Third Eye Blind & Taking Back Sunday - July 17, 2022

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3eb22Third Eye Blind are celebrating their 25th year together in style by touring with fellow alt rock veterans Taking Back Sunday. “Summer Gods: 25 Years in the Blind” - the summer US trek will also feature Aussie rockers Hockey Dad as openers with a stop at Jones Beach on Sunday, July 17, 2022 - tix:

A portion of proceeds from each ticket will go to SeaTrees, an organization that Third Eye Blind has teamed with to help restore the kelp ecosystem off the coast of California.. the Palos Verdes Kelp Forest is called the Blind Reef via SeaTrees, a project of Sustainable Surf. Fans will also have the chance to “buy” their own square foot of the Blind Reef. Other ways to show support include beach clean ups, limited edition merchandise and meet and greets for donations toward the completion of the Blind Reef... Making touring more sustainable and protecting habitat for marine life are causes near to Jenkins’ heart. As a press release points out, Jenkins “is an avid surfer and studied marine biology in college, working to restore kelp reefs at the age of 18.”

“The ‘Summer Gods’ tour always means to us outdoors in warm nights, music and collective joy,” Third Eye Blind frontman Stephan Jenkins said in a statement. “In that spirit, it is a treat to make it a whole day of music. We have been wanting to tour with Taking Back Sunday for several years now and Hockey Dad is essential listening on all of our playlists. It’s serendipitous that they will be able to join on the Third Eye Blind’s 25th anniversary.” He continued, “Twenty-five years prompts us to take stock of ourselves, so everyone should expect a comprehensive setlist with all of the songs that meant the most to our fans from the last 25 years as well as songs that are inspiring us now.” “Twenty-five years of Third Eye Blind finds us feeling glorious as if everything is coming into deeper focus,” “It’s not lost on us that this is a miracle, and that we are in it because of the new fans that keep discovering us and the people who, over the years, have made our music part of their culture.”

Taking Back Sunday’s John Nolan added, “In the early days of Taking Back Sunday, Adam [Lazzara] and I used to drive around in his old Honda listening to Third Eye Blind’s second album, Blue; windows down, smoking cigarettes and singing along. If someone had told us back then that one day we’d tour together, it would’ve blown our minds. We’re so excited to be out with Third Eye Blind this summer, singing our songs and singing along with theirs.”

Third Eye Blind’s last album was Our Bande Apart. Hear Jenkins discuss the 2021 release with Kyle Meredith here. Meanwhile, Taking Back Sunday frontman Adam Lazzara recently linked up with The Maine and Charlotte Sands on “Loved You a Little.” Hockey Dad’s most recent LP was 2020’s Brain Candy.

The stage design for the tour is inspired by a visit Jenkins made to the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale. An announcement from the band notes that “the Consortium installation, with its soaring steel and tree branches, evoked something aspirational and analog that is the vital core of Third Eye Blind's music.”

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