Rob Thomas to play benefit concert at Mohegan Sun

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Rob Thomas has announced plans to a perform a special benefit concert for The Sidewalk Angels Foundation in Connecticut at the end of the year. The Matchbox Twenty frontman will perform at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville on Friday, December 30. Tickets for the show will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster for $35.

At the show, Thomas expected to deliver a career-spanning set including Matchbox Twenty and solo material. Thomas’ last solo studio album was 2009’s Cradlesong. Matchbox Twenty are currently in the studio working on a new studio album set for release in 2012.

“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,” Thomas said in a press release.

Established by Thomas and his wife Marisol in 2003, Sidewalk Angels Foundation is a New York-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing critically needed funds and support to grassroots groups across the country. The foundation functions like an umbrella organization that provides funds and resources to smaller local and regional entities that are doing vital work, but may lack the marketing and organizational clout and financial budgets to continue or expand their services. Born out of a lyric in Thomas’ holiday song “New York City Christmas”, Sidewalk Angels Foundation has since raised nearly half a million dollars and helped organizations as diverse as Pets Alive, Blythedale Children’s Hospital, The Animal House in Jamaica and private individuals in need.

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