Matchbox Twenty is the alternative rock band from Orlando with three platinum full-length studio albums, including the diamond-certified debut album Yourself or Someone Like You. The group has been on a couple of hiatuses since the release of its third album and has been promising a new full-length album ever since the release of More Than You Think You Are. The only thing rarer than new material is Matchbox Twenty tickets. There have been a few stand-alone performances but few sustained tour schedules.
After a couple of years of Rob Thomas making announcements through Twitter and making heartfelt apologies to fans at those rare live performances, Matchbox 20 can now boast a new album and a new North American tour. The album, North, is the first full-length release in a decade. The EP Exile on Mainstream broke up the drought five years ago, but its underwhelming sales numbers did not exactly make a new album imminent.
Instead, Rob Thomas, Brian Yale, Paul Doucette, and Kyle Cook took a second hiatus. They return re-energized and armed with material that will make the fans of “3 a.m.” and “Bent” quite happy. Reportedly, the new album is not a musical adventure into the 21st century. Instead, it is a work fortified in its love of the late 1990s and the early 2000s. Thomas continues to sing with the same heartfelt abandon that made him one of the most recognizable voices in mainstream music. Of this is to be the group’s fourth platinum album (scoring perfect four for four) then Matchbox may not enter a third hiatus following the promotional obligations.
This new series of Matchbox 20 tickets will put them on the road this winter. Over the course of three months, the band will be performing around 40 concerts. More play dates and more singles are sure to be announced over the coming months.