The 360 Degrees Of Josh Groban

Josh Groban won’t be cutting any corners when the singer/actor/songwriter embarks on his fall journey.  The “In The Round Tour” will place the stage smack dab in the middle of arenas to give his fans 360 degrees of intimacy.

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"Teachers Rock" concert, Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, Los Angeles, Calif.

With dates beginning in early October, Groban plans to give fans a show spanning his 12-year career and building upon his 2011 “Straight Into You” outing by bringing that tour’s theatre closeness to arenas.

“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,” Groban said.  “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.”

Backing Groban will be an ensemble of world-class musicians featuring bassist Andre Manga, Ruslan Siorta on keyboards, percussionist Pete Korpela, music director/guitarist Tarique Akoni, Dave DiCenso on drums, violinist Christian Habel and trumpeter Daniel Rosenboom.  Groban will also be joined by local choirs and orchestras on each stop.

Here’s the routing:

Oct. 2 – Boise, Idaho, Taco Bell Arena
Oct. 4 – Seattle, Wash., KeyArena At Seattle Center
Oct. 6 – Wheatland, Calif., Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Oct. 7 – San Jose, Calif., HP Pavilion At San Jose
Oct. 9 – Phoenix, Ariz., US Airways Center
Oct. 11 – Salt Lake City, Utah, EnergySolutions Arena
Oct. 13 – Las Vegas, Nev., MGM Grand Garden Arena
Oct. 16 – Kansas City, Mo., Sprint Center
Oct. 19 – Minneapolis, Minn., Target Center
Oct. 20 – Chicago, Ill., United Center
Oct. 22 – Grand Rapids, Mich., Van Andel Arena
Oct. 23 – Auburn Hills, Mich., The Palace Of Auburn Hills
Oct. 25 – Toronto, Ontario,  Air Canada Centre
Oct. 27 – Montreal, Quebec, Bell Centre
Oct. 28 – Boston, Mass.,  TD Garden
Oct. 30 – Newark, New Jersey, Prudential Center
Nov. 2 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Consol Energy Center
Nov. 3 – Philadelphia, Pa., Wells Fargo Center
Nov. 6 – Sunrise, Fla., BB&T Center
Nov. 8 – Tampa, Fla., Tampa Bay Times Forum
Nov. 9 – Orlando, Fla., Amway Center
Nov. 12 – Houston, Texas, Toyota Center
Nov. 13 – Dallas, Texas, American Airlines Center

A fan club pre-sale launches May 7 and a pre-sale via Citi’s Private Pass program for its cardmembers begins May 8.  General onsales launch May 10.  Visit Josh Groban’s website for more information.