Third Eye Blind Tour Review
By: Lesa Browning @Musicmixdaily
After wrapping up their Summer Gods Tour, Alternative rock band Third Eye Blind announced that they would be headlining dates across the U.S. for the Fall Of The Summer Gods Tour. The band kicked off the tour Oct. 5 in Providence, RI, hitting stops across the country with the final stop planned in mid November in Sacramento, CA.
Third Eye Blind released the expanded, 20th anniversary edition of their self-titled album on June 9th, featuring unreleased music “Alright Caroline” and “Scattered,” two songs that were written for the Third Eye Blind album. It’s been a while since the band has released new music. Since their record “Dopamine” dropped in 2015, there has only been the EP last year, “We Are Drugs” to tide fans over.
I had the pleasure of catching the show on a Friday night in Spokane, Washington. Spokane is not a huge town and even with the competition of two Garth Brooks concerts scheduled the same day just down the block, the Spokane Knitting Factory was packed with a very diverse crowd that ranged in age from teenagers to baby boomers. When the band’s original lead singer Stephan Jenkins took to the fog filled stage to open with “Sharp Knife,” he was greeted by a wildly cheering audience ready to rock. They were not disappointed. There was no fluff, no background projections, no distractions at all. This was a straight up rock show.
Jenkins front and center; Alex LeCavalier on the bass to the right; Brad Hargreaves on the drums to the back; Alex Kopp on keyboards to the left; and Joseph Pepper from the band Cartel standing in for Kryz Reid on lead guitar.
The show was starting hard and fast with the band playing their hits right off the bat continuing with “Blinded,” “Narcolepsy,” “Semi-Charmed Life” with the crowd singing along and loving ever minute of it. During the Summer tour it was widely reported that the band played their self titled album start to finish, the pre show chatter was if they would continue this trend. Jenkins was quick to announce that they would be doing things a little differently in this more intimate venue. There was even a little acoustic action thrown in. They sang “How’s It Going To Be” with the crowd, performed their cover of “Mine” from Beyonce and of course “Jumper.” So many hits from the 90’s and it seems that the entire crowd remembered every word.
They sounded great, it was fun to hear so many hits from the past. I am looking forward to new music from this still talented band!