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Third Eye Blind is a renowned American music band from San Francisco. Its sound is influenced by traditional pop and rock genres as well as the post-grunge that dominated the 1990s. The band rose to fame with the single Semi-Charmed Life in 1997. Since then they have built a successful career, producing numerous albums and touring alongside iconic acts such as Oasis and U2.
Led by singer, songwriter and guitarist Stephan Jenkins, Third Eye Blind has performed several sold out shows in 2017. They are now coming your way and Third Eye Blind tickets are all you need to catch the musicians live in concert.
Third Eye Blind was founded by Stephan Jenkins and Kevin Cadogan. The two met each other at a show and connected over a common interest in music. Soon they became songwriting partners. They recorded a demo with producer Mark Hensley in 1993 and another one the following year with Jenkins on vocals, Cadogan on guitar and Arion Salazar on bass. From late 1995 to early 1996, the band was involved in recording their third demo that was produced by the RCA Records. The demo tape got them quite a lot of attention from record labels and an invitation from Clive Davis to put together a show for Arista Records in New York.
The band became a popular live act and not long after saw offers pouring in from record labels. Following a performance in Los Angeles, Jenkins and Cadogan officially signed a deal with Elektra Records.
In the year 1997, Third Eye Blind released their first self-titled music album. It produced five top ten chart hitting songs such as Jumper, How’s It Going to Be and Semi-Charmed Life. The song Semi-Charmed Life occupied the top spot on the Modern Rock Tracks chart for eight weeks and won the band a Billboard Music Award. The musicians also performed the song How’s It Going To Be on the popular TV-show Saturday Night Live. Drummer Michael Urbano of the rock band Smash Mouth played drums on four tracks on this record.
Third Eye Blind is the band’s bestselling album. It has been certified six times Platinum by the RIAA.
Third Eye Blind released their second studio album Blue in 1999. Although the response it received was not overwhelming, it still sold a staggering 75,000 copies within the first week of release.
The recording process of the album was not a very pleasant one as there were some disagreements between Stephan Jenkins and Kevin Cadogan. Although they managed to stay together for the making of the album, the band decided to tour in its support without Cadogan. Despite the struggles and tiffs between the musicians, the collection turned out to be quite appealing and received positive reviews from the critics. Among its popular tracks are Deep Inside of You, 10 Days Late, Never Let You Go and Anything.
After earning recognition both as a live and recording music act, Third Eye Blind took a break from performing for the next few years. The musicians only made appearances at charity events sporadically. They hit the studios again in 2002 and began recording new material for their next music album.
In May of 2003, Third Eye Blind treated the fans with their third studio album titled Out of the Vein. It was the band’s first music record featuring guitarist Tony Fredianelli and also their last with Elektra Records. Out of the Vein debuted at the twelfth spot on the Billboard 200 and sold an astounding 63,000 copies in its first week.
It would be six years after the release of their third album that Third Eye Blind would record another studio album. Meanwhile they released a greatest hits album titled A Collection in 2006. This comprised songs from all their first three records as well as few unreleased tracks such as Slow Motion, My Time in Exile and Tattoo of the Sun. A Collection reached number 103 on the Billboard 200 and stayed on the chart for three weeks.
It was in August, 2009 that the band released its fourth studio album titled Ursa Major via its own Mega Collider Records. It debuted at the third spot on the Billboard 200 and turned out to be the highest charting album of Third Eye Blind’s music career. During the promotional tour of the record the band had some differences with their longtime guitarist Tony Fredianelli and eventually parted ways in early 2010. He was replaced by Kryz Reid as the band continued their touring commitments.
Third Eye Blind continued performing live in 2011 and also released a song If there Ever Was a Time in November to support the Occupy Wall Street movement. The song was made available for free download.
Towards the end of 2012, Stephan Jenkins announced that a fifth studio album by the band was in the works. He also said that it would be their final album and any future releases would be in the form of either EPs or singles.
In July of 2016, Third Eye Blind released the lead single Cop Vs. Phone Girl from their upcoming EP and officially announced its title, We Are Drugs. The EP itself came out in October of the same year.
Dopamine is the fifth studio album by Third Eye Blind. It hit the shelves in June of 2015. Its first single titled Everything is Easy was released earlier in May, 2015 along with a cover version of the song Mine by Beyoncé. Dopamine debuted at the thirteenth spot on the Billboard 200 and sold more than 21,000 copies in its first week of release. Absolute Punk described this record as the ‘missing link between Blue and Out of the Vein.’
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From the time they started out in 1997, Third Eye Blind has won several awards and honors. These include Billboard Music Awards, American Music Awards as well as California Music Awards.
If you wish to catch the much acclaimed rock band live in action, check out their upcoming dates and purchase your Third Eye Blind tour tickets before they run out.