For Immediate Release
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Reno, Nev. – Two of music’s most loved bands and biggest hit makers are joining up for an epic summer tour. Multi-platinum selling bands Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows have announced “A Brief History of Everything Tour 2017.” The duo, with special guest Rivers and Rust, will stop at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino (GSR) on Wednesday, July 26. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 31 and start at $95 and can be purchased at www.grandsierraresort.com or by calling 1-800-648-3568.

“No matter what I will ever do, nothing feels like home as much as playing these songs with these guys and it never will, “says Matchbox Twenty lead singer-songwriter Rob Thomas. “And I can’t wait to spend another summer out there on the road with the Crows.” Thomas previously teamed with Counting Crows for a hugely successful 2016 summer co-headline tour. “To be honest, we took a vote after last year and decided to spend every summer with Rob from now on,” says Counting Crows’ Adam Duritz. “Can. Not. Wait.”

This year celebrates the 20th anniversary of Matchbox Twenty and their breakthrough debut album “Yourself and Someone Like You,” currently certified 12x platinum by the RIAA for sales in excess of 15 million worldwide. Fueled by such classic singles as “Real World,” “Back 2 Good” and the 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 number one 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.” 2007’s “Exile on Mainstream” yielded RIAA-certified Platinum and number one single “How Far We’ve Come,” while the band’s most recent album “North” exploded into the #1 position on the Billboard 200 upon its 2012 release – Matchbox Twenty’s first-ever chart-topper and number one debut. 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 2014. Known for creating unique and innovative concerts, Counting Crows is recognized as one of the pre-eminent touring live rock bands.

The Grand Theatre has marked itself as one of the top entertainment venues in the West with a capacity of more than 2,700, including well-appointed luxury seats with more legroom, wider seats and wider aisles. In addition, exclusive VIP booths with personalized beverage and bottle service are available for small groups and special occasions. Designed by John Sergio Fisher & Associates, the theatre also includes a two-tiered entry with an all-new, enclosed lobby, state-of-the-art lighting and sound renovations, as well as new artist facilities including dressing rooms, green rooms and an artist lounge.

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