SOURCE: Atlantic Records

March 18, 2013 07:00 ET

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

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Mar 18, 2013) - 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 itinerary below). Matchbox Twenty fan club pre-sale tickets will be available beginning March 20th at Goo Goo Doll fans will be able to pre-order the band's new album, Magnetic, and also gain access to pre-sale tickets via Public on-sale for select dates of the tour begins March 23rd. Additionally, Matchbox Twenty will be teaming up with Tickets-for-Charity to offer fans some of the best seats in the house to benefit City of Hope. These tickets will be available exclusively at Fans may visit each band's respective website for further ticket information.

Matchbox Twenty is currently in the midst of their sold-out North American tour, following a sold-out Australian leg, celebrating last year's blockbuster album, NORTH. 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, "She's So Mean" and "Overjoyed" -- the album's unprecedented success marked the band's first-ever chart-topper and #1 debut. The album's third single "Our Song," which is set to impact radio shortly, may be heard here:

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" here: 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.

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 People's 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 "Smooth" was also named the #2 "Most Popular Song Ever" on Billboard's list of the "100 Most Popular Songs Behind 'The Twist.'" He was also named to Billboard's "Top 20 List of Hot 100 Songwriters 2000-2011" at #5, and was the top ranking artist/songwriter on the list.

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 Billboard's "Top 100 Songs from 1992-2012" including the Number One slot, for "Iris." "Iris" 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.

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(See itinerary below)

25   Manchester, NH   Verizon Wireless Arena
26   Saratoga Springs, NY   Saratoga Performing Arts Center
27   Toronto, ON   Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
29   Pittsburgh, PA   First Niagara Pavilion
30   Cincinnati, OH   Riverbend Music Center
2   Highland Park, IL   Ravinia Festival
3   Highland Park, IL   Ravinia Festival
6   Clarkston, MI   DTE Energy Music Theatre
7   Indianapolis, IN   Klipsch Music Center
9   Maryland Heights, MO   Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
10   Moline, IL   i Wireless Center
12   Kansas City, MO   Sprint Center
15   Englewood, CO   Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
17   Universal City, CA   Gibson Amphitheatre
20   Irvine, CA   Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
21   Paso Robles, CA   California Mid-State Fair
23   Concord, CA   Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord
30   The Woodlands, TX   Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
31   Dallas, TX   Gexa Energy Pavilion
2   Pelham, AL   Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
3   Atlanta, GA   Aaron's Amphitheater at Lakewood
4   Tampa, FL   1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre
6   Charlotte, NC   Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7   Raleigh, NC   Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion Walnut Creek
8   Virginia Beach, VA   Farm Bureau Live
10   Bristow, VA   Jiffy Lube Live
11   Camden, NJ   Susquehanna Bank Center
13   Uncasville, CT   Mohegan Sun Arena
14   Hershey, PA   The Star Pavilion
16   Holmdel, NJ   PNC Bank Arts Center
17   Wantagh, NY   Nikon Theatre at Jones Beach
18   Mansfield, MA   Comcast Center

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