Third Eye Blind Celebrating 25th Anniversary with Summer Tour, 2-LP Reissue of Best Of Set, ‘A Collection’

Adrian GarroCategories:Latest News

Rock Cellar Magazine

Third Eye Blind recently announced the Summer Gods tour, a run with special guest Taking Back Sunday that will serve as 3EB’s official 25th anniversary tour.

It’s a tour commemorating the band’s landmark 1997 debut self-titled record, which went on to define the era of alt/rock with unmistakable radio anthems such as “Semi-Charmed Life,” “Jumper” and “How’s It Gonna Be.”

On Monday, Third Eye Blind also unveiled plans for a 2-LP reissue of A Collection, a 2006 compilation album that included the group’s biggest hits from the self-titled album and its next few releases, as well as some choice rarities and bonus material.

Some context about the self-titled record and its legacy, per a news release, which also touches on “Jumper” and some important charitable endeavors:

The band’s debut was certified platinum six times in the US, where it spent more than 100 weeks on the Billboard 200. The first side of A COLLECTION brings together all five singles from the album, including “How’s It Going To Be,” “Graduate,” and “Semi-Charmed Life,” the band’s highest-charting single. Released in July 1997, that song topped the Modern Rock chart (#4 Pop) in August. Later that year, the single was certified gold, and the Billboard Music Awards named it the Modern Rock Track of the Year.

“Jumper” is another essential track from the debut featured on A COLLECTION. Not only is it one of the band’s biggest songs (it peaked at #5), but it’s also embraced as an anti-bullying anthem, especially in the LGBTQ community. Frontman Stephan Jenkins originally wrote the song about a friend’s suicide, which led the band to become vocal supporters of suicide prevention. This year, the band collaborated with Smith & Cult to create a line of nail polishes in honor of their 25th anniversary and named after songs on their six-times platinum debut. The colors are named: Jumper, London, God Of Wine, Semi-Charmed, and The Background. They are donating 100% of the proceeds from the shade Jumper to True Colors United, the non-profit founded by Cyndi Lauper that implements innovative solutions to youth homelessness that focus on the unique experiences of LGBTQ youth.

And the track listing for the 2-LP reissue of A Collection:

Side One
1. “Semi-Charmed Life”
2. “Losing A Whole Year”
3. “How’s It Going To Be”
4. “Jumper”
5. “Graduate”

Side Two
1. “Never Let You Go”
2. “Deep Inside Of You”
3. “10 Days Late”
4. “Blinded (When I See You)”
5. “Crystal Baller”

LP Two
Side One
1. “Forget Myself”
2. “Can’t Get Away”
3. “Motorcycle Drive By”
4. “My Time In Exile”
5. “Palm Reader”

Side Two
1. “Tattoo Of The Sun”
2. “Wounded”
3. “God Of Wine”
4. “Slow Motion”

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