They’re not crazy, they’re just a little unwell

New, Live Songs Fill Matchbox’s ‘EP’
Five rare tracks join the previously unreleased “Suffer Me” on matchbox twenty’s “EP,” due Nov. 11 via Atlantic. The release also sports five live cuts (“You’re So Real,” “Hand Me Down,” “Long Day,” “Push” and “If You’re Gone”) taped April 16 at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, as well as interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.
The material on “EP” includes an acoustic version of “Disease,” the lead single from matchbox’s latest album “More Than You Think You Are”; a live version of the “More” track “All I Need”; a stripped-down live version of “If You’re Gone”; an alternate arrangement of “Crutch” taped for but not aired on episode of “VH1 Storytellers”; and a live version of the group’s early hit “Push.”
And while ticket sales for matchbox twenty’s spring tour fell short of expectations, the in-progress second leg is faring much better, thanks in part to the strong performance of the single “Unwell.” The track is No. 15 this week on the Billboard Hot 100.
Frontman Rob Thomas recently told Billboard that some of the first-leg shows were not as packed as he would have liked. “Some nights you go into an 8,000-seat place and can’t sell 5,000 tickets,” he said. “[But] we’re just happy out there playing. There’s enough fans out there to justify playing.”