New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
VNUE, Inc. (OTC: VNUE), announced today that it is working with international superstar and Grammy-winner Rob Thomas
to record several shows in January and make the content available for download immediately after each show via VNUE's set.fm as well as partner PledgeMusic.com.
is set to perform three sold out shows at Atlantic City's Borgata Casino Music
Box, January 12-14th, and VNUE will be there to capture and professionally produce every note. This will be the seventh consecutive year that Thomas
has held the shows at the Music
Box benefiting his Sidewalk Angels Foundation.
The intimate acoustic shows will feature Thomas
performing a range of material from both Matchbox Twenty
and his critically-acclaimed solo albums, as well as other material. He has described these shows as "singer-songwriter storyteller events; a shared moment with a small group of people" - and, for the first time ever, fans will be able to immediately take home their experience via the set.fm mobile and digital platform - with all proceeds benefiting Sidewalk Angels.
"We couldn't be more excited to be working with Rob," Zach Bair, CEO of VNUE and "instant music" pioneer DiscLive, said. "He is a dynamic artist with a ton of hits who has previously embraced cutting-edge technology like USB wristbands and more recently a fan-controlled virtual reality experience. VNUE's set.fm is the next evolution."
"Rob has always been a trailblazer in finding new ways for fans to enjoy his shows, first with USB wristbands, and later with innovations such as 360 video and Holograms," Rob's management said. "VNUE's set.fm platform is an emerging technology that adds in a brand new revenue stream providing direct benefit to the Sidewalk Angels Foundation, and Rob is blazing that trail once again."
Fans may pre-purchase the shows now by downloading the set.fm app from the Apple App Store or Google Play, or by visiting the following links:
Sidewalk Angels Foundation, founded by Thomas, is dedicated to providing critically needed funds and support to over 20 no-kill animal shelters and animal rescues across the country, that "help to fight for the rights and fair treatment of those with no voice." Proceeds from each and every sale will directly benefit Sidewalk Angels.
About Rob Thomas
is one of modern music's most compelling and commercially successful artists. For 20 years, he has been the front man and primary composer for Matchbox Twenty, leading the quintet 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." Thomas
recently released his 3rd solo album, "The Great Unknown
" the follow up to 2005's platinum-certified No. 1 album "…Something To Be" and 2009's "cradlesong" . Thomas
made history with "…Something to Be" as being the first album by a male artist from a rock or pop group to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. "Smooth
", Thomas' collaboration with Santana
was recently named the top all-time track on Billboard's Adult Pop Songs radio airplay chart , the #2 Pop song of all time and the #1 song of the rock-era by Billboard.