Fans holding tickets to see Rob Thomas in the coming weeks will have to wait a little longer. The matchbox twenty frontman has postponed upcoming shows on “The Great Unknown” tour to be with his wife when she undergoes treatment to remove a possible lesion from her brain.
The list of postponements begins with tonight’s show in Tulsa and continues through July 29 in Portsmouth, Va., and includes gigs scheduled for St. Louis, Memphis, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Nashville, Florida towns Clearwater and Saint Augustine, No. Charleston and Charlotte. Thomas’ July 18 planned gig at Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Ill., will take place as planned.
A posting on Thomas’ website says the dates will be rescheduled, and if the new dates don’t fit ticketholders’ busy schedules, refunds will be available at points of purchase.
Saying the tour was nixed “due to issues outside of the artist’s control,” ie:music and Midas Promotions announced that shows scheduled for Beijing (Sept. 17), Shanghai (Sept. 20), Hong Kong (Sept. 23), Malaysia (Sept. 27), Bangkok (Sept. 30) and Singapore (Oct. 4) are now off of the schedule. The cancelations do not affect Williams’ fall shows in Australia and Singapore.
Fans who purchased tickets via credit cards will receive an automatic credit without having to return the physical tickets. Folks who purchased through other channels, including using good, old-fashioned cash, should check with the venue’s box office for information.