Third Eye Blind Brings 20 Years of Hits to Clearwater on Summer Gods Tour

Third Eye Blind Brings 20 Years of Hits to Clearwater on Summer Gods Tour 

Posted: 6:50 pm Sunday, June 11th, 2017

By Kyle T- Street Team

Third Eye Blind Summer Gods Tour

Jay Cridlin, Tampa Bay Times

I’ll be the first to admit that I love Third Eye Blind. The timing of this incredibly popular band wasn’t right, leaving some fans closeted for much of the 2000s. This year marks the 20 year anniversary of their self titled debut album, which I will argue is one of the most underrated albums of the 90s. In fact, I’ll go as far to say Third Eye Blind is one of the most underrated bands of the 90s. Despite hailing from the west coast, they were too late to be included in the grunge era. They were too alternative to be thrown in with the post punk bands like Green Day that popped up in the late 90s, early 2000s. The late 90s was truly when alternative music began, and I will attest that Third Eye Blind had something to do with it. Their debut album only peaked at #25 on the Billboard 200 charts, but nonetheless spent 106 weeks on it and is now 6 times certified platinum. Anyone between the ages of 18 (which is a true testament because they weren’t even born yet) and 45 probably know that album’s singles by heart. Anytime “Semi Charmed Life”, “Jumper”, or “How’s It Gonna Be” comes on at a party, it’s an instant sing along. These songs and the work of Third Eye Blind are timeless. While critics and naysayers haven’t given them much credit since the new millennium, they have continued to put out good quality music for their fans. The Summer Gods Tour proved that Third Eye Blind will live on for much longer thanks to the power of their fans. The fact that Third Eye Blind has continued playing shows and churning out new music for the last 19 years may have been a laughing matter for some, but on Saturday night Stephan Jenkins and his army of devoted fans had the last laugh.

Check out the setlist below. You’ll notice that they did a nice job of incorporating some of their other albums’ hits, like “Never Let You Go” and “Something In You”. They also threw in a brand new song, “Alright Caroline” which was a demo for the 1997 album but never made the cut. Front man Stephan Jenkins said that they recorded that song in a studio in Brooklyn earlier this year in anticipation of the 20th anniversary rerelease.

 

  1. Weightless
  2. Company of Strangers
  3. Horror Show
  4. Wounded
  5. Queen of Daydreams
  6. Something in You
  7. Shipboard Cook
  8. Losing a Whole Year
  9. Narcolepsy
  10. Semi-Charmed Life
  11. Jumper
  12. Graduate
  13. How’s It Going to Be
  14. Thanks a Lot
  15. Burning Man
  16. Good for You
  17. London
  18. I Want You
  19. The Background
  20. Motorcycle Drive By
  21. Never Let You Go
  22. Alright Caroline
  23. God of Wine

Be sure to check out Jay Cridlin’s review on behalf of The Tampa Bay Times HERE.

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