The Illuminations of Josh Groban
My Central Jersey
March 3, 2011
By Chris Jordan
Straight up, it's Josh Groban.

Groban's Straight To You tour has announced a couple of area dates, including Aug. 2 at the Prudential Center in Newark and Nov. 14 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Tickets, $58 to $98 for the Prudential Center and $69.50 to $99.50 for Madison Square Garden, go on sale to the general public 10 a.m. Saturday through, charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000 and select Ticketmaster outlets. There will also be a pre-sale to Citi credit card holders begining 10 a.m. Thursday.

The Straight To You tour promises feel of a theater concert in an arena setting, according to a Live Nation press release. Groban, a classical-crossover star, is touring in support of his Rick Rubin-produced album, "Illuminations."