Matchbox Twenty & Counting Crows Team Up

Following 2016’s Rob Thomas/Counting Crows co-headline tour, the singer/songwriter is hitting the road with the Crows once again – and this time he’s bringing along all of Matchbox Twenty.  

Counting Crows
David Conger
– Counting Crows
at ShowBox SoDo in Seattle April 13, 2012

The “A Brief History Of Everything Tour” launches July 12 in Spokane, Wash. The trek continues into the fall, wrapping up Oct. 1 in Dallas. Cities on the routing include Las Vegas, Oklahoma City, Nashville, Toronto, Cincinnati, and Inglewood, Calif.

“No matter what I will ever do, nothing feels like home as much as playing these songs with these guys and it never will,” Matchbox Twenty frontman Thomas said. “And I can’t wait to spend another summer out there on the road with the Crows.”   

Counting Crows is looking forward to the road trip too.

“To be honest, we took a vote after last year and decided to spend every summer with Rob from now on,” Counting Crows’ Adam Duritz adds. “Can. Not. Wait.”  

In October Matchbox Twenty celebrated the 20th anniversary of the release of its debut album, Yourself Or Someone Like You. The LP has been certified 12x platinum, selling more than 15 million copies worldwide. Chances are good that the band will play some of the LP’s classic singles on tour this year, like “Push” and “3 AM.” The band’s most recent album is 2012’s North.

Counting Crows released its seventh studio album, Somewhere Under Wonderland, in 2014. A review from Rolling Stone says, “Adam Duritz is still the same dreadlocked dreamer you remember from the Nineties, channeling Van Morrison, R.E.M. and Bruce Springsteen into word-zonked ballads that reference Jackie O., Elvis, Johnny Appleseed and more.” 

Rob Thomas
Scott Legato /
– Rob Thomas
DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, Mich.

Check out the schedule for the tour below:

July 12 – Spokane, Wash., Spokane Arena
July 14 – Edmonton, Alberta, Rogers Place
July 16 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Rogers Arena
July 18 – Auburn, Wash., White River Amphitheatre
July 19 – Ridgefield, Wash., Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
July 21 – Mountain View, Calif., Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 22 – Paso Robles, Calif., California Mid-State Fair Grandstand (California Mid-State Fair)
July 24 – Murphys, Calif., Ironstone Amphitheatre
July 26 – Reno, Nev., Grand Sierra Resort Theatre
July 28 – Chula Vista, Calif., Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
July 29 – Las Vegas, Nev., Mandalay Bay Events Center
July 31 – Inglewood, Calif., Forum
Aug. 2 – Phoenix, Ariz., Ak-Chin Pavilion
Aug. 4 – Albuquerque, N.M., Isleta Amphitheater
Aug. 6 – Oklahoma City, Okla., Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheatre
Aug. 7 – Rogers, Ark., Walmart AMP
Aug. 9 – Pelham, Ala., Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Aug. 12 – Nashville, Tenn., Bridgestone Arena
Aug. 13 – Atlanta, Ga., Lakewood Amphitheatre
Aug. 15 – Tampa, Fla., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
Aug. 16 – West Palm Beach, Fla., Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
Aug. 19 – Jacksonville, Fla., Daily’s Place
Aug. 20 – Charlotte, N.C., PN.C. Music Pavilion
Aug. 22 – Raleigh, N.C., Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Aug. 23 – Virginia Beach, Va., Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater At Virginia Beach
Aug. 25 – Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Aug. 26 – Camden, N.J., BB&T Pavilion
Aug. 28 – Hershey, Pa., Hersheypark Stadium
Aug. 29 – Holmdel, N.J., PN.C. Bank Arts Center
Aug. 31 – Wantagh, N.Y., Northwell Health At Jones Beach Theater
Sept. 2 – Hartford, Conn., Xfinity Theatre
Sept. 3 – Bristow, Va., Jiffy Lube Live
Sept. 6 – Toronto, Ontario, Budweiser Stage
Sept. 8 – Mansfield, Mass., Xfinity Center
Sept. 9 – Syracuse, N.Y., Lakeview Amphitheater
Sept. 11 – Darien Center, N.Y., Darien Lake Performing Arts Center       
Sept. 12 – Burgettstown, Pa., KeyBank Pavilion
Sept. 14 – Mount Pleasant, Mich., Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
Sept. 16 – Welch, Minn., Treasure Island Resort & Casino
Sept. 17 – Tinley Park, Ill., Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sept. 20 – Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Blossom Music Center
Sept. 21 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Riverbend Music Center
Sept. 23 – Clarkston, Mich., DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sept. 24 – Noblesville, Ind., Klipsch Music Center
Sept. 26 – Maryland Heights, Mo., Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sept. 27 – Kansas City, Mo., Starlight Theatre
Sept. 30 – The Woodlands, Texas, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion       
Oct. 1 – Irving, Texas, Pavilion At The Irving Music Factory

Presale tickets and VIP packages go on sale to members of both bands’ fan clubs starting March 28. The general public onsale for the U.S. dates begins March 31. Tickets for the Canadian shows go on sale April 7. 

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