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.
Goo Goo Dolls have sold millions of albums worldwide, with 14 Top 10 Radio hits, more than any other artist in the history of the Hot AC format. They have been nominated for four GRAMMY Awards and are the only artist to have three songs on Billboard's "Top 100 Songs from 1992-2012" including the Number One slot, for "Iris." "Iris" spent nearly 12 straight months on the Billboard charts and held the Number One position for 17 consecutive weeks. John Rzeznik has been honored with the Songwriters Hall of Fame Hal David Starlight Award and they have shared the stage with everyone from The Rolling Stones to Taylor Swift, who recently covered "Iris" with Rzeznik onstage.
For additional news and information on Matchbox Twenty, please see www.matchboxtwenty.com, www.twitter.com/matchboxtwenty, www.facebook.com/matchboxtwenty.
For additional news and information on the Goo Goo Dolls, please see www.googoodolls.com, www.facebook.com/googoodolls, http://twitter.com/googoodolls.
(See itinerary below)
MATCHBOX TWENTY & GOO GOO DOLLS SUMMER TOUR 2013JUNE-------25 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena26 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center27 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre29 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion30 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music CenterJULY-------2 Highland Park, IL Ravinia Festival3 Highland Park, IL Ravinia Festival6 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre7 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center9 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre10 Moline, IL i Wireless Center12 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center15 Englewood, CO Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre17 Universal City, CA Gibson Amphitheatre20 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre21 Paso Robles, CA California Mid-State Fair23 Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord30 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion31 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy PavilionAUGUST-------2 Pelham, AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre3 Atlanta, GA Aaron's Amphitheater at Lakewood4 Tampa, FL 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre6 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre7 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion Walnut Creek8 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live10 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live11 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center13 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena14 Hershey, PA The Star Pavilion16 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center17 Wantagh, NY Nikon Theatre at Jones Beach18 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
For more information regarding Matchbox Twenty, please contact:
Atlantic Records (National Press)
Atlantic Records (Online, Tour Press)
For more information regarding Goo Goo Dolls, please contact:
Warner Bros. Records (National Press)
Warner Bros. Records (Tour Press)