From the St. Johns County Cultural Events Division
St. Augustine, FL â€“ Grammy-winning pop superstar Rob Thomas and special guests Plain White Tâ€™s will perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Saturday, July 25, 2015. Tickets will go on sale to the general public this Friday, April 3 at 10 a.m.
Rob Thomas is one of the most distinctive artists of this or any other era â€“ a gifted vocalist, spellbinding performer, and accomplished songwriter known worldwide as lead singer and primary composer with Matchbox Twenty as well as for his multi-platinum certified solo work and chart-topping collaborations with other artists. Among his countless hits are solo classics like â€œLonely No Moreâ€, â€œThis Is How A Heart Breaks,â€Â and â€œStreetcorner Symphony,â€ Matchbox 20 favorites including â€œPush,â€, â€œ3AM,â€ â€œIf Youâ€™re Goneâ€ and â€œBent.â€
â€œSmoothâ€ is his 3x RIAA platinum certified worldwide hit collaboration with Santana. Thomas earned three Grammy Awards for his role as co-writer and vocalist on â€œSmooth,â€ which topped Billboardâ€™s â€œHot 100â€ for an astounding 12 consecutive weeks and spent 58 total weeks on the chart, the No. 1 song in Billboardâ€™s â€œTop Hot 100 Rock Songsâ€ chart history and No. 2 â€œHot 100â€ song of all time.
His first solo album, â€¦ Something To Be, made history as the first album by a male artist from a rock or pop group to debut at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 since the chart was launched. His second solo album, 2009â€™s Cradlesong, makes another milestone, generating two No. 1 singles in â€œHer Diamondsâ€ and â€œSomeday.â€
He again made Billboard chart history as the only male artist with multiple No. 1 hits at Adult Top 40. Thomas is currently in the studio putting finishing touches on his long awaited third solo album, the first in more than six years.
A charismatic, engaging and indefatigable live performer, Thomas is also a dedicated philanthropist, establishing The Sidewalk Angels Foundation with his wife Marisol Thomas in 2003. Dedicated to providing critically needed funds and support to grassroots groups across the county, the non-for-profit organization is the primary supporter and sponsor of a number of no-kill animal shelters and animal rescues. Additionally, The Sidewalk Angels Foundation also supports a myriad of other causes, from childhood health and wellness to the fight against homelessness.
Grammy-nominated Chicago alt-pop outfit, Plain White Tâ€™s, took shape in the late â€˜90s and skyrocketed to fame with their acoustic ballad â€œHey There Delilahâ€. Since then, the band has released six studio albums and continues to hone their unique mix of spunky energy and pop/rock craft.
Tickets for Rob Thomas with special guests Plain White Tâ€™s will go on sale this Friday, April 3 at 10am at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Box Offices. Save on fees by purchasing tickets at the St. Augustine Ampthitheatre Box Office, walk around the venue, scout your potential seat, and have first pick when the tickets go on sale at 10am. Tickets also will be available at ticketmaster.com, all TicketMaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000. Go to www.staugamphitheatre.com for more details.
IF YOU GO
- SHOW: Rob Thomas with special guests Plain White Tâ€™s
- VENUE: St. Augustine Amphitheatre
- DATE: Saturday, July 25, 2015
- TIME: Doors 6:00pm / Show 7:00pm
- TICKET PRICES: $ 89.50 â€“ Seated Pit; $ 69.50 â€“ Level 100; $ 59.50 â€“ Level 200; $ 49.50 â€“ Level 300; and $ 39.50 â€“ Obstructed View
- WEBSITE: www.robthomasmusic.com; www.staugamphitheatre.com