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ROB THOMAS RETURNS WITH FIRST SOLO ALBUM IN SIX YEARS
May 26 2015

ROB THOMAS IS READY TO “TRUST YOU” AT LAST

 

GRAMMY®-WINNING SUPERSTAR ANNOUNCES LONG AWAITED NEW SINGLE

 

TRACK HERALDS FIRST NEW SOLO ALBUM IN MORE THAN SIX YEARS

 

‘THE GREAT UNKNOWN 2015’ NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

GETS UNDERWAY JUNE 11TH IN ORILLIA, ONTARIO

 

“TRUST YOU” AVAILABLE NOW AT ALL DSPS

 

“THE GREAT UNKNOWN” TO BE REVEALED THIS SUMMER

 

Emblem/Atlantic recording artist Rob Thomas has announced details of his eagerly awaited new single. “Trust You” – the multiple-GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter’s first new solo release in more than six years –is available now on all DSPs. Fans can purchase the single here: http://smarturl.it/TrustYou 

 

Produced and co-written with Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic, Taylor Swift, Beyoncé), “Trust You” made its premier at EW.com (http://www.ew.com/article/2015/05/25/rob-thomas-returns-killer-single-trust-you-shares-details-new-solo-album) and can be heard here:  https://youtu.be/D9JNrToT5T4. The single heralds Thomas’ long awaited third solo album, “THE GREAT UNKNOWN,” currently slated for release this summer.

 

To celebrate, Thomas is poised to embark on a major North American tour. “THE GREAT UNKNOWN 2015” gets underway June 11th at Orillia, Ontario’s Casino Rama Resort Stephens Auditorium and then continues through August 13th (see attached itinerary). Support throughout the tour comes from Thomas’ special guests, Plain White T’s. Fan Club membership packages are available now at fanclub.robthomasmusic.com; for further details and ticket information, please visit http://www.robthomasmusic.com.

 

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Rob Thomas is one of the most distinctive artists of this or any other era – a gifted vocalist, spellbinding performer, and accomplished songwriter known worldwide as lead singer and primary composer with Matchbox Twenty as well as for his multi-platinum certified solo work and chart-topping collaborations with other artists. Among his countless hits are solo classics like “Lonely No More,” “This Is How A Heart Breaks,” and “Streetcorner Symphony,” Matchbox Twenty favorites including “Push,” “3AM,” “If You’re Gone,” and “Bent,” and of course  “Smooth,” his 3x RIAA platinum certified worldwide hit collaboration with Santana. Thomas earned three GRAMMY® Awards for his role as co-writer and vocalist on “Smooth,” which topped Billboard’s “Hot 100” for an astounding 12 consecutive weeks and spent 58 total weeks on the chart, the #1 song in Billboard’s “Top Hot 100 Rock Songs” chart history and #2 “Hot 100” song of all time.

 

In 2004, Thomas was the first artist to be honored with the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s prestigious “Hal David Starlight Award,” created to recognize a composer in the early years of his or her career that has already made a lasting impact.  He has won numerous BMI and ASCAP Awards, and twice earned the “Songwriter of the Year” crown from both Billboard and BMI. Overall, Thomas has contributed to sales of more than 80 million records.  

 

Thomas made his solo debut with 2005’s platinum certified “…SOMETHING TO BE” and immediately made history as the first album by a male artist from a rock or pop group to ever debut at # 1 on the Billboard 200. Thomas’ most recent solo album, 2009’s “CRADLESONG,” marked still another milestone, generating two #1 singles in “Her Diamonds” and “Someday.” Billboard chart history was made once again, with Thomas now tied with Pink for the most #1 Adult Top 40 hits by a solo artist as well as the only male solo artist to score multiple chart-toppers at the format.

 

In 2012, Matchbox Twenty returned with their first all-new album in a decade, “NORTH.” Fueled by the hit singles, “She’s So Mean,”  “Overjoyed,” and “Our Song,” “NORTH” proved a landmark for the band, their first ever #1 debut and Billboard 200 chart-topper.

 

A charismatic, engaging, and indefatigable live performer, Thomas has spent much of the past two decades on the road, fronting massive world treks with Matchbox Twenty and on his own as well as a series of intimate acoustic tours. Thomas is also a dedicated philanthropist, establishing The Sidewalk Angels Foundation with his wife Marisol Thomas in 2003. Dedicated to providing critically needed funds and support to grassroots groups across the country, the New York-based not-for-profit organization is the primary supporter and sponsor of a number of no-kill animal shelters and animal rescues. Additionally, The Sidewalk Angels Foundation also supports a myriad of other causes, from childhood health and wellness to the fight against homelessness, reflecting the passion of its co-founders to fight for the rights and fair treatment of those with no voice. For additional information on The Sidewalk Angels Foundation, please visit www.sidewalkangelsfoundation.org.

 

For more information, please see www.robthomasmusic.com, twitter.com/ThisIsRobThomas, www.facebook.com/robthomas, www.youtube.com/user/RobThomasVideos, and www.atlanticrecords.com.

 

(TOUR ITINERARY ATTACHED)

 

ROB THOMAS

“THE GREAT UNKNOWN 2015”

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

 

                                                                                                                                w/Special Guests PLAIN WHITE T’S

 

JUNE

11           Orillia, ON                            Casino Rama Resort

12           Windsor, ON                      The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor

13           Akron, OH                           Akron Civic Theatre

15           Columbus, OH                   Palace Theatre

16           Indianapolis, IN                 Murat Theatre at Old National Centre

18           Milwaukee, WI                 Riverside Theater

19           Minneapolis, MN             Northrop Auditorium

22           Kansas City, MO               Sprint Center

24           Denver, CO                         Paramount Theatre

27           Boise, ID                              Boise Music Festival

29           Seattle, WA                        Paramount Theatre

30           Portland, OR                      The Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

 

JULY

2              Saratoga, CA                      The Mountain Winery

3              Modesto, CA                     Gallo Center for the Arts

5              Paso Robles, CA                Vina Robles Amphitheater

7              Riverside, CA                     Fox Performing Arts Center

9              Phoenix, AZ                        Comerica Theatre

11           San Antonio, TX                Majestic Theatre

12           Austin, TX                            ACL Live at The Moody Theater

13           Tulsa, OK                             Brady Theater

15           St. Louis, MO                     Peabody Opera House

18           Highland Park, IL               Ravinia Festival

21           Atlanta, GA                         Delta Classic Chastain Park Amphitheater

22           Nashville, TN                      Ryman Auditorium

24           Clearwater, FL                   Ruth Eckerd Hall

25           St. Augustine, FL              St. Augustine Amphitheatre

26           N. Charleston, SC             North Charleston Performing Arts Center

28           Charlotte, NC                     Uptown Amphitheatre at NC Music Factory

29           Portsmouth, VA               nTelos Wireless Pavilion

31           Red Bank, NJ                      Count Basie Theatre

 

AUGUST

1              Red Bank, NJ                      Count Basie Theatre

2              Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

4              Bethlehem, PA                 Sands Bethlehem Event Center

5              Boston, MA                        Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

6              New York, NY                    Beacon Theatre

8              New York, NY                    Beacon Theatre

9              Uncasville, CT                    Mohegan Sun Arena

10           Morristown, NJ                 Mayo Performing Arts Center

13           Englewood, NJ                  Bergen Performing Arts Center

 

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