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Orlando, United States (1996 – present)

Matchbox Twenty, originally Matchbox 20 and typeset as matchbox twenty on most official merchandise, is a rock band formed in Orlando, Florida, who have sold in excess of 39 million albums worldwide. The band have been well received in many countries.

The current members of the band are Rob Thomas (vocals, piano), Paul Doucette (drums, now guitar), Kyle Cook (lead guitar, vocals) and Brian Yale (bass). Adam Gaynor (rhythm guitar), who has left the band, performed on all three of their albums, as well. Rob Thomas is the principal songwriter and lead singer.

Thomas, Yale and Doucette performed in the band Tabitha’s Secret out of Orlando, Florida before splitting apart to form Matchbox Twenty with Cook and Gaynor.

Matchbox Twenty released their first album, Yourself or Someone Like You in 1996. While their first single, “Long Day”, was a rock radio-only smash, the album soon spun off several Top 40 hit singles throughout 1997 and 1998, including “Push”, “3 A.M.”, “Real World” and “Back 2 Good”. The album eventually went on to sell over 12 million copies in the U.S. alone, earning diamond status. The band toured relentlessly for several years, performing the songs from their one and only album, along with some beloved cover songs such as Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time” and The Beatles’ “Don’t Let Me Down”. Their fan base grew from concert to concert because of their electrifying live performances and the longevity of their hit singles on radio. The same year, Matchbox Twenty recorded a live version of their Top-40 hit “3 A.M.” for release on the charity album Live in the X Lounge, benefiting cerebral palsy research.

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  • danmarzella24

    The first bands I ever got into. They will always have a special place in my heart.

    17 Oct 2:21pm Reply
  • LUCE08

    I love anything M20 and Rob Thomas

    24 Sep 6:36pm Reply
  • ADAILTONCASTRO

    17 Jul 7:39am Reply
  • guihlerme

    Our Song. ♥

    15 Jul 12:55pm Reply
  • RaizaRegina

    13 Jul 5:57pm Reply
  • danmarzella24

    underrated :( [2]

    11 Jul 8:42pm Reply
  • maxsuxx

    me peguei nessa semana com a melodia de Unwell (:

    17 Apr 4:03pm Reply
  • DavidAlejo97

    They're just so awesome!

    9 Mar 1:46am Reply
  • PurplePlagueRat

    Happy Birthday! Rob!

    15 Feb 3:16am Reply
  • manicpanic89

    Mad Season will always be one of my favourite albums.

    30 Nov 2013 Reply
  • marjo47

    One of my favorite bands.

    11 Nov 2013 Reply
  • anneefron

    underrated :(

    6 Nov 2013 Reply
  • nathanmorais

    pqp, que show foi esse do RiR

    24 Sep 2013 Reply
  • annacastrolima

    Perfeitos no Rock In Rio... quero de novo! ♥

    24 Sep 2013 Reply
  • henrjik

    WELCOME TO BRAZIL!!!!!

    15 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Unwated

    best alternative band ever <3

    12 Sep 2013 Reply
  • songfactslastfm

    "I hung out with Prince until 4am that night! It's a long story that I will hopefully tell my kids one day." - Toby Lightman may not be your average household name, but if you are an avid viewer of any of the following shows, then there is a very good chance that you have heard her music playing, as she says, "at the end, when everyone's crying": Vampire Diaries, 90210, Bones, Desperate Housewives, and more. Now on her own label, Toby talks to us about her bevy of television and movie placements, and what it was like opening for Rob Thomas, Train, Marc Cohn and, on one very special evening, Prince: http://www.songfacts.com/blog/interviews/toby_lightman/

    24 Jul 2013 Reply
  • keanequeen

    I Will <3

    24 Jun 2013 Reply
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    18 Jun 2013 Reply
  • brownieboy

    This band deserved more success in the UK, I'm just hoping some smart alec doesn't cover one of their songs on one of them talent programmes like x-factor because everything will soon be jumping on the bandwagon like they did that time to the goo goo dolls.... Some folks just natually don't listen to good stuff.

    13 May 2013 Reply
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