Third Eye Blind Rock the Fall Like It Was 1997
90s alt-radio heroes, Third Eye Blind, have just announced a fall tour in support of…well, does it have to be in support of anything other than the 90s revival?
The 29-city trek is scheduled to kick off on November 1st in Silver Spring, Maryland, and will see the band make stops in Philadelphia, Boston, New York, Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta, New Orleans, San Diego, Los Angeles, and other places, before wrapping up in the band’s hometown of San Francisco on December 19th, just in time for Christmas.
The band’s most recent album, Ursa Major, was released way-back-when in 2009, and was their first album in six years, debuting at number 3 on the Billboard top 200, and receiving widespread critical acclaim. Since then, the band have remained relatively quiet but this new tour has breathed new life into old rumors that fans can expect a new release, after lead singer Stephen Jenkins responded to a fan’s tweet last December suggesting that a fifth album was on its way (happy face), but that it would be the band’s “last one.” (sad face)
Third Eye Blind were catapulted (I have always wanted to use that expression) into fame in the late 90s after their self-titled debut was released in 1997, featuring the eternal earworm of 90s-born youths, “Semi-Charmed Life” and other top 10 hits, “Jumper” and “How’s It Going to Be.” I’m sure the tour in question will be 100% charmed though, eh lads?
News of their next, and last, album has remained relatively scarce, and the most recent verifiable word I can find in cyberspace is a tweet from Jenkins on April 25th of this year claiming that recording would begin in June. Who knows whether it did or not – what is safe to assume, however, is that the album is unlikely to be released before this tour is over, meaning fans will have to mumble their way through the new material at the live shows. Sorry guys.