It was a semi-charmed kind of night with Third Eye Blind and Silversun Pickups for the Summer Gods Tour at RBC Echo Beach on June 28th.
If lead singer, Stephan Jenkins, of Third Eye Blind had been told that 20 years after the release of his band’s self-titled debut album, he be would filling out venues across the country, he wouldn’t have believed you. To the fans that packed in the RBC Echo Beach, it came as no surprise. An album that delivered such hits as “Semi- Charmed Life”, “Jumper” and “How’s It Going to Be” still weighed strongly in the minds of those in attendance.
To start, we had a rambunctious set from Silversun Pickups. They were unabashed in their sharing of love for Toronto and relished the opportunity to pump out a set that saw “Lazy Eye”, “Nightlight” and “Panic Switch” for the SSPU-faithful. Brian Aubert‘s vocals growled as true as his guitar, Nikki Monninger, who was not only a badass in a black dress, laid down some monster bass riffs, and Chris Guanlao and Joe Lester filled out the massive sound of this storied four-piece.
And once the dust (sand?) had settled on Silversun’s set at Echo Beach, it was time for the Summer Gods to make their return to Toronto. After a rousing opening from the back of the stage, Third Eye Blind came to the forefront to play their debut LP, Third Eye Blind, in its entirety. Fans swayed and swooned along to their classic hits and sang along to fan-familiar deep cuts. It was truly a nostalgic and unforgettable experience.
The Summer Gods Tour continues across North America this summer, but let’s hope that Third Eye Blind isn’t done with Toronto just yet.