Rob Thomas Readies Solo Tour
The trek will begin April 15 in San Francisco and wrap April 30 in Washington, D.C.; at deadline, it was unknown which musicians will be backing the matchbox twenty frontman at the shows.Rob Thomas will promote his upcoming Atlantic solo debut, "...Something To Be," with an 11-date club tour next month. The trek will begin April 15 in San Francisco and wrap April 30 in Washington, D.C.; at deadline, it was unknown which musicians will be backing the matchbox twenty frontman at the shows.
"...Something To Be" is due April 19. First single "Lonely No More" is No. 3 on Billboard's Adult Top 40 chart this week, as well as No. 14 on the Top 40 Mainstream tally and No. 18 on the Adult Contemporary survey.
Thomas has a number of other songwriting collaborations in the can, including the track "Not Enough Love" for Daryl Hall's next solo album.
"He's always had that classic style to him, deep into the Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, and the song's got that kind of soul to it that I never would have found if I hadn't written with him," Thomas told Billboard recently.
The artist and OutKast's Big Boi have recently completed a song called "My Man," slated for Carlos Santana's new album and performed by Big Boi and Mary J. Blige. "I still have not yet met Big Boi," Thomas says with a laugh. "He sent me a track and I sent it back and I redid some stuff, he redid some stuff, and now it looks like they're going to actually record it. How funny is that?"
Here are Rob Thomas' solo dates:
April 15: San Francisco (Fillmore)
April 16: Ventura, Calif. (Ventura Theatre)
April 19: Los Angeles (Avalon)
April 20: Las Vegas (the Joint)
April 22: St. Louis (Orpheum Theatre)
April 23: Columbus, Ohio (PromoWest Pavilion)
April 24: Chicago (Vic Theatre)
April 26: Philadelphia (Electric Factory)
April 27: New York (Irving Plaza)
April 29: Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club)