Matchbox Twenty, Counting Crows team up for joint tour
Matchbox Twenty singer Rob Thomas apparently enjoyed his 2016 tour with Counting Crows so much that he is doing it again, only this time he’s bringing the rest of Matchbox Twenty with him for the ride.
Thomas and Counting Crows teamed up for a joint tour last year that included a September show at Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at San Diego State University.
Now, Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows are teaming up for their joint A Brief History of Everything Else 2017 tour. It opens July 12 in Spokane, concludes Oct. 1 in Dallas and includes a July 28 date at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre (the venue formerly known as Sleep Train Amphitheatre) in Chula Vista. All of the dates and cities appear below.
“To be honest, we took a vote after last year and decided to spend every summer with Rob from now on,” Counting Crows’ singer Adam Duritz said in a statement released Monday. “Can. Not. Wait.”
Thomas, in his statement, seems to be holding out an olive branch to his band mates in Matchbox Twenty, which this year celebrates its 20th anniversary and has not released a new album since 2012.
“No matter what I will ever do, nothing feels like home as much as playing these songs with these guys and it never will, " Thomas said. “And I can’t wait to spend another summer out there on the road with the Crows.”
A ticket pre-sale begins Tuesday for Matchbox Twenty club members, followed by a Wednesday pre-sale for Citi card holders and several other pre-sales. Tickets to the general public go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through ticketmaster.com and livenation.com, and by phone at 800.745.3000.
Tickets for the Chula Vista show are priced between $29.50 and $99.50 each, plus service charges.
Matchbox Twenty & Counting Crows
A Brief History of Everything Else Tour 2017
12 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
14 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place*
16 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena*
18 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
19 Ridgefield, WA Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre
21 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
22 Paso Robles, CA California Mid State Fair
24 Murphys, CA Ironstone Amphitheatre
26 Reno, NV Grand Theatre
28 Chula Vista, CA Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
29 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center
31 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
2 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
4 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre
6 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre
7 Rogers, AR Walmart Music Pavilion
9 Pelham, AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
12 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
13 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
15 Tampa, FL Credit Union Amphitheatre
16 West Palm Beach, FL Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
19 Jacksonville, FL Daily’s Place
20 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
22 Raleigh, NC Walnut Creek
23 Virginia Beach, VA Home Loans Amphitheater
25 Saratoga Springs, NY Performing Arts Center
26 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion
28 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
29 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
31 Wantagh, NY Jones Beach Theater
2 Hartford, CT The Xfinity Theatre
3 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
6 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage*
8 Boston, MA Xfinity Center
9 Syracuse, NY Lakeview Amphitheater
11 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Amphitheater
12 Pittsburgh, PA KeyBank Pavilion
14 Mount Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle Resort
16 Welch, MN Treasure Island Resort
17 Chicago, IL Hollywood Amphitheatre
20 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
21 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
23 Detroit, MI DTE Music Theatre
24 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center
26 St. Louis, MO Hollywood Amphitheatre
27 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theater
30 Houston, TX Woods Mitchell Pavilion
1 Dallas, TX Irving Music Factory
*Tickets on sale April 7th
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