Matchbox Twenty and Doobie Brothers fans must wait until next year to see them perform live as both bands have moved their Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater gigs into the summer of 2022.
Matchbox’s July 25 show with special guests The Wallflowers, rescheduled from July 22, 2020, due to the pandemic, has been pushed to July 19, 2022.
"Although we are encouraged by the success and speed of the vaccine rollout, there are still far too many varying factors at play. This makes it not possible for us to put together the tour we intend to bring to you," said Matchbox Twenty in a statement. "We are extremely disappointed to have to make this decision, but we promise that when we return, we will bring you the greatest show we have ever done. Take care of each other and we will see you in 2022."
The Doobies' Aug. 5 concert will now be held on June 21, 2022. The group was originally supposed to play on June 30, 2020, which was rescheduled for safety reasons.
The Doobie Brothers, featuring Tom Johnston, Michael McDonald, Pat Simmons and John McFee, were going to celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary last year but they will now have to settle for their 52nd. However, those itching to hear McDonald sing can catch his livestream concert event, "Home Alone 3: Yo Mama Be There," taking place this weekend. The show will stream live on Friday and be available to watch through Sunday via smarturl.it/YoMamaBeThere.
All previously purchased tickets will be honored for both shows and available seats (Matchbox: $36-$402, Doobies: $29.50-$450) are currently on sale at ticketmaster.com. Ticket holders unable to attend the new dates must go to their point of purchase for refund information.
MEGADETH MOVES The co-headline bill of Megadeth and Lamb of God, which was set for July 21 and rescheduled from June 17, 2020, will now take place on Sept. 12. Trivium and In Flames are special guests.
"We cannot wait to return to the stage and I promise you, you do NOT want to miss these shows," says Megadeth singer/guitarist Dave Mustaine, who is coming back from a battle with throat cancer. "You’re not going to know what hit you!"
Tickets go back on sale for the new date on Friday at 10 a.m. at ticketmaster.com. Previously purchased tickets for prior dates will be honored as well.