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Matchbox Twenty unveil "North" American Tour!
November 12 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NOVEMBER 12, 2012

MATCHBOX TWENTY UNVEIL âNORTHâ AMERICAN TOUR;
HUGELY ANTICIPATED TOUR KICKS OFF JANUARY 29TH IN TULSA;
TICKET PRE-SALE BEGINS TOMORROW;
GENERAL ON-SALE SLATED FOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH;


Emblem/Atlantic recording group Matchbox Twenty has announced the first leg of their eagerly awaited North American headline tour. The multi-platinum rock bandâs tour kicks off Tuesday, January 29th in Tulsa, OK and then continues through late March (see attached itinerary).
Pre-sale tickets for all dates will be available to members of the matchboxtwenty.com community from tomorrow, November 13th, through Thursday, November 15th. All remaining tickets will then go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, November 16th. For full details and ticket availability, please see www.matchboxtwenty.com/events. Matchbox Twenty will also be teaming up with Tickets-for-Charity for these dates to offer fans access to some of the best seats in the house, while benefiting great causes at the same time. Every ticket purchased through TicketsforCharity.com creates a donation to charities supported by Matchbox Twenty, as well as causes fans themselves can choose to benefit. For more information on Tickets-for-Charity visit www.ticketsforcharity.com

Matchbox Twenty recently concluded a major Australian tour, thanking their fervent fan following for also catapulting âNORTHâ to a #1 chart debut. The band received rave reviews for their live shows including Sydneyâs Music Network which hailed, ââ¦one of the worldâs best groups are still having infectious fun and branching out over their long and glorious career.â The Australian dates followed a pair of sold out London shows including this yearâs iTunes Festival 2012.
Matchbox Twentyâs fourth full-length studio recording and first all-new album in a decade, âNORTHâ sees the band driving their pop-rock sound further forward, magnifying the indelible melodies, crafty lyricism, and glorious hooks that have defined their multi-platinum body of work. Matchbox Twenty â Rob Thomas, Paul Doucette, Kyle Cook and Brian Yale â lived together last summer in a house in Nashville where they collaborated on the new material before once again joining forces with the Grammy Award-winning producer Matt Serletic at his Emblem Studios in Calabasas, California. The result of their labors stands among the bandâs finest, with songs like âPut Your Hands Upâ and the top 10 sensation, âSheâs So Mean,â marked by Matchbox Twentyâs instantly identifiable sonic approach and unadulterated high spirits.
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 Peopleâs Choice Award for âFavorite Musical Group.â
Furthermore, Rob Thomas has proven one of the most highly decorated artists of recent years, receiving three Grammy Awards, 11 BMI Awards, and two Billboard âSongwriter of the Yearâ honors for both his chart-topping solo work as well as collaborations with such legends as Santana, Mick Jagger, and Willie Nelson. Thomasâ collaboration with Carlos Santana on âSmoothâ was also named the #2 âMost Popular Song Everâ on Billboardâs list of the â100 Most Popular Songs Behind âThe Twist.ââ He was also named to Billboardâs âTop 20 List of Hot 100 Songwriters 2000-2011â at #5, and was the top ranking artist/songwriter on the list.
For additional news and information, please see www.matchboxtwenty.com,
www.twitter.com/matchboxtwenty, www.facebook.com/matchboxtwenty, and http://press.atlanticrecords.com/matchboxtwenty.

MATCHBOX TWENTY
âNORTHâ AMERICAN TOUR 2013
JANUARY

29 Tulsa, OK Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
30 San Antonio, TX The Majestic Theatre

FEBRUARY

1 Thackerville, OK Winstar Casino
2 Longview, TX Belcher Performing Arts Center
5 Louisville, KY Louisville Palace Theatre
6 Normal, IL Braden Auditorium
9 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theatre
8 Prior Lake, MN Mystic Lake Casino
10 Des Moines, IA Des Moines Civic Center
12 Fort Wayne, IN Embassy Theatre
13 Kalamazoo, MI Miller Auditorium
15 Toledo, OH Stranahan Theater
16 Columbus, OH Palace Theatre
17 Akron, OH Akron Civic Theater
19, 20 Niagara Falls, ON Fallsview Casino Resort
21 Windsor, ON The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor
23 Atlantic City, NJ The Borgata
25 Baltimore, MD Modell Performing Arts Center at the
Lyric
26 Port Chester, NY The Capitol Theatre
27 Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Event Center

MARCH
1 Augusta, ME Augusta Civic Center
2 Poughkeepsie, NY Mid Hudson Civic Center
3 Verona, NY Turning Stone Casino
5 Montclair, NJ The Wellmont Theatre
8 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
9 Huntington, NY Paramount Theatre
10 Richmond, VA Landmark Theatre
12 Savannah, GA Johnny Mercer Theatre
13 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Live
16 Orlando, FL Universal Orlando
17 St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheatre
19 Greenville, SC Peace Center
22 Lake Charles, LA LâAuberge Casino Resort
23 Baton Rouge, LA LâAuberge Casino & Hotel
25 Austin, TX ACL Live
27 Albuquerque, NM Route 66 Casino
29 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl
30 Indio, CA Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
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