Matchbox Twenty performed to a hometown crowd at Orlando's Universal Studios on March 16 as part of the Mardi Gras concert series. Supporting their recent release "North," the band gave the enthusiastically packed house a mix of tunes including the new singles " Overjoyed" and "She's So Mean" as well as long time favorites such as "3 am," "Unwell," "Bent," and "If You're Gone."
After 17 years on the music scene Matchbox Twenty is going stronger than ever with an energetic live show. At one point guitarist Paul Doucette and drummer Stacy Jones swap instruments during the encore while lead singer Rob Thomas takes turns on piano and guitar showcasing the the versatility and talent within the band.
Before the concert even started many fans were treated to up and close and personal run-ins with the Matchbox Twenty band members. Guitarist Kyle Cook was spotted on a roller coaster and when fans approached him after getting off the ride he happily signed autographs and took photos. Rob Thomas and Paul Doucette sat down for a pre-show interview with entertainment show Extra near the stage. A small crowd gathered to watch and when the interview was over fans were greeted by the two band members who took some time to sign autographs.
Next up for Matchbox Twenty is a co-headling tour with The Goo Goo Dolls which begins in June. They are also supporting their own rock-n-roll cruise in early December. For more information on tour dates and the cruise check out the Matchbox Twenty website.