Jimmy Eat World rocked The Space at Westbury, Monday October 20th for their 10th anniversary of their Futures album, with Minibosses opening the show. Originally from Arizona the band and its current members Jim Adkins, Tom Linton, Rick Burch and Zach Lind played an energetic show at the Space.
Picture this: a warm October night, a beautiful venue packed with eager and cheery fans waiting to hear Jim Adkins serenade the crowd with “keep my heart somewhere drugs don’t go”. Opening the show with “Futures”, they went on to play the entire Futures album from beginning to end. Playing favorites such as “Just Tonight”, “Kill”, “The World You Love”, “Pain”, “Drugs or Me” and many others. The band gave an amazing performance, while keeping the crowd singing along on their feet.
The band came back for two encore performances, playing “Disintegration”, “Bleed America”, “Big Casino” and closing out the show with their most popular hit “The Middle”.
Jimmy Eat World, mostly known for their early 2000 hits, really made a splash in 2001 with their song “The Middle”. The band’s last album release in 2013, Damages, reached number fourteen on the Billboard 200 chart. Their last hit “I Will Steal You Back”, released in April 2013, just in time for Record Store Day.
The surprise of the night was Minibosses. The enigmatic band blew the audience away with “Super Mario Brothers”, “Double Dragon”, “Mega Man 2″, and a comedic cover of “All About That Base”, all while paying homage to Long Island’s own Billy Joel by coveringMovin’ Out. Rich Burch, of Jimmy Eat World, even joined Minibosses onstage to play a couple of songs with the Massachuesets based metal band. Not sure at first what to expect from Minibosses, it comes as no surprise why they were picked open for the band.
Both bands will be touring through November 2nd in the U.S, it’s a show you don’t want to miss! You can also check out The Space at Westbury for more upcoming shows.
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