Scotiabank Place

Scotiabank Place

February 28, 2011 12:27 ET

JOSH GROBAN Visits Scotiabank Place on July 22

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 28, 2011) -


FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2011


Doors: 7 p.m. Showtime: 8 p.m.

Tickets on sale Saturday, March 5 @ Noon

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Tickets can be purchased by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-788-FANS (3267); in person at The Sens Store at Rideau Centre and Place d'Orléans, any Ottawa Sports Experts location, Les Galeries de Hull and at the Scotiabank Place box office.

Ticket prices are $69.50 and $99.50; Reserved Seating (plus CRF and service charges).

Internationally renowned singer and songwriter Josh Groban will be taking the stage at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa on July 22. Josh will be performing songs from throughout his career as well as from his recently released album Illuminations.

Illuminations was released in November 2010 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 Josh's finest album to date.

The 29-year-old Los Angeles native displays both artistic and personal growth on Illuminations — 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 – who ranks as Billboard Magazine's 14th top-selling artist of the 2000's 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 2003's 5x-platinum Closer and 2006's 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 "Believe" from the 2005 film Polar Express. He has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide.

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