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05 Mar

Josh Groban Debuts at #1!

For the third consecutive time, Josh Groban has debuted at the No. 1 spot with his new album All That Echoes! The new album arrived and earned the top on the podium in part to the album’s first single, “Brave”, in which Josh Groban has been seen and heard performing throughout his incredible promotional tour that has graced the stages of Ellen, Live with Kelly, Good Morning America, and Jimmy Kimmel (video below).  The instant success of the new album, along with the incredible popularity of the multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter, has also brought on the announcement of a remarkable World Tour that kicks off this April in New Zealand. 

A concert experience that is incredibly powerful and massive, yet seemingly personal and intimate due to the pure magnificence of the production and listener-friendly set, Josh Groban masterfully composes a live event that is equally as stunning visually to contrast the beautiful sound that has captivated his millions of fans worldwide.  Assisting him along the massive world tour is Pearl Percussion artist, Pete Korpela.  Pete, who holds an astounding resume of his own, hosts a background that includes several international tours and an incredibly impressive list of recording sessions and television appearances with some of the biggest names in the industry.  Striving for perfection, Josh Groban turned to Pete to take over the percussion responsibilities in order to achieve the precise accents that flavor each anthem as well as to provide the imperative undertones that serve as the background to each song.  In his worldly travels, Pete relies on a number of Pearl products, including the Bobby Allende Congas and Bongos, Reference Series toms, a plethora of Pearl Percussion toys, a 14x6.5 Philharmonic Snare Drum, and some Timpani drums from Adams.

In support of his latest No.1 album, All That Echoes, Josh Groban and Pete Korpela will embark on a massive World Tour that kicks off this April.  Tour dates for this monumental experience can be found below, and dates are continually being added due to the incredible high demand.  For more information on Josh Groban, please be sure to visit his official website at

Josh Groban- 2013 World Tour

04.13. Vector Arena- Auckland, NZ
04.16. Kings Park- Perth, Western AU
04.18. Festival Theatre- Adelaide, AU
04.20. Palais Theatre Melbourne, AU
04.23. Sydney Opera House- Sydney, AU
04.24. Sydney Opera House- Sydney, AU
04.26. QPAC- Brisbane, Queensland, AU
05.19. Crocus City Hall- Moscow, RU   
05.21. Hartwall Arena- Vantaa, FI   
05.23. Hk Arena- Turku, FI   
05.25. Globe Arena- Stockholm, SE
05.27. Spektrum Arena- Oslo, NO
05.28. Falconer Theatre- Copenhagen, DK
05.30. Stadthalle- Vienna, AT
05.31. Hallenstadion- Zurich, CH
06.02. Tempodrom- Berlin, DE
06.03. CCH- Hamburg, DE   
06.05. Mitsubishi Electric HALLE- Düsseldorf, DE
06.07. Alte Oper- Frankfurt, DE
06.09. Ziggodome- Amsterdam, NL
06.10. Grand Rex- Paris, FR
06.12. Royal Circus- Brussels, BE
06.14. O2- London, GB
06.16. O2 Apollo Manchester- Manchester, GB
06.17. Symphony Hall- Birmingham, GB
06.19. Royal Concert Hall- Nottingham, GB
06.21. Royal Concert Hall- Glasgow, GB
06.23. The o2- Dublin, IE
07.02. Hollywood Bowl- Los Angeles, CA, USA
07.03. Hollywood Bowl- Los Angeles, CA, USA
07.04. Hollywood Bowl- Los Angeles, CA, USA
08.13. Fraze Pavilion- Kettering, OH, USA
08.16. Filene Center- Vienna, VA, USA
08.18. Chastain Park Amp.- Atlanta, GA, USA