Matchbox Twenty’s “Where the Light Goes” debuted at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart, marking the band’s second-highest charting title ever, only surpassed by their No. 1 “North” back in 2013. According to Luminate, the album sold 12,000 copies in the United States in the week ending June 1, a triumphant testament to their enduring popularity.
The chart-topping accomplishment of “Where the Light Goes” highlights the band’s capacity to evolve and remain relevant in an ever-changing music scene. The album charts alongside a varied collection of music, including Taylor Swift’s ‘Midnights’ at No. 1, SEVENTEEN’s ’10th Mini Album: FML’ at No. 3, and Ed Sheeran’s ‘- (Subtract)’ at No. 9.
Chart figures reveal that there were 1.802 million albums sold in the U.S. in the week ending June 1, with physical albums comprising 1.358 million and digital albums 443,000. The balance between physical and digital album sales emphasizes how music consumption is becoming increasingly digital, and yet, the tangible connection to music that physical albums provide remains significant.
Anticipation has also been building around Matchbox Twenty’s forthcoming tour dates. The band’s return to the stage will no doubt be an exciting moment for fans who’ve awaited their comeback. It’s expected to be a dynamic showcase of their new album along with beloved classics. The tour promises to reestablish Matchbox Twenty’s place as a vibrant live act and underscores the significant role of live music in promoting and celebrating album releases.
As the album rides the wave of its successful debut, “Where the Light Goes” has proved that Matchbox Twenty’s light has not dimmed in their hiatus. On the contrary, they have come back stronger than ever. Through their years of experience and unceasing dedication to their craft, they’ve produced a monumental album that reflects their journey as artists and pays homage to their rock roots.
Upcoming Tour Dates
Matchbox Twenty has announced an extensive list of tour dates for fans to experience “Where the Light Goes” live. The tour kicks off at the Oak Mountain Amphitheater in Pelham, AL on June 27 and crisscrosses across the United States before wrapping up in Tinley Park, IL on August 6. From there, the band heads to Australia in early 2024 with the first show scheduled for February 13 in Perth, then to New Zealand, with the tour’s final date set for March 2 in New Plymouth. Tickets are available now.
June 27: Oak Mountain Amphitheater, Pelham, AL
June 29: Dos Equis Pavilion, Dallas, TX
June 30: The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, TX
July 2: Cellairis Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA
July 3: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN
July 5: Daily’s Place, Jacksonville, FL
July 7: iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL
July 8: MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa, FL
July 11: PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC
July 12: Coastal Credit Union Music Park, Raleigh, NC
July 14: S&T Bank Music Park, Burgettstown, PA
July 15: PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
July 16: Freedom Mortgage Pavilion, Camden, NJ
July 18: Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY
July 19: Wind Creek Event Center, Bethlehem, PA
July 21: Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford, NH
July 22: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT
July 23: Xfinity Center, Mansfield, MA
July 26: Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, VA
July 27: Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
July 29: St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater, Syracuse, NY
July 30: Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
August 1: Darien Lake Amphitheater, Darien Center, NY
August 2: Budweiser Stage, Toronto, Canada
August 4: Toledo Zoo Amphitheater, Toledo, OH
August 5: Ruoff Music Center, Noblesville, IN