Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Matchbox Twenty will make their highly anticipated return to Australia with the Goo Goo Dolls. This will be their first tour down under since Nov 2012.
In February 2024, Matchbox Twenty is set to make their highly anticipated return to Australia, marking their first tour down under since November 2012. Joining them on this exciting musical journey will be none other than the Goo Goo Dolls.
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Rochford Wines, Coldstream
GIO Stadium Canberra, Canberra
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Gold Coast
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
Christchurch Arena, Christchurch
TSB Bowl of Brooklands, New Plymouth
The announcement came in a recent episode of The Plug podcast, where Matchbox Twenty's founding members, Rob Thomas and Paul Doucette, shared their plans for the Australian tour. During the podcast, they hinted at their imminent visit, stating, “We will be boots on the ground in Australia next year… we’ll be bringing some good friends; that is happening.”
True to their word, today, TEG Van Egmond and Matchbox Twenty are thrilled to reveal the details of their extensive 10-date Australian tour. The tour kicks off in Perth on Tuesday, 13 February, and will take the band to various cities across the country, including Adelaide, Melbourne, the Yarra Valley, Wollongong, Sydney, Canberra, Newcastle, the Gold Coast, and Brisbane. Fans can expect an unforgettable musical experience as Matchbox Twenty and the Goo Goo Dolls hit the stage together after a long-awaited return to the Australian music scene.
The iconic rock band of the '90s, whose last tour in Australia was in 2012, has just unveiled an exciting lineup of stadium shows spanning 10 dates throughout February 2024. Their eagerly anticipated 'Slow Dream Tour' is set to captivate audiences across Australia, followed by a journey to New Zealand in March.
Taking to social media, the band enthusiastically announced their Australian venture, commencing in Perth and culminating in Brisbane. The group, still comprising its original members Rob Thomas, Paul Doucette, Brian Yale, and Kyle Cook, promises a musical experience that fans have been eagerly awaiting.
Christo Van Egmond, the managing director of entertainment event company TEG Van Egmond, expressed his excitement about the tour, stating, “It’s incredibly thrilling to announce Matchbox Twenty's return to entertain Australian audiences in February. Australia stands as the band's second-highest-selling market! The prospect of reliving cherished memories while witnessing these two outstanding bands perform their timeless hits live is truly exhilarating."
Van Egmond continued, "Few acts have left an indelible mark on the contemporary music scene in this country, spanning from the mid-90s to the 2000s, quite like Matchbox Twenty, and the same can be said for Goo Goo Dolls. A magical night is undoubtedly guaranteed.”
This announcement coincides with the imminent release of Matchbox Twenty’s sixth studio album, "Where The Light Goes," their first in a decade, slated to hit the shelves on May 26. Fans can look forward to an electrifying fusion of new tracks and beloved classics, making this tour an unforgettable musical extravaganza.
The song new, titled "Wild Dogs (Running In A Slow Dream)," exudes a lively and optimistic vibe, marking the band’s return to the music scene since their 2012 LP North.
"Where the Light Goes," the band's fifth studio album, was crafted under the production expertise of Gregg Wattenberg, in collaboration with band members Paul Doucette and Kyle Cook. In the interim years since North, Matchbox 20's members ventured into various solo and collaborative projects. Frontman Rob Thomas released his fourth solo album, "Chip Tooth Smile," in 2019, and joined forces with Santana in 2021 for the single “Move.”
This tour marks Matchbox Twenty’s first major outing since their 2017 A Brief History of Everything tour, which commemorated the 20th anniversary of their debut album, "Yourself or Someone Like You." With the release of new music and an extensive tour lineup, fans can anticipate an exciting return of the beloved band to the live music scene.
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