Matchbox Twenty were amazing! from jamesh1984, 22/04/13
Id never seen MB20 before in person but I am utterly in love with their music and have all their albums to-date. They were just as good if not better live. No supporting acts, they played near enough for 2hours 30 minutes non-stop. Quite how Rob Thomas managed to sing quite as long as he did and his voice not suffer is remarkable. The guitarist and base player were superb, full of character and passionate about their pieces which was nice to see as there was enough going on on stage to draw the eye and take the pressure of the lead singer. The drummer was also superb although I would have preferred the balance to have been reduced slightly on the drums. Maybe as a result of having listened to MB20 exclusively on CD / iPod etc as left me with an aversion to excessively loud drumming. Still this is doubtless a result of the drums being the sort of instrument it is. The atmosphere was superb with no aggro - just a lot of fans enjoying the evening together. All in all, aside from the two minor complaints about the tired nature of the Hammersmith Apollo and the drums being slightly to loud (I really am an old fart!), it was utterly superb.