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Matchbox Twenty Welcome Very Special Guests Goo Goo Dolls to Join Their Cruise; Inaugural Voyage Gets Underway December 6th-9th, Sailing Roundtrip From Miami to Nassau

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 07/30/13 -- Emblem/Atlantic recording group Matchbox Twenty has announced that very special guests the Goo Goo Dolls will join the first- ever "Matchbox Twenty Cruise" aboard the Carnival Imagination. The Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum Goo Goo Dolls are supporting the release of their 10th studio album, Magnetic; new single "Come To Me" is out now. The musical voyage will get underway December 6th-9th, 2013 sailing roundtrip from Miami, Florida to Nassau, Bahamas.

The "Matchbox Twenty Cruise" -- chartered by Rose Tours -- was unveiled in an exclusive announcement on the multi-platinum rock band's official YouTube channel, matchboxtwentytv, www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQ-Ip_Voenc&feature=youtu.be. Prices begin at $599 per person (plus taxes). For more details and up-to-the-minute information, please see www.matchboxtwentycruise.com.

The inaugural "Matchbox Twenty Cruise" promises to be an extraordinary experience for fans of the two iconic rock bands, with a wide range of exclusive events highlighted by a series of intimate performances in the Carnival Imagination's 975-seat Dynasty Lounge, as well as in different venues throughout the ship.

What's more, Matchbox Twenty & Goo Goo Dolls will be joining guests in a variety of onboard activities, including Q&A sessions, photo opportunities, and Evening Deck Parties where fans and band members can mingle as the Fantasy class cruise ship travels the beautiful blue Atlantic.

Reservations include all meals, coffee, tea, iced tea, and juices, 24-hour complimentary room service and pizzeria, and a one-hour open bar cocktail party. Guests will of course receive full access to all the Carnival Imagination has to offer, from its newly renovated spa and many delicious dining options to the El Dorado Casino and the famed Carnival WaterWorks water slide. Additional events, activities and musical guests will be revealed in the coming weeks -- please see www.matchboxtwentycruise.com.

Matchbox Twenty and Goo Goo Dolls are currently in the middle of one of this Summer's biggest co-headline tours. The Hollywood Reporter raved "Two pop-rock giants combine forces, bringing a Gen Xer's dream radio station to life." Tickets still remain for selected dates through August 22nd. More information on the summer tour can be found at www.matchboxtwenty.com or www.googoodolls.com.

Matchbox Twenty are on tour in support of their blockbuster album, NORTH which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart upon its release and features the hit singles "She So Mean", "Overjoyed" and "Our Song". Matchbox Twenty has sold over 30 million records worldwide, and earned countless accolades, including five GRAMMY® nominations, four American Music Award nods, and the 2004 People's Choice Award for "Favorite Musical Group." Furthermore, Rob Thomas has proven one of the most highly decorated artists of recent years, receiving three GRAMMY® Awards, 11 BMI Awards, the first ever Songwriters Hall of Fame Hal David Starlight Award, and two Billboard "Songwriter of the Year" honors for both his chart-topping solo work as well as collaborations with such legends as Santana, Mick Jagger, and Willie Nelson. Thomas' collaboration with Carlos Santana on "Smooth" was also named the #2 "Most Popular Song Ever" on Billboard's list of the "100 Most Popular Songs Behind 'The Twist.'" He was also named to Billboard's "Top 20 List of Hot 100 Songwriters 2000-2011" at #5, and was the top ranking artist/songwriter on the list.

Goo Goo Dolls have sold millions of albums worldwide, with 14 Top 10 Radio hits, more than any other artist in the history of the Hot AC format. They have been nominated for four GRAMMY Awards and are the only artist to have three songs on Billboard's "Top 100 Songs from 1992-2012" including the Number One slot, for "Iris." "Iris" spent nearly 12 straight months on the Billboard charts and held the Number One position for 17 consecutive weeks. John Rzeznik has been honored with the Songwriters Hall of Fame Hal David Starlight Award and the band was recently inducted into Guitar Center's Historic Hollywood Rock Walk.

For additional news and information on Matchbox Twenty, please see www.matchboxtwenty.com, www.twitter.com/matchboxtwenty, www.facebook.com/matchboxtwenty

For additional news and information on the Goo Goo Dolls, please see www.googoodolls.com, www.twitter.com/googoodolls, www.facebook.com/googoodolls

About Rose Tours
Rose Tours is a leader in Entertainment Cruises, striving to bring fans closer to the entertainers they love in an intimate and exclusive environment. Producing events for artists including New Kids on the Block, Backstreet Boys, Rick Springfield, Boyz II Men and many more, Rose Tours provides a once-in-a-lifetime experience for fans.

For more information regarding Matchbox Twenty, please contact:
Sheila Richman
Atlantic Records
212-707-3063
[email protected]

Marisa Bianco
Atlantic Records
212-707-2025
[email protected]

Michelle Moore
Rose Tours
215-663-8800
[email protected]

For more information regarding Goo Goo Dolls, please contact:
Kate Cafaro
Warner Bros Records
818-953-3527
[email protected]

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