Third Eye Blind celebrates 20th anniversary with expanded debut

Third Eye Blind (3eb) will celebrate the 20-year anniversary of its eponymous debut this summer with an expanded version of the multi-platinum album that includes several unreleased recordings. The band will also headline an extensive North American tour that begins on June 9th in Miami where the band will play the celebrated album in its entirety throughout the tour.

On the same day that the tour begins, Rhino will release multiple versions of Third Eye Blind: 20th Anniversary Edition, including a double CD set, a three LP collection presented in a gatefold sleeve, and digitally.

All versions combine the original album with several unreleased demos and new recordings. For this special anniversary edition, the band recently recorded “Alright Caroline” and “Scattered,” two songs that were written for the Third Eye Blind album, but were never fully realized in the studio until now.

3eb made a splash in 1997 when the San Francisco alt-rockers scored a #1 modern rock hit with the group’s debut single, “Semi-Charmed Life.” Later that year, it was named Modern Rock Track of the Year at the Billboard Music Awards.

Third Eye Blind spent more than 100 weeks on the Billboard 200 Chart and has been certified six-times platinum in the U.S. by the RIAA. In addition to “Semi-Charmed Life,” the album boasted several more major hits including “Graduate,” “How’s It Going To Be,” “Losing A Whole Year” and “Jumper.”

Third Eye Blind: 20th Anniversary Edition features unreleased demos for the album track “Semi-Charmed Life” and “Kiss Goodnight,” which was later reworked as “Ode To Maybe” for the band’s sophomore album, Blue (1999). Also included is the band’s cover of the Velvet Underground classic “Heroin,” as well as an early version of “Slow Motion” that includes the song’s lyrics. The controversial track about the media’s glorification of violence was released as an instrumental on Blue. A full version with lyrics did not surface until 2006, when it appeared on A Collection, a greatest hits compilation released by Rhino.

2 CD | 3 LP

Disc One:

  1. Losing A Whole Year
  2. Narcolepsy
  3. Semi-Charmed Life
  4. Jumper
  5. Graduate
  6. How’s It Going To Be
  7. Thanks A Lot
  8. Burning Man
  9. Good For You
  10. London
  11. I Want You
  12. The Background
  13. Motorcycle Drive By
  14. God Of Wine
Disc Two:

  1. Alright Caroline*
  2. Scattered*
  3. Slow Motion – Demo*
  4. Semi-Charmed Life – Demo*
  5. Kiss Goodnight – Demo*
  6. Scattered –Demo*
  7. Heroin – Demo*
  8. Tattoo Of The Sun

* Previously Unreleased

North American Tour Dates


July 9 Miami, FL Bayfront Park Amphitheatre
July 10 Clearwater, FL Coachman Park
July 11 Jacksonville, FL Daily’s Place
July 13 New Orleans, LA Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
July 15 Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheatre
July 16 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
July 17 Raleigh, NC The Red Hat Amphitheatre
July 18 Baltimore, MD Pier Six Pavilion
July 20 Gilford, NH Bank of Hampshire Pavilion
July 21 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
July 23 Holmdel, NJ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
July 24 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
July 25 Philadelphia, PA Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
July 28 Toronto, ON Echo Beach
July 29 Darien Centre, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 30 Syracuse, NY Lakeview Amphitheatre
August  1 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 2 Wallingford, CT Toyota Oakdale Theatre
August 6 Chicago, IL Huntington Bank Pavilion At Northerly Island
August 7 Village Of Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 8 Cleveland, OH Jacobs Pavilion At Nautica
August 9 Indianapolis, IN Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn At White River State Park
August 11 St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 12 Rogers, AR Walmart AMP
August 14 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 15 Dallas, TX Starplex Pavilion
August 16 Zephyr Cove, NV Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys
August 18 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
August 19 Hermosa Beach, CA Saint Rocke Benefit for the Jimmy Miller Foundation
August 20 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre
August 21 San Diego, CA Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
August 22 Las Vegas, NV The Joint @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
August 23 Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley
September 1 Palmer, AK Southeast Alaska State Fair

Author: Buddy Iahn

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