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Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows co-headline concert at Hersheypark Stadium on March 31

Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows co-headline concert at Hersheypark Stadium on March 31
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From a press release:

Chart-topping hit-makers Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows will join forces to bring the 2017 A Brief History of Everything Tour to Hersheypark Stadium with special guests Rivers & Rust on Monday, Aug. 28 at 6:45 p.m.

Tickets, which are $34.60, $54.60, $84.60, and $104.60, plus fees, go on sale this Friday, March 31 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Giant Center box office (550 Hersheypark Dr., Hershey), online at and, at all Ticketmaster outlets, and by phone at 717-534-3911 or 800-745-3000.

This year celebrates the 20th anniversary of Matchbox Twenty and their breakthrough debut album “Yourself or Someone Like You,” currently certified 12x platinum by the RIAA for sales well in excess of 15 million worldwide. Fueled by such classic singles as “Real World,” “Back 2 Good,” and the No. 1 smash hits “Push” and “3AM,” the album proved a worldwide sensation and instantly established Matchbox as global superstars.

Since then, Matchbox Twenty has achieved cumulative worldwide album sales over 30 million and earned multiple No. 1 singles, including “Bent,” “Unwell,” and “If You’re Gone,” along with countless accolades, including five Grammy nominations, four American Music Award nods, and the 2004 People’s Choice Award for “Favorite Musical Group.” Matchbox Twenty is Rob Thomas, Paul Doucette, Kyle Cook, and Brian Yale.

Counting Crows – Adam Duritz (vocals), Jim Bogios (drums), David Bryson (guitar), Charlie Gillingham (keyboards), David Immergluck (guitar), Millard Powers (bass), and Dan Vickrey (guitar) – have sold more than 20 million albums worldwide after exploding onto the music scene with their multi-platinum breakout album “August and Everything After” in 1993. The band released their seventh studio album, “Somewhere Under Wonderland,” in September of 2014. Known for creating unique and innovative concerts, Counting Crows is recognized as one of the pre-eminent touring live rock bands.

Rivers & Rust is a raw mix of soul, rock, and Americana, personified by the duo’s Sheila Marshall and Kyle Cook. Marshall — a bluesy Texas songstress with years of songwriting and road time under her belt — partners with Cook, who rose to fame as the guitarist for the multi-platinum-selling band Matchbox Twenty and has gone on to make a name for himself as a singer, songwriter, and producer.

The wristband policy will be in effect for this concert. Fans are permitted on the Hersheypark Entertainment Complex property beginning at 7 a.m. on March 31. Two hours prior to the on-sale, fans will be directed in front of the Giant Center box office, where they will be issued a numbered wristband. Wristbands are available for one hour, and at the conclusion of that hour, a selected fan will randomly choose a wristband that will determine the line order. Once the line is in place, fans arriving after the wristbands were issued will be escorted to the end of the numbered line.