Josh Groban Announces Tour Dates and Ticket On-Sale Dates for His 2011 "Straight To You" World Tour
Marketwire (Press Release)
February 28, 2011
Tickets Go on Sale March 4th and 5th for Internationally Renowned Singer and Songwriter's World Tour in Support of Platinum-Selling Album Illuminations Groban to Guest-Host on Live With Regis & Kelly on March 4th

On Valentine's Day, Josh Groban thrilled fans by announcing the launch of his 2011 World Tour on NBC's The Today Show. Now, the multi-platinum recording artist has announced the North American tour dates and ticket on-sale dates for the "Straight To You" Tour, which visits cities across the U.S. and Canada beginning May 12th in New Orleans. In addition to the three dates announced previously (Dallas, Kansas City, MO, and Moline, IL), confirmed dates are listed below, along with ticket on-sale dates. More upcoming dates will be announced soon. For further information, please visit www.joshgroban.com. This is Groban's first full-scale global arena tour since 2007, when the internationally renowned singer and songwriter hit the road for his hugely successful, sold-out 81-city Awake World Tour.

The "Straight To You" Tour will bring the feel of a theater experience to an arena setting through stage design, lighting, and projection, as well as through the spontaneity and interactivity Groban delighted his fans with during last year's "Before We Begin" shows, in which he solicited feedback from the audience on which songs should be included in the set-list. As a result, for the "Straight To You" shows, Groban will continue to interact with audiences and perform favorites from his best-selling albums, including his self-titled debut, Closer, and Awake, as well as songs from Illuminations.

Released by 143/Reprise Records on November 15th, Illuminations debuted at No. 4 on Billboard's Top 200 chart (Groban's fourth consecutive Top 5 chart bow), selling 191,337 units in its first week. Entertainment Weekly declared that "Illuminations might be Groban's handsomest effort yet." USA Today raved: "Illuminations yields glowing music. Sturdy, deeply personal statements, brimming with poignancy." The New York Times also praised the album, saying it "showcases Mr. Groban's songwriting" and "reflects the conviction that gallantry can also be pensive and uncertain."

Groban recently performed the National Anthem at the 60th Annual NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles. He will be a guest-host on Live with Regis & Kelly on March 4th.

Josh Groban's upcoming "Straight To You" Tour dates are as follows:
05/12 - New Orleans, LA - Lakefront Arena
05/14 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center Arena
05/16 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Arena
05/18 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
05/20 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
05/21 - Wichita, KS - In Trust BankArena
05/24 - Omaha, NE - Qwest Center
05/25 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
05/27 - St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center
05/28 - Moline, IL - I Wireless Center
06/03 - Buffalo, NY - HSBC
06/04 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
06/07 - Greenville, SC - Bi-Lo Center
06/08 - Duluth, GA - Gwinnette Arena
06/10 - Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena
06/11 - Raleigh, NC - RBC Center
06/14 - Richmond, VA - Richmond Coliseum
06/15 - Hershey, PA - Giant Center
07/08 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
07/09 - Green Bay, WI - Resch Center
07/12 - Indianapolis, IN - Conseco Fieldhouse
07/13 - Chicago, IL - United Center
07/15 - Cincinnati, OH - US Bank Arena
07/16 - Auburn Hills, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills
07/18 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
07/19 - London, ON - John LaBatte Centre
07/22 - Ottawa, ON - Scotiabank Place Arena
07/23 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
07/26 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
07/27 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center
07/29 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Arena
07/30 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
08/02 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
08/03 - Pittsburgh, PA - ConSol Energy Center
08/05 - Columbus, OH - Scottenstein Center
08/06 - Grand Rapids, MI - VanAndel Arena
08/09 - Milwaukee, WI - Bradley Center
08/10 - Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena
08/12 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
08/13 - Salt Lake City, UT - Energy Solutions Arena
08/16 - San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena
08/17 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
08/19 - Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center
08/20 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
08/23 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion
08/24 - Sacramento, CA - Power Balance Pavilion (formerly Arco Arena)
08/26 - Portland, OR - Rose Garden Arena
08/27 - Seattle, WA - Key Arena
08/30 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
09/01 - Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome
09/02 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
09/04 - Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
10/26 - Sunrise, FL - Bank Atlantic Center
10/28 - Tampa, FL - St. Pete Times Forum
10/29 - Orlando, FL - Amway Arena
11/01 - Charleston, SC - North Charleston Coliseum
11/02 - Norfolk, VA - Scope Arena
11/04 - Uniondale, NY - Nassau Coliseum
11/08 - Manchester, NH - Verizon Wireless Arena
11/09 - Providence, RI - Dunkin Donuts Arena
11/14 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden

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