Jimmy Eat World formed in Mesa, Arizona in 1993. Singer and guitarist, Jim Adkins, and drummer Zach Lind, who had been friends since kindergarten, joined forces with guitarist Tom Linton and bass player Mitch Porter to try their hand at music. In its early years, the band emulated the style of their punk-rock influences, and released their debut self-titled album in 1994.
Band members include Jim Adkins, Rick Burch, Zach Lind, and Tom Linton. They had their highest charting album with 2007's Chase the Light, and released its follow-up album, Invented, in 2010.Jimmy Eat World.