Benefitting his Sidewalk Angels Foundation
Rob Thomas and VNUE, Inc. have teamed to offer instant live recordings of several shows in January. VNUE will record the shows and make the content available for download immediately after each show via VNUE’s set.fm as well as partner PledgeMusic.com.
Thomas is set to perform three sold out shows at Atlantic City’s Borgata Casino Music Box, January 12th-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, states. “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 says. “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.”
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.