Matchbox Twenty - NewsThe latest news from Matchbox Twentyhttp://matchboxtwenty.com/newsThe Matchbox Twenty Collection<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/03/01/images/assets/medium.kQ00Pv75huvC-J90BJ1EvyP4BilBGVtCfpQ4Z-CYYiY.jpg" /><br /><p>The Matchbox Twenty Collection is here! Get your copy today at <a href="http://smarturl.it/mb20collection">iTunes</a>.</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:36:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/189023Last Shot for Matchbox Twenty 2013 Cruise Merch<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/10/10/images/assets/medium.9a5R9g7BQZMDDUfWICKbBwGaWxveSHOE6CiQns47y44.jpg" /><br /><p>Limited edition Matchbox Twenty Cruise USB wristbands and T-Shirts available now in the <a href="http://shop.matchboxtwenty.com/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=freeups" target="_blank">Matchbox Twenty Store </a>while supplies last!</p> <p>USB wristbands contain the live recordings of all live performances while on the cruise.</p> <p>T-shirts feature cruise dates on the front and a QR code on the sleeve for a personalized message from the band!</p> <p>Quantities are extremely limited. Once gone, they will be gone forever!</p> <p><a href="http://shop.matchboxtwenty.com/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=freeups" target="_blank">Click here to purchase</a></p> <p>Any merch store questions can be directed towards customerservice@bandmerch.com.</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Thu, 06 Mar 2014 15:59:00 -0800http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/204993Free eBook! Going North by Matchbox Twenty<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/04/08/images/assets/medium.w7uh2gK3xQgXnM0QhoYQe24I5CijEEHoEiQNA_SgyNo.png" /><br /><p>Go behind the scenes with Matchbox Twenty on their journey Down Under to promote the release of NORTH, their first studio album in ten years!</p> <p>Matchbox Twenty invited aspiring photo-journalist and contest winner, <a href="https://twitter.com/jarradseng">Jarrad Seng</a>, to travel with them and document the bands Australian tour. This photo book features Jarrads incredible photography from that tour along Jarrads Journal, which chronicles his adventures with the band, the crew, and Matchbox Twentys dedicated fans.</p> <p>Experience Matchbox Twenty like never before - throught the viewfinder of Jarrads camera.</p> <p>Features include: Tour Photo Book, Jarrads Journal, exclusive interview content with the band and crew, live audio and video from the tour in Australia, and special bonus interactive content!</p> <p><a href="http://smarturl.it/MB20EBook">Get your copy for FREE today!</a></p> <p><em>This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device, and with iTunes on your computer. Books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. Books with interactive features may work best on an iPad.</em></p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Wed, 20 Nov 2013 08:55:00 -0800http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/190683Mosaic Cruise Contest<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/01/08/images/assets/medium.n5Wg8_IhBO9dunN7gJgkQXOmhDkgCVc2lu0jO6N8rSo.png" /><br /><p>Explore and be a part of thousands of memories in one big picture with our mosaic!<br /> <br /> Win a chance to Sail the Seas with Matchbox Twenty & the @Goo Goo Dolls! Tag yourself anywhere in our interactive mosaic and automatically enter to win a cabin for two on our cruise! #mb20cabin<br /> <br /> <a href="http://go.crowdzilla.net/mb20cruise/">ENTER HERE</a></p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Tue, 19 Nov 2013 12:52:00 -0800http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/190493MATCHBOX TWENTY SHOW CANCELLED<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/05/02/images/assets/medium.R5uie0x6JYBHRoib5plA-aRus6_bGoQceLQnGiqUrGE.jpg" /><br /><p>Due to the threat of Super Typhoon Yolanda, the Matchbox Twenty concert scheduled at the Mall of Asia Arena on Friday, November 8, has been cancelled.<br /> <br /> The band is very disappointed not to appear, but weather conditions have made their travel to Manila no longer feasible.<br /> <br /> For refunds, please call SM Tickets at 02-4702222 or proceed to the outlets where the tickets were purchased.</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Wed, 06 Nov 2013 21:05:00 -0800http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/188423Congratulations to our Cruise Contest Winner!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/04/14/images/assets/medium.imnWUYTur3SPo3awJwu0vKpbwNwcv6o60L308MqumgM.png" /><br /><p>Ladies & Gentlemen...we would like to send out a big CONGRATULATIONS to the very lucky winner of the recent contest to win a spot on the Matchbox Twenty / Goo Goo Dolls Cruise!<br /> <br /> Congratulations Deneen! And congratulations to your lucky cruise guest!<br /> <br /> Deneen & her guest will get to join the Matchbox Twenty Cruise for 3 days of amazing music on Carnival Imagination as they sail from Miami to Nassau! Not only will they get concerts from both Matchbox Twenty & Goo Goo Dolls, theyll get Qs, a photo session with both bands, special events, parties and much more.<br /> <br /> If you havent heard yet, check out all the full details on the cruise at <a href="http://www.matchboxtwentycruise.com">www.matchboxtwentycruise.com</a>.<br /> <br /> Have a great time Deneen!</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Tue, 05 Nov 2013 15:39:00 -0800http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/188243MB20 Cruise Q&A<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/07/14/images/assets/medium.rHYd0blUU3UHCt9WGhERDw8qLrz1cZjJs4od42lrjJs.png" /><br /><p>Do you have questions about the upcoming Matchbox Twenty Cruise with Goo Goo Dolls? Get your answers below:</p> <p><strong>Are there going to be any excursions with the guys?</strong><br /> Nassau will be a free day to enjoy the island.<br /> <br /> <strong>Will parts of the cruise be filmed/uploaded to socials for fans who are unable to attend?</strong><br /> Photos & short video clips from the cruise will be uploaded to socials for fans to follow the event.<br /> <br /> <strong>When will an itinerary be released?</strong><br /> The full itinerary will be emailed about two weeks prior to the cruise with Carnival booking numbers. Guests will be able to book excursions at this time.<br /> <br /> <strong>Looking forward to the released itinerary, any shows on land?</strong><br /> The day in Nassau will be free time to enjoy everything the Island has to offer. There will be many shows all weekend long in various venues on board.<br /> <br /> <strong>How many concerts will you be playing on board?</strong><br /> All guests get two concerts each from Matchbox Twenty & Goo Goo Dolls- 1 full show from each band in the intimate on board theatre, and 1 full show from each band on the open-air deck. They will also get a unique songwriters session, where the band will talk about some of their songs, how they wrote them and play them acoustically. This is a one of a kind event that the band has not done before! There will also be a fun party band and all the entertainment Carnival has to offer as well. Comedians, live band karaoke, a dance club, Casino and much more.<br /> <br /> <strong>What can be expected during the MB20 Cruise?</strong><br /> You can expect to have the time of your life! Your days and nights will be packed with Matchbox Twenty activities including concerts, songwriting sessions, Qs & photo sessions. The little free time you have will be spent enjoying Carnivals many amenities: spa, casino, pools, hot tubs, dance club, and more. All of your meals will be covered on board. On top of that you will get a free day to enjoy your vacation in Nassau.<br /> <br /> <strong>Can I use my professional camera at the shows?</strong><br /> Professional cameras cannot be used at the shows.<br /> <br /> <strong>Is there an individual M&G or is it just a big group picture on the cruise?</strong><br /> The photo sessions will be in groups. Rose Tours will send out more info on the size of the groups.<br /> <br /> <strong>When are you announcing the fan club cruise winner?</strong><br /> The winner will be announced via the fan club shortly.<br /> <br /> <strong>I have an album I would like autographed. Will the band be available for autographs?</strong><br /> There is no official autograph session, but while the band is around the ship you are welcome to ask. The band has a busy schedule making sure you have the time of your life. Please understand if they cannot accommodate your request at that time.<br /> <br /> <strong>How do the seats for the shows work?</strong><br /> All seats in the show room will be assigned. Guests who purchased categories 6E, OB, OS & GS will receive seats within the first 6 rows. All other seats are done by time of booking. Guests who booked sooner will get better seats. The venue fits less than 1,000 guests at a time, and all events are done twice so everyone can attend. It is a very intimate venue. All events on the lido deck will be General Admission.<br /> <br /> <strong>Will the audio wristbands be available? Will there be official MB20 Cruise merch such as t-shirts, sweaters or hats?</strong><br /> There will be merch available for purchase on board. There will be special Limited Edition Cruise Audio USB wristbands that will be available to purchase exclusively by cruisers. Anyone who purchased a cabin will receive an email with the details in the coming weeks.<br /> <br /> <strong>Since the entire passenger list wont be able to be seated at one show will every passenger have a scheduled chance to see the show?</strong><br /> Yes all guests are split into groups based on their time of dining. Those who choose early dining are in Group A, those in late dining are in Group B. You will receive a wristband at check-in that tells you which group you are in and what seat you have been assigned to. All events in the show room are done twice, once for Group A & once for Group B. All shows on the open lido deck will be for all guests at once.<br /> <br /> <strong>Will there be themed nights on the cruise?</strong><br /> Theme nights have not been determined yet. Matchbox Twenty & Rose Tours will advise you if and when any theme nights are decided upon. Dont worry we will give you plenty of time to shop, organize and pack.<br /> <br /> <strong>How many shows are you guys performing?</strong><br /> Everyone will see 2 full concerts from each band, one in the theater and one on the lido deck. Everyone will also get a Matchbox Twenty Songwriters session. The band will talk about a number of their songs, how they wrote them and will perform them acoustically for you. They may even write one onstage with you!</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Tue, 15 Oct 2013 11:51:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/184323Matchbox Twenty Cruise w/ Goo Goo Dolls<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/00/03/images/assets/medium.zzORwqJw3CZRDA9EsY6LVHhRV3IHLZSVVivX4yruO64.png" /><br /><p>Theres still cabin space available on the Matchbox Twenty cruise! The cruise is December 6th through 9thand includes their tour mates from this summers North American tour Goo Goo Dolls. <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/media/videos/29271/62463" target="_blank">Check out the video</a> that the bands put together about the cruise.</p> <p></p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Tue, 24 Sep 2013 11:55:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/179883Rock in Rio Stream TONIGHT!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/03/01/images/assets/medium.fN-ZhtoGrb0v8GNoz-Ji_cRvv0MuVrJELkiUi5o9uww.jpg" /><br /><p>Streaming LIVE from Brazil!</p> <p>Today at 2:30p PST / 5:30p EST for our Rock in Rio World Stage performance!</p> <p><a href="http://bit.ly/1dvZ6AZ">Tune in tonight</a>.</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Fri, 20 Sep 2013 12:17:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/179263#MB20Worldwide<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/08/06/images/assets/medium.6cW_v-4x_S3Vi1o7cNz1NQiqYR0ACITvcbnywAiW70c.jpg" /><br /><p>Brazil! We want to see all of your photos from our first two shows. Upload them now with #MB20Worldwide. Last show is tomorrow, then Mexico!</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:11:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/179103Sidewalk Angels Benefit @ Borgata January 2014<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/12/00/images/assets/medium.XtvkpUJB-QubQN09AGOYUY4RyWVS5nHmKqHiz2m6ju8.png" /><br /><p>Exciting news - Rob Thomas will be performing three shows for the Annual Sidewalk Angels Foundation Benefit in January! Check out the dates below, and click the show of your choice for details:</p> <p><a href="http://robthomasmusic.com/events">1/17/14 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata<br /> 1/18/14 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata<br /> 1/19/14 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata</a></p> <p>Fanclub Pre-Sale starts on September 11th at 10am local venue time and runs for 24 hours. Check <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/account">your account</a> for a trial membership to <a href="http://robthomasmusic.com">robthomasmusic.com</a>. You will need to redeem that to access pre-sale tickets and VIP packages.</p> <p>Contact <a href="http://support.groundctrl.com">ground(ctrl) support</a> with any issues.<br /> </p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Tue, 10 Sep 2013 11:26:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/176373NORTH - Released 1 Year Ago!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/12/14/images/assets/medium.ajW8Hri0nGjpPNKoyjghzrq7u3A1YH0RXbqe8i4t4H0.png" /><br /><p>Were celebrating the 1 year anniversary of our most recent album NORTH today! Cant believe what an amazing year weve had supporting this record. If you havent yet, get your copy here: <a href="http://smarturl.it/matchbox20.north">http://smarturl.it/matchbox20.north</a><br /> <br /> Whats your favorite song off NORTH? Let us know in the comments below!</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Wed, 04 Sep 2013 16:39:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/174873Congratulations!: Concert Reviews by YOU Round 2<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/14/07/images/assets/medium.CGpvMCMVLg6F83pn0DO2TcZ3Iebfz5d8oeNw3SsZRR8.png" /><br /><p>Through out the summer tour we asked you - Matchbox Twentys biggest fans - to submit your concert review from the show you attend on the Matchbox Twenty/Goo Goo Dolls Summer Tour.</p> <p>Check out the winning entries from the first round <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/167433">here</a>.</p> <p>The reviews for the 2nd & final round are in, and the winners have been selected!</p> <p>Congratulations to:</p> <p><strong>Savannah Hewat<br /> Traciespo711<br /> ChristinaRW</strong></p> <p>Each of you won a New Years Day posterautographed by all the members of Matchbox Twenty! Plus you were each rewarded <strong>500 points </strong>to use in the community. Expect your prizes in the mail soon.</p> <p>Check out the concert reviews from the winners below:</p> <p><strong>Review by Savannah Hewat</strong></p> <p>I attended the Matchbox Twenty/Goo Goo Dolls Concert in Charlotte, North Carolina on August 6th, 2013. Let me just start out with this: it was amazing. The whole time I just stood in awe of everyone that performed. Im pretty sure Rob Thomas looked in my general direction one time and I almost passed out. Kate Earl was very good and the Goo Goo Dolls were awesome, and Im glad they joined the tour. However, I was there to see one band and that band absolutely blew me away. This concert is only the second concert Ive ever attended (the first was also Matchbox Twenty in Greenville, South Carolina). But I dont need to have gone to many concerts to say that this was one of the best a person could attend. The atmosphere was relaxing and exciting at the same time; the band was introduced with an old-timey video played on the big screens, which was a lot of fun. They started the show with a song and a little introduction about how this concert was a celebration of life and everyone needed to forget their troubles and celebrate with them. I loved that because I definitely need a break from the real world sometimes. It was such a perfect way to start a concert, especially a Matchbox Twenty concert. I say this because this music makes you think, there are lessons here if you only listen for them. Im not a very emotional person, yet I feel so much when listening to this bands music. The concert wouldve been great for anyone. I dont know why a non-fan would go, but if they had Im positive they wouldve had a great time. No one dislikes Matchbox Twenty. Its just not how the world works. Their music unites people and they make it seem easy. The cubes, the lights, and the sound were all spectacular! And they played so many songs! I dont know how Rob Thomas does it, singing that much all the time. But I (and many others) are so glad he does, his voice is like no one elses and his dance moves are pretty great as well. All of the band members seemed fresh and really looked as though they were working hard to put on a good performance for their fans. Paul Doucette and Brian Yale were awesome, you could tell they were both really getting into the music. And Kyle Cook just seems like a cool guy and a great guitarist. But I mean, they all seem pretty cool. But for the encore, one of the songs the band sang was Jack Flash and Kyle Cook came out with a cigarette on his guitar (as a tribute to Keith Richards, maybe) and he just killed it. I could say so much more about these people and this concert, but I wont go there because I feel as though Ive already written a lot. The band is great, they all seem like genuinely nice people who try really hard for their fans. The concert was the best event Ive ever attended in my 19 years of life and I wish to attend many, many more of them. Every song was well done and I thoroughly enjoyed the set list. I hope the members of Matchbox Twenty know how much I appreciate their sacrifice and know how much their music means to me (I listen to it every day and love it just as much as the first time I heard it). As long as theyre going on tour, Ill be there.</p> <p><strong>Review by</strong><strong>Traciespo711</strong></p> <p>When I was in high school, I had never been to a concert. I fell in love with the first MB20 album and my boyfriend got me front row seats to the Desert Sky Pavilion in Arizona. I begged my parents, who normally would never have allowed me to attend "a rock concert". They let me go, and it sparked a tradition. I fought for MB20s music, and it has been fighting for me and with me ever since. That first tours music echoed through the halls of my high school and is stamped on each high and low along the way. It was the background music for my breakups, frustration with final exams, disappointment in friends and most importantly my solace through the storms I battled within a deep depression. I wondered when my "Real World" would start. Mad Season was released as I entered college. The real world came too soon and hit a little too hard, in more ways than one. These songs calmed me when I needed to make some of the most important decisions of my life. Angry was my anthem then, reminding me that I may have had every reason to be, but I was going to move forward and not embrace the anger. Turning the corner into More Than You Think You Are, I pushed myself to graduate college early and escape the newfound abuse that I was encountering. I remember clinging to Disease at that point in my life. Disease turned into just that during 2005 when I found I had cancer during my first year teaching. I was hospitalized for weeks before they found my tumor- the size of a football- and did emergency surgery. Recovery included music therapy and at that time All I Need was a centering song for me. I survived cancer at 23 years old, my career continued and life settled in when Exile on Mainstream was released. How Far Weve Come was one of the first songs my nephews sang in the car when they were 4 and 5 years old. Their hands raised in the air singing along reminded me of how far I had come in my life, and that is still a song in almost every playlist I make. The most recent album is one of my favorites as well. Overjoyed documents my marriage as I journeyed through life with a best friend who became my husband and at least once a week I jam out to Shes So Mean in the car pretending to be "that girl". Just recently my husband said that How Long was the definition of how he felt our relationship was as he waited for me to come around. As tour dates were released for North, I waited to see Phoenix on the list. When it didnt come up at first, we looked into other cities. I was taking a multi-leg trip to present my thesis and spend some time with family. For my masters graduation present, all I wanted was to see MB20. Luckily we found tickets in The Woodlands on 7/30 while we were in Houston. The concert, although crazy hot and humid, could not have been more perfect. It was an essential and entertaining mix of old and new hits. Rob came with the energy and passion that feeds my soul, as he always does. The drummer and lead guitarist impressed me yet again, and the addition of the Goo Goo Dolls was a welcome mix into the night. We drove several hours, and I didnt regret a second. MB20 songs are a crucial and sacred part of who I am, and I will never miss a tour. This one was especially incredible after how long its been since the first tour, and it made for the perfect night to "celebrate life" as Rob said. Thanks Matchbox 20!!! Only love...</p> <p><strong>Review by</strong><strong>ChristinaRW</strong></p> <p>Since Im a self-proclaimed concert/live music junkie, Ive attended a few concerts this summer. The Matchbox 20/Goo Goo Dolls concert was one I was extremely looking forward to attending. I was fortunate enough to see Matchbox 20/Goo Goo Dolls two times this tour. My first concert was in Camden, NJ. Having been a major fan for years this was truly the experience of a lifetime. Two of my absolute favorite bands playing together in one venue this was perfection. It didnt matter what seats we had in the venue (albeit ours sucked) since lead singers John Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls and Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20 gave such an amazing performance. Their crystal clear vocals resonated and the instrumental composition of old favorites and newer hits could be heard regardless of where you were in the venue. This concert left me wanting more, and I couldnt help myself so I made sure that I attended their next show in Hershey, PA. My best friend came to Hershey with me and disclosed that she did like the bands but she wasnt to the caliber of fan that I was, despite this she agreed to make the trek with me. I promised her a promise that I knew I could keep; this would be a show that would definitely not disappoint. We listened to the opening performer Kate Earl with her beautiful vocals and incredible range followed by the Goo Goo Dolls who once again gave an incredible performance. It was great to rock out and sing along to hits like Name, Black Balloon, Slide, Iris, January Friend I could go on. Also, they were thoughtful enough to teach us the lyrics to the newest hit Come to Me. Already on a high from the Goo Goo Dolls, you could start to feel the energy intensifying as it came closer to the start of Matchbox 20s performance. The opening to Matchbox 20 was climactic especially for those who knew what was about to come. A short video introduction then pitch black silence. Suddenly, I felt the rise of goose bumps on my arms when hearing the rhythm of Kyle Cook on lead guitar. The opening song was Parade, the words of which struck a chord since I knew what I was feeling at this concert unfortunately wouldnt last. After a few amazingly performed favorites, lead singer, Rob Thomas told us to let go of everything for just one night I heeded his advice and I forgot about the pile on my desk, issues at work, with family, and took those few short hours and enjoyed the moment, the music, the happiness of everyone around me enjoying a magnificent performance. Unfortunately, time went by all too fast when the music played. With each song the intensity climbed higher and higher and MB20 had us wanting more. The performance was amazing; every member of the band gave it their all. Paul Doucette poured his high energy performance into his guitar and then on drums for Back to Good. The set design beautiful and the light show just added an extra something to make the show even more captivating (as if that were possible). Even though Im middle aged, that night I channeled my inner teenage self and enjoyed screaming, jumping and dancing to the rhythm of their music. I absolutely lost all my inhibitions and was singing to all the songs at the top of my lungs (my apologies to those around me for my horrible voice) but that night I felt like we could all sing together and I was in harmony. After an hour and a half packed with musical (ok Im going to say it) brilliance, MB20 took a break and provided an encore that had as much energy if not more of the first set. Their rendition of an INXS, Dont Change was right on, this was followed by two tremendous hits, Back to Good and Push. I left that concert, my second for MB20 that week and was salivating for more. It was truly amazing experience, one that I will never forget. It appears my friend, the one who wasnt a big fan, wont forget it either since she started sending me videos of her new favorite song, Shes So Mean which she reports is on constant replay. Fantastic.</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Wed, 04 Sep 2013 14:46:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/174773ENTER TO WIN: CABIN ON THE MATCHBOX TWENTY CRUISE!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/04/03/images/assets/medium.pshIphD3f2Ba5m7m1tXBp45OjWSFQlKsO6GT5O7Xhig.png" /><br /><p>To celebrate the end of our awesome Matchbox Twenty - Goo Goo Dolls summer tour, we wanted to do something special for the Matchbox Twenty Fan Club.<br /> <br /> We have one cabin on the Matchbox Twenty Cruise to give away to one lucky Fan Club member!<br /> <br /> Youll get to join us for 3 days of amazing music on Carnival Imagination as we sail from Miami to Nassau! Not only will you get concerts from both Matchbox Twenty & Goo Goo Dolls, youll get Qs, a photo session with both bands, special events, parties and much more...<br /> <br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/contests/4621">Sign up for your chance to win today!</a><br /> <br /> Please note - this contest is for Matchbox Twenty Fan Club members only. If you arent a member yet - <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/store/product/matchbox-twenty-fan-community">click here</a> to join.</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Tue, 03 Sep 2013 15:31:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/174543Happy Birthday Kyle!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/07/14/images/assets/medium.-1lFgwQP0CWDqsdJRQQzlsIZoF3qvJpmIWNP1V5FgCg.jpg" /><br /><p>We want to wish a very Happy Birthday to the one and only Kyle Cook today! Send him your best to his twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/stalkingkyle">@StalkingKyle</a>.</p> <p>And check out some tour tips from Kyle via <a href="http://www.digitaltourbus.com/features/matchbox-twenty-tour-tips-video/#.Uh-J9mQ4XLw">Digital Tour Bus</a>:</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/CwO3MTqxHE0" width="420"></iframe></p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Thu, 29 Aug 2013 10:55:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/173843"How Far We've Come" - Live<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/06/09/images/assets/medium.d013It_WWgJZH7RFzgDnsD4M5FhyShwBNFaeyGFgWZs.png" /><br /><p>Check out this awesome live video of "How Far Weve Come" that Stacy Jones put together!</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/MkotpIUMYxk" width="420"></iframe></p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Thu, 29 Aug 2013 06:15:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/173913Brand New "Lines Girl's V-Neck" Shirt Available Now!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/06/07/images/assets/medium.u5aazx-pHwdhuUA575bTEzoSsDfXctv28lm1hSClix4.png" /><br /><p>The official Matchbox Twenty online merch store has a brand new item that we think the ladies are going to love! Its the brand new "Lines Girls V-Neck". <a href="http://bndmr.ch/15kbehS">Click here</a> to get yours today.</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Wed, 28 Aug 2013 14:51:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/173643Hawaii: It's Pre-Sale Time<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/03/09/images/assets/medium.Hs9n7OI3W5L2XfDGROApzxQZJ8dY0KH-j2WmhEVhi-4.jpg" /><br /><p>Hello Hawaii!</p> <p>Matchbox Twenty is coming your way this November, and well be having a <strong>fan club exclusive pre-sale</strong> leading up to the show. <strong>Pre-sale starts on Tues 8/27 at 10am local time.</strong></p> <p>You will need a pre-sale code to access tickets, and Fan Club members will receive these codes in their <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/account">user dashboard</a> once logged in to <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/account">matchboxtwenty.com</a> at <strong>10am local time on Monday 8/26</strong>. If you sign up for the fan club after 10am on Monday - dont worry - once you sign up, just log in to your account to get your code.</p> <p>Click the link below for more info and purchase links:</p> <p><a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/221253">11/13/13 Honolulu, HI @ Blaisdell Concert Hall</a></p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Mon, 26 Aug 2013 12:00:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/172783Happy Birthday Paul!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/13/11/images/assets/medium.bqr0Q3e-p68FiyDprSXM-vlIA3cLakl8_7P_A5yizVY.jpg" /><br /><p>Big Happy Birthday to our man Paul Doucette!! Make sure you guys send him some birthday wishes today over on Twitter!</p> <p>Follow him at <a href="http://twitter.com/RepairMethod" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/RepairMethod</a></p> <p></p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Thu, 22 Aug 2013 12:16:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/172413Video from Camden Yards<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/14/00/images/assets/medium.DV5sS1JthSx9zToOReBWxhWVSnHI5ytB_I2H1EcsFMo.png" /><br /><p>Did you miss Kyle Cook performing the National Anthem at Oriole Park at Camden Yards? Dont worry! You can <a href="http://wapc.mlb.com/bal/play/?tcid=mm_bal_vid&c_id=bal&content_id=29861117">watch it now</a> on repeat over at the official site of the Baltimore Orioles.</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Tue, 20 Aug 2013 11:12:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/171403Kyle Cook Set to Ignite the Crowd at Oriole Park at Camden Yards<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/09/12/images/assets/medium.NlA2vL8eowvV7recGJqQGSF8pJRC7dkvtX7OlrjvHyQ.jpg" /><br /><p>NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Aug 13, 2013) - As the AL East pennant race heats up, Kyle Cook, lead guitarist for Grammy-nominated superstars Matchbox Twenty is set to ignite the crowd at <a href="http://baltimore.orioles.mlb.com/bal/ballpark/index.jsp">Oriole Park at Camden Yards</a> when the <a href="http://baltimore.orioles.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=bal">Baltimore Orioles</a> battle the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday, August 19, 2013 scheduled to start at 7:05pm.<br /> <br /> Kyle Cook will be ready to rock the National Anthem when he performs his rendition of the now famous electric guitar instrumental of the "Star Spangled Banner" to open the evening. The National Anthem performance is scheduled to air live on the <a href="http://baltimore.orioles.mlb.com/bal/schedule/affiliates.jsp">Orioles Radio Network</a> and on <a href="http://www.masnsports.com/">MASN</a> (Mid-Atlantic Sports Network) for listeners and viewers in Maryland, Washington, D.C., Delaware, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.<br /> <br /> Matchbox Twenty fans can <a href="http://www.mlb.com/bal/social/sweeps/y2011/site_entry.jsp?partnerId=as_mlb_20130807_10556884">Enter to Win</a> two (2) lower box seat tickets and a pregame meet and greet with Kyle in the Kyle Cook Anthem Sweepstakes! Five (5) lucky winners will be announced.<br /> <br /> Plus, the Orioles have a special offer for Matchbox Twenty fans! Simply use the coupon code <strong>MB20</strong> when purchasing <a href="http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/MLBEventInfo?agency=MLB&pid=7404760&tfl=Baltimore_Orioles-Fan_Forum-Sweepstakes_~_Entry-na-b2">tickets</a> to this 8/19 Orioles home game and receive a 20% discount.<br /> <br /> Matchbox Twenty is currently on a full scale summer tour in support of their #1 selling album "NORTH" which features the hit singles "Shes So Mean" and "Our Song" and will follow up the stop at Camden Yards with a SRO concert at the <a href="http://wicomicociviccenter.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=582986">Wicomico Civic Center</a> in Salisbury, MD on Tuesday, August 20th.<br /> <br /> In addition to more than 30 million records sold worldwide, Matchbox Twenty has also earned countless accolades, including five Grammy nominations, four American Music Award nods, the 2004 Peoples Choice Award for "Favorite Musical Group, and they were named "Best New Band" in the 1997 Rolling Stone Readers Poll.</p> <p>-------------------</p> <p>The contest from the above press release has come to a close, and we are happy to announce the winners!</p> <p>Congratulations to:</p> <p><strong>Ethan Horton of Orrstown, PA<br /> Emily Bryan of Williamsport, MD<br /> Debbie Sagel of New Market, MD<br /> Dana Dietz of York, PA<br /> Bob Martin of Catonsville, MD</strong></p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Sat, 17 Aug 2013 16:41:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/170963Get the Matchbox Twenty Mobile App<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/01/01/images/assets/medium.rY9nUVe8lKUX9fMXAXihFcEjM-Lv4r0svrRY-RUM3RA.jpeg" /><br /><p>Have the MB20 app yet? <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/matchbox-twenty/id555099744?mt=8">Get it here</a>. Youre missing out on the new Geo-Fence features at our live shows! Billboards got all the scoop <a href="http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/digital-and-mobile/5638342/matchbox-twenty-sets-up-geofence-on-tour">here</a>.</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Fri, 09 Aug 2013 15:25:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/169413Kyle Cook to Perform National Anthem at Camden Yards in Baltimore<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/02/12/images/assets/medium.CS_i9p6_kwq-U4e3EN8rNmp26zbKqPZpPiTjXHIOuhM.png" /><br /><p>The Orioles will welcome Matchbox Twentys lead guitarist, Kyle Cook to perform the National Anthem on Monday, August 19 and YOU could win an opportunity to meet him before the game! Enter the Kyle Cook Anthem Sweepstakes for your chance to win two (2) lower-box tickets for you and a guest and a pregame meet and greet with Kyle! Five (5) lucky winners will be announced.<br /> <br /> SEE KYLE COOK PERFORM THE NATIONAL ANTHEM ON AUGUST 19!</p> <p><a href="http://baltimore.orioles.mlb.com/bal/social/sweeps/y2011/site_entry.jsp">Enter Here</a></p> <p>Also, The Orioles have a special offer for you Matchbox Twenty fans! Simply use the coupon code <strong>MB20</strong> when purchasing tickets to this 8/19 home game and youll get a 20% discount.</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Wed, 07 Aug 2013 09:23:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/168663Congratulations!: Concert Reviews by YOU<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/07/07/images/assets/medium.WIaDErzR3zqygCHEXxNPvBMdXlQERijxH53yP5sBzvA.png" /><br /><p>A little while back we asked YOU - Matchbox Twentys biggest fans - to submit your concert review from the show you attend on the Matchbox Twenty/Goo Goo Dolls Summer Tour.</p> <p>The reviews are in, and the winners have been selected! Congratulations to:</p> <p><strong>mintay<br /> rutham<br /> roqstar26<br /> Whitney<br /> Denise69</strong></p> <p>Each of you won a copy of <strong>NORTH</strong> autographed by all the members of Matchbox Twenty! Plus you were each rewarded <strong>500 points </strong>to use in the community. Expect your prizes in the mail soon.</p> <p>This is an ongoing contest, so <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/campaigns/2201">check out the next phase here</a>. 3 entrants will be chosen to win an autographed Matchbox Twenty New Years Day poster.</p> <p>And check out the concert reviews from the winners below:</p> <p><strong>Review by mintay</strong></p> <p>When I first heard that Matchbox Twenty and Goo Goo Dolls were going on tour together, I knew I had to find a way to go even though I live in Hawaii. I mustve done something right because for my birthday, my boyfriend surprised me with tickets to the July 21 show in Paso Robles! Since we live in Hawaii, we saved and planned a trip to California for the concert. People thought we were crazy to travel all that way just for a show. The Goo Goo Dolls have been a long-time favorite of mine as well and we were lucky enough to meet the band prior to the show. As they went on first, I thought they put on a fantastic show playing all the old favorites. And then Matchbox Twenty took the stage. I was hoping that they would open with and they did! Everyone in the band rocked with their energy and their musicality. Rob Thomas was very gracious and thanking the fans for supporting them (and the Goo Goo Dolls whom he referred to as their brothers) all this time. The one song that touched me the most was Back 2 Good. It was an unexpected pleasure when I heard it at my first MB20 concert 10 years ago. It then became one of my favorite songs. I couldnt believe when they started playing it halfway through the concert. It was such a pleasure to hear it live once more. It was great to be surrounded by fans, both young and old. To my left was a man in his 50s, to my right was a boy who was not yet a teenager, and me, a 30 year old girl from Hawaii getting to see her favorite band perform an amazing show once more. Thank you to Matchbox Twenty for continuing to put out great music and great shows!</p> <p><strong>Review by</strong><strong>rutham</strong></p> <p>Fan of Matchbox Twenty since the beginning, saw them in Indy, back in the day when it was called Dear Creek. Somewhere along the way and three kids later, they still continued to be my favorite band, every CD, pop in and let it play, story after story being sang, feeling the passion that they had for their music, never got old for me. This year was going to be my year to hear and feel that passion live. I was able to see them in three times so far!!! This summer, I got to meet new friends in Cincinatti and in Indy. Every show filled with so many great memories, never a disappointment!! Hearing the first few chords of each song that MB20 sang, knowing in your heart what song it was going to be before the words were spoken and thinking to yourself how lucky you felt to hear each one of the songs in person, singing along or even just watching the guys perform every song, every time with passion, like it could be the last. Never have I heard or seen a group perform like they do. Playing off of each others strengths and always pushing themselves to the next level of greatness. They truly are Remarkable!! Thank you Matchbox Twenty, Rob, Kyle, Brian, Paul, Matt and Stacy for giving us your time over the years and your never failing mad skills to bring your thoughts and emotions to each song, your music is so very often on my mind, but it will forever be in my heart.</p> <p><strong>Review by</strong><strong>roqstar26</strong></p> <p>Went to the Indy show last night. I have yet to miss a concert of MB20 when they come here and last nights show was the best yet. A bit bitter sweet as I have always gone with my best friend whom passed away a couple years ago. He was such a big fan and I know he is traveling with you guys to every show now. Thank you for the great performance and I look forward to seeing you again in the future!! You guys ROCK!!!</p> <p><strong>Review by</strong><strong>Whitney</strong></p> <p>Any opportunity to see Matchbox Twenty live is always going to be thrilling. Then you add in the Goo Goo Dolls as co-headliners and I cant imagine how it could get better. Oh, but wait, did I mention there is this amazingly talented and inspiring woman with a striking voice and look that is opening for them? No? Well there is, and her name is Kate Earl. If you havent heard of her, dont worry, you will very soon. She is surely going to take the music industry by storm with her passionate, heartfelt lyrics inspired by her life experiences that so many can relate to. I had the pleasure of catching this amazing #MB20GoosTour in Pittsburgh, PA which was all the more exciting, as seeing Paul Doucette perform in his hometown was awe inspiring. But lets go in order, and well get back to Paul. The opening performance by Kate Earl was fantastic. It was clear that she was exactly where she belonged, on a stage, in front of thousands, pouring out her soul to us all. Its great to see young artists that have truly found their calling, and are able to write in a manner so that fans can truly relate to the songs. Thats exactly what music should be. An expression of the writer, but also be open to interpretation by the listener to allow a connection with the song, regardless of who is listening. I cannot wait to hear what she will do in the years to come. The Goo Goo Dolls took the stage following a brief intermission. I must admit, on a hot summer day at an outdoor venue, the intermissions were greatly appreciated, providing the opportunity to get a refreshing cold beverage (I somehow suspect they were planned more for stage prep, and less for my own personal comfort, but as usuals all about me, in my head). I was definitely looking forward to this performance, having been a fan for most of my life but never having seen them live. The digital lyric board above the stage was fantastic during the new single, Come To Me. It allowed for everyone to join in and sing along even though everyone didnt know every word off the top of their head. Brilliant! Flashback to high school with Black Balloon, which is always fun, and I absolutely loved how they engaged the fans with all the black balloons floating throughout the venue! Johnny Rzeznik was all over the stage and as Im sure you can imagine, had the fans going crazy for him! The new album is great, and in my opinion has a whole new vibe for the Goos which I really dig and was excited to hear live. Again, out of respect for my own personal comfort Im sure, there was a brief intermission where they also switched sets for Matchbox Twenty. If you think that the digital lyrics for the Goo Goo Dolls sounds innovative and exciting, you cannot even begin to imagine how amazing the stage looked for Matchbox Twenty. Three gigantic cubes, displaying live footage from the stage, as well as video and lyrics throughout the show, wild lights and illuminated risers for the instruments. The stage alone was worth the cost of the ticket, and then you get the most unbelievable performance on top of it all! These guys have figured out exactly what their fans are looking for, and they never cease to deliver. Their songs have always been the soundtrack to so many peoples lives, and they always pour the same energy and passion into performing as they do into writing. At no other show have I ever felt like the band actually knew I, personally, was there (and I realize they probably dont either, but they sure make me feel like they do). Always looking fans in the eye, singing directly to people in the crowd, talking to everyone between songs as though we are all just hanging out with them on a Saturday night. The opening song, Parade, from the newest album sets the tone and is a great lead in to a very exciting 2 hours of sheer amazement that ended with a 3 song encore, including one of the long-time fan favorites . Now, as I mentioned before, this was Matchbox Twenty performing in Paul Doucettes hometown. If youve ever seen Paul on stage, you know that the man spewing with energy. It is nearly impossible, I have determined, to get a decent picture of him performing because he does not hold still for even a second! That night, in Pittsburgh, what I thought was impossible happened and his energy was amplified to a level I could not even imagine. The strong, barely controllable emotion that he emits on the stage is simply amazing. What he gave on that stage on June 29th, what they all gave to us, I can only hope they felt was properly repaid with a crowd of thousands of fans screaming at the top of their lungs, loving every second and being left, as always wanting more. Coming from someone who has been to many concerts by many artists of many genres over the years, I hope it means something when I say that Matchbox Twenty has always been the best live performance I have ever seen, being outdone only by themselves with each additional show I am blessed to attend.</p> <p><strong>Review by</strong><strong>Denise69</strong></p> <p>A Perfect Night in San Diego with Matchbox Twenty, Goo Goo Dolls & Kate Earl. July 24, 2013 7:00pm at the Valley View Casino Center. The night started out with Kate Earl the girl from Chugiak. My first time seeing Kate and Im hooked. I look forward hearing more from her in the future. Next up the Goo Goo Dolls with John Rzeznik lead vocalist, Robby Takas vocalist/bassist and drummer Mike Malinin. They got the arena moving with some of their classic hits like Iris, Slide and Black Balloon. Hardcore fans even had black balloons floating around the room showing their love for the song. Now the best for last Matchbox Twenty. They rocked the house and had everyone standing on their feet from beginning until the end of the show. Rob, Kyle, Paul & Brian (aka Pookie) reminded us fans we will follow them until the end. From a fan like me in my forties to the younger generation of fans enjoying one of the best bands ever. Young adults like my son Carlos who is 23 and grew listening since he was a toddler. He truly impressed his girlfriend at the show knowing all the words to the songs. A new fan was created in his girlfriend through his love for the band and their awesome music. We both woke up this morning with no voice from singing along all night. I also felt like someone on a first date bringing so many of my friends to their first show. I work for the San Diego Zoo and we had about 60 people at the show. Most of the management team I work on in HR attended. They are some of my closed friends and have never been to a Matchbox Twenty concert. I wanted them to have the best experience ever. They all were so excited to go and thrilled for me knowing Im a big fan. They all were stunned realizing they knew so many of the songs. With some of the best hits like 3 A.M, Back 2 Good, Push and How Far Weve Come to new hits from like Shes So Mean, Our Song & Radio. They all asked when we all can go to the next show together. One of my favorite moments of the evening was when the clock on the stage starting counting to 3 A.M. The crowd including my friends and family went absolutely crazy. Matchbox Twenty never disappointments and always leave us wanting more. Even when they come back and did a kick ass encore we still didnt get enough. Thats why it happens again we will be at the next line up of shows in Southern or Las Vegas area. Until then we will be smooth sailing to the Bahamas this December to get our next Matchbox Twenty fix. Thanks guys for another awesome show. Not a great writer but a fan for life, Denise Caballero from San Diego</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Thu, 01 Aug 2013 11:17:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/167433Welcoming Goo Goo Dolls To Join The Matchbox Twenty Cruise<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/01/10/images/assets/medium.-mOAQT5H9xoU6idfOQdOsaSS0PDrW-Bn8DMqZgFDOwQ.png" /><br /><p>Drumroll please Our summer tour‬mates will be joining us on the Matchbox Twenty Cruise! You saw that right, the Goo Goo Dolls are coming with us to the Bahamas!<br /> <br /> So excited to party with these guys and YOU this December! Book your cabins at <a href="http://matchboxtwentycruise.com/">http://matchboxtwentycruise.com/</a></p> <p>__________________________<br /> <strong>MATCHBOX TWENTY WELCOME VERY SPECIAL GUESTS GOO GOO DOLLS TO JOIN THEIR CRUISE;INAUGURAL VOYAGE GETS UNDERWAY DECEMBER 6TH-9TH, SAILING ROUNDTRIP FROM MIAMI TO NASSAU;</strong><br /> <br /> Emblem/Atlantic recording group Matchbox Twenty has announced that very special guests the Goo Goo Dolls will join the first- ever Matchbox Twenty Cruise aboard the Carnival Imagination. The Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum Goo Goo Dolls are supporting the release of their 10th studio album, Magnetic; new single "Come To Me" is out now. The musical voyage will get underway December 6th-9th, 2013 sailing roundtrip from Miami, Florida to Nassau, Bahamas.<br /> <br /> The Matchbox Twenty Cruise chartered by Rose Tours was unveiled in an exclusive announcement on the multi-platinum rock bands official YouTube channel, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQ-Ip_Voenc&feature=youtu.be">matchboxtwentytv</a>. Prices begin at $599 per person (plus taxes). For more details and up-to-the-minute information, please see <a href="http://www.matchboxtwentycruise.com">www.matchboxtwentycruise.com</a>.<br /> <br /> The inaugural Matchbox Twenty Cruise promises to be an extraordinary experience for fans of the two iconic rock bands, with a wide range of exclusive events highlighted by a series of intimate performances in the Carnival Imaginations 975-seat Dynasty Lounge, as well as in different venues throughout the ship. Whats more, Matchbox Twenty & Goo Goo Dolls will be joining guests in a variety of onboard activities, including Q&A sessions, photo opportunities, and Evening Deck Parties where fans and band members can mingle as the Fantasy class cruise ship travels the beautiful blue Atlantic.<br /> <br /> Reservations include all meals, coffee, tea, iced tea, and juices, 24-hour complimentary room service and pizzeria, and a one-hour open bar cocktail party. Guests will of course receive full access to all the Carnival Imagination has to offer, from its newly renovated spa and many delicious dining options to the El Dorado Casino and the famed Carnival WaterWorks water slide. Additional events, activities and musical guests will be revealed in the coming weeks please see <a href="http://www.matchboxtwentycruise.com">www.matchboxtwentycruise.com</a>.<br /> <br /> Matchbox Twenty and Goo Goo Dolls arein the middle of one of this Summers biggest co-headline tours. The Hollywood Reporter raved Two pop-rock giants combine forces, bringing a Gen Xers dream radio station to life. Tickets still remain for selected dates through August 22nd. More information on the summer tour can be found at <a href="http://www.matchboxtwenty.com">www.matchboxtwenty.com</a> or <a href="http://www.googoodolls.com">www.googoodolls.com</a>.</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Fri, 26 Jul 2013 09:01:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/166193Kristi’s Tour Diary: Encore!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/05/08/images/assets/medium.4GBeK8slWSSjY9L2p7ByznFS2mZ9i5GZTZEz6sEx-Xw.jpg" /><br /><p>The spotlight fades to black, and all I could see at the end was Rob Thomas and his smile. Not a bad ending. I cant remember which song he was singing. It wasnt at the end of the show wouldnt that have been perfect but it burned into my mind, one of many final moments.</p> <p>Read the rest of Kristis Tour Diary: Encore at <a href="http://thebrowninggroup.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/kristis-tour-diary-encore/">The Browning Groups blog</a>.</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Fri, 26 Jul 2013 07:19:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/166203E! News "Goes Inside Matchbox 20 Concert"<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/06/02/images/assets/medium.rMrZVPzpdLQXxrVYDnEwoqEB6i38T-5z2IhdSepFISE.png" /><br /><p>Go backstage and behind the scenes at the Matchbox 20 and Goo Goo Dolls concert on E!s "Inside Track Concert Series," Friday at 7|6c and 11:30|10:30c.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Ya4VNQHqv1k" width="640"></iframe></p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Wed, 24 Jul 2013 17:46:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/165853Kristi's Tour Diary: Preparing for San Diego<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/03/01/images/assets/medium.M8yxXvQ6qjteLXF4FAfxjtuzCjLWFR40fzHc9DC0-BI.png" /><br /><p>What I enjoy collecting more than anything is people. Moments with people. Places and circumstances that can be filed away into an ever-expanding folder in my brain and taken out when Im feeling sentimental. The more I travel, the larger my collection</p> <p>Read the rest of Kristis Tour Diary: Preparing for San Diego at<a href="http://thebrowninggroup.wordpress.com/2013/07/23/kristis-tour-diary-preparing-for-san-diego/" target="_blank">The Browning Groups blog</a>.</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Tue, 23 Jul 2013 12:20:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/165403Kristi's Tour Diary: Day 10<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/14/10/images/assets/medium.6SuXDfa-loz6MZGlXxdGBqg9eUpNDqvSDSIVM9eKwYo.jpg" /><br /><p>Well, kids, tonight marked the end of my week with Matchbox Twenty. But its a false ending of sorts, because Ill be back with them next week in San Diego for my encore appearance. Everyone needs an encore, right?...</p> <p>Read the rest of Kristis Tour Diary: Day 10 at <a href="http://thebrowninggroup.wordpress.com/2013/07/18/kristis-tour-diary-day-10/">The Browning Groups blog</a>.</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Thu, 18 Jul 2013 13:26:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/164263Kristi's Tour Diary: Day 9<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/08/05/images/assets/medium.JVXBQqmHVkp3AAtaXgDYj-ahJ0LQOeMurY-KMuLD2Nc.jpg" /><br /><p>I rolled into my swank hotel at 2 a.m. They were so anxious to get me settled that someone met me at my car to check me in! The great thing about arriving late is the attention. Valet is right there to park the car. Someone has the rolley cart for my luggage. I feel important. And tired. Colorado is really far from California....</p> <p>Read the rest of Kristis Tour Diary: Day 8 at <a href="http://thebrowninggroup.wordpress.com/2013/07/17/kristis-tour-diary-day-9/">The Browning Groups blog</a>.</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Wed, 17 Jul 2013 09:05:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/163923Kristi's Tour Diary: Day 8<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/00/07/images/assets/medium.UViQJq3F_gU3gY1SiXU_Wa17Ub36Nd-JN0_TeDgLgzs.jpg" /><br /><p>I cant stress enough how powerful the Matchbox Twenty-Goo Goo Dolls combo really is. Tonights show was testament to that. It was amazing to be in the pit and turn around to see such a huge crowd. In fact, there were moments that I...</p> <p>Read the rest of Kristis Tour Diary: Day 8 at <a href="http://thebrowninggroup.wordpress.com/2013/07/16/kristis-tour-diary-day-8/">The Browning Groups blog</a>.</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Tue, 16 Jul 2013 10:44:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/163673Kristi's Tour Diary: Day 7<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/00/06/images/assets/medium.brOEGocx71W6plfsNGZZKcOeSZw7KT6PnWG_4dkrX5o.jpg" /><br /><p>Today was a long day of travel. Id like to say it was fun, but that would make scenic I-80 out to be more than it really is. You know youve been in the car too long when you start recording movies of windmills you pass along the way. Movies of traffic. After a while you start thinking up names for your band, if you were ever to start one. High Octane has always been my favorite. Today I was thinking...</p> <p>Read the rest of Kristis Tour Diary: Day 7 at <a href="http://thebrowninggroup.wordpress.com/2013/07/15/kristis-tour-diary-day-7/">The Browning Groups blog</a>.</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Mon, 15 Jul 2013 09:20:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/163203Kristi's Tour Diary: Day 6<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/00/03/images/assets/medium.YvLS6xveOgVL_AhYk1AWieEHQ0tBTBCUGUS95j8p9Ms.png" /><br /><p>To be honest with you, I almost skipped out on Minnesota. It wasnt in my original plans. Remember me telling you that Id only go there if I was kidnapped by rock stars? WellI think I was mentally kidnapped...</p> <p>Read the rest of Kristis Tour Diary Day 6 at <a href="http://thebrowninggroup.wordpress.com/2013/07/14/kristis-tour-diary-day-6/">The Browning Groups blog</a>.</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Sun, 14 Jul 2013 20:26:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/163173Kristi's Tour Diary: Day 5<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/06/05/images/assets/medium.eMwnPnqfTqB97rD3eNmH1lb17nRzvbCgY5qxWrdehXw.png" /><br /><p>Today I found my zen. It was nice to get to sleep an hour and a half longer than what Ive been sleeping. I caught up with some friends for lunch and a little antiques shopping. Then I relaxed in my room for a while before heading over to the arena. It is fun to be staying within walking distance to a venue. I thought I might encounter some haters along the way. Protesters were expected. I was ready with No H8 duct tape.</p> <p>Then I missed the whole thing...</p> <p>Read the rest of Kristis Tour Diary Day 5 at <a href="http://thebrowninggroup.wordpress.com/2013/07/13/kristis-tour-diary-day-5/">The Browning Groups blog</a>.</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Sat, 13 Jul 2013 18:27:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/163113Matchbox Twenty Worldwide<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/04/11/images/assets/medium._QRZvTrQ7PKNKyEfaL9KarxXZkJFOLHXL0RDtf1sEWs.jpg" /><br /><p>Matchbox Twenty has been traveling the world in support of their new album NORTH and will be making their way to Brazil soon! These two brand new dates will have a fan club exclusive pre-sale <strong>Tues 7/16/13 from 10am to 10pm local venue time</strong>.</p> <p>Click the links below for ticket links and details:</p> <p><a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/212173">9/17/13 - Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Espaco Das Americas</a><br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/212183">9/1813 - Curitiba, Brazil @ Master Hall</a></p> <p>You will need a pre-sale code to access tickets. Fan Club members will receive their presale code via email on <strong>Monday 7/15 at 10am local venue time</strong>. So make sure you have a current membership! If you arent a member of the fan club yet, <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/store/product/matchbox-twenty-fan-community">join here</a>.</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Fri, 12 Jul 2013 15:20:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/163033Kristi's Tour Diary: Day 4<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/02/02/images/assets/medium.wK8tidCBjvCOXBv8C8pkq8hvP_bvYOoOA4_m5mmSQx4.png" /><br /><p>Its been a long day, to quote Matchbox Twenty.<br /> <br /> Rolled into Kansas City just before midnight. The Power and Light District looks a little like a mini Times Square. Very LED. Im so fortunate to be staying within walking distance to the venue for this show and to garage the Honda for a couple of days. We need some time away from each other...</p> <p>Read Kristis full Day 4 blog about her time on tour with Matchbox Twenty at <a href="http://thebrowninggroup.wordpress.com/2013/07/12/kristis-tour-diary-day-4/">The Browning Groups blog</a>.</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Fri, 12 Jul 2013 10:31:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/162943Kristi's Tour Diary: Day 3<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/01/00/images/assets/medium.opv1cSb2E3YpFm0goaUIQQVUgOmUiDU19Fcd18v_vpg.jpg" /><br /><p>Front row. Id never experienced it until tonight. So I took my own advice and put the camera away. Mostly. I wanted to soak in as much of the experience as possible. And I highly recommend both front row seats and putting the camera down once and a while. You miss so much with your eye behind a lens. I will tell you right now that it was hard to put the camera down. I mean, really? Front row and I wasnt glued to it? I kept seeing missed photo opportunities...</p> <p>Check out Kristis experience while she spends a week on tour with Matchbox Twenty at <a href="http://thebrowninggroup.wordpress.com/2013/07/11/kristis-tour-diary-day-3/">The Browning Groups Blog</a> to read the rest of Kristis "Day 3" tour diary.</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Thu, 11 Jul 2013 11:51:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/162773Future QC Rockers Meet Members of Matchbox 20<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/04/05/images/assets/medium.8F9YdGFvvApcKgbmQA9J019ueLwpNtoQMEo1B_qrytA.jpeg" /><br /><p>Local music students at the QC Rock Academy got to hang out and chat with Rob Thomas and the members of Matchbox 20.<br /> <br /> The band was in Moline Wednesday, July 10, 2013 for a concert with the Goo Goo Dolls at the iWireless Center.<br /> <br /> The QC Rock Academy students got a full tour of the arena, then got to sit in on a sound check, plus a question and answer session with the band.<br /> <br /> The Rock Academys director, Greg Hipskind, says its a great way to show the students how their hard work with music can pay off in the future.<br /> <br /> You can learn something from musicians at whatever level they are, Hipskind said. To meet with the big guys, it gives the kids inspiration to play more and practice more.<br /> <br /> Learn more about the QC Rock Academy on their website: <a href="http://qcrockacademy.com/">http://qcrockacademy.com/</a></p> <p>Check out the original article along with a video from the event from WQAD 8 Quad Cities <a href="http://wqad.com/2013/07/10/future-qc-rockers-meet-members-of-matchbox-20/">here</a>.</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Thu, 11 Jul 2013 11:41:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/162763Kristi's Tour Diary: Day 2<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/00/13/images/assets/medium.qz_xNNkY4fFSk25F3NV7HEWxUOR9iZ5UpAl0Dvp8kRc.jpg" /><br /><p>"I realize it is completely selfish of me to even say this, but here goes: I am sad that the first show of my Week with Matchbox Twenty is over! Yes, I have six more shows to see. Still. Its never enough..."<br /> <br /> Hop in the Honda with Kristi to take in a week of MB20 concerts on <a href="http://thebrowninggroup.wordpress.com/news-events/">The Browning Groups blog</a>.</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Wed, 10 Jul 2013 09:33:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/162343A Week with Matchbox Twenty<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/07/03/images/assets/medium.MrWvizDlzZVwSeat8uzbS3IFjfsr4-Hmu_MFXoyFf6Q.jpeg" /><br /><p>"As you are reading this, I am making my way, speed-limitly but surely, from Texas to St. Louis where my week with Matchbox Twenty kicks into gear..."<br /> <br /> Every wanted to go on tour? Kristis hitting the road today to follow the Matchbox Twenty and Goo Goo Dolls Tour! Read up on <a href="http://thebrowninggroupinc.com">The Browning Group</a>s site to get a little insight to life on the road from the perspective of one of our biggest fans. <a href="http://thebrowninggroup.wordpress.com/road-stories/a-week-with-matchbox-twenty/">Click here</a> to get started.</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Tue, 09 Jul 2013 10:19:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/162163Mobile App & Golden Tickets<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/02/13/images/assets/medium.zIrPIEflrv158G6bMUD7yLiwYE9JOyW-13-k1j_7MlQ.jpg" /><br /><p>Get The Golden Ticket on The Official Matchbox Twenty Mobile App To Win Big!<br /> <br /> Want to win big with Matchbox Twenty? Its as easy as 1, 2, 3!<br /> <br /> 1. Download the Matchbox Twenty official mobile app.<br /> 2. Open it up! Share content, interact with other fans, add your upcoming shows to your events, and more.<br /> 3. Interact enough within the app, and youll be on your way to a Golden Ticket to be eligible for cool prizes like autographed CDs, merch, exclusive memorabilia and more!<br /> <br /> Download the app <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/matchbox-twenty/id555099744?mt=8">here</a> to get started.</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Wed, 03 Jul 2013 18:02:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/161373Fan Club Exclusive Pre-Sale: Orillia, ON<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/06/04/images/assets/medium.DKJTiPKAEkFA6GoRRfN-oZFbIwzgfBdYfZiNk_wHUc4.png" /><br /><p>Hello Ontario!<br /> <br /> <strong>On Tuesday - July 2nd</strong>at <strong>10am local venue time</strong> - There will be a fan club exclusive pre-sale for a newly announced date on the Matchbox Twenty & Goo Goo Dolls Summer Tour.<br /> <br /> As always, because youre a fan club member -<strong> you get first access to pre-sale tickets.</strong><br /> <br /> Click the link below for purchase links & more details:</p> <p><a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/203443">8/26/13 - Orillia, ON @ Casino Rama</a></p> <p><b>You will need this code to access the pre-sale tickets. Fan club members will receive their pre-sale code via email on Monday 7/1. Make sure you are a member of the Matchbox Twenty fan club by 6pm PT on Monday 7/1 to ensure you get a code in your inbox.</b></p> <p><strong>Matchbox Twenty Diamond Ticket Packages</strong> will also be available for purchase for othis show. Items in this special upgraded package include:</p> <ul> <li>One Premium Reserved or General Admission Ticket</li> <li>Admission to the VIP Hospitality Room</li> <li>One Matchbox Twenty Water Bottle</li> <li>One Matchbox Twenty Tour Program</li> <li>One Matchbox Twenty Draw String Backpack</li> <li>One Pair of Matchbox Twenty Sunglasses</li> <li>One Matchbox Twenty Towel</li> <li>One Commemorative Matchbox Twenty USB Wristband</li> </ul> <p><em>BONUS: Over the course of the tour 10 random Diamond Ticket Package purchasers will be selected to participate in soundcheck parties.</em></p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Fri, 28 Jun 2013 15:53:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/160083Shout Out from Rob!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/13/04/images/assets/medium.4Lp8zOUeeaBTJpQ23b1pQFWL_YFgpB5kHhdipNH6CKc.jpg" /><br /><p>The Matchbox Twenty summer tour with Goo Goo Dolls and Kate Earl is up north in Toronto tonight!</p> <p>Heres a voice shout-out from Rob Thomas checkin in: <a href="http://shouts.at/NcQ">http://shouts.at/NcQ</a><br /> <br /> Stop by the merch table for the official tour T-shirt (the one with tour dates on the back) & scan the QR code with your Matchbox Twenty mobile app to get a message from the band every night!</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Thu, 27 Jun 2013 16:30:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/159973Lucky Brand Giveaway<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/07/06/images/assets/medium.Wi-aA51D3GyyxXk6O82KHb_mVRuhjYA2PvEXH8RE_lc.jpg" /><br /><p>Lucky Brand is giving away a big Lucky trip to Cali for an exclusive Lucky Brand style session and tickets to see us on July 17th!</p> <p>Want a chance to flyout and join us on the #MB20GoosTour?</p> <p>Enter on Lucky Brands <a href="http://bit.ly/12nz8f9">Facebook Page</a> for a chance to win!</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Thu, 27 Jun 2013 14:22:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/159873New Social Hub - Fliptu<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/08/12/images/assets/medium.9jLTq5TdiI_C9WWdkzh19Pr40pFYAI3c6yDpwPs4BjA.png" /><br /><p>Check out our official tour social hub at <a href="http://MB20.fliptu.com">http://MB20.fliptu.com</a> to keep up with our shows, see fan pics, get access to cool offers & more!</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:54:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/159733What's Your 20? Tweet your seat & you could win!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/12/05/medium.fgfb367am5f7.png" /><br /><p>The 2013 Summer Tour with Goo Goo Dolls is underway beginning Tuesday, June 25! Well pick a lucky seat at most shows to win a grab bag of Matchbox Twenty merch. Do YOU want to be the lucky seat?<br /> <br /> All youve got to do is tell us: <strong>#WhatsYour20</strong>?</p> <p>1) Tweet <a href="http://www.twitter.com/matchboxtwenty" target="_blank">@MatchboxTwenty</a> on the day of your show.<br /> 2) Tell them where youre sitting along with the hashtag: <strong>#WhatsYour20</strong><br /> <em>Post a picture of your ticket with #WhatsYourTwenty, or tweet your seat info. For example, if your ticket is in Balcony 4, Row F, Seat 7, your tweet would look like this:<br /> <strong>@MatchboxTwenty #WhatsYour20 Im in Balc. 4 Row F Seat 7</strong></em><br /> 3) The Matchbox Twenty team will select one lucky reserved seat* at every show to win. Good luck!<br /> <em>*Note: We may be unable to acommodate winners at all-general admission shows, or participants who tweet in their #WhatsYour20 locations in general admission sections of the venue.</em></p> <p>All entries must be submitted via <a href="http://www.twitter.com/matchboxtwenty" target="_blank">Twitter</a> on the day of the show you are attending. Tweets must include the hashtag <strong>#WhatsYour20</strong>, along with your seat location or a photo of your ticket.<br /> <br /> <em>Remember - Send your tweet on the day of the show you are attending. If you dont know what section/row you are in, check your ticket or ask local venue staff for help.<br /> Each night of the tour, the Matchbox Twenty team will select one lucky reserved seat at random to win a Matchbox Twenty merch pack. Good luck!!!</em></p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Mon, 24 Jun 2013 05:15:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/128131Hong Kong & Singapore!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/03/04/images/assets/medium.aaPFH9vDii4RnhjFshR00O8WytvmHIgEPxHK4yECcUs.jpg" /><br /><p>Two more dates have just been added to Matchbox Twentys extensive touring in support of their critically acclaimed album NORTH. The band announced today dates in Hong Kong and Singapore! These two brand new dates will have a fan club exclusive pre-sale <strong>Tues 6/25/13 at 10am local venue time</strong>.</p> <p>Click the links below for ticket links and details:</p> <p><a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/208613">11/4/13 - Hong Kong Star Hall in Hong Kong, China</a><br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/208623">11/10/13 - Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore</a></p> <p>You will need a pre-sale code to access tickets. Fan Club members will receive their presale code via email on <strong>Tuesday 6/25 at 6am local venue time</strong>. So make sure you have a current membership! If you arent a member of the fan club yet, <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/store/product/matchbox-twenty-fan-community">join here</a>.</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Sun, 23 Jun 2013 19:00:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/159023Another Fan Club Exclusive Pre-Sale<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/10/13/images/assets/medium.j6eigWr4TU0TE_q0g9NtC7IPeE-lfL6eunc0Gj51ZQE.png" /><br /><p>Here we go again!<br /> <br /> <strong>On Tuesday - June 18th</strong> - Two more shows on the Matchbox Twenty & Goo Goo Dolls Summer Tour will be included in a Fanclub Exclusive Pre-sale at <strong>10am local venue time.</strong><br /> <br /> Remember, because youre a fan club member -<strong> you get first access to pre-sale tickets.</strong><br /> <br /> Click the show of your choice below for ticket links & more details:</p> <p><a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/203403">8/21/13 - Charleston, WV @ Charleston Civic Center</a><br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/203413">8/22/13 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center</a></p> <p>A pre-sale code will be required to access these tickets. Codes will be delivered to all current fan club members on <strong>Monday 6/17 at 8am PT and again at 8pm PT</strong>. Make sure your fan club membership is valid, and be ready to check your email!</p> <p><strong>Matchbox Twenty Diamond Ticket Packages</strong> will also be available for purchase. Items in this special upgraded package include:</p> <ul> <li>One Premium Reserved or General Admission Ticket</li> <li>Admission to the VIP Hospitality Room</li> <li>One Matchbox Twenty Water Bottle</li> <li>One Matchbox Twenty Tour Program</li> <li>One Matchbox Twenty Draw String Backpack</li> <li>One Pair of Matchbox Twenty Sunglasses</li> <li>One Matchbox Twenty Towel</li> <li>One Commemorative Matchbox Twenty USB Wristband</li> </ul> <p></p> <p><em>BONUS: Over the course of the tour 10 random Diamond Ticket Package purchasers will be selected to participate in soundcheck parties.</em></p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Fri, 14 Jun 2013 12:04:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/157363Let Your Photos Be a Part of the Summer Tour<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/04/05/images/assets/medium.0fiH0HRvEkfsBj0KCAOr1xvGgrQaplOGAVGXMdCI140.png" /><br /><p>Matchbox Twenty is hitting the road with Goo Goo Dolls in just a couple short weeks! Want your pictures on MatchboxTwenty.com?<br /> <br /> Take photos & post them on Instagram with the tag #MB20GoosTour & you may see them on our media page <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/MB20GoosTour">here</a>!<br /> <br /> Plus - wanna get the best pictures of the night when they roll into your town? Enter <a href="http://www.googoodolls.com/photopasscontest">here</a>to be the official fan photographer for a show on the tour.<br /> <br /> PS: Dont forget to follow <a href="http://instagram.com/matchboxtwenty">@MatchboxTwenty</a> & <a href="http://instagram.com/googoodollsofficial">@GooGooDollsOfficial</a> on Instagram!</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Tue, 11 Jun 2013 16:10:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/156903Fan Club Exclusive Pre-Sale Tomorrow! (Tues 6/11)<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/11/07/images/assets/medium.ezhlHVS3pKt_NTqG4qyp2NbOGqhWSHZA2meA7nEoicY.png" /><br /><p>Heads up Fanclub!<br /> <br /> <strong>Tomorrow - June 11th</strong> - a handful of newly added shows on the Matchbox Twenty & Goo Goo Dolls Summer Tour will be included in a Fanclub Exclusive Pre-sale at <strong>10am local venue time.</strong><br /> <br /> Remember, because youre a fan club member -<strong> you get first access to pre-sale tickets.</strong><br /> <br /> Click the show of your choice below for ticket links & more details:<br /> <br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/203393">8/20/13 Salisbury, MD - Wicomico Youth & Civic Center</a><br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/203423">8/24/13 Big Flats, NY - Budweiser Summer Stage at Tags</a><br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/203433">8/25/13 London, ON - Budweiser Gardens</a><br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/203453">8/28/13 Moncton, NB - Moncton Coliseum Arena</a><br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/203463">8/29/13 Halifax, NH - Halifax Metro Centre</a></p> <p><strong>You DO NOT need a pre-sale code to get tickets for these shows. You simply need a valid membership to the Matchbox Twenty Fan Club.</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>Matchbox Twenty Diamond Ticket Packages</strong> will also be available for purchase. Items in this special upgraded package include:</p> <ul> <li>One Premium Reserved or General Admission Ticket</li> <li>Admission to the VIP Hospitality Room</li> <li>One Matchbox Twenty Water Bottle</li> <li>One Matchbox Twenty Tour Program</li> <li>One Matchbox Twenty Draw String Backpack</li> <li>One Pair of Matchbox Twenty Sunglasses</li> <li>One Matchbox Twenty Towel</li> <li>One Commemorative Matchbox Twenty USB Wristband</li> </ul> <p><em>BONUS: Over the course of the tour 10 random Diamond Ticket Package purchasers will be selected to participate in soundcheck parties.</em></p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Mon, 10 Jun 2013 14:33:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/156483Pre-Sales Next Week!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/03/14/images/assets/medium.k2pTkxOHxADyN9JHYp1pAx-_iPKL-K77yENj1GDb-W0.jpg" /><br /><p>Fan Club Members,</p> <p>Its that time again... Next week brings another Fan Club Pre-Sale! This all starts on Tuesday June 11th, and will include a handful of the newly added Matchbox Twenty tour dates.</p> <p>Tuesdays pre-sale will simply require a fan club membership to access the tickets.</p> <p>Make sure you have a valid Matchbox Twenty fan club membership by 10am PT on Monday June 10th to ensure that you get all the important info in your email inbox.</p> <p>Not a member yet? <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/store/product/matchbox-twenty-fan-community">Join today!</a></p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Sat, 08 Jun 2013 09:00:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/155903Interview with Kyle Cook on MusicRadar<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/06/09/images/assets/medium.tzfYmH8RPsQZAj_CzcGMO6mzpZmBd0IWzpQGdB6Fuz0.jpg" /><br /><p>Anybody who has been near a radio since 1996 has heard Kyle Cooks wildly creative and versatile guitar playing on a cavalcade of Matchbox Twenty hits. With over 30 million albums sold (including 12 million alone for their debut, Yourself Or Someone Like You), the bands music has become part of peoples DNA.<br /> <br /> Gauging his own time frame as a listener, Cook says that grew up just as a seismic shift was about to take place. "I started getting really into music right when albums were becoming not as important as they once were," he says. "They werent seen as complete artistic statements. And nowadays, its all about the single people dont listen to albums; they have But Ive caught up over the years and listened to the classics, and of course, theyve influenced my guitar playing."<br /> <br /> Asked to compile his list of 10 essential guitar albums, Cook explains that he zeroed in on records that feature the instrument being used in non-traditional ways. "I like it when somebody shakes things up," he says. "Take the blues, for example: You have a ton of virtuosic guitarists who play in very standard forms, but I listen for players who arent guys. Its like with most things: Whos doing something original?<br /> <br /> Even so, whittling down his choices of groundbreakers and rules-crunchers to an even 10 was something of a tall order for Cook. "I could easily come up with 20 or even 30," he says. "Picking just 10 is touch. Theres so many records that have inspired me over the years, and my iTunes collection is quite massive. So, if we look at this as sort of like desert-island discs, these are the albums Id want to take with me."<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/matchbox-twentys-kyle-cook-picks-10-essential-guitar-albums-575879">On the following pages</a>, Cook runs down what he considers to be 10 essential guitar albums (listed alphabetically by artist).</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Fri, 07 Jun 2013 12:51:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/155783It's Cruise June!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/13/12/images/assets/medium.nRBvmvUaT-Dn8DtyyDzQvkP1QUFdltNeie5Dog2L-0E.jpg" /><br /><p>Its Cruise June and were 6 months away from our vacation with YOU in the Bahamas!</p> <p>Follow along with us all month on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/matchboxtwenty">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/matchboxtwenty">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://instagram.com/matchboxtwenty">Instagram</a>for chances to win Cruise giveaways and to help us create "Our Cruise". Well need your help choosing the drink menus, building the Official Cruise Playlist, and MORE!!</p> <p>Well also be spotlighting a special Matchbox Fan and making the Cruiser of the Week as well as all of you Cruisers to our <a href="https://twitter.com/MatchboxTwenty/mb20-cruise-2013">Twitter Cruise List</a>!</p> <p>Say hello to our Matchbox Twenty Cruisers of the Week so far!<br /> Week One: <a href="https://twitter.com/LindsayTorb13">Lindsay Torbert</a></p> <p>If you havent secured your cabin yet (you better hurry!!), Ticketmaster is giving away round trip airfare, 2 free nights at a Hotel in Miami, AND a cabin on Our Cruise!! Enter for your chance to win here: <a href="http://smarturl.it/mb20TMcruise">http://smarturl.it/mb20TMcruise</a><br /> *Ticketmaster Giveaway is for US Residents only</p> <p>Book your cabin at <a href="http://matchboxtwentycruise.com/">http://matchboxtwentycruise.com</a> today!</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Thu, 06 Jun 2013 11:28:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/155483New Dates Added to Summer Tour!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/07/02/images/assets/medium.G1jR6oNzCKRhd1cb6d9N64koE9O4AETJkTBCEZti1-c.png" /><br /><p>Exciting news - More dates have been added this morning for Matchbox Twentys summer tour with the Goo Goo Dolls!<br /> <br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events">8/21/13 Charleston, WV - Charleston Civic Center - Municipal Auditorium<br /> 8/22/13 Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Music Center<br /> 8/25/13 London, ON - Budweiser Gardens<br /> 8/26/13 Orillia, ON - Casino Rama<br /> 8/28/13 Moncton, NB - Moncton Coliseum<br /> 8/29/13 Halifax, NS - Halifax Metro Centre</a><br /> <br /> Ticketing information coming soon!<br /> </p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Mon, 03 Jun 2013 08:00:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/154391Our Song Lyric Video!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/04/04/images/assets/medium.r9GYB8ZYAiI0WeWSXkoxy76UN0ErbJacFofYqNrO-Ys.jpg" /><br /><p>The lyric video for Matchbox Twentys new single "Our Song" is out now! You can watch it on oliveBook <a href="http://smarturl.it/MB20OurSongLyrics">here</a>. Sing along on tour this summer! Whats your favorite lyric from "Our Song"?</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="330" src="http://olive.is/widget/1369928932.76/" width="560"></iframe></p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Thu, 30 May 2013 12:17:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/154021Matchbox Twenty iPhone Case<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/10/01/images/assets/medium.Pgbh9CjvOvf8NaIp52z6MOLFihWfgp2BGtrGZSYIzMI.jpg" /><br /><p>Weve got some awesome new merch coming your way, but first we need your help choosing your favorite Matchbox Twenty iPhone case!</p> <p>The iPhone case photo with the most LIKES & COMMENTS by Friday 5/31 will be added to our online store!</p> <p>Want to see what else we have available? Head over to the <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/store">online store</a> now!</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Wed, 29 May 2013 10:26:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/153751Ryan Seacrest Giveaway<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/01/13/images/assets/medium.ONMD1tirvE5zt1GdJlBgRFNMUQMVliWHCe1-QBWRyD8.jpg" /><br /><p>Want to see travel out to see us this year? On Air with Ryan Seacrest might be able to hook you up!<br /> <br /> Enter Ryan Seacrests Pick Your Tickets Giveaway for a chance to getaway to the Bahamas this December with us! Plus youll win a guitar lesson with our very own Kyle Cook and a photo session with the entire band.<br /> <br /> Want to win?<br /> <br /> <a href="http://ryanseacrest.com/2013/05/27/see-pitbull-and-keha-jonas-brothers-or-matchbox-twenty-pick-your-tickets/">Enter here</a></p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Tue, 28 May 2013 17:29:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/153681UK Magic Giveaway<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/09/04/images/assets/medium.FgOQba-zQofeZGk1Bo15frGS9yWXlfqViWgButVtWbY.jpg" /><br /><p>Hey UK Fans - Want to join us aboard the Matchbox Twenty Cruise this December?</p> <p>Magic 105.4 has YOUR cabin! Each morning Magic 105.4 will give you a two letter clue. Then at the end of the week it will be up to you to un-jumble the letters to make the correct phrase!<br /> <br /> Make sure to listen in each morning for a chance to win roundtrip airfare and an ocean view cabin in the Bahamas with us!<br /> <br /> Get all the info here & enter for a chance to win a copy of NORTH: <a href="http://smarturl.it/mb20UKcruise">http://smarturl.it/mb20UKcruise</a></p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Tue, 28 May 2013 17:25:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/153671Matchbox Twenty Merch: 25% off Memorial Day Weekend Sale<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/02/13/images/assets/medium.RRNPJGJK7WxfcZ_1FD12wyoEYK2rTXhmhyUBCsWtZzQ.jpg" /><br /><p>Head over to the Official Matchbox Twenty merch store for a special 25% off Memorial Day Weekend sale! The sale is storewide, but excludes bundles, media and sales items. This promo will run through May 28th, and is in conjunction with a FREE SHIPPING w/ purchase of $50 or greater promo that runs through June 7th. <a href="http://bndmr.ch/1adh3B0">Click here</a> to shop.</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Fri, 24 May 2013 10:12:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/152991Live with Kelly & Michael<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/07/04/images/assets/medium.xqx0NZW-h26nPwkkOVi-M1YDVCRzcA3hDr15cxIyHMs.jpg" /><br /><p>What are you doing on June 13th? Matchbox Twenty will be performing on LIVE with Kelly and Michael!<br /> <br /> Find out when the show airs in your city <a href="http://livekellyandmichael.dadt.com/show-info/station-finder/">here</a>.<br /> <br /> Live in New York, and want a shot at being in the audience? RSVP to the Facebook event for a chance to win passes: <a href="http://smarturl.it/mb20liveevent">http://smarturl.it/mb20liveevent</a></p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Fri, 17 May 2013 16:11:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/151411Ravinia Festival - 3rd Show Added!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/04/08/images/assets/medium.qMBlHbY4C0bxe2wczyQjbjzL-ckRn9uPHD86_aJmlds.png" /><br /><p>Good News!<br /> <br /> Matchbox Twenty just announced they will be playing a 3rd show at the Ravinia Festival.</p> <p>Click the links below for details on tickets and VIP packages for any of the 3 dates:<br /> <br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/178783">7/2 - Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia Festival</a><br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/178803">7/3 - Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia Festival</a><br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/198213">7/4 - Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia Festival</a>- Tickets on sale May 14th at 9am local venue time.</p> <p></p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Mon, 13 May 2013 06:00:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/150131Just Announced! Matchbox Twenty in Tucson, AZ<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/10/03/images/assets/medium.CQvVKpmUR6q-3FIKHWzg515k4m495DC76f3sS769-8U.jpg" /><br /><p>Matchbox Twenty just announced another date on their extensive summer tour! They will be playing in Tucson, AZ @ AVA Amphitheater on July 27th.</p> <p>There will be a fan club exclusive pre-sale starting at 5pm this evening (5/9), and you wont need a pre-sale code to access tickets - just a current fanclub membership. Click the link below for all the details:</p> <p><a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/194803">7/27/13 - Tucson, AZ @ AVA Amphitheater</a></p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Thu, 09 May 2013 11:00:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/149841MYSTERY Fan Club Exclusive Pre-Sale - Thursday 5/9<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/09/11/images/assets/medium.C0faDU7kITOkkvPIMCfFMerLM74PBiOieAghH4efo_Q.jpg" /><br /><p>Fan Club Members!<br /> <br /> Matchbox Twenty is announcing another show on their summer tour on Thursday morning, and you will get first crack at pre-sale tickets! Thefanclub exclusive pre-sale will take place on <strong>Thursday May 9th at 5pm local venue time. </strong>The only catch - we cant tell you the details yet. Check back here on the morning of May 9th for all the info.</p> <p>You <strong>WILL NOT</strong> need a pre-sale code to access tickets.<br /> <br /> You simply need to be a current member of the <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/store/product/matchbox-twenty-fan-community">Matchbox Twenty Fan Club</a>. Login to your account, and find the show in Tucson by clicking the link above. Then you can purchase up to 8 tickets. Not a member yet? <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/store/product/matchbox-twenty-fan-community">Join here.</a></p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Tue, 07 May 2013 15:33:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/149561Phoenix, AZ - Fan Club Exclusive Pre-Sale!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/07/02/images/assets/medium.crwrSPyWRAesFSG0-KaUQXdFwe_t9_bgMEuMrqeAe-A.jpg" /><br /><p>ATNN: Phoenix!<br /> <br /> Its pre-sale time :)<br /> <br /> A new show in Phoenix, AZ was recently announce on the Matchbox Twenty Summer Tour and it will be included in a fanclub exclusive pre-sale on <strong>Tuesday May 7th at 10am local venue time.</strong></p> <p>Click the link below for more details on tickets and VIP packages.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/195783">7/26 - Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre</a>*</p> <p>*Matchbox Twenty Only</p> <p>You will need a pre-sale code to access tickets. Make sure you are a member of the Matchbox Twenty fan club by 6pm PT on Monday May 6th in order to get your pre-sale code emailed to you. Not a member yet? <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/store/product/matchbox-twenty-fan-community">Join today.</a></p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Fri, 03 May 2013 11:28:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/149021Produce Your Own Matchbox Twenty Video<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/10/00/images/assets/medium.Ank_lZVk99ubKbB_Wm-rgPu75SgBGRSAadTBuvM3Rjo.jpg" /><br /><p>Ever want the chance to produce your very own Matchbox Twenty video? Now you can! Using fan video footage from the Matchbox Twenty show in London, produce your own "Our Song" video with Vyclone.<br /> <br /> Head over to the editing station now to put together your clip:<a href="http://smarturl.it/mb20ourvyclone">http://smarturl.it/mb20ourvyclone</a><br /> <br /> Dont forget to <a href="https://twitter.com/matchboxtwenty">tweet us your link</a> or post it on our <a href="https://www.facebook.com/matchboxtwenty">Facebook wall</a> - We want to see them!<br /> <br /> Well be adding an edited video featuring your live videos in the Matchbox Twenty app very soon. Make sure you <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/matchbox-twenty/id555099744?mt=8">download it here</a> & join in the augmented reality world of Matchbox Twenty.</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Wed, 01 May 2013 12:39:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/148621Ticket Scalping<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/12/03/images/assets/medium.6Q3F-H7d1gCW7hItCDqZv0ekVyqaq8V2lrvzREOx8iM.jpg" /><br /><p>Matchbox Twenty goes to great lengths to fight ticket scalping every day!</p> <p>Weve heard from you that over a dozen websites now claim to offer "low-cost" tickets to our performances on this tour. Many of these websites prominently, and without authorization, use our band name and photographs to mislead fans into thinking we endorse those online scalpers. Nothing could be further from the truth.</p> <p>These online scalpers sell tickets at vastly inflated prices. Those overpriced tickets can otherwise be bought at face value through links on this website. Beware bait & switch tactics whereby a seller may offer you seats allegedly in one location of the venue, but which are actually located in an inferior section.</p> <p>Report reseller abuse & fraud to the <a href="http://www.bbb.org/">Better Business Bureau</a>. For more information about online scalpers, <a href="http://www.bbb.org/chicago/business-reviews/ticket-sales-events/industry-tips/online-ticket-brokers">read here</a>.</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Tue, 30 Apr 2013 09:08:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/148441Spring Sale in Matchbox Twenty Merch Store<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/05/07/images/assets/medium.5F2WY_8wlidYcFHu5by0r2oSAz9jjlVZY8E3cHgb1RE.jpg" /><br /><p>There is a spring sale going on in the Matchbox Twenty Official merch store. <a href="http://bndmr.ch/12c6YlP">Head over and check it out for yourself</a>.</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Fri, 26 Apr 2013 17:05:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/148071Fanclub Exclusive Pre-Sale - Two More Shows!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/05/06/images/assets/medium.x_MLexIx32S1aASYdXP4mmlnZYLG-C_4rb-OvlWsXK0.png" /><br /><p>Tuesday is right around the corner, and you know what that means: Another pre-sale!<br /> <br /> Two more shows on the Matchbox Twenty & Goo Goo Dolls Summer Tour will be included in a fanclub exclusive pre-sale on <strong>Tuesday April 30th at 10am local venue time.</strong></p> <p>Shows included in the Pre-Sale (2 Shows Added!):</p> <p><a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/187253">7/13 in Minneapolis at Basilica Block Party</a><br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/182143">7/19 in Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Events Center</a></p> <p>You will need a pre-sale code to access tickets. Codes will be emailed out to fanclub members on <strong>Monday 4/29 at 7am PT & again at 7pm PT</strong>. Not a member yet? <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/store/product/matchbox-twenty-fan-community">Join now.</a></p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Fri, 26 Apr 2013 07:00:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/147821Ravinia Festival Presale on Tues 4/23<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/00/13/images/assets/medium.bJcW17kXSRG44uko2o9Nh64m8SatdQ6wC3CtxMDiLbs.png" /><br /><p>You might have started noticing a trend over the last few weeks....</p> <p>Tuesdays have been Presale days! And we have another one coming your way for a couple dates this summer on the Matchbox Twenty / Goo Goo Dolls tour. The below two shows will have a presale on <strong>Tues 4/23 at 10am Local Venue Time</strong>:</p> <p><a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/178783">July 2nd - Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia Festival</a><br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/178803">July 3rd - Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia Festival</a></p> <p>You will not need a presale code to participate in this upcoming presale - you simply need to be a member of the Matchbox Twenty Fanclub, login, and use one of the above links to access tickets. Not a member yet? <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/store/product/matchbox-twenty-fan-community">Sign up today</a>!</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Fri, 19 Apr 2013 11:09:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/146361Tampa, Irvine, San Diego, Universal City! It's Pre-Sale Time - UPDATE<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/01/05/images/assets/medium.SaPGI2olh66SF3lBk-sIu4j5nF06an2GsvNHIaWaBTE.png" /><br /><p>Hello!</p> <p>As you already know - Matchbox Twenty is headed out on tour with Goo Goo Dolls this summer and fanclub members get first shot at tickets. This weeks fanclub exclusive pre-sale starts at <strong>10am local venue time on Tues 4/16</strong>. Dont miss out! If you arent a member of the fanclub yet, you can <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/store/product/matchbox-twenty-fan-community">join here</a>.</p> <p>Shows included in the pre-sale (3 shows added!)</p> <p><a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/182133">7/17/13 Universal City, CA @ Gibson Amphitheatre</a></p> <p><a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/182153">7/20/13 Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre</a></p> <p><a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/191883">7/24/13 San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center</a></p> <p><a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/182203">8/4/13 Tampa, FL @ Live Nation Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds</a></p> <p>You will need a pre-sale code to access tickets. Make sure youre a member by <strong>6pm on Monday 4/15</strong> to get your code emailed to you. The last batch of codes will be sent out to fanclub members that evening.</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Sat, 13 Apr 2013 14:33:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/144421Live From Daryl’s House<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/03/01/images/assets/medium.35gF9RF7xwssjt-t_3gmCg83C79DqFkvSSfpIJBA0bE.jpg" /><br /><p>Check out Rob Thomas performance on Live From Daryls House on Vh1 this Sat. 4/13 @ 8am EST.</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Fri, 12 Apr 2013 14:30:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/144311London - Help with the "Our Song" Fan Vyclone Video<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/15/06/medium.3133pxon8yp2.jpg" /><br /><p>Hey London - We need <em>your</em> help with a fan-made video on 16 & 17 April at the Hammersmith Apollo!<br /><br />Download Vyclone to your phone (<a href="http://www.vyclone.com" target="_blank">http://www.vyclone.com)</a>, and follow the MatchbowTwenty account.<br /><br />Start recording when we play "Our Song." Record your view of the stage from your seat, and turn the camera on yourself and your friends too. Sing along, dance along, and be a part of "Our Song" in London.<br /><br />Share this with your friends, and get ready for the shows on Tuesday & Wednesday.</p><p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Thu, 11 Apr 2013 13:35:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/144051Note from Rob<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/07/12/images/assets/medium._ijIp6Aa4Z39CCveaL7roQEZbiFN1I3CmEU7zdsYgzY.jpg" /><br /><p>Rob Thomas posted a very informative note on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/robthomas">his facebook page</a> today, and we thought we should share it here:</p> <p>HEY PEEPS,<br /> <br /> So, its tour time again and we all know what that means. More messages about everyones problems getting the tickets they want. I cant say everything I need to in 140 characters, so I thought I would direct everyone who cares to here.<br /> <br /> Please understand that my twitter site isnt the ticket complaint dept., so after this, I am not going to answer any questions regarding tickets. If anyone sees any concerns, please direct them here.<br /> <br /> Were working hard to get the best seats we can but there are many layers of commitments that we have to work within outside of a normal headlining show. Its hard to explain but there are a lot of hands in the pot in terms of inventory for this tour. Normally, there would be a headline tour and youd have to deal with the following:<br /> <br /> -PRESALE<br /> -VIP PACKAGE<br /> -PROMOTER HOLDS<br /> -LABEL HOLDS<br /> -MAYBE CITI/AMEX<br /> -MAYBE TM PLATINUM SEATS<br /> <br /> Because we are doing this tour together with the GOO-GOO DOLLS, there is a lot more going on in terms of what demand is put on the tour for inventory. You have everyone below fighting for great seats:<br /> <br /> -MB20 PRESALE<br /> -GOO GOO PRESALE<br /> -MB20 FAN CLUB BUNDLE<br /> -GOO GOO FAN CLUB BUNDLE<br /> -MB20 VIP PACKAGE<br /> -GOO GOO VIP PACKAGE<br /> -CITI CARD PRESALE<br /> -TICKETMASTER PLATINUM SEATS<br /> -PROMPTER HOLDS<br /> -LABEL HOLDS FOR GOO GOO<br /> -LABEL HOLDS FOR MB20<br /> <br /> All of these elements to the campaign are assigned holds or pull from opens (availability after holds). Also, because this is a Live Nation tour in sheds, most of the venues have season ticket holders that hold a license to the seats in the venue. These patrons get first pass at tickets and because this is a popular tour, I would guess most of those license holders jumped on the opportunity to purchase tickets.<br /> <br /> Generally, VIPs and Platinum seats are assigned holds after the season ticket holds. Then, from there, fan club opportunities (both the bundle and the coupon code protected sale) are tied to 50% of the venue being open - basically the next best 50% of the house thats available. Then all additional requirements get peppered to serve as a middle ground to the fan club inventory (citi, label, etc.).<br /> <br /> Also, we have gotten more replies from people that are happy with their seats than unhappy. Happy people dont usually complain.<br /> <br /> This is a complete list of why anyone may be having problems. I hope it answers everyones questions. See you out there.<br /> <br /> Rt</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Tue, 09 Apr 2013 19:29:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/143321Another Fanclub Pre-sale 4/9!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/05/06/images/assets/medium.ZbyZ27GuD1sO9c5PU7-TyLuyQwSAGtl__wpUh8fUoBc.png" /><br /><p>Fanclub Members! Are you ready?<br /> <br /> Its time for another pre-sale!<br /> <br /> A big chunk of dates on the recently announced Matchbox Twenty & Goo Goo Dolls Summer Tour will be included in a fanclub exclusive pre-sale on <strong>Tuesday April 9th at 10am local venue time.</strong></p> <p>Click on any of the dates below for more details & links to tickets and VIP packages.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/182043">6/25 - Manchester, NH @ Verizon Wireless Arena</a><br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/182053">6/26 - Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center</a><br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/182063">6/29 - Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion</a><br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/182073">6/30 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center</a><br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/182083">7/6 - Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre</a><br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/182093">7/7 - Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center</a><br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/182103">7/9 - Maryland Heights, MO @ Verizon Wireless Ampthitheatre</a><br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/182113">7/10 - Moline, IL @ iwireless Center</a><br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/182173">7/30 - Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion</a><br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/182183">7/31 - Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion</a><br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/182193">8/2 - Birmingham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre</a><br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/182243">8/10 - Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live</a><br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/182253">8/13 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena</a><br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/182273">8/16 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center</a><br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/182283">8/17 - Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre</a><br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/182293">8/18 - Mansfield, MA @ Comcast Center</a></p> <p>Please note: The shows in Universal City (7/17) and Irvine (7/20) were originally going to be part of this pre-sale. <strong>That has changed</strong>, and those will now be part of a future pre-sale. Stay tuned for details.<br /> <br /> You will need a pre-sale code to participate. If you are a current member of the Matchbox Twenty fanclub you will receive a code Monday morning April 8th. If you are not a member yet, <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/store/product/matchbox-twenty-fan-community">join here</a>.<br /> <br /> <strong>Matchbox Twenty Diamond Ticket Packages</strong> will also be available for purchase. Items in this special upgraded package include:</p> <ul> <li>One Premium Reserved or General Admission Ticket</li> <li>Admission to the VIP Hospitality Room</li> <li>One Matchbox Twenty Water Bottle</li> <li>One Matchbox Twenty Tour Program</li> <li>One Matchbox Twenty Draw String Backpack</li> <li>One Pair of Matchbox Twenty Sunglasses</li> <li>One Matchbox Twenty Towel</li> <li>One Commemorative Matchbox Twenty USB Wristband</li> </ul> <p><br /> <em>BONUS: Over the course of the tour 10 random Diamond Ticket Package purchasers will be selected to participate in soundcheck parties.</em><br /> <br /> More dates will go on sale soon. Stay tuned!<br /> <br /> If you have any issues with your fanclub membership, please contact <a href="http://support.groundctrl.com">ground(ctrl) support</a> online or call toll-free at <strong>877-GND-CTRL</strong>.</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Sat, 06 Apr 2013 13:02:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/142581Rock in Rio Tickets<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/05/11/images/assets/medium.gKpb-eQp7JoqexNSPXdlI553odJD77-Zg65uNQoIQYs.jpg" /><br /><p>Heads up Brazil and Rock in Rio fans! Tickets go on sale tomorrow April 4th at 10:00am local venue time for Matchbox Twentys September 20th appearance at the legendary Rock in Rio festival! Get your tickets <a href="http://rockinrio.com.br/">here</a>.</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Wed, 03 Apr 2013 16:31:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/141631Update!: Tomorrow's Pre-sale<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/06/12/images/assets/medium.z_C_p3tcvZ8zPQBedAwe2hJcI9lT4f664UXMrI87658.png" /><br /><p>The show in Kansas City, MO on 7/12 was originally planned to be part of the pre-sale tomorrow morning, but that has changed.</p> <p>The pre-sale for Matchbox Twentys show in Kansas City, MO On 7/12 will now take place this <strong>Wednesday April 3rd at 10am local venue time</strong>. No code is needed to participate in the pre-sale! All you need to do is login to your Fanclub Account and buy your tickets from the events page.</p> <p>Our apologies for the confusion & thanks for understanding.</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Mon, 01 Apr 2013 18:15:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/141001Attn: Fanclub Members!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/06/00/images/assets/medium.e8RnslUIHocRwbI4wFq7eHFDDYO3LvNQeXyU5z8VUe4.png" /><br /><p>Fanclub Members!<br /> <br /> Are you ready for another pre-sale?<br /> <br /> Two more dates on the recently announced Matchbox Twenty & Goo Goo Dolls Summer Tour will be included in a fanclub exclusive pre-sale on<strong>Tuesday April 2nd at 10am local venue time</strong>.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/182123">7/12 Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center</a>(Pushed. This pre-sale will now happen on Wed 4/3)<br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/182263">8/14 Hershey, PA - The Star Pavillion at Hershey Park Stadium</a></p> <p>For Hershey, PA, youwill need a pre-sale code. The first batch of codes went out to all current fanclub members at <strong>7am PT today (4/1).</strong><br /> <br /> The code isexclusive to you. <strong>Do not share it</strong> because its good for only one use. Each code allows you to purchase up to 8 tickets.<br /> <br /> A second blast will go out to all new members at<strong>7pm PT on 4/1</strong>, so make sure you are a member by then in order to get your code.<br /> <br /> If you have any issues with your fanclub membership, please contact<a href="http://support.groundctrl.com">ground(ctrl) support</a>online or call toll-free at 877-GND-CTRL.<br /> <br /> Having trouble receiving emails from ground(ctrl)? Follow <a href="http://groundctrl.com/email-preference-guide/">this helpful guide</a> to make sure you get all the emails.</p> <p>As a side note, its always good to add<a href="mailto:matchboxtwenty@groundctrl.com">matchboxtwenty@groundctrl.com</a>to your contact list in your email.</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Mon, 01 Apr 2013 07:00:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/140531More Fanclub Pre-sales!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/13/06/images/assets/medium.E2GDUebnTtobvazmYzBLbXuXifCZO3cB35AymfEADtA.png" /><br /><p>Another set of presales is coming your way next week! Make sure youre <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/store/product/matchbox-twenty-fan-community">signed up for the fan club</a> to get your code by Monday & get special access to tickets Tuesday for:<br /> <br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/182123">7/12 Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center</a><br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/182263">8/14 Hershey, PA - The Star Pavillion at Hershey Park Stadium</a></p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Sat, 30 Mar 2013 07:00:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/140511More Tickets On Sale!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/14/12/images/assets/medium.F7PkKlcxsTn5TPdopC6pU8SxyBYcz0P0YqkKEV5EuJ0.png" /><br /><p>Tickets are on sale to the public for the next 4 of many dates on the summer tour with Goo Goo Dolls! Get tickets for:<br /> <br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/182163">7/21 Paso Robles, CA - California Mid State Fair</a><br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/182213">8/6 Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre</a><br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/182223">8/7 Raleigh, NC - Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek</a><br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/182233">8/8 Virginia Beach, VA - Farm Bureau Live</a><br /> <br /> Have you gotten your tickets yet? Where are you seeing MB20?</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Fri, 29 Mar 2013 07:00:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/140311Important News: Paso Robles on 7/21/13<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/11/06/images/assets/medium.gillpI7u0xWj30dU3ywZAWPmzzDdWyqSRxn00tFB-pU.png" /><br /><p>The fanclub presale that starts tomorrow (Tues 3/26) was originally going to include the Paso Robles date on 7/21. That has changed, and the Paso Robles show will now go on sale exclusively to fanclub members on Wed 3/27.</p> <p>You will not need a presale code to access tickets to the presale for the show in Paso Robles, CA. It will be sold through matchboxtwenty.com, so all you need to do is login to your account and purchase tickets.</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Mon, 25 Mar 2013 16:15:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/139481Fanclub Exclusive Pre-sale for 5 More Dates on the Matchbox Twenty & Goo Goo Dolls Summer Tour<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/04/02/images/assets/medium.-F3UZiphwp9YPP9a9mRYZ7gPGuPrvzsNjyMZJmabfmU.png" /><br /><p>Fanclub Members!</p> <p>Are you ready for another pre-sale?</p> <p>Five more dates on the recently announced Matchbox Twenty & Goo Goo Dolls Summer Tour will be included in a fanclub exclusive pre-sale on <strong>Tuesday March 26th at 10am local venue time</strong>.</p> <p><a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/182213">8/6 Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre</a><br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/182223">8/7 Raleigh, NC - Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek</a><br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/182233">8/8 Virginia Beach, VA - Farm Bureau Live</a></p> <p>For Charlotte, Raleigh, Virginia Beach you <strong>will need a pre-sale code</strong>. The first batch of codes went out to all current fanclub members at 7am PT today (3/25).</p> <p>The code is <strong>exclusive to you</strong>. Do not share it because its good for only one use. Each code allows you to purchase up to 8 tickets.</p> <p>A second blast will go out to all new members at <strong>7pm PT on 3/25</strong>, so make sure you are a member by then in order to get your code.</p> <p>If you have any issues with your fanclub membership, please contact <a href="http://support.groundctrl.com">ground(ctrl) support</a> online or call toll-free at 877-GND-CTRL.</p> <p>Having trouble receiving emails from ground(ctrl)? Follow this helpful guide to make sure you get all the emails. As a side note, its always good to add <a href="mailto:matchboxtwenty@groundctrl.com">matchboxtwenty@groundctrl.com</a> to your contact list in your email.</p> <p><strong>This presale was originally going to include the Paso Robles date on 7/21. That has changed, and the Paso Robles show will now go on sale exclusively to fanclub members on Wed 3/27. The Holmdel, NJ show was also supposed to be part of this presale, but has been pushed forward. Stay tuned for an update.</strong></p> <p>See you on the road!</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Mon, 25 Mar 2013 07:00:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/138691Another Pre-Sale Tues 3/26<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/13/06/images/assets/medium.3H-ntnLQz2NCvU9e72U78OEOORDoFHmukF2PeV_1v5A.png" /><br /><p>Another set of presales is coming your way next week! Make sure youre <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/store/product/matchbox-twenty-fan-community">signed up for the fan club</a>to get your code by Monday & get special access to tickets Tuesday for:<br /> <br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/182213">8/6 Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre</a><br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/182223">8/7 Raleigh, NC - Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek</a><br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/182233">8/8 Virginia Beach, VA - Farm Bureau Live</a><br /> <br /> <strong>This presale was originally going to include the Paso Robles date on 7/21. That has changed, and the Paso Robles show will now go on sale exclusively to fanclub members on Wed 3/27.</strong></p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Sun, 24 Mar 2013 07:00:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/139071Tickets On Sale Now!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/14/00/images/assets/medium.o-vx7x-4SnKKsEJjYrhLgLm0VflJwdYipfUBMlUHWu0.png" /><br /><p>Tickets are on sale to the public for the first 5 of many dates on the summer tour with Goo Goo Dolls! Get tickets for:<br /> <br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/182033">6/27/13 Toronto, Canada - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre</a><br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/181173">7/15/13 Englewood, CO - Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre</a><br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/181183">7/23/13 Concord, CA - Sleep Train Pavilion</a><br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/181193">8/3/13 Atlanta, GA - Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood</a><br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/181203">8/11/13 Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center</a><br /> <br /> Where are you seeing MB20?</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Sat, 23 Mar 2013 07:00:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/139061Fanclub Exclusive Pre-Sale - Wed March 20th<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/08/02/images/assets/medium.VHa2hzZZCqbUerPioIRFqwEOrZDHrjk8QV1brhigih8.jpg" /><br /><p>There have been a lot of rumors swirling, and were happy to report that the rumors are true!</p> <p>Matchbox Twenty are adding more dates to their extensive touring in support of the hit album <strong>NORTH</strong>, and will be heading out this summer with Goo Goo Dolls!<br /> <br /> And because youre a fan club member - <strong>you get first access to tickets</strong>.<br /> <br /> There will be a <strong>Fanclub Exclusive Pre-sale starting at 10am Local Venue Time on Wednesday March 20th</strong> for five of dates on this summer tour. If you dont have a membership, <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/store/product/matchbox-twenty-fan-community">get one here</a>.</p> <p>Click the show of your choice below for ticket links & more details:<br /> <br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/182033">6/27/13 Toronto, Canada - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre</a><br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/181173">7/15/13 Englewood, CO - Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre</a><br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/181183">7/23/13 Concord, CA - Sleep Train Pavilion</a><br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/181193">8/3/13 Atlanta, GA - Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood</a><br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/181203">8/11/13 Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center</a><br /> <br /> You will need this code to participate in the pre-sale. If you are a current member, you should have the code in your email box on the morning of Tues 3/19. If you dont see it, check your spam folder.</p> <p>Cut off time to join the Matchbox Twenty fanclub and receive a code to participate in the pre-sale will be <strong>6pm PT on Tues 3/19</strong>.</p> <p>Tickets will be on sale to the general public on <strong>Saturday March 23rd at 10am local venue time</strong>.</p> <p><strong>Matchbox Twenty Diamond Ticket Packages</strong> will also be available for purchase. Items in this special upgraded package include:</p> <ul> <li>One Premium Reserved or General Admission Ticket</li> <li>Admission to the VIP Hospitality Room</li> <li>One Matchbox Twenty Water Bottle</li> <li>One Matchbox Twenty Tour Program</li> <li>One Matchbox Twenty Draw String Backpack</li> <li>One Pair of Matchbox Twenty Sunglasses</li> <li>One Matchbox Twenty Towel</li> <li>One Commemorative Matchbox Twenty USB Wristband</li> </ul> <p></p> <p><em>BONUS: Over the course of the tour random Diamond Ticket Package purchasers will be selected to receive special prizes.</em></p> <p><em>*Diamond Package items are subject to change</em></p> <p>More dates will go on sale soon. Check out the full tour below:</p> <p><strong>Matchbox Twenty & Goo Goo Dolls Summer Tour 2013</strong><br /> <br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events">6/25/13 Manchester, NH - Verizon Wireless Arena<br /> 6/26/13 Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center<br /> 6/27/13 Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre<br /> 6/29/13 Pittsburgh, PA - First Niagara Pavilion<br /> 6/30/13 Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center<br /> 7/2/13 Highland Park, IL - Ravinia Festival<br /> 7/3/13 Highland Park, IL - Ravinia Festival<br /> 7/6/13 Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre<br /> 7/7/13 Indianapolis, IN - Klipsch Music Center<br /> 7/9/13 Maryland Heights, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre<br /> 7/10/13 Moline, IL - i Wireless Center<br /> 7/12/13 Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center<br /> 7/15/13 Englewood, CO - Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre<br /> 7/17/13 Universal City, CA - Gibson Amphitheatre<br /> 7/19/13 Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Events Center<br /> 7/20/13 Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre<br /> 7/21/13 Paso Robles, CA - California Mid-State Fair<br /> 7/23/13 Concord, CA - Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord<br /> 7/30/13 The Woodlands, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion<br /> 7/31/13 Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion<br /> 8/2/13 Pelham, AL - Oak Mountain Amphitheatre<br /> 8/3/13 Atlanta, GA - Aarons Amphitheater at Lakewood<br /> 8/4/13 Tampa, FL - 1-800 Ask Gary Amphitheatre<br /> 8/6/13 Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre<br /> 8/7/13 Raleigh, NC - Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion Walnut Creek<br /> 8/8/131 Virginia Beach, VA - Farm Bureau Live<br /> 8/10/13 Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live<br /> 8/11/13 Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center<br /> 8/13/13 Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena<br /> 8/14/13 Hershey, PA - The Star Pavilion<br /> 8/16/13 Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center<br /> 8/17/13 Wantagh, NY - Nikon Theatre at Jones Beach<br /> 8/18/13 Mansfield, MA - Comcast Center</a><br /> <br /> If you have any issues with your fanclub membership - please contact <a href="http://support.groundctrl.com">ground(ctrl) support</a> online or call toll-free at 877-GND-CTRL.</p> <p>Some helpful tips on making sure you get emails from ground(ctrl) including presale codes are available <a href="http://groundctrl.com/email-preference-guide/">here</a>.</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Mon, 18 Mar 2013 07:03:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/137381Official Press Release<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/12/06/images/assets/medium.Paf_r9LrjI7AwizxVUKIBG5KTY_kE_DnQLEeT0v1_Q8.png" /><br /><p><strong>MATCHBOX TWENTY AND GOO GOO DOLLS ANNOUNCE CO-HEADLINING NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER TOUR; MULTI-PLATINUM SELLING BANDS SET TO KICK-OFF TOUR JUNE 25TH IN MANCHESTER, NH</strong><br /> <br /> 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 attached itinerary.) Matchbox Twenty fan club pre-sale tickets will be available beginning March 20th at www.matchboxtwenty.com. The band will also be teaming up with Tickets-for-Charity to offer fans some of the best seats in the house to benefit City of Hope.</p> <p>These tickets will be available exclusively at <a href="http://www.ticketsforcharity.com">www.ticketsforcharity.com</a>.</p> <p>Goo Goo Doll fans will be able to pre-order the bands new album, , and gain access to pre-sale tickets via <a href="http://www.googoodolls.com">www.googoodolls.com</a>. Select dates for the tour will go on sale March 23rd. Fans may visit each bands respective website for additional ticket information.<br /> <br /> Matchbox Twenty is currently in the midst of their sold-out North American tour, following a sold-out Australian leg, celebrating last years blockbuster album, 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, s So Mean and the albums unprecedented success marked the bands first-ever chart-topper and #1 debut. The albums third single Our Song, which is set to impact radio shortly, may be heard <a href="https://soundcloud.com/atlanticrecords/matchbox-twenty-our-song/s-nB1fh">here</a>.<br /> <br /> The band recently announced the first-ever Matchbox Twenty Cruise-chartered by Rose Tours, aboard the Carnival Imagination. The musical voyage will get underway December 6th-9th, sailing roundtrip from Miami, Florida to Nassau, Bahamas. For more details and up-to-the-minute information, please see <a href="http://www.matchboxtwentycruise.com">www.matchboxtwentycruise.com</a>.<br /> <br /> 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" <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jUcEgDnujY">here</a>.<br /> <br /> 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.<br /> <br /> 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 Peoples 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 was also named the #2 Most Popular Song Ever on Billboards list of the 100 Most Popular Songs Behind The Twist. He was also named to Billboards Top 20 List of Hot 100 Songwriters 2000-2011 at #5, and was the top ranking artist/songwriter on the list.<br /> <br /> 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 Billboards Top 100 Songs from 1992-2012" including the Number One slot, for 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.</p> <p>Head over to the <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events">events page</a> to see all the tour dates.</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Mon, 18 Mar 2013 07:00:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/137371Watch Matchbox Twenty LIVE in 360 Degrees RIGHT NOW!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/13/10/images/assets/medium.4gUK_M_rfemVBOFodGxA78YBfuiOoa56MR9E3jTpvjI.jpg" /><br /><p>Were mid-show at the #2013WinterNorthTour in Richmond, VA. Couldnt make it? Weve got the best seat in the house for you to join us...<br /> <br /> Watch the rest of tonights show live RIGHT NOW, and control all 360 degrees of your view from right up on the stage: <a href="http://gopano.tv/matchboxtwenty/">http://gopano.tv/matchboxtwenty/</a></p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Sun, 10 Mar 2013 17:47:00 -0700http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/135121Matchbox Twenty in Mexico<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/11/12/images/assets/medium.4V4OUqdk0Loex5dxcGQbkDbgSlu3ITI2XQCtWdzx_K8.jpg" /><br /><p>Matchbox Twenty is headed to Mexico! The band will travel south of the border to play two special concerts this September.</p> <p>Click the links below for details:</p> <p><a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/177413">Sept 23rd - Mexico City - Arena Ciudad de Mexico</a><br /> <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events/177423">Sept 25th - Monterrey - Arena Monterrey</a></p> <p>There will be a fan club exclusive pre-sale happening for these 2 shows that begins at 10am local venue time on Thurs 3/7. If you want to receive the email with all the details & pre-sale code, you must be a member of the <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/store/product/matchbox-twenty-fan-community">Matchbox Twenty Fanclub</a> by 10pm PT on Wed 3/6.<br /> <br /> Current fan club members: Keep an eye on your inbox! If you didnt get the email, <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/mexicopresale">click here</a>.</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Thu, 07 Mar 2013 09:07:00 -0800http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/133771Ravinia Festival<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/13/11/images/assets/medium.5rrbEV3RIhJHflYql1iGdLo3VlwGI5GQUGqzbGZ5-RM.jpg" /><br /><p>Great news! Matchbox Twenty just announced today they will take part in the Ravinia Festival on July 3rd. The festival takes place in Highland Park, IL. For more info check out the festival website at <a href="http://www.ravinia.org" target="_blank">www.ravinia.org</a></p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Thu, 07 Mar 2013 02:00:00 -0800http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/133941Share the "Overjoyed" Video<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/11/12/images/assets/medium.mr00fb7XU_JVsAZB-ndYbcZYx2O3hJQ7-EK0m384-b8.jpg" /><br /><p>Youve seen "Overjoyed," but have you shared it with your friends and family yet? Share the music video and help them find NORTH on iTunes by clicking the share button (next to volume on the player after the jump).</p> <p></p> <p>Whats your favorite part of the "Overjoyed" video?</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="400" mozallowfullscreen="" msallowfullscreen="" oallowfullscreen="" src="//app.vueplus.com/frame.html?v=511ad50e528ef6a303002c1c" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="600"></iframe></p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Tue, 26 Feb 2013 14:59:00 -0800http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/131921Cruise Presale Starts Today! Fanclub Exclusive<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/02/07/images/assets/medium.6y7M4NlZP9iUg9AAXdFI1NtJ0BSXRh5yx7dSayTjTIA.jpg" /><br /><p>The Matchbox Twenty Cruise will sail December 6 - 9, 2013 on the Carnival Imagination - Sailing from Miami to Nassau.</p> <p>Book your cabins starting at 12:00pm EST on February 21st at <a href="http://www.MatchboxTwentyCruise.com" target="_blank">http://www.MatchboxTwentyCruise.com</a></p> <p>In order to participate in the presale you must have a rose tours account. If you do not have an account please create one here <a href="https://www.reservations.rosetours.com/Booking/Account/Register?returnUrl=%2FBooking" target="_blank">Create Your Rose Tours Account</a>.</p> <p>You need to be logged into your cruise account to book your cabin.<br /> Select Matchbox Twenty Cruise. You can then select your occupancy, category, stateroom and complete your booking.<br /> <br /> Only one guest can make the reservation for their cabin mates. When prompted provide the first name, last name and email address of your cabin mates, as entered in their cruise account. All of their information will be populated in the reservation.<br /> <br /> Please review the <a href="http://www.carnival.com/cruise-ships/carnival-imagination.aspx#deckplans" target="_blank">DECK PLANS</a> prior to booking to pick out your preferred cabin. Inventory will be shown in real time during the pre sale & on sale.<br /> <br /> Reservations can ONLY be made through Rose Tours. No reservations can be made directly with Carnival, as this is a full ship charter.<br /> <br /> The Fan Club Pre Sale will run from <strong>2/20 at 12PM EST till 10:00 AM EST on 2/21</strong>.</p> <p>The general on sale will begin 2/21 at 12 PM EST.</p> <p>The Payment Schedule:<br /> <br /> <strong>For 1A - 6D Cabins The payment schedule is:</strong><br /> A $300 per person Deposit is due at time of booking.<br /> An additional $500 per person payment is due June 13th, 2013.<br /> <br /> Full payment is due by October 3rd, 2013.<br /> <br /> <strong>For 6E-GS Cabins the payment schedule is:</strong><br /> A $600 per person Deposit is due at time of booking. An additional $500 per person payment is due June 13th, 2013.<br /> <br /> Full payment is due by October 3rd, 2013.<br /> <br /> <strong>For The Owners Suite the payment schedule is:</strong><br /> A $1,000 per person Deposit is due at time of booking. An additional $1,000 per person payment is due June 13th, 2013.<br /> <br /> Full payment is due by October 3rd, 2013.</p> <p>The Fine Print:<br /> <br /> Unless otherwise arranged, the same credit card used to make a payment will be used to make subsequent payments when due. If you have more than one credit card on file, please log in to make payments or alert Rose Tours as to which card to use for automatic payments.<br /> <br /> ***Only reservations for the fan club will be accepted during the pre sale. If you are not a member of the fan club, your reservation will be discarded! Your credit card will automatically be billed and it will take up to 2 billing cycles to receive a refund.<br /> <br /> ***When making your reservation, please be sure all guests have created a profile and entered their credit card information. This way each passenger can be charged separately. If you put in just one (1) credit card, that card will be charged the deposit for everyone in the cabin.***<br /> <br /> ***You must create a Rose Tours Cruise account to participate in the this pre-sale. The pre-sale is on a new system which will allow you to make payments at any time online. Create your account today at <a href="http://www.reservations.rosetours.com" target="_blank">www.reservations.rosetours.com</a>. All guests need a Cruise Account, but only one guest can make the booking for your group. Please use your cabin mates first name, last name and email address, as they entered on their account, to include them in your reservation.***<br /> <br /> ***If multiple reservations are made for the same passengers, e.g. each person makes their own reservation, this will be considered double bookings and all reservations will be canceled.***<br /> <br /> If you have any questions, please visit <a href="http://www.matchboxtwentycruise.com" target="_blank">www.matchboxtwentycruise.com</a> or contact Rose Tours at 215-663-8800.<br /> <br /> See You on Board!</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Tue, 19 Feb 2013 08:55:00 -0800http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/130411Matchbox Twenty Make Their TV Cop Drama Debut<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/09/09/medium.oeo954ft6pyc.jpg" /><br /><p>The guys of Matchbox Twenty made their TV Copy Drama debut today! See for yourself <a href="http://smart.it/mb20fod" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Fri, 08 Feb 2013 15:15:00 -0800http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/128231Announcing: The Matchbox Twenty Cruise<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/10/00/medium.d835ca13zmk1.jpg" /><br /><p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/RQ-Ip_Voenc" width="420" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p>The Matchbox Twenty Cruise will sail December 6 - 9, 2013 on the Carnival Imagination from Miami to Nassau.<br /><br />Get all of the information at <a href="http://www.MatchboxTwentyCruise.com/" target="_blank"><strong>http://www.MatchboxTwentyCruise.com/</strong></a><br /><br /> Fan Club Presale - 2/20 at 12PM EST<br />General On Sale - 2/21 at 12PM EST<br /><br />Fan Club members will receive more information on the presale in the coming weeks.<br /><br />All guests will need an Account. Make sure you are ready for the onsale and create your account today at http://MatchboxTwentyCruise.com/<br /><br />What is included:</p> <ul> <li>Accommodations onboard the ship (3-nights)</li> <li> Matchbox Twenty Concerts</li> <li>Q&A with Matchbox Twenty </li> <li>A Photo session for all guests with Matchbox Twenty </li> <li>Evening Deck Parties </li> <li>Meals and Snacks </li> <li>Coffee, Tea, Iced Tea & Juices </li> <li>24-Hour Complimentary Room Service & Pizzeria </li> <li>Gratuities for the dining & cabin staff </li> <li>Full Use of Ship Facilities: Two Pools, Whirlpools, Fitness Center, Casino, Library, Duty-Free Shopping & All Carnival Events </li> <li>One-Hour Open bar Cockatail party </li> <li>And much more...</li> </ul><p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Tue, 05 Feb 2013 09:00:00 -0800http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/127261MATCHBOX TWENTY & ONE REPUBLIC TO PERFORM AT SUPER BOWL XLVII PREGAME SHOW & THE SUPER BOWL TODAY ON CBS<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/02/08/images/assets/medium.JDNYTgZOPfe1nOVmGSVM0J-AbcAYM4HDFLZT3OtpQdc.png" /><br /><p>Multi-platinum rock bands MATCHBOX TWENTY and ONE REPUBLIC will be performing as part of the Super Bowl XLVII pregame show in New Orleans on Sunday, February 3, the NFL and CBS announced today. The two groups will perform at the NFL Tailgate Party and part of each performance will be televised live on THE SUPER BOWL TODAY on CBS.<br /> <br /> Matchbox Twentys fourth album, NORTH, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart as the band released the first set of all-new material in a decade. Matchbox TwentyRob Thomas, Paul Doucette, Kyle Cook and Brian Yalehas earned five Grammy nominations, four American Music Awards, the 2004 Peoples Choice Award for Favorite Musical Group and they were named Best New Band in the 1997 Rolling Stone Readers Poll. Thomas had won three Grammy Awards, 11 BMI Awards and two Billboard Songwriter of the Year honors for his solo work as well as collaborations with such legends as Santana, Mick Jagger, Willie Nelson and Big Boi. Over the groups 17-year career, they are known for the chart topping hits including , Unwell, Bent , and How Far Weve Come to their more recent hits s So Mean and . The group completed an Australian tour last year and they are now headed out on a sold out North American tour, which includes a stop in New Orleans.<br /> <br /> OneRepublic took the world by storm in 2007 with their debut release Dreaming Out Loud. The album included the smash single which shattered digital sales and airplay records worldwide and, along with second single Stop And Stare, propelled the album to platinum-plus sales. OneRepublic released their sophomore set Waking Up in 2009 and the band has seen three singles All The Right Moves, and Good Life top the radio charts. Since its release, OneRepublic has toured the world, headlining dates in the U.S. and Europe and opening for Bon Jovi and U2. This past fall OneRepublic released Feel Again, a song inspired by the heartbeats of children in remote villages where kids are in need of life-saving care. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Feel Again benefitted Save The Children, the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in the U.S. and around the world. If I Lose Myself is the new single off the GRAMMY nominated bands third studio albumNative which will be released March 26th on Mosely Music Group/Interscope Records.<br /> <br /> More than 111.3 million viewers in the U.S. watched last years Super Bowl, the most-watched television program in history. The pregame show and Super Bowl XLVII will be broadcast worldwide.</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Tue, 29 Jan 2013 12:49:00 -0800http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/125961Request "Overjoyed" via Likeit.fm<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/05/01/images/assets/medium.w12y6_kSYyU4MltqFqgA3ZMBkIStzDYFkYNsDp9UoMI.jpg" /><br /><p>The 2013 NORTH Tour starts TONIGHT! We want to hear "Overjoyed" on the radio when we come to your city! Request it <a href="http://likeit.fm/matchbox-twenty">here</a></p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Tue, 29 Jan 2013 12:19:00 -0800http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/125951Community Points Store - NOW OPEN<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/09/09/images/assets/medium.aKpr5TRRhhp-qopM-N3q--VSlzDQCucFrEgvNuoyTLQ.jpeg" /><br /><p>Looking for some exclusive Matchbox Twenty goodies? <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/store/product/matchbox-twenty-fan-community">Join the Fanclub</a> and gain access to the new <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/store">Points Store</a> and be eligible to purchase hand-picked one of a kind MB20 merch. Well continue to add more items to the points store, so keep an eye on it.</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Mon, 28 Jan 2013 20:19:00 -0800http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/1257612nd Hammersmith Apollo Show Added Due to Popular Demand<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/06/09/images/assets/medium.LIYBqZW_x9_Av1jtPQR3OwTqBAUjcX27bPRj01TPcZk.jpeg" /><br /><p>London! We have a very special announcement:<br /> <br /> A 2nd show at the Hammersmith Apollo has been added due to popular demand on April 17th 2013. And to top it off, there will be a fanclub exclusive pre-sale that starts at 9am GMT on Tuesday Jan 15th. If you are not part of the fanclub, you cannot take part in this pre-sale. So make sure you have a valid membership! In order to get the email with all the details, you must be a member by 3pm GMT on Monday Jan 14th.</p> <p>See you at the show!</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Mon, 14 Jan 2013 01:00:00 -0800http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/121591Congratulations!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/14/02/images/assets/medium.mrLV6nEt4M5LaeMrZThHyEiyVph0AIfcMG8hrmxk0VE.png" /><br /><p>If you have been paying attention to everything Matchbox Twenty, then you surely heard about the Augmented Reality/Mobile App contest to win the ULTIMATE Matchbox Twenty Experience. (If you haven't heard, the original news piece is available <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/110161">here</a>)</p> <p>Well, we have a special announcement today - the first two winners have been selected!</p> <p>A special congratulations goes out to:</p> <p><strong>Nicky Norman</strong> (Won package for the show in Albuquerque, NM on March 27th)</p> <p>and</p> <p><strong>Heather Chapman</strong> (Won package for the show in Richmond, VA on March 10th)</p> <p>More winners to be announced soon! Keep an eye on this site, and your email :)</p><p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Fri, 11 Jan 2013 10:40:00 -0800http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/121471Matt Hires Joins the NORTH Tour<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/11/13/images/assets/medium.s7QBFHCepYbjD1UL0WyzWdPYAhqskgTtJpV_zY4eh7s.jpg" /><br /><p>Atlantic Records artist Matt Hires will be joining the second half of our NORTH tour! After we say farewell to Phillip Phillips on February 27th, Matt will take the stage at every show in North America March 1st-30th*. Go to the Events page to see when well be coming to your city!</p> <p>*Matt Hires will not appear at the 3/15, 3/16, and 3/21 shows</p> <p>To learn more about Matt Hires visit his <a href="http://www.matthiresmusic.com/" target="_blank">official website</a>.</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Mon, 07 Jan 2013 06:00:00 -0800http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/117941CBS: A Home for The Holidays - TONIGHT!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/03/14/images/assets/medium.l_PvcBB0XWPvPzNT_uqFSbWUoPdsdCTYrVaHu5FbjCY.png" /><br /><p>Tune in tonight! Matchbox Twenty will perform "Overjoyed" on CBS "A Home for the Holidays" at 8pm ET. Check your local listings to make sure you dont miss this special performance.</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Wed, 19 Dec 2012 14:29:00 -0800http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/1178212nd Show in Dublin Announced<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/mb20/media/08/04/images/assets/medium.A_Zo7OW2lZddmZqLVXx6YuJ6_QtCxgAZCNWVP73h7XY.jpg" /><br /><p>Due to popular demand, a second Matchbox Twenty show has been added in Dublin! The show will take place at Vicar Street on Apri 12th 2013. Tickets go on sale Thursday morning at 9am GMT. Dont be late!</p> <p>Get all the details and ticket purchase link on the <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/events">EVENTS</a> page.</p> <p>From <a href="http://matchboxtwenty.com/">matchboxtwenty.com</a></p>Tue, 18 Dec 2012 01:00:00 -0800http://matchboxtwenty.com/news/117291