Matchbox Twenty Releases “Don’t Get Me Wrong” from Forthcoming Album; Announces 50+ Date Tour 

There’s more to Matchbox Twenty than meets the eye. The pop-rockers are pulling back the curtain to display vulnerability on their new release, “Don’t Get Me Wrong.” 

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The mid-tempo track serves as the second song from their highly anticipated fifth studio album, Where The Light Goes. Gregg Wattenberg, Paul Doucette, and Kyle Cook all had a hand in producing the relatable track list expected to arrive on May 26 via Atlantic Records. 

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“Don’t Get Me Wrong” follows Matchbox Twenty’s high-energy single “Wild Dogs (Running in a Slow Dream),” which marked the award-winning band’s first release in well over a decade. Their latest hit conveys a narrative about a relationship on the rocks. Despite the heated arguments, the protagonist confirms to his lover that he’s not calling it quits just yet. 

“A lot of times, when people have been together for years, you can have arguments that get really heated and keep you on edge. It’s only natural for someone to sometimes think it may be the end,” said Rob Thomas. “This song was just someone saying, ‘I know I get mad sometimes, but I’m not going anywhere.'” 

The imagery-heavy lyrics are backed by a guitar-soaked melody and a toe-tapping beat that is destined to have fans dancing in their seats. “Don’t Get Me Wrong” places their signature sound on full display and solidifies their title as pop culture phenomenons.  

Sometimes I’m standing where I wanna be | Sometimes I hate you but you feel so nice | I know you think I’m gone | But I’m all in, belts the band. Don’t get me wrong sometimes I know I’m gonna lose it | I’m all caught up | I’m faking | Without you I’d be gone | Don’t Get me wrong | Don’t get me wrong, the sing.

The band, comprised of Thomas, Brian Yale, Paul Doucette, and Kyle Cook, has also announced a tour supporting their record. The Slow Dreama Tour produced by Live Nation is expected to make stops at over 50 notable venues in America and Canada. The spring/ summer tour will kick off on Tuesday, May 16, at Rogers Arena in Vancouver at Rogers Arena and wrap in early August at Chicago’s Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre. 

The Tour marks the band’s first trek since their 2017 A Brief History of Everything Tour, celebrating their 20th anniversary of smash single “Yourself or Someone Like You.” Matt Nathanson will serve as direct support on the first leg, as world-renowned singer-songwriter Ben Rector is slated to tackle the second half. 

Tickets are available to purchase, HERE

Where The Light Goes track list:

1. Friends
2. Wild Dogs (Running in a Slow Dream)
3. Rebels
4. One Hit Love
5. Warm Blood
6. Queen of New York City
7. Where the Light Goes
8. Hang on Every Word
9. Don’t Get Me Wrong
10. I Know Better
11. No Other Love (feat. Amanda Shires)
12. Selling Faith

Matchbox Twenty – “Slow Dream Tour”
5/16 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena*
5/18 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre*
5/19 – Ridgefield, WA @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater*
5/21 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion *
5/ 22 – Hollywood, CA @ Hollywood Bowl*
5/ 24 – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center*
5/ 25 – Bakersfield, CA @ Mechanics Bank Arena*
5/27— Las Vegas, NV @ The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan*
5/28 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre*
5/30 – San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre*
5/ 31 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre*
6/2 – Sparks, NV @ Nugget Event Center*#
6/3 – West Valley City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre*
6/4 – Boise, ID @Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater*
6/ 6 – Denver, CO @ Ball Arena*6/8 – Omaha, NE @ CHI Health Center Omaha*
6/9 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center*
6/10 – Welch, MN @ Treasure Island*#
6/13 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center*
6/14 – Clarkston, MI @ Pine Knob Music Center*
6/ 16 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center*
6/17 – Moline, IL @ Vibrant Arena at The Mark*
6/ 18 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre*
6/ 20 – St. Louis, MO @Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
6/ 21 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Zoo*#
6/ 23 – Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP*
6/24 – Memphis, TN @ Radians Amphitheatre*
6/ 27 – Birmingham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre^
6/29 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion^
6/ 30 – Houston, TX @The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman^
7/2 – Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre^
7/3 – Nashville, TN @Bridgestone Arena^
7/ 5 – Jacksonville, FL @Daily’s Place^
7/7 – West Palm Beach, FL @ iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre^
7/ 8 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairground^
7/11 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion^
7/ 12 – Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek^
7/14 – Burgettstown, PA @ The Pavilion at Star Lake^
7/15 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center^
7/16 – Camden, NJ @ Freedom Mortgage Pavilion^
7/18 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater^
7/19 – Bethlehem, PA @ The Wind Creek Event Center^
7/21 – Gilford, NH @Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion^
7/22 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena^
7/23 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center^
7/26 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach^
7/27 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live^
7/29 – Syracuse, NY @ St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview^
7/30 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center^
8/1 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater^
8/ 2 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage^
8/ 4 – Toledo, OH @ Toledo Zoo Amphitheater^
8/ 5 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Music Center^
8/ 6 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre^

* Matt Nathanson supporting
^ Ben Rector supporting
~ Hudson Thames supporting

Photo by Jimmy Fontaine / Atlantic Records

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