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Jimmy Eat World Tickets

Jimmy Eat World

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In the midst of mid-nineties grunge reign, four childhood friends formed a band that would eventually impact modern rock of the new millennium. Jimmy Eat World formed in 1994 with kindergarten pals Jim Adkins and Zach Lind, Tom Linton and Mitch Porter. The foursome derived the band's moniker from Linton's younger brothers, Ed and Jimmy. Ed and Jimmy had a fight one day and Ed resorted to drawing a picture of his cherubic older brother eating the world with "Jimmy Eat World" printed beneath. The band thought it was a perfect fit.

Soon, they tinkered around with heavy punk rock sounds, playing small shows around their native Mesa, Arizona. Influences ranged from Rocket from the Crypt, early Def Leppard, Jesus and Mary Chain, Fugazi and The Velvet Underground. Their first commercial breakthrough happened in 2001 with the studio album Bleed American. Four singles from the album made the top twenty positions on the United States charts, with "The Middle" reaching the number one position. They've released a total of 9 studio albums so far, and still hold wildly successful international tours.