Matchbox Twenty commenced their world tour at Rod Laver Arena to a full house (PHOTOS).
They worked their way through a total of 25 songs – a blend of old and new, nine of those from their latest album titled North.
The band thoroughly enjoyed their time on stage and had everyone up and dancing.
The only blemish on the concert was the questionable sound/speaker set up that was noticeable on a few songs. Enormous screens worked effectively in adding to the atmosphere.
Stacy Jones showed his versatility on both the drums and guitar. Paul Doucette brought tears to eyes of many as he played the guitar and also a small drum set during “She’s So Mean”. However, when “Back To Good” started and Paul moved to the full drum kit us older fans choked up with tears of joy as it brought back memories of old.
Again Mr Kyle Cook showed his all-round musical talent when he sang the song that he co-wrote with Paul titled “The Way”.
Brian (Pookie) Yale graced the stage with his brilliant bass guitar work and again Matt Beck showed us his magic by filling in all the gaps where required.
Of course Rob Thomas belted out tune after tune in only the manner that you would expect from a truly talented professional musician / singer/ songwriter. Brilliant concert. Brilliant band.
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Review by Julie