A Semi-Charmed Yardfest: Third Eye Blind To Perform

Noted pop ensemble Third Eye Blind will anchor the second annual Yardfest celebration in April, the College announced this afternoon.

The band’s performance will be delivered from the steps of Memorial Church on April 28 as the centerpiece of an evening of food and entertainment that the College Events Board, the group planning the celebration, billed as “the year’s biggest campus-wide event.”

Next month's party will look to build on the success of last spring's inaugural Yardfest, which featured piano-pop virtuoso Ben Folds and drew thousands of undergraduates to the historic green between Memorial Church and Widener Library.

Third Eye Blind made its name with a self-titled 1997 debut album that included hit tracks “Semi-Charmed Life,” “Losing a Whole Year,” “Graduate,” and “How’s It Going to Be.” Subsequent success came in 1999 with “Never Let You Go,” a single off of the band’s “Blue” album. The group's most recent album, "Out of the Vein," was released in 2003.

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