Multiple Grammy winning Emblem/Atlantic recording artist Rob Thomas has announced plans for a set of intimate shows to benefit Sidewalk Angels Foundation, the non-profit organization founded by Rob and his wife Marisol. Thomas will return to Uncasville, CT’s Mohegan Sun on December 30th and Atlantic City’s Borgata Casino January 6th and 7th, 2012. These shows offer a rare and exciting opportunity to catch the superstar performing in a more up close and personal setting than usual, playing a career-spanning set. “It’s a chance for me, as a songwriter, to really highlight lyric and melody and to create different versions of songs that I’ve been playing for years,” says Thomas.
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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 his 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 and BMI, two years in a row.
Thomas is best known for his chart-topping solos 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’ latest album, Cradlesong, has 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 bandmates are currently in the studio working on a new studio album set for release in 2012.
For further information, please visit www.robthomasmusic.com, or follow Rob on his official Twitter page, @ThisIsRobThomas.
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The Sidewalk Angels Foundation, established by Rob and Marisol Thomas, is a New York based not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing critically needed funds and support to grassroots groups across the country. It is the primary supporter and sponsor of a number of no-kill animal shelters and animal rescues, reflecting the passion of the foundation’s co-founders to fight for the rights and fair treatment of those with no voice. Additionally, the foundation also supports a myriad of other causes, from childhood health and wellness to the fight against homelessness.
The Sidewalk Angels Foundation functions like an umbrella organization that provides funds and resources to smaller local and regional entities that are doing vital work. The world can move so fast that those in need are often passed by. From animals that have been abandoned and abused to those who are destitute, homeless, or cannot afford proper medical these- these are universal problems that Sidewalk Angels Foundation, through its efforts encourages people to address locally. For additional information on the Sidewalk Angels Foundation, please visit: www.sidewalkangelsfoundation.com.