When is the new matchbox twenty album coming out? And when are Matchbox twenty going on tour?


This article was written by on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 | has written 202 articles

So these i suspect are the question’s on each and every matchbox twenty and rob thomas fan’s lips. When will matchbox twenty release their new album? And When will matchbox twenty next be touring?

The simple answer at the moment is that there is no fixed timescale for either. The guys are taking this one in their stride and at a steady pace, they’ve already written a heap of songs which are already of a great standard, and are now going through the best songs on the new album, taking them out and trying to write something even better, this album is going to be a new matchbox twenty benchmark that’s for sure, and will mark a pivotal change in the winds for the band. Production on the new matchbox twenty album has been on hold for the last few months while Kyle Cook – Matchbox Twenty’s Guitarist played a string of US & European shows with 80’s Rocker John Waite.

The band will be playing various random dates across the states over the coming 6 months, but nothing concrete and it’s unlikely they’ll be playing much from the new album during this time. Although they have been previously known to play under the guise of “Catbox Honey” testing out new material for the road.

So yes, whilst early anticipation indicated that 2011 would be the year of matchbox twenty, in actual fact it seems far more likely that 2012 will be the year of matchbox twenty. Inside sources informed us that the new album will probably be ready at the earliest by the end of 2011, but more likely early 2012. This will then be followed by a world tour in 2012 – likely stops to include the United States, Australia & Europe.

So the short answer is at the moment no one knows exactly when it will happen, just that it is happening. And as a friend of mine recently put it, it’s been 4 years since the last one right, what’s a few more months matter.

Design your own matchbox twenty album cover…

New Matchbox Twenty Album: Pookie?

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You may have read our post last year about what could be expected from a new matchbox twenty album where we did a quick mock up of a potential new matchbox twenty album and it’s name – we decided Pookie would be the focus of the new album… We would love to feature your matchbox twenty album cover mock up’s here – create your mock ups, post a link to them in the comments below and we’ll add them to this post – then we’ll run a site wide vote to see who’s album cover & title gets the top vote.. you never know, the band might see your  lovely new album cover and decide they want to use it… (Disclaimer: The band probably wont… but still… you never know :-)).