Third Eye Blind Announces Summer Gods Tour With Jimmy Eat World, Ra Ra Riot

Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind
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– Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind
Iron City, Birmingham, Ala.

Third Eye Blind announced plans to hit the road this summer with Jimmy Eat World and Ra Ra Riot as part of the Summer Gods Tour.

The tour kicks off June 14 at Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre and concludes August 3 at Irvine, Calif.’s FivePoint Amphitheatre. Though the tour starts and ends in Southern California, it’ll hit American cities from Seattle to Chicago to Boston.

If “summer gods” rings a bell, that’s because the band gave their 2017 tour — launched in part to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their beloved self-titled debut — the same name. At the time, the alt-rock mainstays hinted at a Summer Gods EP, though it never materialized; later that year, Third Eye Blind released the live album Summer Gods Tour Live 2017.

Combined with their 2017 fall tour — aptly named An Evening With Third Eye Blind: Fall of the Summer Gods Tour — Third Eye Blind made Pollstar‘s Year End Top 200 North American Tours chart, grossing $8.1 million in 2017.

Third Eye Blind’s previous Summer Gods jaunt proved they remain a box office draw. That summer, they sold 5,486 tickets for their Greek Theatre gig, grossing $280,573. They’ll hit several of the same venues this summer as they did in 2017, including Indianapolis’ Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn At White River State Park (June 30) where they sold 6,089 tickets for a gross of $136,365 and Boston’s Blue Hills Bank Pavilion (July 8) where they sold 5,008 tickets for a gross of $262,004.

“The most scintillating, inspiring collective moments of my life have been outdoors in the summer exploding with music,” Third Eye Blind frontman Stephan Jenkins said a press release announcing the tour.  “Those sensations travel from when I was a little kid and rock music was brand new to our last Summer Gods tour, when everything is magically new again. I seek to create that exact blissed-out state of aliveness on tour this summer.”

The band’s most recent project was last year’s Thanks For Everything EP, which comprised seven covers of artists from Queens of the Stone Age to Santigold.

Third Eye Blind’s tour companions also continue to boast robust touring numbers. In 2018, Jimmy Eat World embarked on a lucrative headlining tour, selling out venues including Chicago’s Riviera Theatre and Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, where the band grossed $69,198 and $71,105, respectively.

Ra Ra Riot, meanwhile, staged a five-date tour last year celebrating the 10th anniversary of their album The Rhumb Line, which included selling 550 tickets for a sellout show at San Francisco’s The Independent which grossed $13,750.

“Third Eye Blind takes a lot of time in picking out the bands to play with us,” Jenkins said in the tour announcement.

Tickets for the tour go on sale to the general public on February 1 at 10 a.m. local time. See the full list of dates below.

Friday, June 14—Los Angeles, CA—The Greek Theatre
Saturday, June 15—San Francisco, CA—Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Tuesday, June 18—Portland, OR—Theater of The Clouds at Moda Center
Wednesday, June 19—Seattle, WA—WaMu Theater
Friday, June 21—Salt Lake City, UT—USANA Amphitheatre
Saturday, June 22—Denver, CO—Levitt Pavilion
Sunday, June 23—Kansas City, MO—Starlight Theatre
Tuesday, June 25—St. Louis, MO—Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Thursday, June 27—Chicago, IL—Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Friday, June 28—Detroit, MI—Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
Sunday, June 30—Indianapolis, IN—Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park
Tuesday, July 2—Cleveland, OH—Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
Wednesday, July 3—Lewiston, NY—Artpark
Friday, July 5—Canandaigua, NY—Constellation Brands–Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center: CMAC
Saturday, July 6—Portland, ME—Thompson’s Point
Monday, July 8—Boston, MA—Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Tuesday, July 9—Wallingford, CT—Toyota Oakdale Theatre
Thursday, July 11—Wantagh, NY—Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Friday, July 12—Scranton, PA—The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Saturday, July 13—Holmdel, NJ—PNC Bank Arts Center
Sunday, July 14—Philadelphia, PA—BB&T Pavilion
Tuesday, July 16—Columbus, OH—Express Live! Pavilion
Wednesday, July 17—Cincinnati, OH—PNC Pavilion at Riverbend
Friday, July 19—Columbia, MD—Merriweather Post Pavilion
Saturday, July 20—Pittsburgh, PA—Stage AE Outdoors
Sunday, July 21—Charlotte, NC—PNC Music Pavilion
Monday, July 22—Atlanta, GA—State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
Wednesday, July 24—Nashville, TN—Ascend Amphitheater
Thursday, July 25—Rogers, AR—Walmart AMP
Friday, July 26—Irving, TX—The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Saturday, July 27—Houston, TX—Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
Wednesday, July 31—Phoenix, AZ—Ak-Chin Pavilion
Thursday, August 1—San Diego, CA—North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
Friday, August 2—Las Vegas, NV—The Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort
Saturday, August 3—Irvine, CA—FivePoint Amphitheatre presented by Mercury Insurance