Review: Third Eye Blind Brings Rock Back to Boston

It was a night to remember for many Bostonians when Third Eye Blind came to town and put on a show of a lifetime. Performing for a sold out Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, they seized every moment of their hour and a half set by playing a mixture of their incredible old stuff and their brand new tracks as well.

Lead singer, Stephan Jenkins, built suspense as he hid from the crowd for the first two songs as the band ripped through their 1997 hit ‘Graduate’ and then followed immediately after with ‘Blinded’. Once the intro to ‘Wounded’ began, Jenkins ran to the front of the stage and began to woo the crowd of 5,000. The magic that is Third Eye Blind had begun.

From ‘Crystal Baller’ to ‘Losing A Whole Year, from an incredible 4 minute solo by drummer Brad Hargreaves to an intimate cover of Beyoncé’s ‘Mine’, there was something played for everybody that night, including their new hit single “Everything Is Easy”.

Third Eye Blind also closed the show with a 3 song encore, including their tour debut performance of “God Of Wine”, which was requested by a fan in the crowd. The band apparently hadn’t played that song in a while, and Jenkins even had to ask the front row to help him with the lyrics, but it just goes to show the lengths they will go to please their die-hard fans.

Be sure to pick up Third Eye Blind’s newest album “Dopamine” and catch them on tour all summer with Dashboard Confessional.

Photos by Eric Gesualdo