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Matchbox Twenty & Counting Crows Join Forces For “A Brief History Of Everything Tour 2017”

Two of music’s most loved bands and biggest hit makers are joining up for an epic summer tour. Multi- platinum selling bands Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows have announced “A Brief History of Everything Tour 2017”–presented by Live Nation. The tour will get underway July 12th at Spokane, WA’s Spokane Arena and then travel North America through early October.

Presale tickets and VIP packages for “A Brief History of Everything Tour 2017” will be available to members of both bands’ fan clubs beginning Tuesday, March 28th and to the general public starting Friday, March 31st. For complete details, please visit matchboxtwenty.com and countingcrows.com.

“No matter what I will ever do, nothing feels like home as much as playing these songs with these guys and it never will, “says Matchbox Twenty lead singer-songwriter Rob Thomas. “And I can’t wait to spend another summer out there on the road with the Crows.”  Thomas previously teamed with Counting Crows for a hugely successful 2016 summer co-headline tour.

“To be honest, we took a vote after last year and decided to spend every summer with Rob from now on,” says Counting Crows’ Adam Duritz. “Can. Not. Wait.”

This year celebrates the 20th anniversary of Matchbox Twenty and their breakthrough debut album “YOURSELF OR SOMEONE LIKE YOU,” currently certified 12x platinum by the RIAA for sales well in excess of 15 million worldwide. Fueled by such classic singles as “Real World,” “Back 2 Good” and the #1 smash hits “Push” and “3AM,” the album proved a worldwide sensation and instantly established Matchbox as global superstars. Since then Matchbox Twenty has achieved cumulative worldwide album sales over 30 million and earned multiple #1 singles including “Bent”, “Unwell” and “If You’re Gone” along with countless accolades including five GRAMMY® nominations, four American Music Award nods, and the 2004 People’s Choice Award for “Favorite Musical Group.” 2007’s “EXILE ON MAINSTREAM” yielded RIAA-certified Platinum and #1 single “How Far We’ve Come,” while the band’s most recent album “NORTH” exploded into the #1 position on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 upon its 2012 release – Matchbox Twenty’s first-ever chart-topper and #1 debut. Matchbox Twenty is: Rob Thomas, Paul Doucette, Kyle Cook, and Brian Yale.

Counting Crows – Adam Duritz (vocals), Jim Bogios (drums), David Bryson (guitar), Charlie Gillingham (keyboards), David Immergluck (guitar), Millard Powers (bass), and Dan Vickrey (guitar) – have sold more than 20 million albums worldwide after exploding onto the music scene with their multi-platinum breakout album “AUGUST AND EVERYTHING AFTER” in 1993. The band released their seventh studio album, “SOMEWHERE UNDER WONDERLAND,” in September 2014. Known for creating unique and innovative concerts, Counting Crows is recognized as one of the pre-eminent touring live rock bands.

MATCHBOX TWENTY & COUNTING CROWS

“A BRIEF HISTORY OF EVERYTHING TOUR 2017”

JULY

12                           Spokane, WA                                     Spokane Arena

14                           Edmonton, AB                                   Rogers Place*

16                           Vancouver, BC                                  Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena*

18                           Auburn, WA                                       White River Amphitheatre

19                           Ridgefield, WA                                  Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre

21                           Mountain View, CA                         Shoreline Amphitheatre

22                           Paso Robles, CA                                                California Mid State Fair

24                           Murphys, CA                                      Ironstone Amphitheatre

26                           Reno, NV                                             Grand Theatre at Grand Sierra Resort

28                           Chula Vista, CA                                  Mattress Firm Amphitheatre

29                           Las Vegas, NV                                    Mandalay Bay Events Center

31                           Los Angeles, CA                                                The Forum

 

AUGUST

2                              Phoenix, AZ                                        Ak-Chin Pavilion

4                              Albuquerque, NM                           Isleta Amphitheatre

6                              Oklahoma City, OK                          Zoo Amphitheatre

7                              Rogers, AR                                          Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion

9                              Pelham, AL                                         Oak Mountain Amphitheatre

12                           Nashville, TN                                      Bridgestone Arena

13                           Atlanta, GA                                         Lakewood Amphitheatre

15                           Tampa, FL                                            MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

16                           West Palm Beach, FL                      Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre

19                           Jacksonville, FL                                  Daily’s Place

20                           Charlotte, NC                                     PNC Music Pavilion

22                           Raleigh, NC                                         Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

23                           Virginia Beach, VA                           Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater

25                           Saratoga Springs, NY                       Saratoga Performing Arts Center

26                           Camden, NJ                                        BB&T Pavilion

28                           Hershey, PA                                       Hersheypark Stadium

29                           Holmdel, NJ                                        PNC Bank Arts Center

31                           Wantagh, NY                                      Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

 

SEPTEMBER

2                              Hartford, CT                                       The Xfinity Theatre

3                              Bristow, VA                                        Jiffy Lube Live

6                              Toronto, ON                                       Budweiser Stage*

8                              Boston, MA                                        Xfinity Center

9                              Syracuse, NY                                      Lakeview Amphitheater

11                           Darien Center, NY                            Darien Lake Amphitheater

12                           Pittsburgh, PA                                   KeyBank Pavilion

14                           Mount Pleasant, MI                        Soaring Eagle Casino Resort

16                           Welch, MN                                         Treasure Island Resort & Casino

17                           Chicago, IL                                           Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

20                           Cleveland, OH                                   Blossom Music Center

21                           Cincinnati, OH                                    Riverbend Music Center

23                           Detroit, MI                                          DTE Energy Music Theatre

24                           Indianapolis, IN                                 Klipsch Music Center

26                           St. Louis, MO                                     Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

27                           Kansas City, MO                               Starlight Theater

30                           Houston, TX                                       Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

 

OCTOBER

1                              Dallas, TX                                             Irving Music Factory

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