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Rob Thomas Announces Acoustic Solo Spring Tour 

Tyler Golden/NBCRob Thomas spent much of last year on the road with Matchbox Twenty, promoting the band's big 2012 reunion album North.  Well, this year he's planning a little "me time."  The singer has announced that he'll be heading out on a North American solo tour this spring.

The acoustic tour kicks off April 2 in Temecula, CA and is currently scheduled to wrap May 11 in Windsor, Ontario.  The 27-date trek will make stops in Las Vegas, Nashville and Atlanta among other cities, and will include a two-night stand in Red Bank, NJ.

Rob will be planing a career-spanning set including both solo and Matchbox Twenty hits, and he'll also be giving back along the way.  His April 5 show at the Fantasy Springs Resort in Indio, CA will benefit the Sidewalk Angels Foundation, a non-profit founded by Rob and his wife Marisol to support grassroots groups working on numerous causes, from animal rescue to childhood health.

Tickets will go on sale throughout January, but fan club members will have early access for select shows beginning January 14.  For more information visit

As previously reported, Rob has plans to release some solo music in 2014, and he seemed to confirm that when he tweeted about the tour.  "3 pc acoustic tour in april...looking forward to it!," he wrote, adding, "Good fun while i work on my solo album."

Here are the Rob Thomas solo tour dates:

April 2-- Temecula,CA, Pechanga Theater
April 4 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Pearl
April 5 -- Indio, CA, Fantasy Springs Resort          
April 6 -- San Diego, CA, Humphrey’s
April 8 -- Modesto, CA, Gallo Center for the Arts
April 1 -- Phoenix, AZ, Talking Stick
April 12 -- Tuscon, AZ, Desert Diamond Casino
April 14 -- San Antonio, TX, Majestic Theatre
April 15 -- Austin, TX, Bass Concert Hall
April 17 -- Salina, KS, Stiefel Theatre
April 18 -- Thackerville, OK, Winstar Casino
April 19 -- Tunica, MS, Horseshoe Casino
April 22 -- Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium
April 23 -- Atlanta, GA, Tabernacle
April 25 -- Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckerd Hall
April 26 -- Hollywood, FL, Seminole
April 27 -- Orlando, FL, Hard Rock Live
April 29 -- Jacksonville, FL, Florida Theatre
May 1 -- Durham, NC, DPAC
May 2 -- Bethlehem, PA, Sands
May 3 -- Morristown, NJ, Mayo PAC
May 5 -- Huntington, NY, Paramount
May 6, 7 -- Red Bank, NJ, Count Basie Theater
May 9 -- Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena
May 10 -- Niagara Falls, NY, Seneca
May 11 -- Windsor, ON, Coliseum at Caesars

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