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Josh Groban Announces âBefore We Beginâ Intimate Toronto Show On Thursday, January 13, 2011
December 13 2010

Josh Groban Announces âBefore We Beginâ Intimate Toronto Show On Thursday, January 13, 2011

Groban Brings Living Room Rehearsals To Fans

Monday, December 13, 2010 - Internationally Renowned Singer And Songwriter Josh Groban Has Announced That He Will Perform An Intimate Live Concert In Toronto, Ontario At The Queen Elizabeth Theatre On Thursday, January 13, 2011. Josh Will Be Performing Songs From Throughout His Career As Well As From His Recently Released Album Illuminations.

Prior To The Release Of Illuminations, Groban Performed A Limited Number Of These Intimate Shows, Which Feature Just Him On Piano Accompanied By His Guitarist In The U.s. And The U.k. He Is Now Going To Bring This Very Special Performance To Canada Where He Has Sold Well In Excess Of 2 Million Records.

Says Groban, âGoing On Tour Involves So Many Steps To Get Ready For What People Eventually See As The Big Production. The First Step Is Simple. I Sit Down In My Living Room At The Piano And Play. I Try To Explore The Songs In A Different Light And Also Just Practice As Much As Possible To Get The Songs In My Hands And Voice. I Also Think About Playing Songs I Haven't Played On Tour In Years. And Then I Might Bring In My Guitarist To Work More Songs Out. All Of This Happens Before We Move It Into A More Formal Rehearsal Space With The Full Band And Orchestra. However, This Time Around, I Want To Try Something Different. I Want To Bring My Living Room To You. I Want The "first Step" For This Tour To Be In Front Of You.â

A Pre-Sale For Current Members Of Friends Of Josh Groban Will Take Place On Thursday, December 16Th From 10 A.m. Est Via Http:// Only. Tickets For This Show Go On Sale To The General Public On Friday, December 17Th At 10 A.m. Local Time Via Http:// Or The Local Venue Box Office.
Illuminations Was Released On November 23 And Debuted In The Top 5 In Canada And The U.s. The Album Has Already Been Certified Gold In Canada As Well As Singapore, Norway, South Africa And New Zealand. Critics Agree That This Might Be JoshâS Finest Album To Date:
âThis Is Vintage Groban, Starting With His Flexible Voice, Stretching Seamlessly Up From Baritone To Tenor.â â Toronto Star
âIlluminations Might Be GrobanâS Handsomest Effort Yet.â - Entertainment Weekly
âIlluminations Yields Glowing Music. Sturdy, Deeply Personal Statements, Brimming With Poignancy.â - Usa Today
â(The Album) Showcases Mr. GrobanâS Songwritingâ And âReflects The Conviction That Gallantry Can Also Be Pensive And Uncertain.â - The New York Times

The 29-Year-Old Los Angeles Native Displays Both Artistic And Personal Growth On Illuminations â The Rewardingly Surprise-Filled Result Of The Unexpected Teaming With Veteran Producer Rick Rubin, Known For His Iconic Work With Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Johnny Cash, And Dixie Chicks, Among Many Others.

The Unprecedented Partnership Saw Both Groban And Rubin Stepping Out Of Their Respective Zones To Come Together And Create An Entirely New Zone Where Art Meets Intimacy And Immediacy Meets Timelessness. Most Importantly, Groban â Who Ranks As Billboard MagazineâS 14th Top-Selling Artist Of The 2000âS With More Than 20 Million Units In The U.s. Alone -- Was Free To Express Himself At His Fullest By Tapping Into A New Range Of Expression And Emotional Connection With Lyrics Drawn Straight From The Heart.

Groban First Broke Through In 2001 With His Self-Titled 5X-Platinum Self-Titled Debut, Followed By 2003âS 5X-Platinum Closer And 2006âS 2X-Platinum Awake. In 2007, Groban Became The Best-Selling Recording Artist Of The Year Thanks To Sales Of Awake And His Blockbuster 5X-Platinum Christmas Album, Noël, Which Spent Five Consecutive Weeks At No. 1 On The Billboard Album Chart. Groban And His Recordings Have Been Nominated For More Than A Dozen Awards Including An American Music Award, A World Music Award, A Juno Award, Two Grammy Awards, And An Academy Award For âBelieveâ From The 2005 Film Polar Express. He Has Sold More Than 25 Million Albums Worldwide.

For More Information, Please Contact Steve Waxman, Warner Music Canada / (416) 758-1097
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