THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 – MATCHBOX TWENTY make their the highly anticipated return to Australia next month, playing their first Australian shows in five years, with very special guests Aussie legends INXS at their side.
Two extra shows have been announced for this their sixth Australian tour. Playing second and final shows at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on October 28 and ending the month at the Sydney Entertainment Centre on October 31.
Be there to sing along to the classics from Matchbox Twenty’s hit-packed back catalogue plus soon-to-be classic tunes from their latest ARIA #1 album ‘North’ (Warner Music) such as ‘She’s So Mean’ and ‘Overjoyed’.
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of their classic ‘KICK’ album, INXS, touring with their new lead vocalist Ciaran Gribbin, perform their own greatest hits heavy hour long set.
Tickets for both additional shows go on sale 10am next Thursday September 27. My Live Nation members can access tickets through the exclusive pre-sale beginning 2pm Tuesday 25th. Head to www.livenation.com.au for full ticketing information.
Known worldwide for their multi-platinum pop-rock tunes, MATCHBOX TWENTY have sold an incredible 30 million-plus records, including more than 1.6 million sold within Australia since their 1997 debut.
Previous albums include ARIA #1 and ten-times platinum smash ‘Yourself Or Someone Like You’ (1997), #1 ‘Mad Season’ (2000), multi-platinum ‘More Than You Think You Are’ (2003) and #1 ‘Exile On Mainstream’ (2007), featuring the massive hits ‘3 AM’ and ‘Push’.
Lead singer Rob Thomas is a prolific songwriter and hugely successful solo artist in his own right. Collaborating with legendary artists on a multitude of projects, Thomas also released his 2005 #1 debut solo album ‘Something To Be’ – featuring the #1 worldwide smash hit ‘Lonely No More’ and ‘This Is How A Heart Breaks’ – and 2010 follow up album ‘Cradlesong’.
Joining Matchbox Twenty at all shows will be very special guests INXS. INXS need no introduction – a household name etched in Australian music history since the 1980’s with hits such as: ‘Original Sin’, ‘Burn for You’, Kiss the Dirt’, ‘Listen Like Thieves’, ‘Suicide Blonde’, ‘Beautiful Girl’, ‘Mystify’ and ‘What You Need’.
This month INXS celebrate their 1987 #1 album ‘KICK’ with the release of four deluxe 25th anniversary editions (through Universal Music). ‘KICK’, the band’s sixth album release, broke around the world with massive hits ‘Need You Tonight’, ‘New Sensation’, ‘Devil Inside’, the ever elegant ‘Never Tear Us Apart’ and went on to sell more than 14 million copies.
Since their self-titled debut release in 1980, INXS have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, earned six consecutive Top 10 UK and US albums, and have performed to a combined audience of more than 25 million people across 50 countries.
Expect to hear the hits, classics and more when Matchbox Twenty, with special guests INXS, take to the stage this October.
MELBOURNE ROD LAVER ARENA SATURDAY OCTOBER 20
MELBOURNE ROD LAVER ARENA SUNDAY OCTOBER 21 2nd & final show!
CANBERRA AIS ARENA THURSDAY OCTOBER 25
BRISBANE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE SATURDAY OCTOBER 27
BRISBANE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE SUNDAY OCTOBER 28 2nd & final show!
SYDNEY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE TUESDAY OCTOBER 30
SYDNEY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 31 2nd & final show!
HUNTER VALLEY HOPE ESTATE SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3
WOLLONGONG WIN ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE TUESDAY NOVEMBER 6
ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE THURSDAY NOVEMBER 8
PERTH PERTH ARENA SUNDAY NOVEMBER 11
2ND SYDNEY & BRISBANE SHOWS ON SALE 10AM THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 27
For complete tour and ticket information, visit:
www.matchboxtwenty.com, www.inxs.com or www.livenation.com.au