Josh Groban Announces 8th Studio Album, BRIDGES, Out September 21
Today, multi-platinum award-winning singer/songwriter and global superstar Josh Groban announced his 8th studio album entitled, Bridges, which will be released on September 21st via Reprise Records. The album is available for pre-order now HERE, and fans who pre-order the album will receive three instant grat downloads of new songs including: the new single, "Granted," along with songs "Symphony" and "S'il Suffisait D'Aimer." The album will also be available as a Deluxe, which will include two bonus tracks.
"With Bridges I wanted to create an album that took me back to the spirit of how I made my first ones but with a modern approach and with so many more years of stories to tell," says Groban. "I felt so good and so inspired making this album, more than ever before, with friends old and new taking part. It both 'bridges' my musical worlds old and new, and also hopefully plays a small part in connecting people in that unique way music can."
This is Groban's first album that includes original music since 2013. Recorded in Los Angeles, London and New York with multiple producers including Bernie Herms and Toby Gad, Steve Jordan, Dan Huff, and others. This album also finds Josh singing in multiple languages including English, French, Italian and Spanish. There will also be a couple of exciting duets, to be announced at a later date.
Earlier this month, Groban co-hosted the 72nd Annual Tony® Awards alongside Sara Bareilles at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The broadcast this year drew 6.3 million viewers on CBS, an increase of 4 percent from the 6 million who watched last year. The pair were praised for their hosting abilities: "Bareilles and Groban aced their duties on their own terms, displaying terrific chemistry and making it less about themselves than their infectious enthusiasm as out-and-proud theater geeks" (The Hollywood Reporter), "From a song about "the people who lose" to another about the life of a Broadway star, the pair rocked it" (The Huffington Post), "It's safe to say that the evening's host and Broadway-loving BFFs Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban made Broadway magic as emcees" (Broadway.com).
Groban recently wrapped filming for the new Netflix original series, The Good Cop, starring opposite Tony Danza. The first teaser trailer for the series is out now, watch it HERE. The show will be available for streaming on September 21st.
In March, Groban announced 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.
BRIDGES TOUR DATES:
Thurs., October 18 Duluth, GA Infinite Energy Center
Fri., 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
Mon, October 29 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena
Tues, October 30 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
Fri., November 16 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
Sun., November 18 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Wed. December 12 London, England O2 Arena
Fri. December 14 Manchester, England Manchester Arena
Sun. December 16 Dublin, Ireland 3 Arena
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. 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 previous 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.