While most New Year's resolutions involve things like diet and exercise, one Monmouth County man has far greater ambitions. Manalapan's Matt Manisero, a talented musician and performer, is hoping that 2014 will be his breakout year.

Hot off the recent release of his new single and music video for the song "Can You Feel It Now," Manisero will perform at Freehold's Encore Event Center on February 21 as the opening act for American Idol winner Kris Allen.

The show, which is sure to sell out, will be Manisero's first outing as a solo performer. He is no stranger to stage lights, however, having plenty of experience as the leader of the recently defunct band The Perfect Gentleman.

"I couldn't be more excited," Manisero said. "Getting the chance to perform in front of a huge crowd like this is a dream."

The February concert is just the first step in what promises to be a huge year for the performer. His album Chasing the Feeling is due out this spring and a series of live dates supporting the release will follow.

See the video for "Can You Feel It Now" below and be sure to keep up with Matt on Twitter, Facebook and his official website: mattmanisero.com.