Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Weekend
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Jimmy Eat World - Wickenburg Community Center, Wickenburg - 5/10/2013
"The longer that we are a band, I think, the longer that we will be playing music together," says Jimmy Eat World frontman Jim Adkins. "Because we appreciate the goals that we reach even more the longer it goes on."
Now into their 20th year, the Mesa rockers are expressing their gratitude through a series of Arizona dates in places that haven't seen the boys since the Clinton administration, if ever.
"It's been about 15 years since we've played Yuma, and even longer since we've played Sierra Vista. We've never played in Casa Grande or Wickenburg," says Adkins. "We're really excited for it... I'm not sure what to expect, but it's a way to kind of say thanks to people that have commuted for hours to see us play."
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"On our last album, Invented, we did these tours that were massive. We'd done them before, but this time it just felt different. It felt like 'Wow.' We really enjoyed and appreciated it," he says.
"Before, we were, 'Holy shit, it's crazy. All right, we have to go on now.' You know? It's like you protect yourself from feeling happy because you think at any moment it could go away, so you don't really appreciate it. Now suddenly we appreciate it more."
That's life, as they say. -- Chris Parker