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Third Eye Blind plays on new Outdoor Summer Stage at Mt. Airy Casino in Mt. Pocono on June 8

Third Eye Blind plays on new Outdoor Summer Stage at Mt. Airy Casino in Mt. Pocono on June 8
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From a press release:

Multi-platinum-selling alternative rock band Third Eye Blind, known for big radio hits like “Jumper,” “Semi-Charmed Life,” “How’s It Going to Be,” and “Never Let You Go,” will perform at Mount Airy Casino Resort in Mount Pocono on Friday, June 8 at 7 p.m. as part of the casino’s first-ever Outdoor Summer Stage Concert Series at its brand new Outdoor Concert Pavilion.

Set on the property’s 1,056-acre grounds, the Outdoor Concert Pavilion will accommodate over 2,000 guests for each of the Summer Stage Concerts, which kicked off with the I Love the 90’s Tour on May 26 and will continue with Earth, Wind & Fire on Saturday, June 2; Andrew Dice Clay on Friday, June 29; Vic Latino’s Freestyle Live on Saturday, June 30; Huey Lewis & The News on Saturday, July 14; Lee Brice on Friday, July 20; Brian Wilson: Greatest Hits Live! on Saturday, July 21; Billy Currington on Saturday, July 28; Michael McDonald on Friday, Aug. 24; Phillip Phillips and Gavin Degraw on Thursday, Aug. 30; and Alanis Morissette on Saturday, Sept. 8.

Tickets for Third Eye Blind, which are $45, $50, and $65, plus fees, are on sale now and can be purchased via Ticketfly or at the Mount Airy Casino Resort box office (312 Woodland Rd., Mount Pocono).

Third Eye Blind’s latest EP, “We Are Drugs,” hit iTunes’ Top 5 alternative records in 2016. They sold out numerous headlining shows and set attendance records at subsequent summer music festivals worldwide, including Outside Lands, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Tokyo’s Summersonic, and the U.K.’s Reading and Leeds Festivals.

3EB have continually trended, making headlines in the political arena with Stephan Jenkins’ hold-nothing-back opinion pieces and trolling of the RNC. They also landed on national headlines during a surf session when they were filmed by paparazzi while rescuing a group of kids caught in a rip current off the beaches of North Carolina. This lifeguard incident came with a special twist, as it occurred after the band had just performed a benefit show in support of the North Carolina transgender community’s efforts to defeat the odious HB2 legislation.

They’ve made appearances for charitable organizations like Make Room, children’s hospitals, and PETA. Vocalist/guitarist Stephan Jenkins is a strong supporter of the Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation, a project especially close to his heart where he shares surfing with active duty marines and vets afflicted with PTSD.

“We have always had that punk ethos of ‘say what you mean no matter what’ and ‘show up when you are needed,'” says Jenkins. “I think that is more true of us now than ever. We haven’t gotten soft at all.”

The release of “We Are Drugs” is the next chapter in Third Eye Blind’s legacy – a fully-realized body of work that incorporates the band’s perfect pop sensibility with an ever-present progressive intent. Jenkins utilizes his characteristic rhythmic vocal style and lyrical prowess on issues of identity, connection, isolation, and authenticity while keeping a sharp eye on a culture in rapid change.

Third Eye Blind continues to write, record, and tour while growing a larger, younger, and more dedicated fanbase than ever, showing gratitude for 20 years and counting starting with The Summer Gods Tour in 2017.

3EB represents the “rock” part in summer rock tours – with no sequencers or backing tracks, they make something true, transcendent, and passionate every night.

“We are all about fostering a feeling of aliveness and connection,” says Jenkins. “That’s why we have the summer vibes, because our heat comes from being alive and in the moment and you can only get it when you are willing to keep it real. No one can create the vibes we do fronting over a backing track.”