General tickets on sale Friday for concert on Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Third Eye Blind has announced an expanded run of their "25 Years in the Blind" tour in support of their latest albums, “Our Bande Apart” (2021) and “Unplugged” (2022). The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts will present “An Evening with Third Eye Blind” on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 (8 p.m.), in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts on UB’s North Campus.
“Twenty-five years of Third Eye Blind finds us feeling glorious, as if everything is coming into deeper focus,” Stephan Jenkins said. “It's not lost on us that this is a miracle, and that we are in it because of the new fans that keep discovering us and the people who, over the years, have made our music part of their culture.”
The band’s latest album, "Unplugged," reimagines the back catalog, including the previously unreleased live favorite, "Second Born."
Third Eye Blind has been on a mission to restore the kelp ecosystems of the entire California coastline and sequester carbon. Proceeds of each ticket sold will help their friends in the surf community at SeaTrees. Every dollar raised on Third Eye Blind’s tours has been matched by tech entrepreneur Mark Pincus and his nonprofit, Future Self. Since 2017, Third Eye Blind has sought to mitigate the touring industry’s carbon impact and also banned plastic water bottles backstage, saving an estimated 17,000 bottles per tour.
“Thanks to the Third Eye Blind crew and everyone who came out to see them on their summer tour, we are able to restore another key section of California's lost kelp forest ecosystem,” said SeaTrees co-founder, Michael Stewart. “These critical marine areas provide habitat for over 700 species and help stabilize our climate.”
Pincus said, “As surfers, we get to see this vibrant ocean wilderness up close, so it is natural for us to want to protect and restore it. Kelp restoration will be a focus of my Future Self initiative, and Stephan and I are excited and inspired to help in regenerating our California coastline.“
A dedicated surfer, one of Jenkins’ first jobs as a teenager was reforesting kelp off the Santa Barbara coast. He said, “We have a gargantuan natural carbon sequestration mechanism along the entire West Coast of the US. We have new technologies and organizations like SeaTrees where people can mitigate their own carbon footprint and bring back one of the biggest ecosystems in the world. Kelp grows fast. We can do this now.”
On “CBS Mornings,” Jenkins told Gayle King, “We have a beautiful, bright future,” with climate action in the center of it. “That’s what I want people to know.”
Tickets for "An Evening with Third Eye Blind" are $58.25, $76.25, $83.25, $92.25 and, for University at Buffalo students, $29.25. Students must show current valid identification and purchase at the Center for the Arts box office. A limited number of VIP tickets are also available for purchase through ticketmaster.com.
Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16. Venue presale tickets go on sale online 24 hours earlier. Purchase online at ticketmaster.com, ubcfa.org, ThirdEyeBlind.com or at the Center for the Arts box office during regular hours (noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays).
For more information, email [email protected] or call 716-645-6259.