Win Tickets to Jimmy Eat World at the Pageant

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Jimmy Eat World is coming to the Pageant! The Mesa, Arizona rock band will perform on Thursday, August 1, and we have two tickets up for grabs.

To win, simply tell us why you deserve to go. Be creative! You may enter in the comments below -- make sure you include some way of contacting you, as well as your full name so you can pick up your tickets. We will announce the winner on Thursday at 4 p.m.

Here is what RFT Music writer Jaime Lees had to say about the show in one of this week's Critc's Picks:

Best known for its catchy 2001 power-pop anthem, "The Middle," Jimmy Eat World is a band that has always walked right on the line of major mainstream success. Though a solid favorite among many in the Millennial generation, the band has never been as popular as its tourmates like Weezer and Green Day, and even "The Middle" was a surprise hit single. To the casual listener, Jimmy Eat World might seem like a one hit wonder, but this is a band that many not-so-youngsters freak out over.

Check out "I Will Steal You Back," from the band's latest, Damage, below.

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6161 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO

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Neil Aimaro
Neil Aimaro

Because I'm the first person to promote the band in the state where I'm from and the first person to comment on this thread

simonenicorici
simonenicorici

I turned 23 in Feb and I have been playing Jimmy Eat Word - 23 everyday since and will play it every day until I turn 24. The song hits home for me and the fact that I only have one year to absorb the song into my life scares me a bit. If Jimmy plays 23 at the concert I would die a happy 23 year old 

ross.tedford
ross.tedford

It's not so much that I deserve the tickets itse just that I would really appreciate them. I've been a Jimmy eat world fan since the 90s. Clarity is one of my favorite albums. And I'd

love to go. Right now my wife and I are saving for a house and child so spending for concert tickets is out of the question right now.

ross.tedford
ross.tedford

It's not so much that I deserve the tickets itse just that I would really appreciate them. I've been a Jimmy eat world fan since the 90s. Clarity is one of my favorite albums. And I'd love to go. Right now my wife and I are saving for a house and child so spending for concert tickets is out of the question right now.

rob.muriel
rob.muriel

During the summer of 1999, I found myself adrift in the Indian Ocean on a life raft with one package of saltine crackers, one bottle of water and a Sony MiniDisc player.  The minidisc player had been a gift from the legendary Indian boxer Om Prakash Bhardwaj.  I met Om as a fellow passenger on a freightliner destined to England, carrying mostly indigo dye and salt. I was seeking out new adventures, while he was planning a life of retirement.  Midway into our journey our ship was boarded by Somali pirates.  During the chaos of this invasion, my new friend secured the safety of a life boat for me.  As he lowered the boat into the ocean, the pirates engaged him.  The lines were cut during their scuffle and the boat with me in it fell to the ocean before anyone else could join me.  I saw Om fighting several men as I drifted away.  I remembered, Om told me he would walk out to his fights to the Jimmy Eat World song "For Me This is Heaven".  He was in heaven, before he even died.  He died fighting, which was his true religion.  The saltines and water kept me alive long enough to be rescued by a north African pleasure cruise, but looking back...the was really one one thing that kept me alive.  The lone disc that Om had put in the MiniDisc player.  Jimmy Eat World's Clarity.   

bkrodgers
bkrodgers

"We will announce the winner on Sunday at 4 p.m." Seeing as the concert is Thursday, that might be a problem. :-) I should win for pointing that out. And for being a fan since Clarity!

Brian Rodgers (I'm assuming you can access my email via my registration here, but you can also find me on Twitter with the same username.)

bkrodgers
bkrodgers

So beyond my stunning editorial skills (and I do see you've fixed the announcement date in the article :grin:), I've loved Jimmy Eat world since Clarity as I said.  Bleed American was one of my favorite albums of 2001 (and I bought it while it was still called that).  Bleed American (the title track) and Sweetness were favorites, and "Hear You Me" was simply stunning, and remains one of the songs that brings tears to my eyes.  There were a lot of rough nights that it was in a short list of songs on repeat to help me through.

Futures is also one of my favorites from them.  "Work," with Liz Phair's backing vocals, is one of my favorites from them.  I also loved Futures, Kill, and The World We Love.  The last three albums are fantastic as well, but Clarity, Bleed American, and Futures remain my favorites.  I really love them all!  Just a fantastic band, and I would love to get to see them tomorrow night!!!

Daniel_Hill
Daniel_Hill

@bkrodgers Winner! Half because of your stellar editing and half because you are the only person that listed their real name. Pick up your tickets at the box office; make sure you bring a photo ID. 

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