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