Josh Groban announces special summer tour

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Josh Groban has announced a series of East Coast summer tour dates that will find him performing with local orchestras, including a pair of shows in New England. The acclaimed singer will bring the tour to a close with a performance featuring the Boston PopsĀ  led by conductor Keith Lockhart at Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts on Saturday, August 30. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $22 to $121, are now on sale through the venue’s website and box office.

Joined by the Donn Trenner Orchestra, Groban will also perform at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut on Friday, August 29. Tickets for the performance will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster for $70 and $90.

On the tour, Groban will perform songs from across his catalogue. His most recent release was last year’s All That Echoes. Groban’s sixth studio effort and follow-up to 2010’s Illuminations debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. It was produced by Rob Cavallo (Green Day, Goo Goo Dolls) with assistance from Walter Afanasieff (Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson) and Lester Mendez (Shakira, Nelly Furtado).

Groban co-wrote seven of the 12 tracks that appear on All That Echoes, which also features five covers, including Stevie Wonder’s “I Believe (When I Fall in Love It Will Be Forever)”, Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova’s “Falling Slowly” (the Oscar-winning song from the film Once), and Jimmy Webb’s “The Moon’s A Harsh Mistress”. Special guests on the album include Grammy-winning trumpet player Arturo Sandoval on “Un Alma Mas” and Italian superstar vocalist Laura Pausini on “E Ti Promoterro”. The video for lead single “Brave” is streaming below.

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