SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND —
When you are 20 years into the game you can do what you want!
“We were only supposed to tour Europe. We should be in the studio right now,” Stephan Jenkins said during Third Eye Blind’s sold out “Fall of the Summer Gods” tour stop at The Fillmore Silver Spring Tuesday night.
On tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of their self-titled debut album, Third Eye Blind performed newer material as well as their beloved past tracks which helped make the 90’s awesome.
Lead by 52-year-old lead signer Mr. Jenkins, the five-piece band, which homes two original members, got the night going with the first track of Third Eye Blind: Losing a Whole Year, with the band lit in minimum light, allowing fans to focus on lyrics, vocal and instrumental ability.
Hiding within the stage set; the group followed up with “Red Star,” “Narcolepsy,” and “Faster” before beaming the stage and audience with blue smoke lights and performing “Wounded” and “1000 Julys.”
A testament to how the group has managed to create timeless music and stay relevant with newer music showed with the diverse age range of ticket holders, expanding more than three generations of listeners.
While the first side of the debut project was the clear highlights of the night, Mr. Jenkins thanked the audience for enjoying the band as a whole and not just their big hits, pulling songs from their 2016 project “We Are Drugs” and their 2015 album “Dopamine.
“If you’re here now, that means you are here because you love us. Thank you for loving us,” said Mr. Jenkins during the extended instrumental interlude of “Semi-Charmed Life,” which transitioned the audience from head nodding into a rhythmic sing-along. ” I mean what I’m saying right now. This is the fall tour. We are not even supposed to be on tour this fall. We are not even supposed to be here right now. This is all just a gift, for us.”
A nostalgic gift that Third Eye Blind has earned for providing the soundtrack to the party.
“Losing A Whole Year”
“Company of Strangers”
“Back to Zero”
“Crystal Baller” (Acoustic)
“Never Let You Go”
“God of Wine”