Photo by Stephen Albanese
Third Eye Blind, one of the most cited and emulated to this new generation of indie bands, has announced a number of upcoming spring U.S. appearances. Touring behind the band’s new full-length album, Dopamine, the tour will begin on Saturday, March 19 in Dallas, TX and will visit markets such as Athens, GA twice on Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26, Tampa, FL on Sunday, March 27, Oklahoma City, OK, on Saturday, April 2, Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, April 9 and culminate in a performance at Knitting Factory in Spokane, WA on Wednesday, April 13.
The band is also scheduled to make an appearance at this year’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, TN from June 9-12. A full listing of dates can be found below and more information on tickets can be found via Third Eye Blind’s official website, www.thirdeyeblind.com.
Additionally, Third Eye Blind recently released this week a music video for “Something In You,” a clip that features a live version of the song and footage taken from the band’s sold out summer amphitheater tour. “Something In You” speaks as a love letter to the thousands of fans who have passionately continued to support the band and its vision over the course of their lengthy career. Check out the video for “Something In You” below.
Third Eye Blind recently issued its first album in six years titled Dopamine (available on iTunes and Amazon) and celebrated its release with multiple U.S. tours. Songwriter Stephan Jenkins, renowned for his inimitable lyrical sensibility, developed this collection while on tour over the last few years behind the band’s previous number one album, Ursa Major. Though it employs signature guitar riffs, Dopamine is very much an exploration and rumination of the present tense. 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. Paradoxically Third Eye Blind’s focus on guitar and live playing sounds novel and newly fresh in a pop landscape consumed with sequenced drums and keyboard tracks. There is a sense of spontaneity to Dopamine that can only come from their evolution as a live band. What remains constant, however, is the endearing quality in the music and the fierce heartfelt core of Jenkins’ narrative.
Third Eye Blind gained wide success at the end of the recording industry golden age. Their endurance and ability to adapt through the digital revolution speaks to the ingenuity and creativity found in the music. After four smash albums and millions of records sold worldwide, they continue to write, record and tour, entertaining their core audience while growing a larger, younger and more dedicated fanbase than ever. The band now work and communicate in a fluid new world where their music continues to naturally evolve. Their exchange with their audience is unfiltered, and being from the hub of the digital space, they are using it to develop a closer exchange with their audience, which will continue to flourish beyond the release of Dopamine.
Third Eye Blind Tour Dates:
March 19 – Dallas, TX – St. Patrick’s Day Festival
March 20 – Springfield, MO – Gillizo Theatre
March 21 – Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall
March 22 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
March 25 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
March 26 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
March 27 – Tampa, FL – Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival
March 29 – Oxford, MS – The Lyric Oxford
March 30 – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre
March 31 – Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen
April 02 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
April 04 – Flagstaff, AZ – Orpheum Theater
April 05 – Orem, UT – UCCU Events Center
April 07 – Santa Barbara, CA – Arlington Theatre
April 08 – San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park
April 09 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
April 12 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
April 13 – Spokane, WA – Kitting Factory
June 09-12 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival