SoundBytes: Rob Thomas, Pat Benatar, Emmure and more
-- Matchbox Twenty singer Rob Thomas, above, is embarking on another solo tour, but he's promising a "career-spanning set" when he performs at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on April 25. Ticket prices haven't been announced, but according to Thomas' website, they'll go on sale at noon Jan. 25, presumably at Ruth Eckerd Hall's box office. Click here.
-- Busch Gardens has announced the second act in its 2014 Bands, Brew & BBQ series: Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo on Feb. 22. Click here for details.
-- It's been quiet on the MLK Weekend concert front this year, but it looks like Maybach Music-affiliated rapper Fat Trel will be at Onyx in St. Petersburg on Jan. 20. Click here.
-- Metalcore outfit Emmure is coming to the Orpheum in Ybor City on March 16, alongside Volumes, Thy Art Is Murder, Gideon, Sworn In and The Rival Within. Tickets are $15-$25. Click here.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*