Matchbox Twenty and Goo Goo Dolls announce two North Carolina Concerts

MATCHBOX TWENTY & GOO GOO DOLLS

ANNOUNCE CO-HEADLINING NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

MULTI-PLATINUM SELLING BANDS SET TO KICK-OFF TOUR

JUNE 25TH IN MANCHESTER, NH

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Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte – August 6

Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion Raleigh – August 7

Matchbox Twenty

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.

MATCHBOX TWENTY and GOO GOO DOLLS will play Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte on August 6 & Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion Raleigh on August 7. Tickets go on sale Friday March 29 at 10am at Ticketmaster.com, the venue box offices, all Ticketmaster outlets, or charge by phone 800-745-3000.

Matchbox Twenty fan club pre-sale tickets will be available beginning March 20th at www.matchboxtwenty.com. 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 www.googoodolls.com. 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 www.ticketsforcharity.com. 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: https://soundcloud.com/atlanticrecords/matchbox-twenty-our-song/s-nB1fh.

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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jUcEgDnujY. 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.

For additional news and information on Matchbox Twenty, please see www.matchboxtwenty.com, www.twitter.com/matchboxtwenty, www.facebook.com/matchboxtwenty

For additional news and information on the Goo Goo Dolls, please see www.googoodolls.com, www.facebook.com/googoodolls, http://twitter.com/googoodolls.

For more information on the shows or to purchase tickets go to www.ticketmaster.com.

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Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson

About the Author:

Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson is the founder and Editor of Beach Carolina Magazine. Living along the coast of North Carolina, Mike has a passion for the beach and loves to bring news and events of the Carolinas to others around the world.

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