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Matchbox Twenty image courtesy of Atlantic Records // Live Nation
Matchbox Twenty image courtesy of Atlantic Records // Live Nation

Matchbox Twenty returns with new single, 'Wild Dogs (Running In A Slow Dream),' tour

Press Release

Fri, Mar 17th 2023 11:55 pm

Multi-Platinum band to release first new album in over a decade, ‘Where The Light Goes,’ arriving May 26 via Atlantic Records 

√ Stream ‘Wild Dogs (Running In A Slow Dream)’: link // presave ‘Where The Light Goes’: link 

Live Nation Press Release

Multi-Platinum, superstar hit-making pop-rockers Matchbox Twenty return today with new single “Wild Dogs (Running In A Slow Dream),” marking their first new music release in over a decade. The song arrives alongside the announcement of the band’s forthcoming fifth studio album, “Where The Light Goes,” arriving May 26 via Atlantic Records. Produced by Gregg Wattenberg with Paul Doucette and Kyle Cook, the album finds the band surging with energy for another great batch of real, relevant and relatable songs.

The band – Rob Thomas, Brian Yale, Paul Doucette and Kyle Cook – will be hitting the road this May for their 50-date-plus spring/summer tour, now officially named the “Slow Dream Tour.” Produced by Live Nation, the “Slow Dream Tour” will begin Tuesday, May 16, at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, and conclude Sunday, Aug. 6, at Chicago’s Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre.

Local shows include:

  • July 29 – Syracuse, St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview, with Ben Rector supporting 
  • July 30 – Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, with Ben Rector supporting 
  • Aug. 1 – Darien Center, Darien Lake Amphitheater, with Ben Rector supporting 
  • Aug. 2 – Toronto, Budweiser Stage, with Ben Rector supporting

The outing is the band’s first since 2017’s “A Brief History of Everything” tour, which marked the 20th anniversary of their Diamond-certified debut album “Yourself or Someone Like You.” 

The “Slow Dream Tour” will feature newly announced support from Platinum-selling singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson for the first half of the tour, and chart-topping singer-songwriter/producer Ben Rector on the second half (see matchboxtwenty.com and LiveNation.com). 

The band is also working with VNUE’s DiscLive to offer fans limited-edition “instant” collectible CD sets and digital downloads from each show of the tour. Fans may preorder the CD sets via Ticketmaster for a $5 discount when they purchase tickets. VIP ticket-buyers will receive a download card free with their purchase of every VIP package. Fans may also preorder via Disclive.net to have CDs shipped or pick them up at the show(s) they attend. 

Matchbox Twenty have quietly woven their songs into the very fabric of American popular culture. The band has sold over 40 million records worldwide, dominated charts, garnered multiple Grammy Award nominations, and played to millions of fans in arenas, amphitheaters, and stadiums across continents. 

Earning hits in each of the last three decades, Matchbox has gone from perennially dominating radio airwaves and ruling MTV to piling up streams in the billions, speaking to the enduring appeal of their music. Fueled by such classic songs as “Real World,” “Back 2 Good” and the No. 1 smash hits “Push” and “3AM,” 1996’s Diamond-certified “Yourself or Someone Like You” proved a worldwide sensation and instantly established the band as global superstars. 2000 saw the band release the four-times-Platinum “Mad Season,” containing the No. 1 singles “Bent” and “If You’re Gone.” Their third release, “More Than You Think You Are,” also was certified double-Platinum and featured the No. 1 hit, “Unwell.” 2007’s greatest hits compilation album with six new songs, “Exile On Mainstream” yielded yet another No. 1 track, “How Far We’ve Come,” while 2012’s “North” exploded into the top position on the Billboard 200 release – Matchbox Twenty’s first-ever chart-topper and No. 1 debut. 

Now nearly 11 years later, the band sounds refreshed as ever on “Where The Light Goes,” benefitting from the musicians’ respective solo journeys. Rob Thomas has proven one of the most highly decorated artists of recent years – releasing five solo albums and receiving three Grammy Awards, 11 BMI Awards, the first-ever Songwriters Hall of Fame Hal David Starlight Award, two Billboard “Songwriter of the Year” honors, and top 5 placement on Billboard’s Top 20 Hot 100 Songwriters (2000-2011). Meanwhile, Paul Doucette has scored and contributed original music to film and television series such as “Utopia” and “For All Mankind.”

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