Matchbox Twenty & Goo Goo Dolls join forces

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Matchbox Twenty and Goo Goo Dolls will embark on a co-headlining tour throughout North America this summer. The tour will conclude in Massachusetts with a performance at the Comcast Center in Mansfield on Sunday, August 18. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $25 to $75, will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation. Singer-songwriter Kate Earl will open the show.

The summer tour will continue Matchbox Twenty’s promotion of their latest album, 2012’s North. Released in September, the band’s fourth studio album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. It marks the band’s first album of all new material since 2002’s More Than You Think You Are, although they did record six new songs for their 2007 compilation album Exile on Mainstream. The band began working last summer after they moved into a house in Nashville together, then completed it after joining forces with Grammy Award-winning producer Matt Serletic at his Emblem Studios in Calabasas, California. North features singles “She’s So Mean”, “Overjoyed” and “Our Song”.

Goo Goo Dolls will be touring in support of their forthcoming album, Magnetic. The band’s tenth studio effort and follow-up to 2010’s Something for the Rest of Us will hit stores on June 11. The trio recorded the album in New York, London and Los Angeles with a team of producers including Gregg Wattenberg (Train), Rob Cavallo (Green Day), John Shanks (Bon Jovi), and Greg Wells (Katy Perry). Fans can get a taste of the new material with Magnetic with lead single “Rebel Beat”, which is here.

The tour will kick off in New Hampshire with a performance at Manchester’s Verizon Wireless Arena on Tuesday, June 25. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $27.50 to $93, will go on sale Friday at noon through Ticketmaster.

Along with the shows in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, the tour will also stop at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut on Tuesday, August 13. Tickets for the show will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster for $49 and $69.

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