PICS: Jimmy Eat World, Ra Ra Riot at NICU Amphitheatre

NICU Amphitheatre concert-goers were treated to an unforgettable night with Jimmy Eat World and Ra Ra Riot on Aug. 1.

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The show was a part of the bands' 2019 "Summer Gods Tour" with Third Eye Blind (see a separate photo gallery of them on SoundDiego.com).
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The huge 35-city trek is now wrapped up -- the San Diego date was the tour's third-to-last show. But what a show it was! (Ra Ra Riot pictured)
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“We couldn’t be more excited to spend our 25th summer as a band touring the country of our birth to play music for our American fans!” Jimmy Eat World said in a collective statement when the tour was announced.
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Jimmy Eat World got their start in 1993 in Mesa, Arizona. The band is comprised of bassist Rick Burch (pictured), guitarist/vocalist Jim Adkins, drummer Zach Lind and guitarist Tom Linton.
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While they enjoyed cult success starting with their 1996 debut, "Static Prevails," it wasn't until 2001's "Bleed American" that mainstream rock audiences flocked to the band in droves.
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Four singles from the album charted within the top 20 positions of Billboard's Alternative Songs chart, with "The Middle" peaking at No. 1. (Adkins pictured)
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The band's follow-up album, 2004's "Futures," spawned another No. 1 hit in "Pain." (Lind pictured)
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The group's latest album, "Integrity Blues," was released in 2016 -- but this last May, they announced they'd completed the recording of their 10th studio album, planned for release this fall. (Adkins pictured)
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During their Aug. 1 set, the band performed: "Pain," "Futures," "Bleed American," "Lucky Denver Mint," "23," "Work," "Love Never"... (Linton pictured)
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Along with "Sweetness," "Always Be," "Hear You Me," "Sure and Certain," "Big Casino," "A Praise Chorus" and "The Middle." (Adkins pictured)
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As expected, their performance was incredible. Please come back soon, lads!
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Ra Ra Riot also delivered in a huge way -- kicking off the show with a bang!
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The Syracuse, New York-based indie-rock band formed in 2006 and is currently comprised of vocalist Wes Miles (pictured), bassist Mathieu Santos, guitarist Milo Bonacci, violinist Rebecca Zeller and drummer Kenny Bernard.
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Just six months after their formation, Spin called them "one of the best young bands we've heard in a really long time." And they still are! (Zeller pictured)
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After the group released a self-titled EP in 2007, they followed it up with "The Rhumb Line," their debut studio full-length album, in 2008. (Bonacci pictured)
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"The Orchard" followed in 2010, "Beta Love" in 2013 and "Need Your Light" in 2016 -- all on independent powerhouse label Barsuk Records. (Santos pictured)
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Their latest album, "Superbloom," was just released today, Aug. 9! Congratulations, RRR! (Bernard pictured)
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We couldn't have asked for a better show -- it was incredible from start to finish. Thanks for the memories, friends!
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