Despite what the ticket says Jimmy Eat World will never be anyone’s special guest. Fans roared with excitement as they took the stage at the Sunlight Supply Amphitheater in Ridgefield, Washington on Friday. The playlist consisted of songs that would wash feelings of nostalgia over fans sprinkled in between some newer tracks off of Integrity Blues. Jimmy Eat World opened with “Sure and Certain” and followed that up with an old favorite that is now over ten years old, “Bleed American.”
The band was humbled by the outpouring of love by the fans and have always been such a genuine group of musicians. Atkins has always been open about the message of each and every album. Atkins has stated in regards to Integrity Blues, “It is about throwing away your default response to life, accept life on the terms of life, and becoming willing to accept the best any of us have is to be in a state of progress.” The amphitheater was truly magical when lead singer and guitarist, Jim Atkins, asked fans to turn the flashlights on their phones during “Hear You Me.” It was as if fans were the sky and their phones were twinkling stars to a sweet soundtrack of the past. I remember listening to Bleed American over and over again the summer I was sixteen and didn’t have a care in the world. It was the soundtrack to my last summer of freedom.
Check out their ninth studio album Integrity Blues and the music video to their latest single, “Get Right” below. For more information on Jimmy Eat World head to their official site: http://www.jimmyeatworld.com/.