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Rob Thomas Ticket Sales Begin

KSAL Staff - January 24, 2014 10:49 am

Tickets to see a multi-grammy award winning rocker went on sale Friday morning in Salina. Ticket sales to see Rob Thomas began at 9:00. By mid-morning, ticket sales were strong.

Rob Thomas will perform at the the Stiefel Theatre in April as part of a month-long North American special headline run.

According to Thomas’s record company, these shows will offer the rare and unique opportunity to catch the superstar performing in a more up close and personal setting, playing a career-spanning set.

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.

Thomas will perform a solo show at the Salina Stiefel Theatre on April 17th. Tickets are on sale now.

To buy direct from the Stiefel call 785-827-1998 or go to stiefeltheatre.org or ticketmaster.com. Tickets start at $78.