The Arizona alternative rock band Jimmy Eat World (featured video) will bring their 10th anniversary Futures Tour to Wooly's in Des Moines on Friday, October 10 at 7:30 p.m. The tour celebrates the 10th anniversary of the band's 2004 gold album Futures. Jimmy Eat World has collected four Top 20 albums and eight Top 20 Alternative singles, including the #1 singles "The Middle" and "Pain". The band released their latest album, entitled Damage, in June of 2013. Tickets for the all ages October show at Wooly's are $30. No openers have been announced yet for this performance.
Wooly's will host Greensky Bluegrass in October, as well. The Michigan progressive bluegrass jam band will play the venue on October 22. The band's last album, 2011's Handguns, peaked at #3 on the Bluegrass chart. Greensky will release a new album entitled If Sorrows Swim on September 9. The Wooly's date will kick off at 8 p.m. Tickets for the show are $15 in advance and $17 the day of the event. This will be a 21-and-older concert, and no opening acts have been announced yet.
Mississippi hard rockers Saving Abel will headline a show at Whiskey Dixx in Des Moines on Friday, August 22. Saving Abel has cracked the Top 10 of the Rock and Alternative charts with two of their three albums. Their 2008 self-titled debut album went gold, and their 2010 album Miss America hit #1 on the Rock chart. The band has seven Top 20 Mainstream Rock singles, including the 2008 platinum-selling smash "Addicted" (which peaked at #2), and the 2010 #1 hit "The Sex Is Good". The show will kick off at 6 p.m. with opening acts The Austin Taft Soundtrack, Saul, and Index Case. Tickets for the event are $18 in advance and $20 on the day of the concert. Rock Royal Promotions and Whiskey Dixx are still working on whether the show will be all ages or 21+. If August 22, won't work for your schedule, Saving Abel has announced two other Iowa shows, if you don't mind a bit of a drive. The band will be playing Blitzcreek in Center Point on July 4 and L-Treyns in Keokuk on October 4.
Jesse James Dupree and Jackyl return to Des Moines on Thursday, August 28 for the Goodbye To Summer Bike Night Rally at the Seven Flags Event Center in Clive at 7 p.m. Jackyl hit it big in the 90's with hits like "Down on Me" and "The Lumberjack Song". The band released their 20th anniversary celebration album Best in Show in 2012. The Clive event will have two stages, including one outside by the pool (which will be open). Opening for the Georgia hard rockers will be Wikid Likir, 28 North, Drugs Delaney, American Dog, and Full Throttle. Advance tickets are $20, and the price will go up to $25 the day of the show. One more band is expected to be added to this show in the next few days, and the show will be an all ages free-for-all.