Matchbox Twenty formed in Orlando, Fla., in 1995, and it continues to be made up of essentially the same people who started the band. The band released its first studio album, Yourself or Someone Like You, in 1996. That album would go 12x platinum in the US and multi-platinum in Australia, Canada and New Zealand. The most well-known and popular member of the band, Rob Thomas, launched a successful solo career during a break from the band, but as of 2010, the band has been back together. With only four studio albums released since the band came together more than 20 years ago, Matchbox Twenty is better known for the quality of its hits than the quantity of its records.
Making Hits in the Real World
Anybody who grew up in the 1990s knows Matchbox Twenty. Some of the hits from the first album, such as "3 AM," "Real World" and "Push," were played on radio stations throughout America. On top of that, in 1999, Rob Thomas wrote a song for Carlos Santana's comeback tour called "Smooth," and that song was a hit single on Santana's CD. The popularity Thomas garnered from that hit helped to increase the fame and reach of the band for its second release, Mad Season, in 2000. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts and included the hit singles "Bent" and "If You're Gone," which helped the album go 4x platinum. While the next two albums were not as critically or commercially acclaimed as the first one, the band is still known as a very successful 1990s rock band.
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What are some of Matchbox Twenty's hit songs?
Matchbox Twenty has had some great singles, but most of those came from the band's first two albums. Its best-known songs are "3 AM" and "Real World," both of which appeared on the debut album. These songs were staples of 1990s rock music and are still played on the radio today. Some of the band's other songs have also done well, including "If You're Gone," "Bent" and "Push."
What band members make up Matchbox Twenty?
The band has only lost one member since its inception in 1995, and that was Adam Gaynor, who played rhythm guitar. His departure caused the first hiatus for the band, but it did not change the face of the band by any means. Rob Thomas, Brian Yale, Paul Doucette and Kyle Cook are the current Matchbox Twenty members.
Is Matchbox Twenty currently touring?
Most recently, Matchbox Twenty toured with the band Counting Crows. The band has not announced any new tour dates for the future.
What is a typical Matchbox Twenty concert like?
The last Matchbox Twenty concert, which included the Counting Crows, was just like a concert from the '90s. The band played all of its hits from all four albums and even covered some Tom Petty songs in honor of the recently deceased singer. If you were a fan of '90s pop rock, you do not want to miss the next time Matchbox Twenty goes on tour.