Matchbox Twenty Is Bringing Pop Rock Nostalgia To Australia Next Year
— Updated on 31 May 2023

Matchbox Twenty Is Bringing Pop Rock Nostalgia To Australia Next Year

— Updated on 31 May 2023
Chris Singh
Chris Singh

While the first half of this year has been packed with nostalgia tours from the likes of Elton John and Ice Cube, it looks like 2024 is taking a similar shape with 90s pop rock legends Matchbox Twenty announcing a 10-date tour of Australia with support from Goo Goo Dolls.

Rob Thomas is one of the greatest songwriters of our time. From “Push” and “Bent” to “3AM” and “Unwell,” as the head honcho of Matchbox Twenty, the man has given the 90s and 2000s some of its most endearing pop-rock anthems so when the band heads on down under for this extensive tour, off the back of a 50-plus date US tour, tickets should fly.

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It’s a bit of a reunion tour as well. Matchbox Twenty is putting the finishing touches on their latest album Where the Light Goes, featuring their first new music in 11 years as a collective. Given Australia is reportedly the band’s second best-selling market, and Matchbox Twenty has sold more than 40 million records to date, the project should be in heavy rotation by the time the boys head down under.

Nostalgic tours are big business post-pandemic so also helping organisers TEG Van Egmond move tickets will be Goo Goo Dolls on support duties. The band really hasn’t been in public consciousness for years now but there’s little denying the pop rock anthems like “Iris” and “Slide.”

On Tuesday February 13, Matchbox Twenty and Goo Goo Dolls will hit up Perth’s RAC Arena as the first stop on the tour, followed by a healthy mix of city shows and winery shows before wrapping up at Brisbane Entertainment Centre on February 27, 2024.

Matchbox Twenty Australian Tour 2024

Tuesday, February 13 – RAC Arena, Perth
Thursday, February 15 – Adelaide Entertainment Centre Arena, Adelaide
Friday, February 16 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Saturday, February 17 – Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley
Tuesday, February 20 – WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong
Thursday, February 22 – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
Friday, February 23 – GIO Stadium, Canberra
Saturday, February 24 – Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Newcastle
Monday, February 26 – Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, Gold Coast
Tuesday, February 27 – Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane

A Telstra pre-sale kicks off at 2 PM on Wednesday, May 17 and runs through to 2 PM on Friday, May 19. The general sale starts at 9 AM local time on Tuesday, May 23.

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Chris Singh
Chris is a freelance Travel, Food, and Technology writer. He has had work published by The AU Review, Junkee Media and Australian Traveller Media and holds tertiary qualifications in Psychology and Sociology.


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