Emo icons Jimmy Eat World return with a mini UK tour and Manchester gig

Teenage us is screaming right now.

Danny Jones Danny Jones - 13th May 2024

90s and noughties rock icons Jimmy Eat World are returning to the UK as part of a limited run of European shows, including one right here in Manchester.

Often considered one of the most pivotal bands in the alternative genre during their heyday and exerting a huge influence over the early emo scene (whether they ever liked that label or not), Jimmy Eat World were a massive part of many people’s musical adolescence.

It’s been two years since the Arizona rockers last crossed the Atlantic to play on our shores, having previously played the Manchester Academy in addition to selling out the likes of the Brixton Academy and headlining the 2000 Trees festival, but now they’re back with less than a handful of shows.

Kicking things off with three nights in Germany before a quick stop in Amsterdam, they’re set to play a trio of gigs here in Britain, with the penultimate show at Manchester’s O2 Victoria Warehouse.

Best known for tunes like ‘Bleed American’, ‘The Middle’, ‘Sweetness’, ‘My Best Theory’ and many more, the long-standing four-piece who released their self-titled debut album back in 1994 have now been going for over two decades and still look to boast just as much energy as ever.


Set to play just seven nights as part of the limited run of shows, consider us honoured to have been picked as one of the cities lucky enough to be chosen.

With the most recent singles ‘Something Loud’, ‘Place Your Debts’ and ‘Telepath’ having delighted both hardcore fans and those only just starting their Jimmy Eat World journey, we hope to have more new music on the cards by the time they arrive in Manchester this fall with work on the next record underway.


This year also marks the 25th anniversary of Jimmy Eat World’s classic third studio album, Clarity, with a limited-edition two-LP set of the album’s original 13 songs set to be re-released and reimagined later this year. The band will be joined by special guests and contemporary punk pioneers, PUP.

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Jimmy Eat World are set to land in 0161 on 14 November and it’s fair to say their Victoria Warehouse gig will sell out faster than you can say ‘salt, sweat, sugar’.

Tickets go on general sale at 10am on Friday, 17 May. You can grab yours HERE.


P.S. – It’s not a phase, it never was…

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Featured Images — Press Images/O2 Victoria Warehouse (via Academy Music Group)