Third Eye Blind recently released its first album in six years, Dopamine, and will be celebrating with multiple U.S. tour dates. Songwriter Stephan Jenkins, known for his lyrical sensibility, developed this album while on tour over the past few years, as the band promoted their previous CD, Ursa Major. Though fans will recognize the band’s signature guitar riffs, Dopamine is an exploration and rumination in the present tense. Jenkins applies his vocal and lyrical style to songs of identity, connection, isolation, and authenticity, keeping a knowing eye on a rapidly changing culture. The sense of spontaneity comes from a band whose evolution is through live performances, rather than substantial studio success. Third Eye Blind’s most endearing quality remains in the power of Jenkins’ fierce lyrical narrative. The CD is available on iTunes and Amazon.
Additionally, Third Eye Blind released a video of the song; “Something in You” which features a live version of the song with footage from the band’s sold out summer tour. “Something in You” is the band’s love letter to its devoted following who have passionately supported the band over the course of their lengthy career. The powerful and touching video can be seen here, on YouTube.
The band will be touring again this spring across the U.S. The tour will begin on March 19 in Dallas, TX, and will culminate at Knitting Factory in Spokane, WA on Wednesday April 13th. 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.
Third Eye Blind formed in San Francisco in 1993 and gained wide success in the late 90s, despite many changes in their lineup. Their endurance and ability to adapt through multiple changes speaks to the band’s ingenuity and creativity. After four smash albums and millions of records sold worldwide, they continue to write, record and tour, entertaining their core audience while continuing to attract a larger, younger and more dedicated fan base. The band works and communicates in a fluid millennium where their music continues to naturally evolve. Their exchange with their audience remains unfiltered, and from the hub of digital space, they are developing an even closer exchange with their listeners, which the band hopes will continue to flourish beyond the release of Dopamine.
The announced Third Eye Blind tour dates are as follows:
19 – Dallas, TX – St. Patrick’s Day Festival
20 – Springfield, MO – Gillizo Theatre
21 – Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall
22 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
25 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
26 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
27 – Tampa, FL – Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival
29 – Oxford, MS – The Lyric Oxford
30 – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre
31 – Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen
02 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
04 – Flagstaff, AZ – Orpheum Theater
05 – Orem, UT – UCCU Events Center
07 – Santa Barbara, CA – Arlington Theatre
08 – San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park
09 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
12 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
13 – Spokane, WA – Kitting Factory
09-12 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival