Matchbox Twenty's Australian Tour Setlist Revealed

14 February 2024 | 10:22 am | Mary Varvaris

Matchbox Twenty's Perth show was their first Australian concert since November 2012.

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Matchbox Twenty are finally in town after nearly 12 years, giving Aussie audiences the best arena singalong nights of our lives.

Starting their ten-date, completely sold-out Slow Dream Australian tour in Perth last night (13 February) with special guests Goo Goo Dolls and WA’s own Siobhan Cotchin, Matchbox Twenty played five songs from their latest album, Where The Light Goes, as well as hits from the usual suspects: Yourself Or Someone Like You and More Than You Think You Are still in the spotlight. Yep, you can scream along to Push and 3 AM while jamming to the new tunes.

When the US rockers first announced their tour last May, singer Rob Thomas teased that the band would be “match-fit and ready to rock your socks off”. He added, “It’s been way too long since I’ve seen all your Aussie faces. Already looking forward to February!”

Check out the 23-song setlist (via from the band’s first show on their Aussie tour below.

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Matchbox Twenty @ RAC Arena, Perth (Boorloo) on Tuesday, 13 February 2024 Setlist


How Far We've Come

Real World


Wild Dogs (Running In A Slow Dream)

She's So Mean

Queen Of New York City

All I Need

If You're Gone

Mad Season

Don’t Get Me Wrong


The Way

Where The Light Goes



Back 2 Good

Long Day



3 A.M.



Bright Lights

Describing the inspirations behind their latest LP – their first since 2012’s North, Thomas told The Music in a cover story interview, “Everything still sounds like Matchbox somehow, even though this song might sound a little more Americana or country, or this one might sound a little more like a 90s rocker. This one could sound a little more alternative, or this one's just straight-up pop. That's just where we're at on that day.

“I wouldn't want to take a song that we think is a good song and not do it because we don't think it sounds like Matchbox Twenty. Because at the end of the day, whatever we do is Matchbox Twenty.”

Later in the interview, he added, “I think we're still the greatest pop-rock band in the world.”