Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows Join Forces For “A Brief History Of Everything Tour 2017”

Two of music’s most loved bands and biggest hit makers are joining up for an epic summer tour. Multi- platinum selling bands Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows have announced “A Brief History of Everything Tour 2017”–presented by Live Nation. The tour will get underway July 12th at Spokane, WA’s Spokane Arena and then travel North America through early October.

Presale tickets and VIP packages for “A Brief History of Everything Tour 2017” will be available to members of both bands’ fan clubs beginning Tuesday, March 28th and to the general public starting Friday, March 31st. For complete details, please visit and

“No matter what I will ever do, nothing feels like home as much as playing these songs with these guys and it never will, “says Matchbox Twenty lead singer-songwriter Rob Thomas. “And I can’t wait to spend another summer out there on the road with the Crows.” Thomas previously teamed with Counting Crows for a hugely successful 2016 summer co-headline tour.

“To be honest, we took a vote after last year and decided to spend every summer with Rob from now on,” says Counting Crows’ Adam Duritz. “Can. Not. Wait.”

This year celebrates the 20th anniversary of Matchbox Twenty and their breakthrough debut album “YOURSELF OR SOMEONE LIKE YOU,” currently certified 12x platinum by the RIAA for sales well in excess of 15 million worldwide. Fueled by such classic singles as “Real World,” “Back 2 Good” and the #1 smash hits “Push” and “3AM,” the album proved a worldwide sensation and instantly established Matchbox as global superstars. Since then Matchbox Twenty has achieved cumulative worldwide album sales over 30 million and earned multiple #1 singles including “Bent”, “Unwell” and “If You’re Gone” along with countless accolades including five GRAMMY® nominations, four American Music Award nods, and the 2004 People’s Choice Award for “Favorite Musical Group.” 2007’s “EXILE ON MAINSTREAM” yielded RIAA-certified Platinum and #1 single “How Far We’ve Come,” while the band’s most recent album “NORTH” exploded into the #1 position on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 upon its 2012 release – Matchbox Twenty’s first-ever chart-topper and #1 debut. Matchbox Twenty is: Rob Thomas, Paul Doucette, Kyle Cook, and Brian Yale.

Counting Crows – Adam Duritz (vocals), Jim Bogios (drums), David Bryson (guitar), Charlie Gillingham (keyboards), David Immergluck (guitar), Millard Powers (bass), and Dan Vickrey (guitar) – have sold more than 20 million albums worldwide after exploding onto the music scene with their multi-platinum breakout album “AUGUST AND EVERYTHING AFTER” in 1993. The band released their seventh studio album, “SOMEWHERE UNDER WONDERLAND,” in September 2014. Known for creating unique and innovative concerts, Counting Crows is recognized as one of the pre-eminent touring live rock bands.

12 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
14 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place*
16 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena*
18 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
19 Ridgefield, WA Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre
21 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
22 Paso Robles, CA California Mid State Fair
24 Murphys, CA Ironstone Amphitheatre
26 Reno, NV Grand Theatre at Grand Sierra Resort
28 Chula Vista, CA Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
29 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center
31 Los Angeles, CA The Forum

2 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
4 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre
6 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre
7 Rogers, AR Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion
9 Pelham, AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
12 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
13 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
15 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
16 West Palm Beach, FL Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
19 Jacksonville, FL Daily’s Place
20 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
22 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
23 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
25 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
26 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion
28 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
29 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
31 Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

2 Hartford, CT The Xfinity Theatre
3 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
6 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage*
8 Boston, MA Xfinity Center
9 Syracuse, NY Lakeview Amphitheater
11 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Amphitheater
12 Pittsburgh, PA KeyBank Pavilion
14 Mount Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle Casino Resort
16 Welch, MN Treasure Island Resort & Casino
17 Chicago, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
20 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
21 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
23 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
24 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center
26 St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
27 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theater
30 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

1 Dallas, TX Irving Music Factory