In recognition to their fans for 20 years down, Third Eye Blind (3eb) will, for the first time in their storied history, play their debut album, considered one of the great rock records of all time, in its entirety, as part of a night of music including their latest, We Are Drugs.
The 31 show amphitheater tour kicks off Friday, June 9th and runs through Sunday, July 23rd in a homecoming at the band’s birthplace, the historic Greek Theatre in Berkley, CA. The Summer Gods Tour will visit amphitheaters across North America including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, and New Orleans. Tickets go on sale Thursday, January 26th via Live Nation.
Third Eye Blind was everywhere in 2016. We Are Drugs hit iTunes Top 5 alternative records. They sold out numerous headline shows and set attendance records at 2016 Summer music festivals worldwide including Outside Lands, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Tokyo’s Summersonic, and UK’s Reading and Leeds Festivals.
3eb have continually trended, making headlines in the political arena with Stephan Jenkins’ hold- nothing- back opinion pieces and trolling of the RNC.
Third Eye Blind are clearly one of the most vibrant and volatile rock acts of the moment.
3eb also recently landed on national headlines during a surf session when they were filmed by paparazzi while rescuing a group of kids caught in a rip current off the beaches of North Carolina. This lifeguard incident came with a special twist, as it occurred after the band had just performed a benefit show in support of the NC Transgender community’s efforts to defeat the odious HB2 legislation.
They’ve made appearances for charitable organizations like “Make Room,” Children’s Hospitals, and PETA. Stephan is a strong supporter of the Jimmy Miller foundation, a project especially close to Stephan’s heart where Stephan shares surfing with active duty Marines and Vets afflicted with PTSD.
“We have always had that punk ethos of ‘say what you mean no matter what’ and ‘show up when you are needed,'” says Jenkins. “I think that is more true of us now than ever. We haven’t gotten soft at all.”
The release of the We Are Drugs EP is the next chapter in Third Eye Blind’s legacy – a fully-realized body of work that incorporates the band’s perfect pop sensibility with an ever-present progressive intent. Jenkins utilizes his characteristic rhythmic vocal style and lyrical prowess on issues of identity, connection, isolation and authenticity while keeping a sharp eye on a culture in rapid change.
Third Eye Blind continues to write, record and tour, while growing a larger, younger and more dedicated fanbase than ever. 2017 is where Third Eye Blind shows gratitude for 20 years and counting. They are a band focused on the future though, so look for surprises leading up to The Summer Gods Tour.
3eb represents the “rock” part in Summer Rock Tours – no sequencers, no backing tracks, they make something true, transcendent and passionate every night.
“We are all about fostering a feeling of aliveness and connection,” says Stephan Jenkins. “That’s why we have the Summer vibes, because our heat comes from being alive and in the moment and you can only get it when you are willing to keep it real. No one can create the vibes we do fronting over a backing track.”
Third Eye Blind seeks to foster a festival environment so they have invited along a group of like-minded friends along including very special guests Silversun Pickups.
Silversun Pickups is among the most dynamic and creative rock bands of the modern era, hailed far and wide for their inimitable merging of ethereal melodies and pure sonic force. From the indie rock opening salvo of 2005’s Pikul EP to 2012’s far-reaching Neck Of The Woods, each successive release has seen the Silverlake, CA-based band boldly venture into uncharted terrain, bravely pushing their imagination and ability towards new and surprising summits. Better Nature marks the debut release from Silversun Pickups’ own New Machine Recordings.
Another special guest will be announced soon and 3eb has been known to pop in to parking lot parties before the show so we invite you to get tickets and come early and we will see you this Summer.
Citi is the official credit card of the Summer Gods Tour. Citi cardmembers can take advantage of a special pre-sale opportunity beginning on Tuesday, January 24th at 10 am local time.
Fri Jun 09 Miami, FL Bayfront Park Amphitheater
Sat Jun 10 Clearwater, FL Coachman Park
Sun Jun 11 Jacksonville, FL TBD
Tue Jun 13 New Orleans, LA Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
Thu Jun 15 Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheater
Fri Jun 16 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Metro Credit Union Ampthitheatre
Sat Jun 17 Raleigh, NC The Red Hat Amphitheater
Sun Jun 18 Baltimore, MD/DC Area TBD
Wed Jun 21 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Fri Jun 23 Holmdel, NJ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
Sat Jun 24 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Sun Jun 25 Philadelphia, PA Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
Wed Jun 28 Toronto, ON Echo Beach
Thu Jun 29 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Fri Jun 30 Syracuse, NY Lakeview Amphitheater
Sat Jul 01 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Sun Jul 02 Wallingford , CT Toyota Presents Oakdale
Thu Jul 06 Chicago, IL Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Fri Jul 07 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sat Jul 08 Cleveland, OH Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
Sun Jul 09 Indianapolis, IN Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park
Tues Jul 11 St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Wed Jul 12 Rogers, Arkansas Walmart Amp
Fri Jul 14 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
Sat Jul 15 Dallas, TX Starplex Pavilion
Sun July 16 Lake Tahoe, NV Harvey’s
Tue Jul 18 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
Thu Jul 20 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre
Fri Jul 21 San Diego, CA Cal Coat Credit Union Open Air Theatre
Sat Jul 22 Las Vegas, NV The Joint at Hard Rock
Sun Jul 23 Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre
Author: Buddy Iahn
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