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Matchbox Twenty’s front man, Rob Thomas to Perform in Benefit Concert for Charity

Thomas has been quiet as of late preferring quiet home life to the glaring spotlight of preforming, but he will take the stage for the sake of charity

Rob Thomas last released a full-length CD called Cradlesong in 2009, and has been taking things at a much slower pace in the years since his last solo endeavor. He and the band, Matchbox Twenty have been in the studio busy trying to lay down new tracks for their latest collaboration due out sometime in 2012.

Thomas will, however step back on the stage at the Mohegan Sun Arena all to benefit a charity that is near and dear to he and his lovely wife Marisol. The creative and compassionate couple founded the non-profit charity Sidewalk Angels that supports grassroots endeavors around the United States including no-kill animal shelters and animal rescues. The charity also benefits childhood health and helps in the fight against childhood homelessness.

The concert is the first in a three-part concert series for the charity. The other two concerts will be held at Atlantic City’s Borgata Casino.

Thomas is going for a more up close and personal experience with these concerts; it would appear in an effort not only to benefit concertgoers but to also benefit himself.

'It's a chance for me, as a songwriter, to really highlight lyric and melody and to create different versions of songs that I've been playing for years,' says Thomas."

When can fans expect Thomas to release another solo effort? So far that is not something that Thomas is not going to commit to. One can only hope that it will not be a long time coming. The fans seem to be more than ready for more from the musical poet. In the meantime, try to catch one of his upcoming concerts and support a wonderful charity at the same time.