CLEARWATER - Multiple GRAMMY winning Emblem/Atlantic record artist Rob Thomas announced plans for a month-long North American special headline tour, which includes a stop at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Friday, April 25 at 8 p.m.
These shows will offer the rare and unique opportunity to catch the superstar performing in a more up-close and personal setting, playing a career-spanning set.
Rob Thomas is one of the most distinctive vocalists and accomplished songwriters in contemporary music, garnering a string of accolades, both for his work as lead singer and primary composer with Matchbox Twenty as well as for solo work and collaborations with other artists. In 2004, the Songwriters Hall of Fame presented Thomas with its first ever “Starlight Award,” created to recognize a songwriter 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 has earned the Songwriter of the Year crown from both Billboard magazine and BMI, two years in a row.
Thomas is best known for his chart-topping hits such as Lonely No More and This is How a Heart Breaks and Matchbox Twenty hits like Push, 3AM, If You’re Gone and Bent. Thomas also earned three GRAMMY® Awards for Smooth, his smash collaboration with Santana. Thomas wrote and sang the song, which currently ranks first on Billboard’s Top Hot 100 Rock Songs chart and second on the magazine’s Hot 100 All-Time Top Songs. Thomas last solo album, Cradlesong, generated even more number one hits including Someday and Her Diamonds. Overall, Thomas has contributed to sales of more than 80 million records.
Rob Thomas and his Matchbox Twenty band mates recently finished their hugely successful sold-out tour in support of the #1 selling album NORTH. Fueled by critical acclaim, as well as the hit singles, She’s So Mean, Overjoyed and Our Song, the album’s unprecedented success marked the band’s first-ever chart-topper and #1 debut. Rob is currently at work on his third solo album.
Tickets are priced at $100, $85 and $65 and available at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office, by calling 727-791-7400 or visiting www.RuthEckerdHall.com. Pre-show dining is also available.