Jimmy Eat World have just dropped a new track, just ahead of their appearance at When We Were Young this coming weekend.
It’s called ‘Place Your Debts’ which is a beautiful ballad with amazing poetry behind it.
On the track, Jim says:
“The ‘debt’ you rack up is the time you spend avoiding doing the work to know yourself. You buy an ending every time you start something, and the cost is determined by how closely you pay attention to your personal condition.”
And he had this to say about the video, showing him singing to the camera in varied and gorgeous locations.
“It’s a series of many, many edits of me singing to the camera. While every shot is different in terms of background, I’m framed with as close to the same composition in every one.
“It is a concept you can’t really scout for. You have to just be aware and be looking for interesting locations all the time.”
After hoping and hoping festivals would be returning in 2021, 2000trees have announced that they are postponing until 2022.
In a very honest statement as well as one that’s quite lengthy, the organisers of the festival have said that a combination of overseas bands unable to come over and a lack of insurance-based support from the UK government has meant that the best option is to come back next year.
But there’s some good news, they have also confirmed the first batch of bands who will be returning.
You can read it in full below:
“Over the last two weeks, it has become clear that, due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, bands based outside of the UK will not be able to travel to 2000trees in 2021.
We’ve had confirmation that around 20 of the biggest bands from our line up will not be coming to Upcote Farm this summer. This list, which is growing every week, includes our headliners Jimmy Eat World & Thrice, plus Knocked Loose, Young Guns, The Get Up Kids, Laura Jane Grace, Anti-Flag and Stray From The Path.
As a result, we have been forced to take the absolutely heart-breaking decision to postpone 2000trees to July 6-10 2022. Up until a week ago we were still furiously working behind the scenes to try make the festival happen. We really wanted (& needed) a party just as much as you this year. But after losing these bands, it’s clear that we are unable to give you the award-winning Trees experience that you know and love this year.
LACK OF GOVERNMENT BACK CANCELLATION INSURANCE
Bands dropping out is one thing, but to make matters worse, the UK government have repeatedly refused to provide any COVID cancellation insurance for the I’ve events industry.
Hundred of festivals have been asking for months for a Government-backed insurance policy allowing us to confidently host the event this year. We were hopeful that this insurance would be in place by now. Although they’ve provided a similar scheme for film & TV, the Government have completely let the live music industry down by refusing to back a simple insurance policy.
This would have cost them next to nothing unless the roadmap dates are changed (or we are put into another lockdown), & it’s the single most effective thing that could have done to get festivals back up and running this summer. Many independent festivals have already postponed because of this and we know of many other events that will shortly be announcing their postponement.
The obvious concern is that there may still be delays or changes to the COVID restrictions at the last minute. Without this vital COVID cancellation insurance, going ahead with this year’s event would simply be a huge financial risk, potentially jeopardising our long-term survival. So we were left with no other choice than to pull the plus before it was too late.
THE GOOD NEWS
The GOOD NEWS is that things are already looking amazing for 2000trees 2022. As not stands, we’ve very nearly sold out for next year and we are very excited to announce that the following bands from this year are now confirmed for 2022:
Jimmy Eat World Thrice The Amazons Dinosaur Pile Up Knocked Loose The Get Up Kids Dream State Laura Jane Grace Anti-Flag Lonely The Brave Stick To Your Guns Deez Nuts No Devotion Dragged Under
We also have a super exciting 3rd headliner to tell you all about real soon as well as over 100 more of the best bands playing across our 6 wonderful stages.
All 2021 tickets are automatically valid for next year’s festival and if you already have your ticket, you do not have to do anything to reserve your place. Your existing ticket is now your ticket to 2022.
As a small, independent business that’s been hit extremely hard by the pandemic, we really need as many people as possible to roll their tickets to next year, just so we can keep paying our staff and secure the long-term survival of 2000trees.
You kept us alive in 2020 when over 95% of you rolled your tickets to this year. If you could do the same for us again by holding onto your tickets until 2022, not only will uni get next year’s festival at 2019, but we will love you forever & promise to make the 2022 festival one to remember.
Thanks for reading and for your continued support, it means the world to us & we look forward to partying extra hard with you all next year.
James, Bren, Si, Andy, Mark and Rob”
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Jimmy Eat World’s Jim Adkins has announced a brand new podcast.
‘Pass-Through Frequencies’ via Fender Guitars will be focussing on the art of songwriting and the creative process that comes with it.
The debut episode is set to be released tomorrow (August 6th 2020) and will be featuring Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus.
More and more guests will be lining up with Fun’s Nate Reuss, Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Carrabba and more.
On the podcast, Adkins has said the following:
“When I’m working on a song, it almost feels like I am channeling something. It’s like I am holding the rudder with only a vague clue who might be paddling. I have to find a balanced mindset of being wholly present…and not “there” at all.
The creative process has as much reward and mystery as it did 26 years ago when I started writing songs with Jimmy Eat World. I am still totally fascinated. In this series I chat with music people about their process, preparation and execution. As well as whatever may get thrown in on the side.”
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, the 2020 iteration of the 2000 Trees Festival was inevitably cancelled.
Nevertheless, plans are in place for the festival to return in 2021, with the announcement of the first headliner: Jimmy Eat World!
The band were set to headline this year but now the band will be headlining the main stage on the Thursday night of the festival.
James Scarlett, the 2000 Trees organiser has said:
“We’re mega excited to announce that Jimmy Eat World will be at 2000trees 2021 as our Main Stage Thursday headliner. They were the first band we announced for 2020 so it felt like the right thing to let people know now.
“I also really can’t wait to shout about the rest of the 2021 line up – a little bit of inside info is that it will feature loads of the 2020 bands with some very special cherries on top. Watch this space!”
2000 Trees has also launched a crowd funder for people to help support the festival. The perks from this offer a range of things from t-shirts to que jumping at the toilets.
James has said:
“Today we’ve launched a 2000trees crowd funder with some amazing rewards for our fans and supporters.
“As people are already aware, due to the COVID-19 pandemic 2000trees has been postponed until 2021. This means that, as an independent business with no corporate backers this crowd funder will secure the long term survival of 2000trees and help to support thousands of others that depend on 2000trees each year.
“If people are able to help out then they will be a hero not just to the six of us who work all year round on the festival, but our whole team and everyone else that loves 2000trees.”
The crowd funder can be found via this link.
The 2021 iteration of 2000 Trees will take place 8th – 10th July 2021 at Upcote Farm, Cheltenham.
WOW! I cannot believe some of these names on 2000 Trees Announcement. Creeper, Lizzy Farrall, Boston Manor, Dinosaur Pile-up, it seems as if it was created for me!
Let’s get to those bands that are playing the Cheltenham Festival!
Chapter And Verse
The Get Up Kids
Jimmy Eat World
The Joy Formidable
Lucia And The Best Boys
The St. Pierre Snake Invasion
Ten Times A Million
We Never Learned To Live
The Winter Passing
Wow, all I can say is wow!!!!!
This years 2000 Trees Festival will take place July 9th – 11th 2020 at Upcote Farm, Cheltenham.
Jimmy Eat World have announced they’re going to be releasing a brand new record this year.
Fans have been stating via Twitter that the band confirmed the new record, their follow up to 2016’s ‘Integrity Blues’ will be released in October 2019 and that the track, ‘Love Never’ which was released in 2018, will feature on the record.
More details are expected to be revealed in the coming weeks for the release.