Third Eye Blind Announces Rescheduled Dates For US ‘Screamer Tour Part 2’

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

Third Eye Blind was supposed to be playing Oakland tonight but the threat of COVID-19 has forced the band, like many other artists across the world, to call off its entire U.S. tour. On a positive note, the band has already secured a new routing and announced the new dates today. 
Stephan Jenkins and Co. are touring in support of Third Eye Blind’s sixth studio album, 2019’s Screamer. 
“Screamer Tour Part 2” originally kicked off March 11 at the Showbox in Seattle but earlier in the day Wednesday Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced a ban in three counties of gatherings featuring more than 250 people. By Thursday a task force of Live Nation, AEG, CAA, WME, Paradigm and UTA had been announced in response to the COVID-19’s effect on the entertainment industry with a statement recommending that large scale events through the end of March be postponed and that small-scale events “follow guidance set by their local government officials.”   
The rescheduled tour for dates for “Screamer Part 2 Tour” launch May 31 in Los Angeles at the Wiltern with special guest Saves The Day, which appears on a handful of dates. 
The postponement marks the first time Third Eye Blind had rescheduled gigs in 22 years. As Jenkins told the Associated Press in an interview Wednesday, the bandn’t canceled, even when the musicians “all had salmonella poisoning and we were all green and vomiting.” 
But this is a different situation. He noted, “What I’m thinking about … is the well-being of our fans, our community … I feel a moral imperative to make sure we’re doing something that’s not unsafe.”
Jenkins released the following statement Friday: 
“In 22 years, we have never cancelled a show for any reason, much less an entire tour. We have rescheduled to what is hopefully the other side of this disaster.   
“We all need to be part of the solution and not the spread. We cannot be more excited to share the Screamer album live together. In the meantime, stay chill, wash your hands, drink plenty of water and look out for your grandparents!
“We will check in on the socials and be together soon.  Wishing you love and good health.”
Tickets for the March shows will be honored at the new shows, with additional tickets on sale Friday, March 13 at 12 p.m. EST.  
Here is the rescheduled routing, with Saves The Day appearing on shows marked with **
May 31  Los Angeles, CA  Wiltern **
June 1  San Diego, CA Observatory **
June 3  Kansas City, MO   Uptown
June 4 – Madison, WI  Sylvee
June 12  Philadelphia, PA  Fillmore
June 14  Detroit, MI Royal Oak
June 23  Portland, OR Roseland Ballroom
June 24  Seattle, WA Showbox
July 13  Washington, DC – 930 Club **
July 14  Boston, MA House of Blues **
July 15  NYC Radio City Music Hall **
July 25  Denver, CO Mission Ballroom
July 26   Oakland, CA Fox Theater