Matchbox Twenty 20 & the Wallflowers
Matchbox Twenty will embark on a sprawling massive North American tour this summer with the fittingly loquacious name, Matchbox Twenty 2020 with a stop at Jones Beach on Wed, July 22, 2020 – tix: http://MATCHBOX20.jonesbeach.com
The Wallflowers will serve as support.
“I’m proud to be a part of the greatest pop rock band in the world and I can’t wait to play with them again,” Thomas said in a statement. “Stepping on stage with Matchbox and sharing those songs with the fans feels as natural as breathing to me at this point.” – Matchbox Twenty’s 2020 tour marks their first since 2017, when they reunited to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album, Yourself or Someone Like You. While Matchbox Twenty hasn’t released an album since 2012’s North, last year frontman Rob Thomas dropped his fourth solo album, Chip Tooth Smile.
The Wallflowers are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1989 by singer-songwriter Jakob Dylan and guitarist Tobi Miller. The band has gone through a number of personnel changes but has remained centered on Dylan.. After releasing their eponymous debut album in 1992, the Wallflowers released what would become their best-known and highest-selling album, Bringing Down the Horse in 1996, which featured the songs “One Headlight” and “6th Avenue Heartache”. They went on to release an additional three albums before going on hiatus. In 2012, the Wallflowers reunited to release their sixth studio album, Glad All Over.. The Wallflowers have won two Grammy awards: Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and Best Rock Song for “One Headlight” in 1998. “One Headlight” is also listed at #58 in Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 Greatest Pop Songs.
Matchbox Twenty reflects on ‘cheesy’ legacy of ‘Smooth’ – Yes, Rob Thomas has seen the “Smooth” memes… In 1999, the Matchbox Twenty frontman featured on Carlos Santana’s sizzling rock hit “Smooth,” which topped the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for 12 weeks. In the two decades since, the song has taken on a life of its own, in the form of Twitter parody accounts, T-shirt slogans and countless Internet memes… “Me and Carlos talk almost every other day about stupid (expletive),” Thomas tells USA TODAY. “My last favorite one was ‘The Santana Clause,’ where instead of Tim Allen on the poster, they had us and the tagline, ‘They have 12 days to save Christmas or else forget about it.’ It was something ridiculous, but it’s hilarious.” .. Thomas, 47, will continue to embrace millennial nostalgia this summer with the Matchbox Twenty 2020 tour, a 50-date arena and amphitheater trek across North America, kicking off in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, on July 17 with supporting act The Wallflowers.
The tour is timed to the 20th anniversary of Matchbox’s 2000 album “Mad Season,” which spawned Top 10 hits “If You’re Gone” and “Bent.” The set list will likely incorporate some deeper cuts from that album, as well as other popular songs including “3 AM,” “Unwell” and “Push.” .. “Half of us realizes we’re in the hospitality industry: It’s our job to make sure people have a good time,” Thomas says. “The other half is just playing music we enjoy playing together.” .. No doubt fans will be 100% excited the band is going back on tour for the first time since 2017. Read on for the rest of our interview with Thomas.