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Jimmy Eat World

Jimmy Eat World is a band that wrote history. Twenty years ago the four-piece from Arizona paved the way for a mainstream audience to emocore - that hardcore and melodic rock combination that was kneaded and shaped in the 90s by American bands Fugazi and Sunny Day Real Estate. ‘Bleed American’ (2001), the fourth album by Jimmy Eat World, sold a million and rocketed the band into earth orbit. In all the years the band has lost nothing of its relevance. Why the odd name? Jimmy is guitarist Tom Lindton's little brother. He used to fight with their other brother Ed. Jimmy would always win, because he was bigger. Ed took his revenge by drawing Jimmy cramming the world into his mouth. The band has played Werchter three times before (2005 + 2011 + 2017).

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