When fans tell you that Jimmy Eat World puts on one hell of a live show, believe them. The platinum recording artists took to the stage Thursday night at Mavericks Live at the Landing and did not disappoint.
Delivering a high-energy performance that fans have come to love and expect, the night was a perfect blend of nostalgic tunes and new hits. The generationally mixed crowd reflected that blend of old and new, demonstrating that even after twenty years under their belt, Jim, Tom, Zack, and Rick have still got it.
Drenched in sweat, frontman Jim Adkins belted out the classics that we can never get enough of, such as “Bleed American”, “Sweetness”, and, of course, “The Middle”, as well as their latest hit, “Sure and Certain”, among others. Diehard fans swayed as they sang along to the softer tunes like “23” and “Hear You Me”, thrashed about to “A Praise Chorus” and rocked out to “Pain”. If we could all agree that it takes a certain level of talent and skill to bridge the generational gap between music lovers, rest assured, Jimmy Eat World has it.
If you missed out on the chance to see them Thursday, fear not. The band is currently on a global tour for their ninth studio album, Integrity Blues, with upcoming shows in Charleston, Asheville, and Knoxville, and will be returning to Florida in early July with shows scheduled for West Palm Beach and Tampa.
Photos by Jonathan Lee and Review Kristi Lind