SOURCE: Atlantic Records

August 15, 2005 06:00 ET

Rob Thomas Sets Fall Tour of North America; VH1 to Present Two-Month Cross-Country Trek

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 15, 2005 -- Melisma/Atlantic recording artist Rob Thomas has announced his first full-scale solo tour of North America. Presented by VH1, the two-month itinerary is slated to kick off on October 5th in Albany, New York. Fans can go online exclusively to VH1.com beginning this Thursday, August 18th for ticket pre-sales, two days before the general on-sale date.

Thomas's debut solo album, "...SOMETHING TO BE," made chart history upon its release in April. The set entered the Billboard 200 album chart at #1 -- the first time that a male artist from a rock or pop group has debuted at #1 with their first solo album since Billboard introduced the chart 50 years ago. In addition, "...SOMETHING TO BE" is the first album released exclusively as a DualDisc to hit #1.

Now in its 16th week on the Billboard 200, the RIAA platinum "...SOMETHING TO BE" has thus far yielded a pair of smash singles; the #1-charting "Lonely No More" and the current single, "This Is How A Heart Breaks" -- which are simultaneously ranked in the top ten on the national Hot AC/Adult Top 40 charts this week. Following a record-breaking ten-week run in the #1 spot at Hot AC, "Lonely No More" hits #1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart this week. On the international front, "Lonely No More" has hit #1 in a remarkable 15 countries around the world.

Thomas celebrated the release of "...SOMETHING TO BE" with a sold-out, whirlwind club tour which hit a dozen cities across the U.S. in April, followed by his first-ever European solo concert dates. On July 2nd, Thomas performed in Philadelphia as part of the Live 8 global concert devoted to increasing awareness of Third World poverty. On September 8th, Rob will take the stage at the 2005 "Fashion Rocks" concert at Radio City Music Hall. The event will be broadcast the following night on CBS-TV.

For more information on Rob Thomas and his tour dates, log on to www.vh1.com and www.atlanticrecords.com.

                   VH1 Presents
                    ROB THOMAS
         "...SOMETHING TO BE" Tour 2005

October
5               Albany, NY              Palace Theatre
7               Providence, RI          Providence PAC
8               Philadelphia, PA        Tower Theatre
9               Pittsburgh, PA          Heinz Hall
11              Boston, MA              Orpheum Theatre
12              Verona, NY              Turning Stone Casino
14              Wallingford, CT         Oakdale Theatre
15              Uncasville, CT          Mohegan Sun Arena
16              Washington, DC          DAR Constitution Hall
18              New York, NY            Beacon Theatre
21              Newark, NJ              NJPAC
22              Atlantic City, NJ       Borgata
24              Atlanta, GA             Tabernacle
25              Melbourne, FL           King Center
26              Hollywood, FL           Hard Rock Live Arena
28              Biloxi, MS              Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
29              Houston, TX             Verizon Wireless Theater
30              Dallas, TX              Nokia Theatre

November
1               Denver, CO              Colorado Convention Center
2               Salt Lake City, UT      Ford Theatre at E Center
4               Tucson, AZ              Anselmo Amphitheatre
5               Phoenix, AZ             Memorial Coliseum
6               Bakersfield, CA         Fox Theater
8               Portland, OR            Schnitzer Concert Hall
9               Seattle, WA             Paramount Theatre
11              Sacramento, CA          Memorial Auditorium
12              Fresno, CA              Saroyan Theatre
13              Reno, NV                Reno Events Center
15-16           Los Angeles, CA         Wiltern
17              San Diego, CA           Copley Symphony Hall
19              Temecula, CA            Pechanga
20              Oakland, CA             Paramount Theatre
25              Cleveland, OH           Palace Theatre
26              Cincinnati, OH          Taft Theatre
27              Louisville, KY          Palace Theatre
29              Minneapolis, MN         Orpheum Theatre
30              Milwaukee, WI           Riverside Theatre

December
3               Kansas City, MO         Uptown Theater
4               Des Moines, IA          Civic Center
5               Chicago, IL             Auditorium Theatre
9               Toronto, ON             Roy Thomson Hall
10              Detroit, MI             Masonic Temple Theatre

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