Photo by Philip Cosores
Third Eye Blind will keep touring in 2017.
So what! So, what? So, let’s dance: The San Francisco rockers have announced that they’re going to play their 1997 self-titled album in full and follow the performance up with a bunch of other hits and more recent fare. In other words, good news for old fans who don’t really want to hear Stephan Jenkins rap about Black Lives Matter for five insufferable minutes.
Now, full album performances are traditionally a hit or miss situation, but this look actually works for Third Eye Blind. Although their debut has a hit-heavy first half — starting with opening track “Losing a Whole Year” and peaking with “How’s It Going to Be” — the second half is full of oft-ignored deep cuts and, you know, ultimate crowd pleaser: “Motorcycle Drive By”.
So, those looking to revisit their own salad days will likely find this tour to be a stellar night away from the kids. Even better, the opening band will be Silversun Pickups, who recently blew out 10 candles on their own debut album, proving once again that time flies when you’re having fun, we’re all getting old, and eventually we’ll all look like Donovan….
Consult the itinerary below and phone the babysitter.
Third Eye Blind 2017 Tour Dates:
06/09 – Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater
06/10 – Clearwater, FL @ Coachman Park
06/11 – Jacksonville, FL @ TBD
06/13 – New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
06/15 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheatre
06/16 – Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
06/17 – Raleigh, NC @ The Red Hat Amphitheater
06/18 – Baltimore, MD @ TBD
06/21 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
06/23 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
06/24 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
06/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
06/28 – Toronto, ON @ Echo Beach
06/29 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
06/30 – Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheater
07/01 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
07/02 – Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Presents Oakdale
07/06 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
07/07 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/08 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
07/09 – Indianapolis, IN @ Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park
07/11 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
07/12 – Rogers, AR @ Walmart Amp
07/14 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
07/15 – Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion
07/16 – Lake Tahoe, NV @ Harvey’s
07/18 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
07/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
07/21 – San Diego, CA @ Cal Coat Credit Union Open Air Theatre
07/22 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock
07/23 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre
Below, revisit our (awkward?) interview with Third Eye Blind conducted in 2015.