Rob Thomas is planning a North American solo tour this fall. The matchbox twenty frontman will open the VH1-sponsored run Oct. 5 in Albany, N.Y., and will be on the road for about two months through D

Rob Thomas is planning a North American solo tour this fall. The matchbox twenty frontman will open the VH1-sponsored run Oct. 5 in Albany, N.Y., and will be on the road for about two months through Dec. 10 in Detroit. Tickets will go on sale Thursday (Aug. 18) exclusively through VH1.com, with general sales to begin Saturday.

The roadwork comes in support of "...Something To Be," Thomas' first solo disc. Released in April, the set debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and has sold nearly 939,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It has yielded the adult radio hits "This Is How a Heart Breaks" and "Lonely No More"; the latter is the new No. 1 in its 26th week on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart.

Thomas spent part of April on a brief U.S. solo run, playing clubs in 12 cities and followed that with a European tour. In July, he was on hand in Philadelphia to participate in the global Live 8 concerts.

As previously reported, Thomas will also take part in the 2005 Fashion Rocks concert Sept. 8 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Highlights from the show will be broadcast the following night on CBS.

Here are Thomas' tour dates:

Oct. 5: Albany, N.Y. (Palace Theatre)
Oct. 7: Providence, R.I. (Providence PAC)
Oct. 8: Upper Darby, Pa. (Tower Theatre)
Oct. 9: Pittsburgh (Heinz Hall)
Oct. 11: Boston (Orpheum Theatre)
Oct. 12: Verona, N.Y. (Turning Stone Casino)
Oct. 14: Wallingford, Conn. (Oakdale Theatre)
Oct. 15: Uncasville, Conn. (Mohegan Sun Arena)
Oct. 16: Washington, D.C. (DAR Constitution Hall)
Oct. 18: New York (Beacon Theatre)
Oct. 21: Newark, N.J. (N.J. Performing Arts Center)
Oct. 22: Atlantic City, N.J. (Borgata)
Oct. 24: Atlanta (Tabernacle)
Oct. 25: Melbourne, Fla. (King Center)
Oct. 26: Hollywood, Fla. (Hard Rock Live Arena)
Oct. 28: Biloxi, Miss. (Hard Rock Hotel & Casino)
Oct. 29: Houston (Verizon Wireless Theater)
Oct. 30: Dallas (Nokia Theatre)
Nov. 1: Denver (Colorado Convention Center)
Nov. 2: Salt Lake City (Ford Theatre at E Center)
Nov. 4: Tucson, Ariz. (Anselmo Amphitheatre)
Nov. 5: Phoenix (Memorial Coliseum)
Nov. 6: Bakersfield, Calif. (Fox Theater)
Nov. 8: Portland, Ore. (Schnitzer Concert Hall)
Nov. 9: Seattle (Paramount Theatre)
Nov. 11: Sacramento, Calif. (Memorial Auditorium)
Nov. 12: Fresno, Calif. (Saroyan Theatre)
Nov. 13: Reno, Nev. (Reno Events Center)
Nov. 15-16: Los Angeles (Wiltern)
Nov. 17: San Diego (Copley Symphony Hall)
Nov. 19: Temecula, Calif. (Pechanga)
Nov. 20: Oakland, Calif. (Paramount Theatre)
Nov. 25: Cleveland (Palace Theatre)
Nov. 26: Cincinnati (Taft Theatre)
Nov. 27: Louisville, Ky. (Palace Theatre)
Nov. 29: Minneapolis (Orpheum Theatre)
Nov. 30: Milwaukee, Wis. (Riverside Theatre)
Dec. 3: Kansas City, Mo. (Uptown Theater)
Dec. 4: Des Moines, Iowa (Civic Center)
Dec. 5: Chicago (Auditorium Theatre)
Dec. 9: Toronto (Roy Thomson Hall)
Dec. 10: Detroit (Masonic Temple Theatre)