Matchbox Twenty, Goo Goo Dolls Greet Summer with Amphitheatre Tour

Matchbox Twenty and the Goo Goo Dolls will team up this summer for a co-headlining tour.

The nearly two-month long tour will kick off June 25 in Manchester, New Hampshire at the Verizon Wireless Arena, and the tour will continue through an August 18 show at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, Mass. Other cities on the schedule include Toronto, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Dallas, Atlanta and Camden, New Jersey.

Just before the tour starts, the Goo Goo Dolls will release a new album, Magnetic. The album will hit stores May 7 and will mark the 10th studio album from the group. The record was recorded in New York, London and Los Angeles and the group worked with a variety of producers including Rob Cavallo, Greg Wells and Gregg Wattenberg.

Matchbox Twenty will use the tour to continue to support North, which is the band’s fourth studio album that was released in August of last year. The album became the group’s first number one album on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The record also was the first collection of all new music by the band since 2002’s More Than You Think You Are.

In 2007, the group released Exile on Mainstreet, and though the record included six new songs, it was mainly a greatest hits compilation. The band currently touring North American, and member Paul Doucette recently spoke to the Broward Palm Beach New Times about the current tour.

“The tour’s been great,” he said. “We sound the best we’ve sounded, and we’re really happy about that. It keeps getting better. It’s fun to do it for as long as we’ve been doing it and know that we have some experience now. We’re no longer walking on stage like “Oh, what do we do?” Now we walk on stage, and we know what we’re doing, and it’s coming across.”