Rob Thomas Adds More ‘Great Unknown’ Dates

Rob Thomas adds 10 more stops to his “The Great Unknown” solo tour.  New destinations for the matchbox twenty frontman include New Orleans, Louisville, Des Moines and Wichita with tickets going on sale Friday.

Photo: Edison Graff
Pearl Concert Theater, Las Vegas, Nev.

Hailed by Rolling Stone as “pure acoustic-guitar bliss,” Thomas’ third solo album shares its name with the tour.  The Great Unknown arrived in stores both digital and brick & mortar last week.  Celebrating the disc’s release, Thomas appeared this morning’ on NBC’s  “Today” where he performed live from New York City’s Rockefeller Center as part of the morning show’s “Toyota Summer Concert Series.”

The newly added shows are scheduled for October and November.  Here’s the complete routing as it stands today with additions bolded for your convenience:

Aug. 26 – Portsmouth, Va., Ntelos Wireless Pavilion
Aug. 28 – Nashville, Tenn., Ryman Auditorium
Aug. 29 – Memphis, Tenn., Memphis Botanic Garden
Aug. 30 – Atlanta, Ga., Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Sept. 1 – Charlotte, N.C., Uptown Amphitheatre At The NC Music Factory
Sept. 3 – Tulsa, Okla., Brady Theater
Sept. 4 – St. Louis, Mo., Peabody Opera House
Oct. 20 – New Orleans, La., Saenger Theatre
Oct. 21 – Mobile, Ala., Saenger Theatre

Oct. 23 – Hollywood, Fla., Hard Rock Live
Oct. 25 – Columbia, S.C., Township Auditorium
Oct. 27 – Louisville, Ky., The Louisville Palace Theatre
Oct. 28 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Taft Theatre
Oct. 29 – Joliet, Ill., Rialto Square Theatre
Oct. 31 – Des Moines, Iowa, Des Moines Civic Center
Nov. 1 – Sioux City, Iowa, Orpheum Theatre
Nov. 2 – Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Paramount Theatre
Nov. 4 – Wichita, Kansas., Orpheum Theatre

Nov. 7 – Saint Helena, Calif., Sutter Home Winery (Live In The Vineyard)
Nov. 9 – Denver, Colo., Paramount Theatre
Nov. 10 – Colorado Springs, Colo., Pikes Peak Center

Presales for for the newly listed shows begin this week and general onsales start Aug. 28.  VIP packages are available.  Visit for more details.