Multiple-Grammy® Award-winning singer/songwriter Rob Thomas has announced the second leg of his North American Chip Tooth Tour, supporting his fourth solo album, Chip Tooth Smile. The 18 new dates will kick off Friday, Aug.16 in Port Chester, N.Y. and will include a performance at Richcraft Live at Canadian Tire Centre on Friday, Aug. 23.
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Debuting at No. 3 on the Billboard Top Album Sales chart, Chip Tooth Smile has been met with an outpouring of critical acclaim since its release last month. “Rob Thomas is an expert at his craft” raved Variety, while Forbes echoed “Chip Tooth Smile is vintage Thomas – smart songwriting, excellent pop/rock craftsmanship, eclectic and at times moving, at times, fun and always solid.” The 12-track collection features production from Butch Walker (Panic! At The Disco, P!nk) and Benny Blanco (Ed Sheeran), perfectly complimenting Thomas’ long-acclaimed songwriting talent.
Chip Tooth Smile was heralded by the lead single, One Less Day (Dying Young), which is continuing to see success at Hot AC radio, charting in the top 15 following recent performances on ABC’s Good Morning America and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Rolling Stone described the song as “thunderous, life-affirming” and “an impassioned vocal performance,” while Billboard declared it to be “one of the boldest singles released so far this year.” The album also includes standout tracks Timeless, inspired by classic songs of the 80s, and I Love It, which is currently being used nationwide for the 2019 NBA Playoffs.
ROB THOMAS – CHIP TOOTH TOUR CANADIAN DATES
*All dates, cities and venues below subject to change
July 20 – Orillia, Ont., Casino Rama Resort
Aug. 20 – Montreal, MTELUS
Aug. 23 – Ottawa, Richcraft Live at Canadian Tire Centre
Aug. 24 – St. Catharines, Ont., Meridian Centre
Aug. 25 – London, Ont., Budweiser Gardens
Rob Thomas is one of the most distinctive artists of this or any other era – a gifted vocalist, spellbinding performer and acclaimed songwriter known worldwide as the 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 Lonely No More, This Is How A Heart Breaks and Streetcorner Symphony and Matchbox Twenty favourites including Push, 3AM, If You’re Gone, Bent, and of course, Smooth, his three-time RIAA platinum certified worldwide hit collaboration with Santana which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Thomas earned three Grammy® Awards for his role as co-writer and vocalist on Smooth, which topped Billboard’s Hot 100 for an astounding 12 consecutive weeks and spent 58 total weeks on the chart, the No. 1 song in Billboard’s Top Hot 100 Rock Songs chart history and No. 2 Hot 100 song of all time. As if that weren’t enough, Smooth was declared the all-time No. 1 song on Billboard’s Adult Pop Songs radio airplay chart, the No. 1 song of the rock era based on chart performance on Billboard‘s Hot 100, and recently declared to still hold the spot as the second most successful song of all time by Billboard.
In 2004, Thomas was the first artist to be honoured with the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s prestigious Hal David Starlight Award, created to recognize a composer 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 twice earned the Songwriter of the Year crown from both Billboard and BMI. Overall, Thomas has contributed to sales of more than 80 million records.
Thomas made his solo debut with 2005’s platinum certified …Something To Be and immediately made history as the first album by a male artist from a rock or pop group to ever debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Thomas’ sophomore solo album, 2009’s Cradlesong, marked still another milestone, generating two No. 1 singles in Her Diamonds and Someday. Billboard chart history was made once again, with Thomas tying P!nk for the most No.1 Adult Top 40 hits by a solo artist as well as becoming the first male solo artist to score multiple chart-toppers at the format.
In 2012, Matchbox Twenty returned with their first all-new album in a decade, North. Fueled by the hit singles She’s So Mean, Overjoyed and Our Song, North proved a landmark for the band, their first ever No. 1 debut and Billboard 200 chart-topper. Thomas’ third solo album, 2015’s internationally acclaimed The Great Unknown, had a top 10 debut on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 upon its release and featured hit singles Hold On Forever and Pieces.
A charismatic, engaging and indefatigable live performer, Thomas has spent much of the past two decades on the road, fronting massive world treks with Matchbox Twenty and on his own, as well as a series of intimate acoustic tours. Thomas is also a dedicated philanthropist, establishing Sidewalk Angels Foundation with his wife Marisol Thomas in 2003. The organization is dedicated to providing critically needed funds and support to over 20 no-kill animal shelters and animal rescues, across the country, that help to fight for the rights and fair treatment of those with no voice. For additional information on Sidewalk Angels Foundation, please visit sidewalkangelsfoundation.org.
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