Matchbox Twenty Announce ‘Where The Light Goes’ Album; ‘Slow Dream’ Tour
Matchbox Twenty are back 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 on 26 May 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 spring/summer tour, now officially named the ‘Slow Dream Tour.’ Produced by Live Nation, the ‘Slow Dream’ Tour will begin on Tuesday, 16 May at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC and conclude on Sunday, August 6th at Chicago’s Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre. 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. In addition to the tour dates currently on sale (via the band’s official website), Matchbox Twenty is pleased to announce a pair of new concerts: Sunday, 21 May at Concord Pavilion in Concord, CA and Saturday, 27 May at The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, NV. Fan club members can purchase tickets for these newly added shows beginning Tuesday, 21 March at 10am local time, with general on sale starting Friday, March 24th at 10am local time at 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 pre-order 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 pre-order 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, 996’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 eleven 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, For All Mankind, and more.
Pre-order Where The Light Goes here.