Third Eye Blind Taking Vertical Horizon On The Road

After warming up with a series of West Coast radio festivals, Third Eye Blind will launch a full summer tour July 7 in St. Paul, Minn.

Playing with rockers Vertical Horizon, they will hit 20 cities through July and early August, focusing on the Midwest and the East Coast. The final show will be Aug. 4 at the Tweeter Center, outside Boston.

Last year the pop quartet released Blue, featuring the single "Never Let You Go" (RealAudio excerpt). The band re-edited the album shortly before release after Elektra Records objected to violent lyrics in the song "Slow Motion," in which a boy talks about shooting another boy.

Band manager Eric Godtland recently announced Third Eye Blind's plans to record a concept EP in the fall, tentatively titled Black, in which the original version of the song would be orchestrated into a larger piece.

Vertical Horizon evolved from an acoustic duo to an electric rock quartet before releasing last year's Everything You Want, which included the single "We Are" (RealAudio excerpt).

Third Eye Blind tour dates:

July 7; St. Paul, Minn.; Roy Wilkins Auditorium

July 8; Milwaukee, Wis.; Summerfest

July 9; Maryland Heights, Mo.; Riverport Amphitheatre

July 11; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Five Seasons Center

July 12; Rockford, Ill.; Rockford MetroCentre

July 14; Noblesville, Ind.; Deer Creek Music Center

July 15; Louisville, Ky.; Louisville Gardens

July 17; Toledo, Ohio; Zoo Amphitheatre

July 18; Cleveland, Ohio; Nautica Stage

July 19; Clarkston, Mich.; Pine Knob Music Theatre

July 21; Lansing, Mich.; Common Ground Festival

July 23; Fort Wayne, Ind.; Allen County Memorial Coliseum

July 25; Darien Center, N.Y.; Darien Lake Six Flags Performing Arts Center

July 27; Columbia, Md.; Merriweather Post Pavilion

July 28; Wantagh, N.Y.; Jones Beach Amphitheater

July 29; Holmdel, N.J.; P.N.C. Bank Arts Center

July 30; Wallingford, Conn.; Oakdale Theatre

Aug. 1; Scranton, Pa.; Montage Mountain

Aug. 2; Pittsburgh, Pa.; I.C. Light Amphitheater

Aug. 4; Mansfield, Mass.; Tweeter Center