Multi-Platinum selling artist Josh Groban has already been touring extensively in 2013 in support of his latest album, “All That Echoes,” but the singer is getting ready to hit the road again for something even more exciting for fans. Come October, Groban will launch his In the Round North American Tour, which features a stage located in the center of the floor, providing a great 360-degree view for the audience. The centered stage is designed to make the large-scale venues and arenas more fan-friendly.
Groban likes connecting with his fans in intimate settings, and the center stage is a more personal adaptation of his Straight To You Tour in 2011, which included many of the same venues that are on the upcoming docket. The In the Round Tour is set to kick off at Taco Bell Arena in Boise, Idaho, on Oct. 2, and will continue through Nov. 13 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. Groban’s circuit of live performances earlier in the year made only a few stops at smaller U.S. venues, and this tour is primed to hit many bigger sites.
Groban’s fifth studio album “All That Echoes” was released in February and hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, making it the singer’s third No. 1 album. He has sold over 21 million albums, making him one of the most popular male pop artists of the SoundScan era. Hear his cover of "Falling Slowly" off the album below.
Perhaps adding to his popularity is the singer’s Twitter, Instagram, and Vine accounts, which often give his fans a behind-the-scenes look at both his life and time spent on the road, as well as insight into his hilarious personality. He tweets about his flying lessons, fake *spoiler alerts* about the latest episodes of “Breaking Bad,” witty conversations he has with Siri, and of course, about skipping rocks (see below).
No stranger to the acting scene, the singer is also set to make an appearance in the sixth episode of the first season of CBS’ “The Crazy Ones” as Sarah Michelle Gellar’s long-lost friend. Groban has also appeared on episodes of “CSI: NY,” “The Office,” and “Glee,” and in July 2013, he appeared in College Humor’s feature film “Coffee Town” along with Glenn Howerton, Ben Schwartz, and Steve Little.