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Matchbox Twenty Information

Formed in 1995 in Orlando, FL, Matchbox Twenty gained instant success from their first studio album, Yourself or Someone Like You. The band formed when Rob Thomas, Paul Doucette, and Brian Yale left the band Tabitha’s Secret to start their own musical endeavor. After recruiting Kyle Cook and Adam Gaynor the group scored a deal with Atlantic Records.

Yourself or Someone Like You was an instant hit in the US and eventually has been certified diamond propelled by songs like “3AM”, “Push”, and “Real World”. The band’s sophomore effort, Mad Season, was equally successful peaking at number three on the Billboard charts.

Following the release of More Than You Think You Are, their third album, the group took its first hiatus to focus on solo efforts. During this time Thomas released …Something to Be which debuted at number one. The group would get back to recording in 2007 which lead to the release of their third studio album, Exile on Mainstream, and then would promptly go back on hiatus until 2011.

North was released in August of 2012 and featured the singles “She’s So Mean” and “Overjoyed”. This was the first release by the band since Adam Gaynor’s departure from the band. The band plans on touring and continuing to record music together into the future adding on to a tenor in the American spotlight that spans three decades and almost 20 years.