Matchbox Twenty, the multi-platinum, hit-making pop rock band, announced today a 50+ date summer tour. Produced by Live Nation, “Matchbox Twenty 2020” will get underway on July 17 at the Wind Creek Event Center in Bethlehem, PA and will wrap-up with an epic night under the stars at L.A.’s iconic Hollywood Bowl on September 28. All dates will also feature special guest The Wallflowers.
Matchbox Twenty fanclub members can purchase tickets beginning Tues., Jan. 14 at 10 a.m. ET. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Fri., Jan. 17, starting at 10 a.m. ET at LiveNation.com.
“Matchbox Twenty 2020” is the band’s first tour since 2017, when they reunited for the “A Brief History of Everything” tour to mark the 20th anniversary of their RIAA Diamond-certified debut album Yourself or Someone Like You
Rob Thomas said, “I’m proud to be a part of the greatest pop rock band in the world and I can’t wait to play with them again. Stepping on stage with Matchbox and sharing those songs with the fans feels as natural as breathing to me at this point.”
Matchbox Twenty is working with VNUE’s DiscLive to offer fans limited-edition “instant” collectible CD sets and digital downloads from each show of the tour. Fans may pre-order the CD sets via Ticketmaster for a $5 discount when they purchase their tickets. VIP ticket buyers will receive a download card free with their purchase of every VIP package.
Matchbox Twenty is Kyle Cook, Paul Doucette, Rob Thomas, and Brian Yale. The group has sold over 40 million records worldwide, and earned multiple chart-topping singles, countless accolades, including five GRAMMY nominations, four American Music Award nods, and the 2004 People’s Choice Award for “Favorite Musical Group.”
Fueled by such classic songs as “Real World,” “Back 2 Good” and the No. 1 smash hits “Push” and “3AM,” 1996’s Diamond-certified Yourself or Someone Like You proved a worldwide sensation and instantly established Matchbox as global superstars. 2000 saw the band release the four-times Platinum Mad Season, containing the No. 1 singles “Bent” and “If You’re Gone.” Matchbox’s third release, More Than You Think You Are, also was certified Platinum and featured the No. 1 hit, “Unwell.” 2007’s greatest hits compilation album with six new songs, “Exile On Mainstream” yielded yet another No. 1 track, “How Far We’ve Come,” while the band’s most recent album, 2012’s “North,” exploded into the top position on the Billboard 200 release – Matchbox Twenty’s first-ever chart-topper and No. 1 debut.
Furthermore, Rob Thomas has proven one of the most highly decorated artists of recent years, receiving three GRAMMY Awards, 11 BMI Awards, the first-ever Songwriters Hall of Fame Hal David Starlight Award, and two Billboard “Songwriter of the Year” honors for both his chart-topping solo work, as well as collaborations with such legends as Santana, Mick Jagger, and Willie Nelson. Thomas’ collaboration with Carlos Santana on “Smooth” was also named the No. 2 “Most Popular Song Ever” on Billboard’s list of the “100 Most Popular Songs Behind ‘The Twist.'” He was also named to Billboard’s “Top 20 List of Hot 100 Songwriters 2000-2011” at No. 5 and was the top-ranked artist/songwriter on the list. His fourth studio album, 2019’s Chip Tooth Smile featured the hits “One Less Day (Dying Young)” and “Can’t Help Me Now.” Total record sales for his output exceeds 80 million worldwide.
Formed in Los Angeles in 1989 by singer-songwriter Jakob Dylan, The Wallflowers have won two GRAMMY® Awards and earned a string of Gold and Platinum albums since their eponymous debut album in 1992.
The Wallflowers released Bringing Down the Horse in 1996, which featured the hit songs “One Headlight,” “6th Avenue Heartache,” “3 Marlenas” and “The Difference.” “One Headlight” received two GRAMMY® Awards (“Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal” and “Best Rock Song”) in 1998 and is also listed at No. 58 in Rolling Stone’s list of the “100 Greatest Pop Songs.” In 1998, their cover of David Bowie’s “Heroes” for the Godzilla soundtrack was Top 10 rock track, as well. The Wallflowers went on to release an additional three albums before going on hiatus in 2005. Dylan then launched a solo career and released 2008’s Seeing Things and Women + Country in 2012. Two years later, the Wallflowers reunited with their sixth studio album, Glad All Over.
Jakob Dylan starred in Echo In the Canyon, one of 2019’s most successful theatrical documentaries. The film and accompanying soundtrack explored the beginnings of the Laurel Canyon music scene and featured new studio recordings of classic songs by The Byrds, The Mamas & The Papas and others, as recorded by Fiona Apple, Beck, Cat Power, Eric Clapton, Norah Jones, Regina Spektor, Stephen Stills, Neil Young, and more, all interpreted by, and featuring, Dylan.
“Matchbox Twenty 2020” Tour Dates featuring special guests The Wallflowers:
|Fri., Jul. 17||Bethlehem, PA||Wind Creek Event Center|
|Sat., Jul. 18||Gilford, NH||Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion|
|Sun., Jul. 19||Syracuse, NY||St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview|
|Tue., Jul. 21||Camden, NJ||BB&T Pavilion|
|Wed., Jul. 22||Wantagh, NY||Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater|
|Fri., Jul. 24||Saratoga Springs, NY||Saratoga Performing Arts Center|
|Sat., Jul. 25||Mansfield, MA||Xfinity Center|
|Sun., Jul. 26||Uncasville, CT||Mohegan Sun Arena|
|Tue., Jul. 28||Holmdel, NJ||PNC Bank Arts Center|
|Wed., Jul. 29||Bristow, VA||Jiffy Lube Live|
|Fri., Jul. 31||Virginia Beach, VA||Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach|
|Sat., Aug. 01||Raleigh, NC||Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek|
|Sun., Aug. 02||Charlotte, NC||PNC Music Pavilion|
|Tue., Aug. 04||Atlanta, GA||Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood|
|Wed., Aug. 05||Nashville, TN||Bridgestone Arena|
|Fri., Aug. 07||Tampa, FL||MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds|
|Sat., Aug. 08||West Palm Beach, FL||Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the S. Florida Fairgrounds|
|Sun., Aug. 09||Jacksonville, FL||Daily’s Place|
|Tue., Aug. 11||Pelham, AL||Oak Mountain Amphitheatre|
|Thu., Aug. 13||Memphis, TN||TBA|
|Fri., Aug. 14||Houston, TX||The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman|
|Sat., Aug. 15||Dallas, TX||Dos Equis Pavilion|
|Mon., Aug. 17||Oklahoma City, OK||Zoo Amphitheater|
|Tue., Aug. 18||Rogers, AR||Walmart Amp|
|Wed., Aug. 19||Maryland Heights, MO||Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis|
|Fri., Aug. 21||Tinley Park, IL||Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago|
|Sat., Aug. 22||Noblesville, IN||Ruoff Music Center|
|Sun., Aug. 23||Moline, IL||TaxSlayer Center|
|Tue., Aug. 25||Cuyahoga Falls, OH||Blossom Music Center|
|Wed., Aug. 26||Burgettstown, PA||S&T Bank Music Park|
|Thu., Aug. 27||Cincinnati, OH||Riverbend Music Center|
|Sat., Aug. 29||Darien Center, NY||Darien Lake Amphitheater|
|Sun., Aug. 30||Toronto, ON||Budweiser Stage|
|Tue., Sep. 01||Clarkston, MI||DTE Energy Music Theatre|
|Wed., Sep. 02||Toledo, OH||Toledo Zoo Amphitheater|
|Fri., Sep. 04||Welch, MN||Treasure Island Resort & Casino|
|Sat., Sep. 05||Sioux Falls, SD||Denny Sanford PREMIER Center|
|Sun., Sep. 06||Kansas City, MO||Starlight Theatre|
|Tue., Sep. 08||Omaha, NE||CHI Health Center Omaha|
|Thu., Sep. 10||Denver, CO||Pepsi Center|
|Sat., Sep. 12||Boise, ID||Ford Idaho Center|
|Sun., Sep. 13||Salt Lake City, UT||USANA Amphitheatre|
|Tue., Sep. 15||Seattle, WA||White River Amphitheatre|
|Wed., Sep. 16||Vancouver, BC||Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena|
|Thu., Sep. 17||Ridgefield, WA||Sunlight Supply Amphitheater|
|Sat., Sep. 19||Mountain View, CA||Shoreline Amphitheatre|
|Sun., Sep. 20||Fresno, CA||Save Mart Center|
|Tue., Sep. 22||Phoenix, AZ||Ak-Chin Pavilion|
|Wed., Sep. 23||San Diego, CA||Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU|
|Thu., Sep. 24||Irvine, CA||FivePoint Amphitheatre|
|Sat., Sep. 26||Las Vegas, NV||Palms Casino Resort|
|Sun., Sep. 27||Bakersfield, CA||Mechanics Bank Arena|
|Mon., Sep. 28||Los Angeles, CA||Hollywood Bowl|