It's going to be loud, there won't be anywhere to park, people around me will be obnoxious, everyone will stand and, being as short as I am, I won't be able to see... the excuses, they just come to me.
However, then there are the concert tours that bring me back to my true age.
The ones that feature artists who possess outstanding and instantly recognizable voices and have entertained fans across the globe with their multi-platinum albums and DVDs. The performers who are going to entertain the audience while bringing a smile to their faces as the sweetest sounds fill their ears.
The ones such as the "In the Round" tour kicking off this fall across the United States and Canada featuring the one and only Josh Groban.
Singer, songwriter, and actor Josh Groban has wowed fans across the globe with his albums and DVDs (25 million sold worldwide), electrifying live performances, and comedic film and television appearances. So is it any wonder that fans are on the edge of their seats awaiting the start of "In the Round?"
This unique new tour will begin October 2nd in Boise, ID, and continue through mid-November as it moves across North America. This one-of-a-kind concert experience will feature Groban placed in the middle of the floor with a 360° stage that allows him to interact with fans from all sides of the venue as he sings classic songs that span his illustrious 12-year career!
Says Groban, "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. 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."
Groban will be joined by an ensemble of world class musicians — featuring Andre Manga on bass, Ruslan Sirota on keys, Pete Korpela on percussion, music director Tariqh Akoni on guitar, Dave DiCenso on drums, Christian Habel on violin and Daniel Rosenboom on trumpet. In addition, a local orchestra and choir will be added in each city.
10/02 Boise, ID
10/04 Seattle, WA
10/06 Sacramento, CA
10/07 San Jose, CA
10/09 Phoenix, AZ
10/11 Salt Lake City, UT
10/13 Las Vegas, NV
10/16 Kansas City, MO
10/19 Minneapolis, MN
10/20 Chicago, IL
10/22 Grand Rapids, MI
10/23 Detroit, MI
10/25 Toronto, ON
10/27 Montreal, QC
10/28 Boston, MA
10/30 Newark, NJ
11/02 Pittsburgh, PA
11/03 Philadelphia, PA
11/06 Ft. Lauderdale, FL
11/08 Tampa, FL
11/09 Orlando, FL
11/12 Houston, TX
11/13 Dallas, TX
Specially-priced early bird tickets for the "In the Round" tour went on sale today, May 10th, so be sure to head over quickly to pick up some for the fan in your life! Or, for a chance to win two tickets and a meet-and-greet, you'll also want to check out the special Mother's Day sweepstakes that ends this Sunday, May 12th!
Excited? Find out more information about Josh Groban, the "In the Round" tour or buying tickets on the "In the Round" Event Page today. And, in anticipation of the tour, don't miss Groban performing live on CBS This Morning tomorrow morning, May 11th!
Finally, thanks to the generosity of Live Nation, one lucky person will soon be singing and dancing along with Josh Groban himself, because...
One lucky person will win (1) pair of two (2) tickets to ANY* stop on the
Josh Groban "In the Round" tour!
*Tickets are extremely limited for each city and, in the event that a show is sold out, the winner may have to choose an alternate city, if applicable. Tickets will be mailed to the winner before the tour date specified.
A big thank you to Live Nation for providing a pair of "In the Round" tour tickets for me as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.