Matchbox Tour Dates

Matchbox was originally formed back in 1971 with a line-up that included both Steve and Fred. Graham joined them from the Hellraisers in 1977, but it was their amalgamation a little later with Jimmy and Gordon from the Cruisers that formed the band we know today. Their big breakthrough came soon after when they were selected to back Bo Diddley and support Carl Perkins on a sell-out European tour. Following reviews in the music press, they were approached by Magnet Records and offered their first major recording contract.

The rest, as they say, is history… The release of Buzz Buzz saw the band get enormous airplay as it crept to a respectable position in the charts. The next one, Rockabilly Rebel, became a worldwide hit, quickly followed by When You Ask About Love, Midnight Dynamos and Over The Rainbow. Over 5 Million records were sold in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, etc. Numerous TV shows and tours with the likes of Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry and many more, established the band as a major headline attraction. Throughout this period, Matchbox always remained true to their roots.

Eventually time and changing tastes meant the hits stopped coming and the various members went off to do other projects. Graham still performed occasionally with whichever rockabilly desperadoes were available at the time. Then, back in 1996, as the rockabilly and rock’n’roll scenes saw another surge of interest, someone had the good sense to get these five guys back together again to do a couple of shows. Then they did a couple more…

Matchbox tour dates listed on Ents24.com since Sep 2005.

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Past Events

Here are the most recent UK tour dates we had listed for Matchbox. Were you there?

  • Crazy Cavan & The Rhythm Rockers / Matchbox Ignition
    Bristol, Fiddlers Club
  • Matchbox Sharna-Mae & The Mayhems, The Crawlin Kingsnakes
    Bristol, Brunel's Old Station (The Passenger Shed)
  • Matchbox Bamboozle
    Faversham, Abbey School
  • Matchbox
    Southampton, The Talking Heads
  • Matchbox
    Kingston Upon Thames, Kingsmeadow Live!
  • Shake, Rattle and Roll 2016 Weekender - USA Terry Lee + Mike Sanchez + The Jive Aces + Darrel Higham & The Enforcers + The Jets plus lots more! Terry Lee, The Jets, Earl Jackson, Porkys Hot Rockin', Mike Sanchez…
    Great Yarmouth, Vauxhall Holiday Park, Parkdean Resorts
  • Xmas Rock n Roll Party Travis LeDoyt, Vince Eager, Furious, Lucas And The Dynamos, Matchbox…
    Lowestoft, Pontins Pakefield Holiday Park
  • Holiday Rock: Prestatyn Jive 2 Matchbox, Johnny and Jailbirds, Jive Street, The Jets, Mark Keeley's Good Rockin' Tonight Elvis Show…
    Prestatyn, Pontins Prestatyn Sands Holiday Park
  • Loony Music Fest Dale Fontaine, Livestock Davies and the Low Down Snakes, The Big Fibbers, Matchbox
    Llanwrtyd Wells, Victoria Hall
  • Matchbox
    Luton, Free2Learn Luton