Third Eye Blind has performed for over 250,000 people this year on their 20th anniversary Summer Gods tour, where they played their self-titled debut in its entirety for the first and last time. 3EB will close out their banner year with a European run in September, followed by An Evening with Third Eye Blind: Fall of the Summer Gods Tour, set to kickoff in the US October 5 in Providence. The show will span two decades of music, including their latest releases, Dopamine and We Are Drugs. (The final performance of Third Eye Blind in its entirety was July 23 in Oakland, CA.)
“It’s remarkable to me that we have never done an ‘evening with’ tour,” says Stephan Jenkins. “I am so curious to find out what that is going to be like. This tour came together in part because we have been playing so well together this summer. We didn’t want to let that vibe go. It’s a chance for us to get more intimate than the big arena’s we played all summer and into the cities we didn’t get to hit.”
Third Eye Blind’s 7x platinum debut is available now in an expanded, 20th anniversary edition (3LP set, CD and digitally), featuring unreleased music and “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.
“We’re actually larger than we were the first time around,” Stephan Jenkins tells his hometown paper, the San Francisco Chronicle. “It’s an incredible feeling to be in a good rock band. The gift that’s been given to me is that people view my music as enlivening them.”