Third Eye Blind just completed a successful summer run, bringing their platinum rock hits (“Semi-Charmed Life,” “How’s It Going to Be”) to outdoor spaces across the country alongside Jimmy Eat World.
The popular revival of ’90s radio rockers Third Eye Blind
The ongoing popular revival of ’90s radio rockers Third Eye Blind has warranted a forthcoming new album and tour that will one-two punch your eardrums later this year.
This tour felt different for the band members because they originally thought they would have finished their first album in four years before embarking on the dates.
“We didn’t think we could sustain a tour without new music,”
said Third Eye Blind frontman Stephan Jenkins at one recent tour stop.
“And yet our people have just really shown up. It’s actually one of the bigger tours we’ve ever done. That kind of blows my mind. It definitely gives us confidence.”
The band announced on Friday a 2019 fall tour in support of their sixth studio album, Screamer—out October 18th.
The album will mark Third Eye Blind’s third release on Mega Collider, the independent label they established in the years following the departures of founding members Kevin Cadogan (lead guitar) and bassist Arion Salazar.
They teamed up with friends like Alexis Krauss of Sleigh Bells (who sings on the title track) and Billy Corgan, who is described as the album’s “musical consigliere.”
“We have always been so insular,” said Jenkins, “and on Screamer we adopted an open door policy – come in, be musical, and follow the song where it takes us.”
Kicking off November 8 in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, the cross-country Screamer Tour will perform 17 dates and culminate on November 30 in Reno, Nevada.
Soaking up the resurrection
Led by frontman Stephan Jenkins, Third Eye Blind have soaked-up an unlikely latter-day resurrection—22-years after their six-times platinum debut album—even they can’t understand.
“It’s kind of a mystery to me,”
Jenkins recently told Rolling Stone, describing the resurgence they’ve seen since 2015’s Dopamine.
“I look at it as this thing that I take part in with the audience. I think our audience is very young, and they take our music and they make it part of their playlists now. And they make it their present tense. And we really care about playing. It’s not the same every night. We’re not a jam band, but we soundcheck; soundchecks are band practice, and we move things and change them, so it’s evolving. We’re not a MacBook pro band.”
Here are the band’s tour dates. More info here.
10/6 and 10/13 – Austin City Limits Festival @ Austin, TX
11/8 – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom @ Hampton Beach, NH
11/9 – Parx Casino – Xcite Center @ Bensalem, PA
11/11 – The National @ Richmond, VA
11/12 – Durham Performing Arts Center @ Durham, NC
11/14 – Jannus Live @ St. Petersburg, FL
11/15 – Capital City @ Tallahassee, FL
11/16 – Hard Rock Live @ Orlando, FL
11/17 – Seminole Casino Coconut Creek – The Pavilion @ Coconut Creek, FL
11/19 – Orpheum Theatre @ Memphis, TN
11/21 – 20 Monroe Live @ Grand Rapids, MI
11/22 – Coronado Performing Arts Center @ Rockford, IL
11/23 – Peoria Civic Center Theater @ Peoria, IL
11/24 – Myth Live Events Center @ St. Paul, MN
11/26 – Orpheum Theatre @ Omaha, NE
11/27 – The Criterion @ Oklahoma City, OK
11/29 – Pechanga Resort & Casino @ Temecula, CA
11/30 – Grand Sierra Resort & Casino @ Reno, NV[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
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Third Eye Blind performing Weightless. (C) 2017 Mega Collider