Tickets on sale Friday, February 18th
For the first time ever, award-winning Rock band Third Eye Blind will make their debut at Mohegan Sun Arena for one night as part of their “Summer Gods: 25 Years in the Blind” tour. Special guests Taking Back Sunday and Hockey Dad will join Third Eye Blind at 7:00pm on Thursday, July 21st at Mohegan Sun Arena.
Tickets are $35 and go on sale Friday, February 18th at 10:00am via ticketmaster.com. Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office beginning Saturday, February 19th, subject to availability.
“Twenty-five years of Third Eye Blind finds us feeling glorious as if everything is coming into deeper focus,” says lead singer Stephan Jenkins. “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 upcoming Summer Gods tour will be supporting the restoration of a portion of the Palos Verdes Kelp Forest called the Blind Reef. Proceeds of each ticket will help our friends in the surf community at SeaTrees to restore the kelp ecosystem that sequesters carbon off the California Coast.
In some parts of the state, more than 90 percent of kelp forests have disappeared in the last 10 years, caused by the proliferation of invasive purple sea urchins that humans are unable to consume. Clearing “urchin barrens” allows rapidly growing kelp to regrow and re-establish into a healthy kelp forest, creating habitat for marine life and sequestering carbon emissions. The latest science shows that globally, kelp forests can sequester more carbon than mangrove forests – restoring these sequoias of the sea is critical to solving climate change as 93 percent of all carbon in the carbon cycle is stored in our oceans (meaning just 7 percent across our atmosphere and land biosphere).
The initiative is part of Third Eye Blind’s commitment to making the music touring climate more sustainable, a longstanding passion of the band’s frontman, Stephan Jenkins. Jenkins is an avid surfer and studied marine biology in college, working to restore kelp reefs at the age of 18. In addition to a portion of ticket sales supporting this cause, fans will also have the option to “buy” their own square foot of the Blind Reef amongst other offerings such as beach clean ups, limited edition merchandise, and meet and greets for donations that will bring us toward the completion of the Blind Reef.
“The Summer Gods tour always means to us outdoors in warm nights, music and collective joy. In that spirit, it is a treat to make it a whole day of music. We have been wanting to tour with Taking Back Sunday for several years now and Hockey Dad is essential listening on all of our playlists. It’s serendipitous that they will be able to join on the Third Eye Blind’s 25th anniversary. Twenty-five years prompts us to take stock of ourselves, so everyone should expect a comprehensive set list with all of the songs that meant the most to our fans from the last 25 years, as well as songs that are inspiring us now,” says Jenkins.
To celebrate, the band has collaborated with Smith & Cult to create a line of nail polishes in honor of their 25th Anniversary and named after songs on their six-time Platinum debut. The colors are named: Jumper, London, God Of Wine, Semi-Charmed, and The Background. They are donating 100 percent of the proceeds from the Shade Jumper to True Colors United, the non-profit founded by Cyndi Lauper that implements innovative solutions to youth homelessness that focus on the unique experiences of the LGBTQ youth.
Third Eye Blind’s latest album, Our Bande Apart, is out now.
Mohegan Sun Arena finished 2021 with its first “#1 Indoor Arena” ranking for its capacity in the world according to Pollstar and VenuesNow, ranked among the top 10 venues in the U.S. regardless of size based on ticket sales, and was named “2021 Innovator of the Year” by Celebrity Access for its ViacomCBS residency. In recent years, the “Most Beloved Venue in America” has also been the “#1 Casino Venue in the World,” “#1 Social Media Venue in the World” and a seven – time national award – winner for “Arena of the Year.” For more information on concerts and other great events, visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711.
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