This year marks the 20th anniversary of Third Eye Blind’s seminal self-titled debut album (you know, the one with “Semi-Charmed Life” on it). To celebrate the milestone, the quintet is playing a special edition show at the Chapel on Thursday, April 6 where, for the first time ever, they’ll play the seven-times platinum album in its entirety. They’ll also be playing newer works, too, from their latest releases, like Dopamine and We Are Drugs.
What’s more, the show is also a benefit concert with proceeds going to the non-profit 826 Valencia (which is also celebrating an anniversary; its 15th).
“Supporting 826 Valencia is a perfect fit because its co-founder, Dave Eggers, also shares a desire to cultivate creativity in the city,” front-man Stephan Jenkins says. “I live in the Mission, only a few blocks from 826 Valencia, and I love the idea of making this anniversary local.”
The show will kick off Third Eye Blind’s upcoming Summer Gods tour, which will see the local boys returning to their hometown on Sunday, July 23 for a show at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley.