle” was featured on the Rock Band 2 soundtrack. For more information on the Rock Band Music Store and Rock Band 2, please visit www.rockband.com.
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.
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