Huntington, NY (September 21, 2015) – The Paramount in downtown Huntington, Long Island is thrilled to announce Rob Thomas – Presented by WALK 97.5 on December 8th at 8 pm. This will mark his third time performing at The Paramount as Rob has lit up the stage once before with his band, Matchbox Twenty and then returned for a sold out solo performance. Known as an electrifying live performer, Rob has the ability to draw in fans of all ages around the globe. Rolling Stone claims, “…he’s still the consummate pop-rock craftsman who has been making it all sound so smooth for years.”
Tickets for Rob Thomas will go on sale to the general public starting @ 10 am on Friday, September 25th through Ticketmaster.com, charge-by-phone @ 800-745-3000 or The Paramount Box Office (open daily from 12 noon – 6 pm). Paramount Fan Club members may purchase tickets before the general public during the two-day, online-only, Ticketmaster pre-sale starting from 10 am on Wednesday, September 23rd to Thursday, September 24th until 10 pm with password “PULSE”. To receive future pre-sale codes and event news for The Paramount, simply sign up on our website for our FREE e-newsletter today.
As the frontman and primary composer for Matchbox Twenty, Rob Thomas has been leading the quintet to multiplatinum success over the course of four albums and a string of No.1 hits that include “Push,” “3AM,” “Bent,” “If You’re Gone,” and “Unwell.” For most artists, being on the road for months at a time can be mentally and physically exhausting, but for Rob it’s what he lives for. “After 20 years, I still get excited when I go on the road,” he said. “The sound of the bus before it pulls out. The idea of waking up in a new city every day, not knowing what the day will bring. It’s the best part of what I do. Seeing new faces every night. Sharing the music. It’s what keeps me doing it. It’s the greatest job in the world.”
When Rob isn’t touring around the world, he can be found in his home studio with his wife of 15 years, Marisol. While it hasn’t been a secret that Marisol has been dealing with a slew of health issues, Rob has found inspiration within her for his latest album, The Great Unknown. “I was amazed at how strong and resilient she is,” he said. “I realized that I had written songs about her like, ‘Ever The Same’ and ‘Her Diamonds’ and they almost paint her in a victim light, and I didn’t like that. It was important to me to write a song that shows how strong she is.” When Thomas played Marisol the song, she suggested it be the album’s title. “She said, ‘Because any endeavor you go into is the great unknown. Your motive, your intention, and your purpose are the only things you can control. Whatever is going to happen when it’s done, you have no hand in.’ it’s funny, success is really only 50 percent up to you.” The Great Unknown is Rob’s third solo album and first in six years. Rob will be heading to Huntington on December 8th to perform classic hits and inspire us all with songs off his recent release.