we been locked away in a rehearsal room in hollywood getting ready for the 'summer mini-tour'. our friend james came by and shot this for us... on his iPhone! dig aaron's suit! first show is tomorrow night in livermore, CA... see you there!
fun times ahead with my friends in matchbox twenty!!
August 11th - Southaven, MS @ Bank Plus
August 18th - Orange Beach, AL @ The Wharf
September 19th - Toledo, OH @ Toledo Zoo
September 29th - Cedar Park, TX @ HEB Center
October 4th - Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
October 6th - Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah’s
October 7th - Moline, IL @ Mark of the Quad
i’m happy to officially announce my little west coast, summer, mini-tour!!!
LIVERMORE, CA - JULY 18
@ Wente Vineyards
SALEM, OR – JULY 19
@ Riverfront Park
ALBANY, OR – JULY 20
@ Monteith Riverpark
this is a free show.
JACKSONVILLE, OR – JULY 21
@ Britt Music & Arts Festival
don’t sleep on these shows, because these are the only headline shows until the next record (more on that later).
(photo by Shameless Photography)
people of the world…
i’ve been adding to my spotify playlist and it is OVERFLOWING with greatness. seriously. lots of my favorite songs, new and old. dig around and find yourself some gems!
SURPRISE!! thrilled to be back on the rock boat XVII sailing THIS WEEK from tampa to harvest caye, belize & costa maya, mexico!!
we’re setting sail february 10th-15th. call the rock boat at +1 877-379-9173 to check for last minute availability - more info.
HEY NORTHERN CA!! if you didn’t hear…
i’m playing a rare acoustic show at bruns amphitheatre in ORINDA, CA for notes4hope on october 15th.
the show helps benefit the treatment & prevention of breast cancer, tickets are on sale NOW. SEE YOU AT THE SHOW!
something tells me it’s time for a… WEBSTORE SALE!! the entire store is marked down until july 5th AND i’ll throw in some free shipping for orders over $30 while we’re at it too (just use MATTFREESHIP at checkout)
earlier today, 5 adult men (touring together all summer) swore (mostly me), wrestled with technology AND then gloriously pinned it to the ground!
check out Phillip Phillips, A Great Big World, Eric Hutchinson & I triumph over our tech challenges like a grandparent mastering the remote control…. summer tour is gonna be a total blast!
GET READY, WORLD!
i’m VERY PSYCHED to be joining my friends
Train next year’s Sail Across the Sun cruise!!
we’ll be sailing from tampa, fl to costa maya, mexico
february 15-19th. did somebody say FIESTA?!
now go sign up for the pre-sale so you can get a first dibs on a cabin.
i am VERY psyched to announce that i’m going out this summer on a co-headline (same set length for both of us) tour with Phillip Phillips. he is rad and it’s gonna be a real fun 7 weeks. opening the tour will be A Great Big World on most dates and Eric Hutchinson on the rest. dudefest usa!
this will be the first time i’ve played a lot of the songs from ‘show me your fangs’ live with a full band, so that rules. and i also plan on incorporating a bunch of the acoustic aspects of last fall’s tour into this run… so i’m pumped!
pre-sale starts THIS tuesday, march 22nd. to get first dibs on the code, you need to sign up to my mailing list. it will be sent on monday.
6/17 - Del Mar, CA @ San Diego County Fair - Grandstand
6/18 - Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Beach*
6/20 - Sandy, UT @ Sandy City Amphitheater*
6/21 - Missoula, MT @ Big Sky Brewery*
6/24 - Papillion, NE @ Sumter Ampitheater*
6/25 - St. Louis, MO @ Fox Theatre - St. Louis*
6/26 - Indianapolis, IN @ Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park*
6/28 - Huber Heights, OH @ Rose Music Center at The Heights*
7/1 - Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom^
7/2 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summerstage^
7/3 - Hyannis, MA @ Cape Cod Melody Tent^
7/5 - Columbus, OH @ EXPRESS LIVE!*
7/6 - Northfield, OH @ Hard Rock Live^
7/7 - Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center^
7/10 - Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia Festival^
7/12 - Kansas City, MO @ Crossroads
7/15 - Reno, NV @ Grand Theatre - Grand Sierra Resort^
7/17 - Seattle, WA @ Woodland Park Zoo Amphitheater^
7/19 - Livermore, CA @ Wente Vineyards^
7/20 - Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery^
7/22 - Costa Mesa, CA @ OC Fair and Event Center^
7/23 - Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre^
7/26 - Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater
7/28 - Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater^
7/29 - Charlotte, NC @ The Uptown Amphitheatre at The Music Factory^
7/31 - Raleigh, NC @ The Red Hat Amphitheater^
8/2 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE^
8/3 - New York, NY @ Central Park Summer Stage^
8/6 - Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino - Grand Theater*
8/7 - Portland, ME @ Maine State Pier^
8/9 - Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for the Performing Arts^
8/10 - Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap for the Performing Arts^
8/12 - Rochester Hills, MI @ Meadow Brook^
8/13 - West Allis, WI @ Wisconsin State Fair^
* Eric Hutchinson
^ A Great Big World
there are a few more dates coming in the next month or so, we’ll keep you posted
hey friends… save the date!!
this sunday (feb 14th), valentines day, i will be performing ‘bill murray’ and my latest single, ‘giants’, on The Bachelor at jade and tanner’s wedding!
i’m even wearing a suit! so make sure to tune in.
8pm PT/ET on ABC
p.s.- BIG U.S. SUMMER TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT COMING SOON!!
forgot to post about this little milestone:
THANK YOU to everyone who loves/loved some mad hope & took it into their lives and made it a GOLD ALBUM! gold, that’s a precious metal… FUN STUFF!!
and congrats to Marshall Altman & Mark Weinberg & everyone else who gave good love to the songs and made this album happen.
as most of you know, i have a song on the new record called “bill murray.” i wrote it about a fictional 100 day hang with the man himself. kind of like a dude-version of thelma and louise, but without the dying. anyway. it’s the best song i’ve ever written and it’s the first song i’ve ever had a real clear vision for a video for. so i recruited my friends and we shot it, guerilla-style. no big budget. and it turned out SUPER cool. it’s strange and surreal and funny and sad, all at the same time. anyway, i’m super proud of it and it’s out TODAY! if you can, clear out a few minutes, put your headphones on and dig in.