Join us August 18 & 19, 2017 at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater to celebrate three decades of this iconic venue in Vail, CO. Anniversary Concerts will feature Rodrigo y Gabriela (Aug. 18) and Third Eye Blind (Aug. 19) with openers Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real and Dead Man Winter featuring Dave Simonett of Trampled by Turtles.
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Although often lumped into the post-grunge category, Third Eye Blind sported a brighter sound than many of their late-’90s peers, taking as much influence from classic pop/rock traditions as the angst-ridden music that dominated the decade. The group scored its first hit in 1997, when their debut single “Semi-Charmed Life” cracked the Top 10. Third Eye Blind built upon that success throughout the following three years, releasing a number of singles (three of which cracked the Top 10) while touring with the likes of U2 and Oasis. After taking a break during the early 2000s, the band returned in 2009 with its fourth studio album, Ursa Major.
Third Eye Blind hails from San Francisco, where singer Stephan Jenkins made his name as a solo musician after earning an English degree from the University of California at Berkeley. Jenkins soon decided to piece a band together. After several lineups failed to gel, former Fungo Mungo bassist Arion Salazar joined the group, which Jenkins had named Third Eye Blind (in reference to the metaphysical concept of a mind’s eye). At one of the band’s early shows, guitarist Kevin Cadogan — a former student of Joe Satriani who later became involved in the northern California ska and punk scenes — introduced himself to Jenkins. Cadogan subsequently joined Third Eye Blind in late 1995, bringing along former Counting Crows drummer Brad Hargreaves as well.
Single Day Tickets
Reserved Seating: $60 | General Admission: $35
Reserved Seating: $95 | General Admission: $60
Single Day: $300 | 2-Day: $600
- Reserved Seat in prime Pavilion Section
- Reserved Parking at Ford Park
- One hour Happy Hour at 5:30 in Borgen Plaza at the Amphitheater (Free beer!)
- Free Pint Glass
- Late night post-show snack in Borgen Plaza at the Amphitheater
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