Phillip Phillips is hitting the road this winter with one of his idols.
The American Idol winner is joining with Matchbox Twenty’s North American tour for 21 shows. Phillips is kicking things off in Catoosa, Oklahoma on January 29, making stops in Texas, Ohio, and before ending up in Bethlehem, PA on February 27.
Rob Thomas and the guys are excited to have Phillips join them and even sent the singer a nice welcoming message.
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Will Phillips join the band onstage? We hope so, since he managed to pull off Matchbox’s “Disease” when he was just an Idol hopeful.
Though the judges weren’t that fond of his smooth jazz rendition of the song, Rob told The Hollywood Reporter he was flattered.
“I appreciate what he did with it,” Rob said. “If you’re going to be an ‘idol,’ you need to be more than just a cover artist and I think he made it his own.”
Check out the full list of Phillips’ tourdates below.
1/29 Catoosa, OK- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
1/30 San Antonio, TX- Majestic Theater
2/01 Thackerville, OK- Winstar Casino
2/02 Longview, TX- Belcher Performing Arts Center
2/05 Louisville, KY- Louisville Palace
2/06 Normal, IL- Braden Auditorium
2/08 Prior Lake, MN- Mystic Lake Casino
2/09 Milwaukee, WI- Riverside Theatre
2/10 Des Moines, IA- Civic Center of Greater Des Moines, IA
2/12 Fort Wayne, IN- Embassy Theater
2/13 Kalamazoo, MI- Miller Auditorium
2/15 Toledo, OH- Stranahan Theatre
2/16 Columbus, OH- Palace Theater
2/17 Akron, OH- Akron Civic Theater
2/19 Niagara Falls, ON- Fallsview Casino
2/20 Niagara Falls, ON- Fallsview Casino
2/21 Windsor, ON- The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor
2/23 Atlantic City, NJ- Borgata
2/25 Baltimore, MD- Modell Performing Arts Center At The Lyric
2/26 Port Chester, NY- The Capitol Theatre
2/27 Bethlehem, PA- The Sands Bethlehem Event Center
– Shannon Carlin, CBS Local