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Hear Rob Thomas Preview New Album With Thrilling ‘One Less Day (Dying Young)’

Matchbox Twenty singer will release fourth solo LP Chip Tooth Smile this April

Matchbox Twenty’s Rob Thomas unveiled a thunderous, life-affirming new song, “One Less Day (Dying Young),” from his forthcoming solo record, Chip Tooth Smile, out April 26th.

“One Less Day” was produced by Butch Walker and boasts a steady gallop of drums and chugging guitars, over which Thomas delivers an impassioned vocal performance with lyrics like, “All my life I have been wandering/Burning up my candle like my time just won’t end/And I’ll keep burning until there’s nothing left/Praying that tomorrow I can do it all again.” The track arrives with an Andy Morahan-directed video, in which Thomas performs the song surrounded by hundreds of lit candles and a fire dancer.

Thomas also announced a North American tour in support of Chip Tooth Smile that’s set to kick off May 28th at the Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank, New Jersey. The run will extend throughout the summer, wrapping August 4th at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Country artist Abby Anderson will serve as support throughout the trek.

Tickets will go on sale March 1st at 10 a.m. local time, while a fan club pre-sale will begin February 25th at 10 a.m. local time. Each ticket purchased will come with a digital download of Chip Tooth Smile, which is also available to pre-order.

Chip Tooth Smile marks Thomas’ fourth solo album and first since 2015’s The Great Unknown. Matchbox Twenty released their most recent album, North, in 2012.

Rob Thomas Tour Dates

May 28 – Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Center for the Arts
May 30 – Battle Creek, MI @ Firekeeper’s Casino
May 31 – Northfield, OH @ Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park
Jun 1 – Rochester Hills, MI @ Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
Jun 3 – Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
Jun 4 – Indianapolis, IN @ Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park
Jun 7 – Madison, WI @ Breese Stevens Field
Jun 8 – Prior Lake, MN @ Mystic Lake (not subject to pre-order first access)
Jun 10 – Denver, CO @ Levitt Pavilion Denver
Jun 11 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
Jun 13 – Seattle, WA @ venue and on-sale date to be announced
June 14 – Portland, OR @ Theater of the Clouds
June 16 – Saratoga, CA @ Mountain Winery
June 18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
June 20 – San Diego, CA @ Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
June 23 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
June 25 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater
June 26 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
June 28 – Sugar Land, TX @ Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
June 29 – New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theater
June 30 – Tuscaloosa, AL @ Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
July 2 – Boca Raton, FL @ Mizner Park Amphitheater
July 3 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live Orlando
July 5 – St. Petersburg, FL @ The Mahaffey Theater
July 6 – Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place
July 8 – Atlanta, GA @ State Bank Amphitheater at Chastain Park
July 9 – Nashville, TN @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center
July 11 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater
July 12 – Washington, D.C. @ The Anthem
July 13 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Met Philadelphia
July 15 – Bethlehem, PA @ the Sands Event Center
July 17 – Englewood, NJ @ Bergen Performing Arts Center
July 18 – Boston, MA @ Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
July 20 – Orillia, ON @ Casino Rama Resort (not subject to pre-order first access)
July 21 – Canandaigua, NY @ CMAC Performing Arts Center
July 23 – Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheater
July 24 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 25 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
July 27 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata
July 29 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
July 30 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
August 2 – Port Chester, NY @ The Capitol Theatre
August 3 – Morristown, NJ @ Mayo Performing Arts Center
August 4 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena

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