Two beloved bands join forces for a massive summer tour: Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows. The Brief History of Everything Tour kicks off July 12 in Spokane, WA. Presented by Live Nation, this epic tour will travel across North America and wrap up in Moline, IL on October 7.
The joint tour is a celebration of the 20th anniversary of Yourself or Someone Like You, Matchbox Twenty’s debut album. The album, which went 12x platinum, sold more than 15 million copies.
VIP packages are available to Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows fan club members.
Formed in Orlando, Florida in 1995, rock band Matchbox Twenty rose to fame with the release of their debut album Yourself or Someone Like You in 1996. The band’s second album Mad Season peaked at number three on the Billboard 200 and is certified 4x platinum.
After going on hiatus in 2004, the band reunited in 2007 with the release of a compilation album called Exile on Mainstream. Frontman Rob Thomas embarked on a successful solo career and the band went on another hiatus before reuniting once again in 2010.
Matchbox Twenty’s fourth studio album North was released in 2012 and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. The album spawned the singles “She’s So Mean,” “Overjoyed,” “Put Your Hands Up,” and “Our Song.”
The band embarked on a successful world tour in 2013 to support the album.
The Brief History of Everything Tour celebrates the band’s history and marks the return of Kyle Cook. Cook’s duo Rivers and Rust will serve as the opening act on the tour.
Formed in 1991, Counting Crows rose to fame in 1993 with the release of their debut album August and Everything After. The album featured the band’s iconic song “Mr. Jones.”
The band has sold more than 20 million records worldwide, and received an Academy award in 2004 for the song “Accidentally in Love,” which appeared in Shrek 2.
The band is also known for hits like “Round Here,” “A Long December,” “Hanginaround,” “Big Yellow Taxi,” and “American Girls.”
In 2014, the band released Somewhere Under Wonderland. Writing for the album started in 2013 and continued during the summer tour that year. The album debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 32,000 copies in its first week. Somewhere Under Wonderland is the band’s sixth top 10 album.