Concerts

How Matchbox Twenty Is Different From the Other '90s Nostalgia Tours

We've hit an oversaturation point for bands having comeback albums, reunion tours, and any number of other obvious cash-grabs, so it's hard not to roll your eyes whenever some band from the '80s, '90s, or even early Aughts makes that kind of announcement.

And it's true: Some of it's downright laughable. I know there's a market for basically anything, but who among us was dying to see Boy Bands of the Past (New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees, Boyz II Men), or Alt-Rock Has-Beens Tour No. 1 (Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth, Vertical Horizon) or No. 2 (Art Alexakis and a bunch of guys posing as Everclear, Live minus Ed Kowalczyk, Filter)?

And news that Bush and Stone Temple Pilots were planning to tour might reasonably have sent Coke shooting through your nose. For some reason, though, Matchbox Twenty's tour is a different story.

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