For Immediate Release
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Lynne Ike (616) 742-6198
Hilarie Szarowicz (616) 742-6397
JOSH GROBAN ANNOUNCES JUDITH HILL WILL OPEN HIS FALL "IN THE ROUND" NORTH AMERICAN TOUR INTIMATE SHOW WITH SONGS SPANNING MULTI-PLATINUM CAREER COMING TO GRAND RAPIDS IN OCTOBER
Grand Rapids- Multi-platinum-selling singer, songwriter, and actor Josh Groban has announced that Judith Hill will join him as support on his upcoming "In The Round" tour of North America, which comes to Van Andel Arena on October 22nd.
Hill, praised by Rolling Stone for her "stellar powerhouse vocals," and featured in the film 20 Feet From Stardom and on the accompanying soundtrack. A finalist on the most recent season of NBC's hit show The Voice, she is also known for her duet with Michael Jackson on "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" - a highlight of the late singer's posthumously released 2009 film, This Is It.
Groban's "In The Round" tour will give fans a one-of-a-kind, 360-degree concert experience. By performing on a stage placed in the middle of the floor, Groban will interact with fans from all sides of the venue as he sings classic songs that span his illustrious 12-year-career. The "In the Round" tour builds on the concept of Groban's 2011 "Straight To You" world tour, bringing the intimate feel of a theater experience to an arena setting.
Groban recently wrapped up three sold-out nights at The Hollywood Bowl, playing to more than 50,000 people during the July 4th holiday and a special show with the Colorado Symphony at Red rocks. Upcoming August sold out symphony shows include appearances at Ravinia, Wolftrap. and Fraze Pavilion amongst others.
Beginning the week of August 3rd PBS will re-broadcast Groban's special, Josh Groban: All That Echoes, in a host of local markets during its summer pledge drive. Josh Groban: All That Echoes, which first aired on PBS stations on April 12th, 2013, is a special Live From Lincoln Center concert that was taped at The Allen Room at Lincoln Center in February 2013. It features Groban performing songs from his Billboard #1 album All That Echoes, as well as other popular favorites.
The Los Angeles native, who has made a series of comedic film and television appearances over the past several years (Crazy Stupid Love and The Office), is currently featured in the College Humor feature film Coffee Town, alongside Glenn Howerton, Ben Schwartz, and Steve Little.
Tickets are on sale now for $39.50, $59.50 and $84.50 and can be purchased at the Van Andel Arena/DeVos Place box offices, LiveNation.com, Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets or charge by phone: 800-745-3000.
Van Andel Arena is managed by SMG. Since 1977, SMG has provided management services to more than 220 public assembly facilities worldwide, including arenas, stadiums, theatres and performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, convention, congress and exhibition centers, science centers and a variety of other venues. Across the globe, SMG manages more than 12 million square feet (1.2 million square meters) of exhibition space and over 1.5 million arena and theatre seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering company SAVOR, currently serving more than 100 accounts worldwide. SMG has managed Van Andel Arena since 1996 and DeVos Place since 1994. For additional company information, visit smgworld.com.