Jimmy Eat World at the Troxy
It’s good to have Jimmy Eat World back. After three years, the Arizona-based punk rock band have recently dropped their ninth studio album Integrity Blues and with that comes another tour. Last night Jimmy Eat World started their European leg here in London, with a sold-out show at the Troxy. And what a brilliant show to start of with.
The crowd went crazy when frontman Jimmy Adkins walked onto the stage, and started off the night with Get Right, an instant classic from their latest album. Adkins performed such an incredible set full of high energy that was contagious. Playing a good mixture of songs from all their most successful record – Clarity, Bleed American and Futures just to name a few – allowed everyone from any generation to jam out their favourite tunes.
It was a nice break and change when Tom Linton took over lead vocals in Blister, which the audience absolutely loved. They are a close-knit band, and it was evident from the crazy guitar solos, improvisations and jamming in between songs – like with Pass the Baby, where the outro just kept going and going as they rocked to their heart’s content.
Jimmy Eat World could not have ended their show without a crazy encore. They played The Middle, one of their most well-known, well-loved and well-sung hits, and it felt like the entire Troxy was singing every single lyric with Adkins. As the last two songs played, Sure and Certain and Sweetness, everyone was up on their feet dancing, crowd-surfing and just singing along to a night filled with incredible music.
Photo: Marcia Furman
Jimmy Eat World are playing a second date in London on 21st November 2016, for further information and future events visit here.
Watch the lyric video for You With Me here: