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Matchbox Twenty, Ben Rector coming to Lakeview Amp this summer

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Iconic American rock band Matchbox Twenty, known for hits like “Unwell,” “How Far We’ve Come,” and “Push,” is set to perform at St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview on July 29, with special guest Ben Rector. The concert is a long-awaited rescheduled performance, originally planned for 2020 but postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Matchbox Twenty has also released a new single, “Wild Dogs (Running in a Slow Dream),” marking their first new music in over a decade. The song is accompanied by the announcement of the band’s upcoming fifth studio album, “Where The Light Goes,” set for release on May 26.

The band will embark on their spring/summer tour, now officially named the “Slow Dream Tour,” in May. The tour will feature support from Platinum-selling singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson for the first half, and chart-topping singer-songwriter/producer Ben Rector for the second half.

Rector gained fame with his 2015 album “Brand New,” which peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard 200. His 2018 album “Magic” debuted at number one on the Billboard Americana/Folk Albums chart.

Matchbox Twenty has sold over 40 million records worldwide, dominated charts, earned multiple GRAMMY Award nominations, and performed for millions of fans across continents. Lead singer Rob Thomas has released five solo albums and received numerous awards, including three GRAMMYs, 11 BMI Awards, and two Billboard “Songwriter of the Year” honors.