Rob Thomas to release solo single next month, duets with Fantasia at Aretha Franklin tribute concert taping

Eric Liebowitz/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty ImagesRob Thomas‘ last solo project, The Great Unknown, came out in 2015, and he supported it with a solo tour.  In 2017, he and Matchbox Twenty toured with Counting Crows. Now, Rob’s ready for another solo outing.

On Twitter, Rob wrote, “Btw, word on the street is my new single ONE LESS DAY (DYING YOUNG) comes out Feb 22.”

This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Rob will be performing solo shows at Atlantic City, NJ, which he does each year as a benefit for his charity, The Sidewalk Angels Foundation. No word on whether or not Rob will debut the new single at those shows.

There’s also no word on when Rob’s new solo album will come out, but rest assured, he’s still a member of his band. When the Press of Atlantic City wrote about the solo shows and erroneously described him as “former matchbox 20 frontman Rob Thomas,” he retweeted it and wrote, “Ummmmm…. I’m still in @MatchboxTwenty unless I don’t know something.”

In other Rob Thomas news, he’s one of the artists who participated in the taping of the star-studded Aretha Franklin Grammy tribute concert, which will air later this spring on CBS. 

Based on Instagram posts and one of Rob’s hashtags in the caption, it appears that the special will feature him duetting with Fantasia Barrino on “I Knew You Were Waiting for Me,” which was a #1 hit for Aretha and the late George Michael.

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