Times have definitely changed for Jimmy Eat World. As recently as late last year, the Phoenix band was little known beyond its core fan base. But now, the group’s single “The Middle” can lay claim to being the Number One song on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart for the fourth consecutive week while also moving up on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Adult Top 40 charts.
Jimmy frontman Jim Adkins recognizes that his life in the band has changed since the success of “The Middle.” Although he says it’s hard to put his finger on how so. “It’s really taken off exponentially in the last six months. I don’t know, it’s tough to say, like, if the people we’re working with now are just a whole lot cooler or if things are going our way and we’re getting treated favorably. I think (it’s) kind of a combination,” he says.
Jimmy Eat World continues as the opening act on the Pop Disaster tour, featuring headliners Blink 182 and Green Day. The tour hits the Sandstone Amphitheatre in Bonner Springs, Kansas on Tuesday (May 7).