Third Eye Blind to headline 2012 Homecoming
Alternative rock band Third Eye Blind will headline this year’s Homecoming Concert.
“We’re really excited to have Third Eye Blind,” Campus Activities Board Director Nick Jones said. “We really wanted a ’90s feel, a rock feel.”
Freshman deaf studies major Gara Gabriel said that she was happy with CAB’s selection.
“It’s cool, I’m really excited,” Gabriel said. “They actually came to my high school and performed and they were really good. So I’m excited to see them again.”
Jones said that the band will offer a different vibe than last year’s Homecoming Concert act, mashup artist Girl Talk.
“In the past we’ve had a lot of rappers and a lot of hip hop artists,” Jones said. “So we felt like this was a nice change of pace. Also it goes along with the Homecoming theme of ‘Legends of the Golden Temple’.”
Freshman Lindsay Barnett said that even though Third Eye Blind’s style is atypical from past Homecoming Concert performers, she’s still excited.
“I like R&B and rap but I think that [their style] will fit right in with Homecoming. I can’t wait,” Barnett said.
Third Eye Blind is famous for their hit songs “Semi-Charmed Life,” “Jumper” and “Never Let You Go.”
Their most recent single “If There Ever Was a Time” was released November 2011 as part of the multi-artist album “Occupy This Album.”
Third Eye Blind also headlined 2005’s Tigerfest.
In continuation with the ’90s theme, Frankie Muniz and his new band Kingsfoil will open for Third Eye Blind.
Muniz performed at Towson University in 2010 with his previous band You Hang Up.
This year’s concert will be held Sunday, Sept. 23 at the Towson Center. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the show will begin at 7 p.m.