Josh Groban to go ‘In The Round’ on arena tour

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Josh Groban has revealed plans to embark on an arena tour this fall in support of his new album, All That Echoes. The acclaimed singer will stop in Massachusetts for a performance at Boston’s TD Garden on Monday, October 28. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $39.50 to $99.50, will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.

Dubbed the “In The Round” tour, Groban will perform on the upcoming trek from a stage placed in the middle of the floor to give fans from all sides of the venue a more intimate experience.

“It has been a vision of mine to do a tour in the round for a while now, it was just a matter of when was the right time,” explained Groban in a press release. “I have always had moments during the show where I walked through the crowd and interacted with the fans. I felt that now was the time to bring it all together. I can’t wait to bring music from throughout my career, great fun and new experiences to my fans.”

On the tour, Groban will be joined by an ensemble featuring Andre Manga on bass, Ruslan Sirota on keys, Pete Korpela on percussion, music director Tariqh Akoni on guitar, Dave DiCenso on drums, Christian Habel on violin and Daniel Rosenboom on trumpet. In addition, a local orchestra and choir will be added in each city.

All That Echoes, Groban’s sixth studio effort and follow-up to 2010’s Illuminations, debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 after its release in February. It was produced by Rob Cavallo (Green Day, Goo Goo Dolls) with assitance 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 includes 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 stremaing below.

“From beginning to end, this project has blossomed with absolute joy and inspiration,” explained Groban in a press release. “Together with Rob Cavallo and all the incredible collaborators, we set out to create songs that could bridge the old and the new, the light and the dark of life and love… all that echoes in our souls. This album makes me feel good, and I hope others feel the same way.”

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