Jimmy Eat World shakes up the Forest City

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Jimmy Eat World shakes up the Forest City

Jimmy Eat World fans were starving for a performance and the band surely delivered when they hit London Music Hall on Tuesday night.

The band’s setlist included songs that ranged from the 2001 soft ballad “Hear You Me” all the way to their latest single “You and Me.”

Lead singer Jim Adkins surely took song requests from an eager audience. Most of the requests were songs from the band’s 2004 album Futures. The songs included “23,” “Work,” and “Pain” to name a few.

Mid-way through the show, back-up vocalist and lead guitarist Tom Linton took the spotlight as he sang the lead vocals to their 1999 hit “Blister.”

Adkins also insisted that the London crowd were “hard-core fans.” The audience definitely proved that true during their performance of “Sweetness” where everyone sang along and jumped up and down to the classic 2001 anthem from their fourth album Bleed American. Other songs that were a hit with the audience was “Sure and Certain,” which was the lead single from their latest album Integrity Blues, as well as the band’s staple song “The Middle.”

To open up the show, the Philadelphia based act Beach Slang played a 35 minute set of their hit songs “Spin the Dial,” and “Bad Art and Weirdo Ideas.” The band also included covers from the 90’s including Oasis’ “Wonderwall,” Pixies’ “Where is My Mind,” and a few riffs of Carlos Santana’s “Smooth” that really cheered up the crowd. Lead singer James Alex said they could not leave without saying, “thank you to Jimmy Eat World for letting us tour with them… We still can’t believe we get to say that.”


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