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Third Eye Blind and Jimmy Eat World Announce 2019 ‘Summer Gods Tour’ with Ra Ra Riot

“The most scintillating, inspiring collective moments of my life have been outdoors in the summer exploding with music,” says Third Eye Blind frontman, Stephan Jenkins.  “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.“

Third Eye Blind has announced the 35-city Summer Gods Tour, together with Jimmy Eat World.  Ra Ra Riot will join on all shows as tour opener. Produced by Live Nation, the North American amphitheater tour will kick off June 14 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, with dates in Chicago, Atlanta, Houston and more, before wrapping August 3 in Irvine, CA at FivePoint Amphitheatre.  Touring in the summer “feels like more of a festival thing, because Third Eye Blind takes a lot of time in picking out the bands to play with us,” Jenkins tells iHeartRadio’s on-air personality, Andrew Harms, in an exclusive interview that ran earlier this morning across iHeartMedia’s network of Alternative stations.

“We couldn’t be more excited to spend our 25th summer as a band touring the country of our birth to play music for our American fans!” says Jimmy Eat World, in a statement.  “Thanks to Third Eye Blind for inviting us to be a part of this amazing tour. We can’t wait to hang out with our fans as well as making some new friends!”

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, February 1 at 10:00am local time at To ensure tickets get in to the hands of fans and not scalpers or bots, the tour has partnered with Ticketmaster’s Verified FanÒ platform. Fans can register now through Monday, January 28 at 10:00pm PT HERE for the Verified Fan presale. Registered fans who receive a code will have access to purchase tickets before the general public on Wednesday, January 30 at 10:00am local time through Thursday, January 31 at 10pm local time.

Citi is the official presale credit card for the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Wednesday, January 30 at 12:00pm local time until Thursday, January 31 at 10:00pm local time through Citi’s Private Pass program. For complete presale details visit

Following rare club dates in LA and NYC to try out new music, Third Eye Blind is now back in studio working on the follow up to Dopamine (2015) and  2018’s, Thanks for Everything, an EP of songs they love, with proceeds benefiting the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.

Watch Third Eye Blind’s version of Bon Iver’s “Blood Bank” here, get updates on Jimmy Eat World here and hear Ra Ra Riot’s latest track “This Time of the Year,” from their forthcoming 2019 LP. 

Third Eye Blind has been touring greener every year.  Because the oceans need our help, the band and crew have been free of water bottles since 2017.  This year, to offset the tour’s carbon footprint, Third Eye Blind will be voluntarily investing in a carbon offset project in Alaska managed by ClimeCoThe American Land Conservancy, and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.  Additionally, to offset audience travel – the biggest source of carbon emissions from the tour – a portion of each ticket sold will support a US-based ClimeCo carbon offset project.  (Calculate your own carbon footprint here.)

“Music and surfing are all foundational in my life and the longer I go, the more so it is not a big step to seek to make our tours ocean friendly,” adds Jenkins.  “Simple – skip single use plastic, carbon offsets and encourage other along the way.“

This Alaska-based offset project is the first of its kind in the region. It supports conservation work on Afognak Island which is home to a coastal temperate rainforest with old-growth trees that are between 180 and 250 years old, plus a regrowth of new trees from the past 30 years. Together, these new and old forests create the potential for absorbing millions of tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Third Eye Blind and Jimmy Eat World 2019 Summer Gods Tour

Friday, June 14

Saturday, June 15

Los Angeles, CA

San Francisco, CA

The Greek Theatre

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

Wednesday, July 3

Cleveland, OH

Lewiston, NY

Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica


Friday, July 5


Saturday, July 6

Canandaigua, NY


Portland, ME

Constellation Brands–Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center: CMAC

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

Tuesday, July 16

Philadelphia, PA

Columbus, OH

BB&T Pavilion

Express Live! Pavilion

Wednesday, July 17 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion at Riverbend
Friday, July 19

Saturday, July 20

Columbia, MD

Pittsburgh, PA

Merriweather Post Pavilion

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


*on sale starting 12pm local time