Rob Thomas on Matchbox 20’s 1st new album since 2012

Matchbox Twenty (left to right), Kyle Cook, Brian Yale, Rob Thomas and Paul Doucette, kicked off their Slow Dream Tour in Vancouver on May 16, 2023 and will remain on the road until August.

By the time Rob Thomas hit the road in 2017 for a tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of Matchbox Twenty, he felt quite comfortable with the idea that they would never make another album again.

It had been five years since “North” and he was getting used to the idea of ​​just spinning to their hits.

“In 2012, our plan was to stop making records,” he says. “We were going to tour every few years and maybe release a song or two. It was kind of the business model.

Thomas had his solo job to keep him busy. Drummer Paul Doucette was scoring films. Guitarist Kyle Cook was a year away from releasing his first solo album.

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