GLOBAL SUPERSTAR JOSH GROBAN
ANNOUNCES FALL 2018 ARENA TOUR
W/ VERY SPECIAL GUEST, IDINA MENZEL
COMING TO THE ‘FABULOUS’ FORUM ON OCTOBER 27
(Los Angeles, CA – March 12, 2018) – Today, multi-platinum award-winning singer, songwriter and global superstar Josh Groban announces his Fall 2018, Arena tour. This is Josh’s first tour since his sold-out Stages Tour 2015/2016 and joining him throughout the tour is Tony-Award winning, multi-platinum recording artist and actress, Idina Menzel.
Josh Groban: Bridges Tour kicks off in Duluth, Georgia on October 18th and will hit over 17 cities around the country, including Inglewood, California at the “Fabulous” Forum on October 27th, before wrapping up in New York, New York at the famed Madison Square Garden on November 18th. See below for a full list of dates.
I can’t wait to get back on the road and play old and new songs for my fans,’ Groban says. ‘It’s the thing I most look forward to. Creating a show each tour that gives everyone there, including me, an experience they want to hold onto.”
“So excited to join my friend, the supremely talented Josh Groban on tour. We’ve done some great things together in the past but this will top them all,” Menzel says. “And most importantly, can’t wait to reunite with friends and fans everywhere!”
Citi® is the official presale credit card of the Josh Groban Bridges tour. As such, Citi® cardmembers will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, March 13 at 10am local time until Thursday, March 15, at 10am local time through Citi’s Private Pass® program. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 16th. Every ticket purchased online includes a CD or digital copy of the new album coming this fall. Instructions on how to redeem the album will be emailed after ticket purchase. For complete pre-sale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
Groban is currently in New York filming the new Netflix series, The Good Cop, where he plays the lead opposite Tony Danza. Simultaneously he is also working on his eighth studio album to be released later in 2018. On Valentine’s Day, Groban gave fans a taste of his new song Symphony, from the forthcoming album.
Tues., October 18 Duluth, GA Infinite Energy Center
Wed., October 19 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Tues., October 23 Houston, TX Toyota Center
Wed., October 24 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Fri., October 26 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena
Sat., October 27 Inglewood, CA The Forum
Tues., October 30 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena
Wed., October 31 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Fri., November 2 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
Sat., November 3 Milwaukee, WI WI Entertainment & Sports Center
Tues., November 6 Chicago, IL United Center
Wed., November 7 Detroit, MI Little Caesars
Fri., November 9 Boston, MA TD Garden
Mon., November 12 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Arena
Tues., November 13 Rochester, NY Blue Cross Arena
Thurs., November 15 Washington DC Capital One Arena
Fri., November 16 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
Sun., November 18 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
About Josh Groban
Possessing one of the most outstanding and instantly recognizable voices in music, GRAMMY nominated singer, songwriter, and actor Josh Groban has entertained fans across the globe with his multi-platinum albums and DVDs (over 30 million sold worldwide), electrifying live performances, and comedic film and television appearances. The 36-year-old Los Angeles native is the only artist who has had two albums appear on the Top 20 Best-Selling Albums list of the past decade, according to Billboard. He has appeared in the feature films Crazy, Stupid, Love, The Hollars, Coffee Town, and Muppets Most Wanted, as well as on NBC’s The Office, FX’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and CBS’ The Crazy Ones. Groban has released seven studio albums, his 2001 self-titled 5x-platinum debut, 2003’s 6x-platinum Closer, 2006’s double-platinum Awake, 2007’s 6x platinum Grammy-nominated Noel, 2010’s gold-certified Illuminations, and 2013’s gold-certified All That Echoes, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, giving Groban his first No. 1 debut and third chart-topper. In 2017, Groban concluded his Broadway run in Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, which Time Out New York called, “one of the best musicals of the decade”. He also released his first coffee table book, Stage to Stage: My Journey to Broadway. which documented the past two years of his life on Broadway. Groban remains an active arts education philanthropist and advocate as a member of Americans for the Arts Artists Committee and Groban’s Find Your Light Foundation helps enrich the lives of young people through arts, education, and cultural awareness. Currently, Groban is filming the new Netflix series, The Good Cop, starring opposite Tony Danza, and working on his eighth studio album due out later this year.
About Idina Menzel
Tony Award-winning icon Idina Menzel has a diverse career that traverses stage, film, television and music. Idina’s voice can be heard as Elsa in Disney’s global box office smash FROZEN, in which she sings the film’s Oscar-winning song “Let It Go,” and in the follow-up short, FROZEN FEVER. After Idina’s performance of the multi-platinum song at the 86th annual Academy Awards, she made history as the first person with both a Billboard Top 10 hit and a Tony Award for acting. In September 2016, Idina released her fifth original solo studio album Idina. and embarked on a 50+ city world tour. In January 2017, she starred in Lifetime’s remake of Beaches in which she portrays the role of ‘CC,’ made famous by Bette Midler. Idina earned her first Tony nomination as Maureen in the Pulitzer Prize winner Rent, and won the award for her performance as Elphaba in Wicked. Other notable roles include Rachel Berry’s mother, Shelby Corcoran, on the hit television show Glee as well as starring opposite Susan Sarandon and Amy Adams in Disney’s Enchanted. Idina starred in her own PBS special, Barefoot at the Symphony, with an accompanying live album of the same name, and her highly successful 2015 international concert tour included a sold-out performance at Radio City Music Hall. Idina also performed the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLIX in February 2015, which was the most-watched television program in U.S. history. In addition to cast albums, Idina’s prolific recording career includes the solo albums Idina., I Stand, Here and Still I Can’t Be Still. Her first-ever Christmas album Holiday Wishes, released October 2014 on Warner Bros. Records, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Holiday Albums chart and received rave reviews. Idina’s most recent Broadway role as ‘Elizabeth’ in the original production IF/THEN earned her critical acclaim and her third Tony nomination. This year, Idina will return Off-Broadway to star in Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Skintight as Jodi Isaac, a woman reeling from her ex-husband’s engagement to a much younger woman. Performances begin May 31, 2018 at the Laura Pels Theatre in New York City. For more information, please visit www.idinamenzel.com.
About the Forum
The award-winning “Fabulous” Forum, located in Inglewood, CA, is the largest indoor performance venue in the country designed with a focus on music and entertainment, in addition to select sporting events. The interior of the bowl features flexible seating that ranges from 17,500 seats to 7,000 seats, enabling the venue to attract a wide variety of premier events. Fans at the Forum enjoy approximately 8,000 square feet of event level hospitality offerings, including merchandise, along with food and beverage options from some of SoCal’s most celebrated brands. A tinted glass wall separates this concession area from the arena, ensuring fans do not miss a moment of the performance. A 40,000 square foot outdoor terrace surrounds the perimeter of the building and offers food and beverage options, as well as comfortable furnishings, to further elevate guests’ enjoyment. The Forum delivers a one-of-a-kind experience for all thanks to its superior acoustics, intimate ambiance and state-of-the-art facilities. Designed with entertainers and performers in mind, the venue includes nine, star-caliber dressing rooms that provide unparalleled comfort. The Forum is part of The Madison Square Garden Company’s portfolio of iconic venues, which also includes: New York’s Madison Square Garden, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; The Chicago Theatre; and the Wang Theatre in Boston. For more information, please visit www.fabulousforum.com.
# # #
For further information please contact:
Luke Burland, BB Gun Press / 323 904 9094
For Idina Menzel, please contact:
Kristen Foster, PMK*BNC / 310 854 4742
For Scoop Marketing/The Forum, please contact:
Maxie Solters / 818 761 6100