Posted On 24 Oct 2016
Humble, passionate, dedicated and hard-working are just a few of the words that describe the Mesa, Arizona - based pop-rock quartet, Jimmy Eat World. Last night, the group entertained a packed crowd at the Sunset Strip venue, The Roxy Theatre.
Jimmy Eat World haven’t played the Roxy since 2001 so they were eager to be there once again entertaining a large amount of their devoted LA fans.
For about an hour and a half, lead vocalist and guitarist, Jim Adkins, guitarist and backing vocalist Tom Linton, bassist Rick Burch and drummer Zach Lind played a smattering of hits ranging their entire 23- year career.
They opened the show with “Get Right,” a track off their recently released 9th studio album, “Integrity Blues.” They moved along from there to songs from “Bleed American,” “Futures,” “Chase This Light,” “Invented,” “Damage” and a few selections from “Clarity.” Despite having just released “Integrity Blues,” the group spent a great deal of time playing fan favorites and a lot of their older material. The audience was thrilled to hear Jimmy Eat World classics like “Sweetness”, “The Middle”, “Bleed American”, “A Praise Chorus” and “Pain.”
For the first time in the last couple of tours, the band played “Blister” with Linton taking lead vocals and they also played “If You Don’t, Don’t” which were rare treats that the crowd really responded to.
Jim Adkins’s voice and stage presence were undeniable. It was clear throughout the show, he and the rest of the band loved being up there and loved playing these tracks. In between songs, Jim sincerely thanked the audience for being there and for supporting Jimmy Eat World all these 23 years. They referred to LA as their home away from home and were gracious about playing at The Roxy.
Jimmy Eat World have a long career behind them and ahead of them as they continue to make music and tour and explore their sound and creativity.