More About Josh Groban
Josh Groban is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. His first four solo albums have been certified multi-platinum, and he was charted in 2007 as the number-one best selling artist in the United States, with over 22.3 million records. As of 2012, he had sold over 25 million records worldwide.
Groban originally studied acting, but moved to singing as his voice developed. Groban attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, a free public school on the campus of California State University, Los Angeles, where students receive a conservatory-style education. David Foster called Groban to stand in for an ailing Andrea Bocelli to rehearse a duet, “The Prayer”, with Celine Dion at the rehearsal for the 1998 Grammy Awards. Rosie O’Donnell immediately invited him to appear on her talk show. Foster asked him to sing at the California Governor’s Gray Davis’ 1999 inauguration. He was cast on Ally McBeal by the show’s creator, David E. Kelley, performing “You’re Still You” for the 2001 season 4 finale.
On March 11, 2018, tour dates were announced for Groban’s Bridges Tour with special guest Idina Menzel. The US leg of the tour began on October 18, 2018, in Duluth, Georgia and concluded at Madison Square Garden in New York City on November 18. The European leg of the tour begins on December 12 at the O2 Arena in London and concludes on December 18 in Poland.
On June 26, 2018, Groban announced via social media that his album Bridges will be released on September 21 and will contain a cover of Céline Dion’s song “S’il suffisait d’aimer” along with new tracks. The album debuted at number two in the US and in the top 10 in the UK and Scotland.
Various music critics have described Groban’s voice in different ways, with some referring to him as a tenor and others as a baritone. In performance, Groban’s music goes as low as G2 (as in the songs “To Where You Are” and “Higher Window”) and extends up to at least B4 (as heard in “The Duel” from Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812). This places his voice lower than the tenor range on the low end, and just short of tenor C, and therefore above the baritone range, on the high end.
Josh Groban 2019 Tour Dates
Sat., June 15 — Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum*
Sun., June 16 — Wilkes Barre, PA @ Mohegan Sun Arena*
Tues., June 18 — Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena #
Weds., June 19 — Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse*
Fri., June 21 — Hershey, PA @ GIANT Center #
Sat., June 22 — Manchester, NH @ SNHU Arena #
Mon., June 24 — Portland, ME @ Cross Insurance Arena #
Weds., June 26 — Providence, RI @ Dunkin Donuts Center #+
Fri., June 28 — Verona, NY @ Turning Stone Casino & Resort
Sun., July 7 — Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap ~
Tues., August 20 — Bend, OR @ Lee Schwab Amphitheater
Thurs., August 22 — Troutdale, OR @ McMenamins Edgefield Concerts on the Lawn
Weds., August 28 — Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
Fri., August 30 — Boise, ID @ Outlaw Field at Idaho Botanical Garden
Thurs., September 5 — Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
Fri., September 6 — Livermore, CA @ The Concerts at Wente Vineyards
* With Jennifer Nettles
# With Chris Botti