Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of their Album, FUTURES, JIMMY EAT WORLD Played To A Sold-Out Crowd in Downtown Los Angeles!
Posted On 06 Nov 2014
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Jimmy Eat World released their 5th album, Futures, in 2004. To celebrate that iconic collection’s 10th anniversary, the group decided to tour the US and Australia, playing the album in its entirety. Futures is the band’s highest selling album to date, on the strength of songs “Pain,” “Work,” and the title track, “Futures,” which received heavy radio play.
The band’s final U.S. date was here in Los Angeles at the downtown Los Angeles venue, Club Nokia on November 2nd, 2014.
The band hit the stage promptly at 9pm and steamrolled through Futures with very little pause between songs. Interestingly, at least one track from Futures, “Drugs Or Me,” was previously rarely performed live prior to this tour due to its slow, haunting melody and dark pleading lyrics. When the band finished playing the album entirely, a little under an hour had passed, leaving plenty of room for an encore. Little could the crowd have known that they would be treated to two full encores that spanned the band’s entire catalog.
The first two songs were also rarely performed live songs, and from their EP that followed called . They later added from the EP as well.The first two songs were also rarely performed live songs, “Over” and “Closer” from their EP that followed Futures called Stay On My Side Tonight. They later added “Disintegration” from the EP as well.
Other songs performed were “Dizzy” off the album Chase This Light, “Ten” from Clarity, “My Best Theory” from Invented, “I Will Steal You Back” from Damage, and the band finished up the night with “A Praise Chorus,” “Bleed American,” “Sweetness,” and the power pop radio anthem “The Middle,” all from the album that established them called Bleed American.
Despite being from Arizona, lead singer, Jim Adkins told the crowd at one point during their set that they felt like LA was a second home to them.
The show certainly had everything a Jimmy Eat World fan could possibly want. There’s no denying that Adkins, still has the voice fans fell in love with and his commitment to performing each song was energizing and kept the crowd engaged throughout the night. Without a doubt, Jimmy Eat World’s longevity is a product of all that work.