Band set first new album in over a decade

Multi-Platinum, superstar hit making pop-rockers Matchbox Twenty return 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 26th 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 featuring 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 trek will begin on Tuesday, May 16th 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 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, Matchbox Twenty is pleased to announce a pair of new concerts set for Sunday, May 21st at Concord Pavilion in Concord, CA and Saturday, May 27th at The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, NV. Fan club members can purchase tickets for these newly added shows beginning Tuesday, March 21st at 10 am local time, with general on sale starting Friday, March 24th at 10 am local time via Ticketmaster.

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 to have CDs shipped or pick them up at the shows 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.

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 five placement on Billboard’s Top 20 Hot 100 Songwriters between 2000-2011. Meanwhile, Paul Doucette has scored and contributed original music to film and television series such as Utopia, For All Mankind, and more.

Matchbox Twenty’s Slow Dream Tour 2023 Tour Dates:

May 16 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena*
May 18 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre*
May 19 – Ridgefield, WA @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater*
May 21 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion *
May 22 – Hollywood, CA @ Hollywood Bowl*
May 24 – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center*
May 25 – Bakersfield, CA @ Mechanics Bank Arena*
May 27— Las Vegas, NV @ The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan*
May 28 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre*
May 30 – San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre*
May 31 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre*
June 2 – Sparks, NV @ Nugget Event Center*#
June 3 – West Valley City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre*
June 4 – Boise, ID @Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater*
June 6 – Denver, CO @ Ball Arena*
June 8 – Omaha, NE @ CHI Health Center Omaha*
June 9 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center*
June 10 – Welch, MN @ Treasure Island*#
June 13 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center*
June 14 – Clarkston, MI @ Pine Knob Music Center*
June 16 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center*
June 17 – Moline, IL @ Vibrant Arena at The Mark*
June 18 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre*
June 20 – St. Louis, MO @Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
June 21 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Zoo*#
June 23 – Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP*
June 27 – Birmingham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre^
June 29 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion^
June 30 – Houston, TX @The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman^
July 2 – Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre^
July 3 – Nashville, TN @Bridgestone Arena^
July 5 – Jacksonville, FL @Daily’s Place^
July 7 – West Palm Beach, FL @ iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre^
July 8 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairground^
July 11 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion^
July 12 – Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek^
July 14 – Burgettstown, PA @ The Pavilion at Star Lake^
July15 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center^
July 16 – Camden, NJ @ Freedom Mortgage Pavilion^
July 18 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater^
July 19 – Bethlehem, PA @ The Wind Creek Event Center^
July 21 – Gilford, NH @Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion^
July 22 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena^
July 23 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center^
July 26 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach^
July 27 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live^
July 29 – Syracuse, NY @ St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview^
July 30 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center^
Aug 1 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater^
Aug 2 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage^
Aug 4 – Toledo, OH @ Toledo Zoo Amphitheater^
Aug 5 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Music Center^
Aug 6 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre^

*Matt Nathanson supporting
^ Ben Rector supporting
~ Hudson Thames supporting
# Non Live Nation show