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Matchbox Twenty Unveil "NORTH" American Tour; Hugely Anticipated Tour Kicks Off January 29th in Tulsa; Ticket Pre-Sale Begins Tomorrow; General On-Sale Slated for Friday, November 16th

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 11/12/12 -- Emblem/Atlantic recording group Matchbox Twenty has announced the first leg of their eagerly awaited North American headline tour. The multi-platinum rock band's tour kicks off Tuesday, January 29th in Tulsa, OK and then continues through late March (see attached itinerary).

Pre-sale tickets for all dates will be available to members of the matchboxtwenty.com community from tomorrow, November 13th, through Thursday, November 15th. All remaining tickets will then go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, November 16th. For full details and ticket availability, please see www.matchboxtwenty.com/events. Matchbox Twenty will also be teaming up with Tickets-for-Charity for these dates to offer fans access to some of the best seats in the house, while benefiting great causes at the same time. Every ticket purchased through TicketsforCharity.com creates a donation to charities supported by Matchbox Twenty, as well as causes fans themselves can choose to benefit. For more information on Tickets-for-Charity visit www.ticketsforcharity.com

Matchbox Twenty recently concluded a major Australian tour, thanking their fervent fan following for also catapulting "NORTH" to a #1 chart debut. The band received rave reviews for their live shows including Sydney's Music Network which hailed, "...one of the world's best groups are still having infectious fun and branching out over their long and glorious career." The Australian dates followed a pair of sold out London shows including this year's iTunes Festival 2012.

The 2013 tour celebrates Matchbox Twenty's blockbuster album, "NORTH," which exploded into the #1 position on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 after its first week in release earlier this year. 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.

Matchbox Twenty's fourth full-length studio recording and first all-new album in a decade, "NORTH" sees the band driving their pop-rock sound further forward, magnifying the indelible melodies, crafty lyricism, and glorious hooks that have defined their multi-platinum body of work. Matchbox Twenty -- Rob Thomas, Paul Doucette, Kyle Cook and Brian Yale -- lived together last summer in a house in Nashville where they collaborated on the new material before once again joining forces with the Grammy Award-winning producer Matt Serletic at his Emblem Studios in Calabasas, California. The result of their labors stands among the band's finest, with songs like "Put Your Hands Up" and the top 10 sensation, "She's So Mean," marked by Matchbox Twenty's instantly identifiable sonic approach and unadulterated high spirits.

In addition to more than 30 million records sold worldwide, Matchbox Twenty has also earned countless accolades, including five Grammy nominations, four American Music Award nods, 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, 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.

For additional news and information, please see www.matchboxtwenty.com, www.twitter.com/matchboxtwenty, www.facebook.com/matchboxtwenty, and http://press.atlanticrecords.com/matchboxtwenty.

(TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)

                              MATCHBOX TWENTY

                        "NORTH" AMERICAN TOUR 2013

JANUARY
29       Tulsa, OK            Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
30       San Antonio, TX      The Majestic Theatre

FEBRUARY
1        Thackerville, OK     Winstar Casino
2        Longview, TX         Belcher Performing Arts Center
5        Louisville, KY       Louisville Palace Theatre
6        Normal, IL           Braden Auditorium
9        Milwaukee, WI        Riverside Theatre
8        Prior Lake, MN       Mystic Lake Casino
10       Des Moines, IA       Des Moines Civic Center
12       Fort Wayne, IN       Embassy Theatre
13       Kalamazoo, MI        Miller Auditorium
15       Toledo, OH           Stranahan Theater
16       Columbus, OH         Palace Theatre
17       Akron, OH            Akron Civic Theater
19, 20   Niagara Falls, ON    Fallsview Casino Resort
21       Windsor, ON          The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor
23       Atlantic City, NJ    The Borgata
25       Baltimore, MD        Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric
26       Port Chester, NY     The Capitol Theatre
27       Bethlehem, PA        Sands Bethlehem Event Center

MARCH
1        Augusta, ME          Augusta Civic Center
2        Poughkeepsie, NY     Mid Hudson Civic Center
3        Verona, NY           Turning Stone Casino
5        Montclair, NJ        The Wellmont Theatre
8        Uncasville, CT       Mohegan Sun Arena
9        Huntington, NY       Paramount Theatre
10       Richmond, VA         Landmark Theatre
12       Savannah, GA         Johnny Mercer Theatre
13       Hollywood, FL        Seminole Hard Rock Live
16       Orlando, FL          Universal Orlando
17       St. Augustine, FL    St. Augustine Amphitheatre
19       Greenville, SC       Peace Center
22       Lake Charles, LA     L'Auberge Du Lac
23       Baton Rouge, LA      L'Auberge Baton Rouge
25       Austin, TX           ACL Live
27       Albuquerque, NM      Route 66 Casino
29       Las Vegas, NV        The Pearl
30       Indio, CA            Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

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