SOURCE: Reprise Records

Reprise Records

May 18, 2011 09:00 ET

Josh Groban Command Performance: 10 Years With Public Television to Premiere on Public Television in May and June

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - May 18, 2011) - Internationally renowned singer and performer Josh Groban has had a special partnership with Public Television for more than a decade. Together, they have created some of the network's most successful and dynamic live concert performances that have become staples in Public Television programming. This exciting compilation celebrates that partnership, showcasing the highlights of their exceptional collaborations over the years -- chosen by the artist himself.

Josh Groban Command Performance: 10 Years With Public Television will premiere on Public Television stations nationwide beginning late May 2011 (check local listings), and is distributed nationally by WLIW21 in association with WNET.

Songlist:

Oceano (from Live At The Greek, 2004)
To Where You Are (from In Concert, 2002)
Broken Vow w/ Chris Botti (from Soundstage/An Evening In New York City, 2009)
Mi Morena (Live At The Greek)
Machine w/ Herbie Hancock (Soundstage)
Bridge Over Troubled Water w/ Brian McKnight (from Hitman: David Foster & Friends, 2008)
Vincent (In Concert)
Alla Luce (from Awake Live, 2008)
Anthem (from Chess In Concert, 2008)
Canto (Awake Live)
Lullaby (Soundstage)
You Raise Me Up (Awake Live)

In late 1998, 17-year-old Josh Groban was introduced by his vocal coach to Grammy-winning producer/arranger David Foster and future manager Brian Avnet. At the time, Groban had no recording experience and was preparing to begin studying at Carnegie Institute of Technology. Groban worked for David Foster as a rehearsal singer on a series of high-profile events, including the January 1999 inauguration of Gray Davis as Governor of California and the 1999 Grammy Awards where -- as a stand-in for Andrea Bocelli -- he rehearsed Foster's "The Prayer" with Céline Dion. He was soon offered a recording contract with Warner Brothers Records and has remained with the label ever since.

His four solo albums have been certified multi-platinum, and in 2007, he was charted as the number one best-selling artist in the United States with over 21 million records sold. To date, he has sold over 25 million albums worldwide.

Groban teamed with super-producer Rick Rubin for his fifth album "Illuminations," which was released in November 2010 and has been certified platinum. Three years in the making, the results both defy and exceed any possible expectations. Each of the collaborators stepped out of his zone, and together they created an entirely new zone: one where folk meets classical; where art meets intimacy; where immediacy meets timelessness; and where, most importantly, Groban was free to express himself more fully, and more truly than ever before.

"These are my stories," says Groban, who co-wrote 11 of the 13 songs in the collection, complemented by songwriter Dan Wilson, as well as contributions from Nick Cave and Kate McGarrigle and Rufus Wainwright. "Every one of these songs, someone's going to know it's about them," Groban says. "I'm going to get a text message about every one! This is a very personal record."

Groban just launched the North American leg of his "Straight To You" World Tour, which will visit cities across the U.S. and Canada from May through November. Please see below for all tour dates.

Josh Groban Command Performance: 10 Years With Public Television is a presentation of WLIW21 in association with WNET.

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Josh Groban's upcoming "Straight To You" Tour dates are as follows:

05/14Houston, TXToyota Center Arena
05/16Dallas, TXAmerican Airlines Arena
05/18San Antonio, TXAT&T Center
05/20Tulsa, OKBOK Center
05/21Wichita, KSIn Trust BankArena
05/24Omaha, NEQwest Center
05/25Kansas City, MOSprint Center
05/27St. Louis, MOScottrade Center
05/28Moline, ILI Wireless Center
06/03Buffalo, NYHSBC
06/04Cleveland, OHQuicken Loans Arena
06/07Greenville, SCBi-Lo Center
06/08Duluth, GAGwinnette Arena
06/10Charlotte, NCTime Warner Cable Arena
06/11Raleigh, NCRBC Center
06/14Richmond, VARichmond Coliseum
06/15Hershey, PAGiant Center
07/08Minneapolis, MNTarget Center
07/09Green Bay, WIResch Center
07/12Indianapolis, INConseco Fieldhouse
07/13Chicago, ILUnited Center
07/15Cincinnati, OHUS Bank Arena
07/16Auburn Hills, MIThe Palace of Auburn Hills
07/18Toronto, ONAir Canada Centre
07/19London, ONJohn LaBatte Centre
07/22Ottawa, ONScotiabank Place Arena
07/23Montreal, QCBell Centre
07/26Boston, MATD Garden
07/27Washington, DCVerizon Center
07/29Philadelphia, PAWells Fargo Arena
07/30Uncasville, CTMohegan Sun Arena
08/02Newark, NJPrudential Center
08/03Pittsburgh, PAConSol Energy Center
08/05Columbus, OHScottenstein Center
08/06Grand Rapids, MIVanAndel Arena
08/09Milwaukee, WIBradley Center
08/10Des Moines, IAWells Fargo Arena
08/12Denver, COPepsi Center
08/13Salt Lake City, UTEnergy Solutions Arena
08/16San Diego, CAViejas Arena
08/17Los Angeles, CAStaples Center
08/19Phoenix, AZUS Airways Center
08/20Las Vegas, NVMGM Grand Garden Arena
08/23San Jose, CAHP Pavilion
08/24Sacramento, CAPower Balance Pavilion (formerly Arco Arena)
08/26Portland, ORRose Garden Arena
08/27Seattle, WAKey Arena
08/30Vancouver, BCRogers Arena
09/01Calgary, ABScotiabank Saddledome
09/02Edmonton, ABRexall Place
09/04Winnipeg, MBMTS Centre
10/26Sunrise, FLBank Atlantic Center
10/28Tampa, FLSt. Pete Times Forum
10/29Orlando, FLAmway Arena
11/01Charleston, SCNorth Charleston Coliseum
11/02Norfolk, VAScope Arena
11/04Uniondale, NYNassau Coliseum
11/08Manchester, NHVerizon Wireless Arena
11/09Providence, RIDunkin Donuts Arena
11/14New York, NYMadison Square Garden

Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact Reprise Records Publicity:
    Luke Burland
    Luke.Burland@wbr.com
    818-953-3764