NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 03/18/13 -- Emblem/Atlantic recording group Matchbox Twenty and Warner Bros Records recording group Goo Goo Dolls will embark on a co-headlining tour throughout North America this summer. The tour will kick off on June 25th at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, NH and run throughout August (see itinerary below). Matchbox Twenty fan club pre-sale tickets will be available beginning March 20th at www.matchboxtwenty.com. Goo Goo Doll fans will be able to pre-order the band's new album, Magnetic, and also gain access to pre-sale tickets via www.googoodolls.com. Public on-sale for select dates of the tour begins March 23rd. Additionally, Matchbox Twenty will be teaming up with Tickets-for-Charity to offer fans some of the best seats in the house to benefit City of Hope. These tickets will be available exclusively at www.ticketsforcharity.com. Fans may visit each band's respective website for further ticket information.
Matchbox Twenty is currently in the midst of their sold-out North American tour, following a sold-out Australian leg, celebrating last year's blockbuster album, NORTH. The album exploded into the #1 position on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 after its first week in release. Fueled by critical acclaim -- as well as the hit singles, "She's So Mean" and "Overjoyed" -- the album's unprecedented success marked the band's first-ever chart-topper and #1 debut. The album's third single "Our Song," which is set to impact radio shortly, may be heard here: https://soundcloud.com/atlanticrecords/matchbox-twenty-our-song/s-nB1fh.
Goo Goo Dolls new album Magnetic is set for release May 7, 2013. The debut single from Magnetic, entitled "Rebel Beat," is currently climbing the charts at radio. Listen to "Rebel Beat" here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jUcEgDnujY. The Buffalo, NY trio, singer guitarist John Rzeznik, bassist Robby Takac, and drummer Mike Malinin recorded Magnetic in New York, London and LA with Gregg Wattenberg (Train), Rob Cavallo (Green Day), John Shanks (Bon Jovi), and Greg Wells (Katy Perry). Magnetic is the tenth studio release for the Goo Goo Dolls, who have become one of the most globally respected and influential forces in popular music history.
Matchbox Twenty has sold over 30 million records worldwide, and earned countless accolades, including five GRAMMY® nominations, four American Music Award nods, and the 2004 People's Choice Award for "Favorite Musical Group." 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 #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 #5, and was the top ranking artist/songwriter on the list.
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