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Photos: Matchbox Twenty with frontman Rob Thomas perform sold-out concert at Palms

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Matchbox Twenty, with frontman Rob Thomas, at Pearl at the Palms on Friday, March 29, 2013.

Matchbox Twenty at Pearl at the Palms

Matchbox Twenty, with frontman Rob Thomas, at Pearl at the Palms on Friday, March 29, 2013. Launch slideshow »

Matchbox Twenty, with heartthrob frontman Rob Thomas, rocked a sold-out concert at the Pearl at the Palms on Friday night, and contributing photographer Tom Donoghue was onsite for a photo gallery.

The group, formed in Orlando, Fla., in 1995, consists of singer and pianist Thomas, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Kyle Cook, bass guitarist Brian Yale, drummer, rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist Paul Doucette and touring drummer Stacy Jones.

The group’s set list included “She’s So Mean” and “Overjoyed” from their new and fourth album “North,” which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard, a first for the band, and is their first set of all-new music in 10 years.

Matchbox Twenty’s hits from their previous albums “Yourself or Someone Like You,” “Mad Season” and “More Than You Think You Are” include “Push,” “3 am,” “Real World,” “Long Day,” “Back 2 Good,” “Bent,” “Unwell,” “If You’re Gone,” “Bright Lights” and “Disease,” “Exile on Mainstream,” their greatest-hits collection from 2007, spawned their biggest-selling single to date, “How Far We’ve Come.”

Thomas’ solo work includes co-writing and singing Santana’s Grammy Award-winning 1999 smash “Smooth.” He has won three Grammys Awards and collaborated with Mick Jagger, Willie Nelson and Big Boi.

Don Chareunsy is editor of Vegas DeLuxe and senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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