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Matchbox Twenty head "North" with New Album!
May 18 2012

MATCHBOX TWENTY HEAD âNORTHâ WITH NEW ALBUM;

MULTI-PLATINUM POP-ROCK SUPERSTARS RETURN

ON FIRST ALL-NEW COLLECTION IN TEN YEARS;

ALBUM TO BE HERALDED BY THRILLING NEW SINGLE;

âSHEâS SO MEANâ SET TO IMPACT IN MID-JUNE;

âNORTHâ ARRIVES EVERYWHERE ON SEPTEMBER 4TH




Atlantic recording group Matchbox Twenty has announced the release of their hugely-anticipated new album scheduled to arrive everywhere on September 4th.

âNORTHâ marks Matchbox Twentyâs fourth full-length studio recording and first all-new album in a decade. âThe title refers to us finding our way,â says Matchbox Twentyâs Paul Doucette. âWe went into this record with a lot of material. Many different songs that could have taken us in many different directions. It sort of overwhelmed us for a bit. But, at a certain point, we figured it out. We figured out where North was.â The albumâs electrifying first single, âSheâs So Mean,â is slated to be unveiled in June.

âNORTHâ sees Matchbox Twenty driving their pop-rock sound further forward; magnifying the indelible melodies, crafty lyricism, and glorious hooks that have always defined their multi-platinum body of work. The bandâRob Thomas, Paul Doucette, Kyle Cook and Brian Yale,â lived together last Summer in a house in Nashville where they all collaborated on the new material before once again joining forces with the Grammy Award-winning producer Matt Serletic at his Emblem Studios in Calabasas, California. The result of their labors stands among Matchbox Twentyâs finest, with songs like âOverjoyedâ and âPut Your Hands Upâ marked by the bandâs instantly identifiable sonic approach and unadulterated high spirits.

âNORTHâ follows Matchbox Twentyâs most recent release, 2007âs RIAA gold certified âEXILE ON MAINSTREAM.â In addition to compiling such classic hits as âPush,â âBent,â and âUnwell,â the album featured six new tracks, including still another smash single, the Steve Lillywhite-produced âHow Far Weâve Come,â which is the bandâs biggest selling single to date. The group also did a SRO global tour in support of âEXILE ON MAINSTREAMâ playing in front of their largest crowds ever in the U.S., Canada, the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

Matchbox Twenty immediately established themselves as one of modern pop-rockâs most popular and talented new bands with the arrival of their blockbuster debut album, 1996âs âYOURSELF OR SOMEONE LIKE YOU.â The album generated five extraordinary hit singles â including âLong Day,â âBack 2 Good,â and â3 amâ â on its way to RIAA Diamond Award certification for total U.S. sales now exceeding 12 million. Two further multi-platinum albums followed, with 2000âs âMAD SEASONâ and 2002âs âMORE THAN YOU THINK YOU AREâ each spawning a steady stream of hugely successful singles, including such chart-topping favorites as âIf Youâre Gone,â âDisease,â and âBright Lights.â

In addition to more than 30 million records sold worldwide, Matchbox Twenty has also earned countless accolades, including five Grammy nominations, four American Music Award nods, and the 2004 Peopleâs Choice Award for âFavorite Musical Group.â Whatâs more, Rob Thomas has proven one of the most highly decorated artists of recent years, receiving three Grammy Awards, 11 BMI Awards, and two Billboard âSongwriter of the Yearâ honors for both his chart-topping solo work as well as collaborations with such legends as Santana, Mick Jagger, and Willie Nelson. Thomasâ collaboration with Carlos Santana on âSmoothâ was also named the #2 Most Popular Song Ever on Billboardâs List of the 100 Most Popular songs behind âThe Twist.â He was also named to Billboardâs Top 20 List of Hot 100 Songwriters 2000-2011 at #5 and was the top ranking artist/songwriter on the list.
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