Matchbox Twenty announce huge 2024 Australian tour with special guests Goo Goo Dolls

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Matchbox Twenty announce huge 2024 Australian tour with special guests Goo Goo Dolls

This will be their first visit to Australia in 11 years.

Matchbox Twenty will make their long-awaited return to Australian stages in 2024 for an extensive 10-stop tour in February in support of their new album “Where The Light Goes”, due out on May 26 and marking the band’s first new music in 11 years!

The multi-Platinum, hit-making, superstars last toured our shores in 2012 – as part of their ‘North’ tour – and this time Matchbox Twenty have recruited Goo Goo Dolls to perform on the tour. Matchbox Twenty will kick off their Australian tour in Perth on Tuesday 13th February before touring to Adelaide, Melbourne, the Yarra Valley, Wollongong, Sydney, Canberra, Newcastle, the Gold Coast and Brisbane.

Matchbox Twenty 2024 Australian Tour Dates

Tuesday 13 February PERTH, RAC Arena
Thursday 15 February ADELAIDE, Adelaide Entertainment Centre Arena
Friday 16 February MELBOURNE, Rod Laver Arena
Saturday 17 February YARRA VALLEY, Rochford Wines
Tuesday 20 February WOLLONGONG, WIN Entertainment Centre
Thursday 22 February SYDNEY, Qudos Bank Arena
Friday 23 February CANBERRA, GIO Stadium
Saturday 24 February NEWCASTLE, Newcastle Entertainment Centre
Monday 26 February GOLD COAST, Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre
Tuesday 27 February BRISBANE, Brisbane Entertainment Centre

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“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.

“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!”

Matchbox Twenty have sold over 40 million records worldwide, dominating the charts and performing for millions of fans in arenas and stadiums all around the globe. From ruling MTV and radio playlists, Matchbox Twenty have also clocked up billions of streams in recent years, which speaks to the enduring appeal of their music. Matchbox Twenty have achieved hits in each of the last three decades, with 2017 marking the 20 years since the release of their chart-topping, Diamond-certified debut album ‘Yourself Or Someone Like You’.

In April this year, Matchbox Twenty dropped their first new music in over a decade: ‘Wild Dogs (Running In A Slow Dream)’, the lead single from their upcoming fifth record ‘Where The Light Goes’ (due 26th May) – following up 2012’s chart-topping ‘North’ album. ‘Where The Light Goes’ delivers another great batch of real, relevant, and relatable songs from Matchbox Twenty.

Produced by Gregg Wattenberg alongside band members Paul Doucette and Kyle Cook, Matchbox Twenty’s forthcoming album finds the band excited, energised and benefitting from the individual musicians’ respective solo journeys. He’s released five solo albums to date and Rob Thomas has proven to be one of the most highly decorated artists in recent years: collecting three Grammys, 11 BMI Awards, the inaugural Songwriters Hall of Fame Hal David Starlight Award and two Billboard Songwriter of the Year honours just to name a few. And his bandmate Paul Doucette has been busily scoring and contributing original music to various film and TV projects (including ‘Utopia’ and ‘For All Mankind’).

A Telstra pre-sale commences at 2pm on Wednesday 17 May to 2pm Friday 19 May 2pm. Tickets to the general public go on sale at 9am (local time) Tuesday 23 May. For more, head here