Matchbox 20 Soldiers On With Extended Tour, New Single

After a short reprieve, Matchbox 20 has returned to the road in support of its multi-million debut, “Yourself or Someone Like You,” which is still logging time in the Top 20 of the Album charts some two years after its release.

Matchbox 20 is prepping a new single, “Back to Good,” and working on video concepts with director Paul Hunter. In an interview with the MTV Radio Network, frontman Rob Thomas talked about how the current tour had interrupted the band’s plans to get off the road and into a studio.

“Right before this tour,” Thomas said, “we thought we were done. We were like, ‘We don’t want to do another tour. What are we doing? This is stupid. We’re not going to do it.’ Then we started to get into the idea of putting it together, and we started looking at playing these outdoors places like Jones Beach and Red Rocks, and then we thought, ‘Well, maybe this isn’t so bad. Maybe this doesn’t
suck.’”

“Then we were like,” Thomas continued, “‘Yeah, we’re going to do it! Yeah, it’s fun!’ Then all of a sudden we’re back to having a good time, which will last probably until a week before this tour is over, and then we’ll go back to, ‘All right, that’s enough. I’m done.’ So for now, we’re just going to enjoy it.” [300k Audio]

Matchbox 20, which is currently on tour with Semisonic and Soul Asylum, will roll out the hits when it plays the Oakdale Theater in Wallingford, Connecticut on Tuesday.