Rob Thomas is as beloved for his solo work as he is for his output with '90s alt-rock legends Matchbox Twenty. At his intimate live shows, Thomas eschews the arena-sized sound of Matchbox Twenty in favor of a more nuanced, acoustic-oriented treatment of the band's hits, peppering his sets with personal anecdotes about each song's inspiration. On 2010's Cradlesong Tour, Thomas blew fans away with his powerful vocals and disarming humor, and a handful of acclaimed live appearances in 2013 have fans eagerly awaiting his 2014 tour dates.
Following Matchbox Twenty's diamond-certified 1996 debut album Yourself or Someone Like You, Rob Thomas put his newfound superstardom to good use, collaborating with Santana on 1999's "Smooth," which took home the Grammy for Song of the Year. In 2005, Thomas made his solo debut with ...Something to Be, which peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and landed an impressive five singles on the charts. After reuniting with Matchbox Twenty in 2007 for a retrospective album and tour, Thomas released his 2009 sophomore album Cradlesong, kicking off a 70-stop international tour. Thomas continues to perform both solo and with Matchbox Twenty, with a North American solo tour in the works for 2014.
FANS WHO BOUGHT TICKETS SAY:
"His energy during the performance was great and the music was wonderful. I had chills repeatedly from hearing him sing."
"This show was amazing!!! Rob Thomas is even better in person and to see him perform both Matchbox Twenty & his solo songs was an amazing opportunity."
"He was very interactive with the audience and shared meaningful stories about why he wrote a song or who he wrote the song with."