Pop-rockers Third Eye Blind will take to the road with a new lineup
for a 15-stop tour beginning March 1, in Santa Barbara, Calif.
The band fired guitarist Kevin Cadogan in January after a show at the
Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah.
In a Jan. 26 appearance on NBC-TV's "Tonight Show With Jay Leno,"
Third Eye Blind played with new lead guitarist Tony Fredianelli, who
had worked as a touring keyboardist and guitarist for the band since
he left its original lineup in 1996. No reason was given for the
The monthlong tour follows the release of the band's second album,
Blue, which hit stores in November. The album's first single,
"Never Let You Go" (RealAudio excerpt), is getting frequent play on rock radio and is at #24 on this week's Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.
Third Eye Blind achieved fame in 1997, with their hit single
"Semi-Charmed Life" (RealAudio excerpt). Propelled by the single's success, their self-titled debut album sold more than 4 million copies.
Opening on the tour will be Tonic, whose pop-rock single "You Wanted More" (RealAudio excerpt) became a hit after appearing on the soundtrack to the summer film "American Pie."
Third Eye Blind tour dates:
March 1; Santa Barbara, Calif.; Arlington Theatre
March 4; San Diego, Calif.; Spreckels Theatre
March 5; Stockton, Calif.; Fox Theatre
March 7; San Francisco, Calif.; Warfield Theatre
March 10; Los Angeles, Calif.; Wiltern Theater
March 11; Phoenix, Ariz.; Union Hall
March 15; Minneapolis, Minn.; Orpheum Theater
March 17; Chicago, Ill.; Riviera Theater
March 19; Milwaukee, Wis.; Eagles Ballroom
March 21; Akron, Ohio; Akron Civic Theater
March 22; Cincinnati, Ohio; Taft Theater
March 24; Detroit, Mich.; State Theater
March 26; Cleveland, Ohio; John Carroll University
April 1; Philadelphia, Pa.; Electric Factory Ballroom
April 2; Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; Marist College