They want you to know that they were not playing at the actual convention.
It's probably the first time ever a band has managed to gain thousands of new fans by deliberately disrespecting their audience at a concert, and Third Eye Blind have no regrets about their behaviour towards Republican National Convention goers in Cleveland on Tuesday (July 19th 2016).
Third Eye Blind clarify their stance on the Republican party
The 90s rock band has spoken out to clarify a points about their activities this week. They were wrongly reported to have been performing as part of the Republican National Convention by many news publications, when in actual fact they had been playing a nearby benefit concert that many convention goers happened to attend. They noticed where this particularly crowd was coming from, and made it very clear that they weren't welcome.
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The '90s rockers performed at Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Tuesday, in the same city as the Republican Party is holding its national convention.
American rock veterans Third Eye Blind used a gig at a Republican Party fundraiser in Cleveland to antagonise a GOP-heavy crowd, with their singer Stephan Jenkins using his platform to wind up the audience with things like “raise your hand if you believe in science”.
The gig at Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Tuesday night (July 19th) wasn’t officially affiliated to the Republic National Convention that’s also happening in the city this week – it was held by the non-profit Musicians On Call that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of hospital patients – the event’s sponsors RIAA made it clear that it was connected to the Trump victory party going on elsewhere, and the event was heavily populated with RNC attendees and delegates.
Third Eye Blind performing live in 2015
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