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Timothy Jordan II

Tim Jordan
Birth name Timothy Anderson Jordan II
Born (1981-03-08)8 March 1981
Origin USA
Died 13 December 2005(2005-12-13) (aged 24)
Genres Christian Rock
Rock
Pop
Occupation(s) Guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter, vocalist
Instruments Keyboards, guitar, vocals
Years active 1999–2005
Labels Coaster Records, Snapdragon Records, Tooth and Nail Records
Associated acts The All-American Rejects, Jonezetta, Number One Fan, Welton, Higgins Switch, India, Green Olive Tree

Timothy (Tim) Anderson Jordan II (March 8, 1981 – December 13, 2005) was an American keyboardist, guitarist, and songwriter. He was primarily known as a touring member of the platinum-selling band, The All-American Rejects.

Background

In 2001, Jordan began his musical career as a second guitarist for the independent Christian rock band Higgins Switch. After Higgins Switch disbanded in 2002, Tim offered his guitar and keyboard skills to other Christian bands, most notably Green Olive Tree. In 2003, he enlisted in Snapdragon Records' punk band Welton as the band's primary guitarist. Following a year of touring, Jordan parted ways with Welton and joined the band Number One Fan as a musical jack-of-all-trades. Jordan provided backing vocals, keyboards, and percussion to Number One Fan's live performances. After successfully touring with Number One Fan throughout 2004, he was recruited by The All-American Rejects. Jordan accepted their offer and toured with The All-American Rejects during the summer and fall of 2005.

Jordan's touring highlights with The All-American Rejects included the 2005 Warped Tour, a Late Show with David Letterman appearance, and performances on Jimmy Kimmel Live! With Jordan on keyboards, The All-American Rejects launched their second hit album, Move Along. In the fall of 2005, Jordan left The All-American Rejects for undisclosed reasons. Shortly after leaving The All-American Rejects, Jordan joined Tooth & Nail rock band Jonezetta. He was appointed as their official fifth member and collaborated on many songs that appear on Jonezetta's first full-length album, Popularity. Weeks before Jordan and Jonezetta were set to record Popularity, Jordan was found dead in his hometown of Camden, Arkansas. His death was ruled a suicide.

On December 22, 2006, a concert in honor of Jordan was held at Juanita’s Cantina in Little Rock, AR. Bands/friends of Jordan, As Cities Burn, Jonezetta, India, and The Evidence performed as part of the event. All profits from the memorial concert were donated to a local suicide prevention organization.

In 2007, the band As Cities Burn released a new album, Come Now, Sleep. The final track on the album is titled Timothy, a song written about Jordan's death.

In 2008, the band The-All American Rejects released their new album, When the World Comes Down. Their track Believe was written for "a close friend of the band who passed a few years earlier," said lead singer Tyson Ritter. The lyrics read, "I don't ever want to believe, I don't ever want to believe, yeah, that when we die, we all leave."

References and external links

  • The All-American Rejects Photo Blog with Pictures of Tim
  • PunkNews tribute article
  • Jonezetta biography at AOL Music mentioning Timothy's suicide
  • Aversion article on the suicide
  • MTV article mentioning Timothy's suicide
  • Higgins Switch Myspace
  • The All-American Rejects' drummer mentions Jordan's suicide
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