Matchbox Twenty Sells Out Madison Square Garden In A Mere 45 Minutes

It happened in a New York minute, or 45 of them to be exact. Matchbox Twenty fans in and around NYC snapped up tickets to the band’s first-ever Madison Square Garden show in a near-record 45 minutes! The coast-to-coast trek, with support from Everclear and Lifehouse, gets underway on February 27 in Minneapolis, and arrives in NYC March 16.

Other cities were similarly quick to reach sold-out status, with Chicago’s tickets gone in a mere 20 minutes, while upcoming Boston and Cleveland concerts sold out in only four hours.

The tour announcement comes fast on the heels of the band and singer/songwriter Rob Thomas each being honored with Grammy nominations. Triple Grammy-winner Thomas was nominated in the Best Rock Song category for the RIAA gold-certified 'Bent,’ and the thrice platinum Mad Season By Matchbox Twenty was tapped in the Best Rock Album category.

Watch for Matchbox Twenty to perform on CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman February 6, and The Rosie O’Donnell show on February 9.