Durham, NC (PRWEB) January 09, 2014
Multiple Grammy®-winning Emblem/Atlantic recording artist Rob Thomas has announced plans for a month-long North American special headline run, the rare and unique opportunity to catch the superstar performing in a more up close and personal setting featuring a career-spanning set. In his only east coast stop between Georgia and New Jersey, Rob Thomas brings this tour to DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, on May 1, 2014.
Tickets go on sale Saturday, January 18 at 10 a.m.:
Friends of DPAC members may place their orders on January 17. Joining Friends of DPAC is free, and you can register at http://www.dpacnc.com/fod.
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 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 up their hugely successful sold-out world tour in support of their #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.
For further information, please visit http://www.robthomasmusic.com, or follow Rob on his official Twitter page, @ThisIsRobThomas.
Since its opening in 2008, DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, has become the center for live entertainment in the Triangle. Recognized for its contemporary design, DPAC features 2,700 seats, intimate sightlines and state-of-the art sound and video. Listed four times in the top 10 in Pollstar magazine’s annual worldwide theater attendance rankings, DPAC is currently the #3 ranked theater in the U.S.
What is up next at DPAC? The return of legendary diva PATTI LABELLE (January 11), winner of 8 Tony® Awards ONCE (January 21-26), and alternative rock’s hottest ticket PIXIES (January 31).
For more information, please go to http://www.DPACnc.com.