Matchbox Twenty will greet 2008 with its first North American outing in more than four years.
The band's "Exile In America" tour, featuring special guests Alanis Morissette and elctro-rock outfit Mute Math, is scheduled to kick off Jan. 25 in Hollywood, FL, and visit US arenas from coast to coast through mid-March. The trek will also cross the border for shows in Toronto and Vancouver. Details are listed below, and tickets go on sale Nov. 17.
"We're all completely pumped about getting back together and heading out on the road after all this time, especially since we have a bunch of new songs to play for everyone,
" Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas
said in a statement.
Morissette added that she can't wait to play songs from her forthcoming album, "Flavors Of Entanglement," which is due next year.
After spending the last few years focusing on their various side projects, the members of Matchbox Twenty regrouped to put together a greatest-hits album. They enjoyed the reunion so much that they ended up writing a bunch of new material, according to their bio. In the end, their new record, "Exile On Mainstream," turned out to be a mix of old and new.
The set combines 11 Matchbox Twenty hits with six new tracks, including lead single "How Far We've Come." The new tunes represent a major shift in the band, which previously relied on frontman Rob Thomas' songwriting abilities.
"I don't think we could have gone on if we didn't change the dynamic of the band," the group's drummer-turned-guitarist Paul Doucette said in a statement. "It got to a point where it was like, well, if we're going to be a band, this needs to really be a band."
Read more info, including Matchbox Twenty's tour dates, at liveDaily.com.