Matchbox Twenty announces first Australian shows in over a decade

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Matchbox Twenty announces first Australian shows in over a decade

Matchbox Twenty

They'll be supported by the Goo Goo Dolls.

The alternative pop rock four-piece hasn’t visited our country since 2012.

To make up for their long period of absence, they’ve announced a massive run of dates spanning across the country where they will be joined by none other than the Goo Goo Dolls.

Matchbox Twenty 2024 Tour

  • Feb 13 – RAC Arena, Perth
  • Feb 15 – Adelaide Entertainment Centre Arena, Adelaide
  • Feb 16 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
  • Feb 17 – Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley
  • Feb 20 – WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong
  • Feb 22 – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
  • Feb 23 – GIO Stadium, Canberra
  • Feb 24 – Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Newcastle
  • Feb 26 – Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, Gold Coast
  • Feb 27 – Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane

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Matchbox Twenty will be touring in support of their highly-anticipated fifth studio album, Where The Light Goes, set to be released later this month. As the first full-length release from Matchbox Twenty in over 10 years, it’s set to reignite the fire within fans who have been waiting patiently for new music.

The band blasted to fame in 1996 with their wildly successful debut album Yourself or Someone Like You, which went platinum 12 times over in the United States and achieved multi-platinum status in Australia, the band’s second highest-selling market.

“You’d think that it would feel surreal being back on-stage fronting Matchbox Twenty after going solo, but it feels very comfortable to be honest,” lead singer Rob Thomas said in a statement.

“It always feels comfortable if you dance with the date that you came with, and Matchbox Twenty is the date that I came with. Performing on stage with your mates that you’ve been in a band with for decades is such a privilege and it’s something we never take for granted, especially these days.

“Our Australian tour follows a massive 50-plus date U.S. tour for Matchbox Twenty, so we’ll definitely be match-fit and ready to rock your socks off as well. It’s been way too long since I’ve seen all your Aussie faces. Already looking forward to February!”

Tickets to see Matchbox Twenty on their Australian tour in 2024 are set to go on sale on May 23 at 9am local time, with a presale option opening on May 19.

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