STROUDSBURG, PA — Beloved Arizona post-punk band Jimmy Eat World, touring in support of its ninth studio album, “Integrity Blues,” returned to the Sherman Theater on May 13 along with support act Beach Slang.
The band, which has been at it for more than 15 years, recently toured to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its “Futures” album. With longevity comes that dreaded word, “nostalgia,” but frontman Jim Adkins said it doesn’t bother him.
“There’s nothing you can do about it,” he recently told Vegas Seven. “We just got done playing Lollapalooza in South America. We finished our set, and here comes Duran Duran. Every song the band played was a timeless hit, fresh and alive. If people can say [that] about Duran Duran, then nostalgia isn’t something I dread. You just have to be thankful people give a shit at all. It’s an insane compliment to have songs that still connect with people.”
Check out Alex Seeley’s photos from Jimmy Eat World’s Sherman Theater show with Beach Slang below.