Third Eye Blind to play Boston on New Year’s Eve

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Third Eye Blind will help Boston usher in 2011 by rocking a New Year’s Eve show in the Hub. The San-Francisco based rockers will play the Wilbur Theatre on Friday, December 31. Tickets are now on sale through Ticketmaster for $50 and $65.

Led by frontman Stephan Jenkins, Third Eye Blind continue to tour in support of 2009’s Ursa Major. The album, the band’s fourth studio effort, was their first in over 6 years. Third Eye Blind plan to release their next album in 2011. Originally, the band planned to release companion album to Ursa Major called Ursa Minor. However, Jenkins recently announced that the band would be taking a new direction for the new album, which will also be their first since the departure of long time guitarist Tony Fredianelli.

“Ursa Minor will not be the title of the next album as it is not a continuation but rather a departure,” he wrote in a blog post on the band’s website last month. “We spent the summer writing new songs and it’s the new songs where I want to live… This album should be so fun to record because for the first time since the first album, we’re going to know the songs before we record them.”

Prior to the band’s show in Boston, Third Eye Blind will stop in Mashantucket, Connecticut for a show at the MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods Casino on Wednesday, December 29. Tickets, which range in price from $30 to $50, are now on sale through the venue’s box office and website.

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