Matchbox Twenty To Tour U.S. In Late April

By | January 27, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Matchbox Twenty is set to embark on a U.S. tour starting in late April. Dates are still being solidified, but the tickets will go on sale in mid-February. First up though is a European tour, which starts March 25 in Koln, Germany.

Rob Thomas and crew are promoting their new album, More Than You Think You Are, which follows in the footsteps of the multiplatinum Mad Season and diamond award-certified Yourself Or Someone Like You.

When it comes to making a set list Rob Thomas told us there are several ways to go about it. “There’s two ways to do it, and we’ll probably go with the latter,” said Thomas. “The one way to do it is…We have enough now that we can play all of our singles and then the new record, and that’s the show. But nobody wants that. I hate it when people do that.”

Thomas added that having three albums worth of material has made the matter even more complicated. “You know on the last record we could play both records,” Thomas said. “One long show and you get almost everything in there. Now, with three records, we’re going to have to split it up into two or three different set lists. So that one night we’ll play one, one night we’ll play the other. All the singles will be in there, and then all the other stuff we can switch out, all the album tracks. Because if you’re a fan of music then you probably love the album tracks more than the singles, because you get sick of the singles after a while.”

Matchbox Twenty’s More Than You Think You Are now sits at Number 39 on the Billboard 200 album chart.

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