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Jimmy Eat World to Play Benefit

The members of pop-rock group Jimmy Eat World are coming back to their hometown Friday to play a benefit concert for victims of the Rodeo-Chediski wildfire.

“It’s for the underinsured or the non-insured residents of the Heber-Overgaard area of Arizona which was pretty toasted by fires,” said singer-guitarist Jim Adkins.

“Our drummer, his grandparents had a home over there that was destroyed.”

The concert will be held at the Mesa Amphitheatre.

The wildfire scorched about 469,000 acres and destroyed hundreds of homes in Heber-Overgaard and Linden this summer.

The Arizona natives, whose single “The Middle” catapulted them to pop fame this summer, recently played at the Plea for Peace show in Las Vegas to benefit the National Hopeline Network.

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