Staff Report

Multiple Grammy winner Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty has announced plans for a special performance to benefit Sidewalk Angels Foundation, a nonprofit organization he founded his wife, Marisol, at 8 p.m. Friday, March 29, at the Chumash Casino Resort’s Samala Showroom.

Tickets for the show are $99, $119, $129, $139 & $149.

The Sidewalk Angels Foundation is a New York-based nonprofit organization that is the primary supporter and sponsor of a number of no-kill animal shelters and animal rescues. The foundation also supports a myriad of other causes, from childhood health and wellness to the fight against homelessness.

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Rob Thomas

It will be Thomas’ first performance at the casino. He promises a “more up-close and personal setting” as he plays a career-spanning set. 

For 20 years, Thomas has been the front man and primary composer for Matchbox Twenty, leading the band 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.”

His first two solo albums, 2005’s platinum-certified No. 1 album “…Something to Be” and 2009’s “Cradlesong,” generated the hit singles “Lonely No More,” “This is How A Heart Breaks,” “Her Diamonds” and “Someday.”

 “…Something to Be” was the first album by a male artist from a rock or pop group to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 since the chart debuted. With “Cradlesong,” he made history once again as the only male artist with multiple No. 1 hits at Adult Top 40, tying Pink with most No. 1s by a solo artist in the chart’s history.

Throughout his career, Thomas has collaborated with artists including Mick Jagger, Willie Nelson and Carlos Santana.

In 2004, he was the first honoree of 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 who has already made a lasting impact.

In 2017, Thomas and Matchbox Twenty toured to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their first album, the diamond award-winning “Yourself or Someone Like You.” Thomas recently completed his fourth solo album which is slated for release in the spring of 2019. 

For more information on the Sidewalk Angels Foundation, visit

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