It's been years since Third Eye Blind has played in Ithaca, but it's also been years since the west-coast alt-rockers released an album. Frontman Stephan Jenkins announced this spring the band was heading into the studio to record its fifth album, its first since 2009's "Ursa Major," and Cornell Concert Commission has now announced that Third Eye Blind will headline a Homecoming concert on Saturday, September 21st.
Tickets will go on sale to Cornell students and alumni at cornellconcerts.com at 9am on Tuesday, September 10th, and at 9am on Thursday, September 12th, for the general public (including Cornell faculty and staff). Presale tickets will be $20 for students and alumni or $25 for the general public, and if any tickets remain for sale at the door, they'll be $25 and $30, respectively.
Third Eye Blind last played at Cornell in September 2005. The show may appeal more to Cornell alumni from the last decade or two than to current students, who were mostly in elementary or middle school for the bulk of the band's active career. Last year's Homecoming show featured Swedish house DJ Avicii, the stage name of Tim Bergling.
Joining Third Eye Blind on stage in Ithaca will be Basic Vacation, a relative newcomer. They're an indie pop band from New York City whose debut single, "I Believe," is doing well since its release last month.