Multi-Platinum and multi-million selling artist Josh Groban has confirmed that he will conclude the European leg of his ‘Stages’ tour with concerts at Waterfront, Belfast on 27 May & Bord Gais Energy Theatre Dublin on May 29.
Josh Groban is touring his current release, Stages – his seventh studio album and his first UK Number One!
Renowned for his show-stealing guest appearances on Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Josh Groban marked the album’s UK release with a performance and interview on The One Show which was followed by appearances on The Paul O’Grady Show, Loose Women and Sunday Night At The Palladium.
‘Stages’ is a collection of some of the greatest musical theatre songs of all time, which Groban describes as “gorgeously arranged songs that have stood the test of time,” and which he was drawn to because of their combination of “incredible melody with an incredible story.”
Recorded with producers Humberto Gatica and Bernie Herms in both Los Angeles and London’s Abbey Road (with a 75-piece orchestra), ‘Stages’ features songs from musicals including Les Misérables (‘Bring Him Home’); Carousel (‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’); Into the Woods (‘Children Will Listen’); Phantom of the Opera (‘All I Ask of You’) and The Wizard of Oz (‘Over the Rainbow’).
‘Stages’ features three duets: Kelly Clarkson is featured on ‘All I Ask of You’ (“she can, quite simply, do anything”); Audra McDonald sings on ‘If I Loved You’ (“in my head I heard her on this and to sing it in the room with her was a dream come true”); and trumpeter Chris Botti plays on ‘Old Devil Moon’ (“he plays with such control and expressiveness”).
Tickets go on-sale on Friday, September 25, and be purchased from the Ulster Hall Box Office and Ticketmaster outlets.