Multi-platinum award-winning singer, songwriter and global superstar Josh Groban announces his Harmony Summer 2022 tour. This tour will be the first time Josh has played songs for a live audience off his latest album, Harmony, released in November 2020 via Warner Records. Special guests joining him on this tour are the legendary New Orleans Preservation Hall Jazz Band as well as violinist/singer Lucia Micarelli, and singer-songwriter Eleri Ward.
The tour will be held at mainly outdoor venues and will head to Cincinnati on Saturday, June 18 at Riverbend Music Center.
“After far too long feeling torn away from my favorite part of my musical life, live performance, it is with huge excitement and gratitude to announce that I’ll be back doing what I do best and love most with the Harmony Tour,” says Groban. “It will be more than a concert for me…it will be a celebration of connection with my friends, fans and colleagues who have been my anchors during the last couple of years and during the course of my career. I hope you’ll join us for these beautiful nights of music.”
To enhance the safety of all attendees and crew, everyone is stepping up their efforts to inform the public about safety precautions. While this is subject to change, it will be required to provide either a negative COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination. To better serve attendees, the Josh Groban touring crew will be fully vaccinated and wearing masks at all times. We are eager to open the doors to everyone once again to showcase this group of musicians.
Before heading out on the Harmony Summer Tour, Josh will be continuing his Great Big Radio City Show performances at Radio City Music Hall from April 7th – April 9th. Josh debuted his Great Big Radio City Show at Radio City Music Hall on Valentines Day 2020 and is excited to resume his residency there this year.
Josh kicked off 2021 with the release of Harmony Deluxe, which featured six additional renditions of timeless classics and performed a special livestream concert on Valentine’s Day. This past November, Josh also celebrated the 20th anniversary of his debut self-titled album with the release of the 20th Anniversary Deluxe edition, featuring two new bonus tracks, “Roma Nun Fa’ La Stupida Stasera,” Groban’s first ever studio demo and “Mia Per Sempre,” the original Japanese edition bonus track.
To wrap up 2021, Josh presented an encore presentation of his first ever Holiday concert on December 17th, due to popular demand. The performance featured songs from his critically acclaimed, six-time platinum selling holiday album, Noël, as well as a few fan favorites.
ABOUT JOSH GROBAN
Tony®, EMMY®, and four-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated singer, songwriter, actor, and philanthropist Josh Groban possesses one of the most outstanding and instantly recognizable voices in music. Moreover, he continues to captivate fans everywhere as both a powerhouse vocalist and dynamic renaissance man. He has sold over 35 million albums worldwide, headlined legendary venues on multiple continents, and entertained audiences with acclaimed film and television appearances. His catalog spans a series of chart-topping blockbuster albums, including Josh Groban (5x-platinum), Closer (6x-platinum), Noël (6x-platinum), Awake (2x-platinum), Illumination, All That Echoes (gold), Stages (gold) his first UK #1 album, Bridges, and his most recent release, Harmony. Along the way, he packed arenas throughout North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia.
Extending his repertoire, Groban made his Broadway debut in 2016 with a starring role in Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812. He garnered a Tony® Award nomination for Best Lead Actor In A Musical. He has expanded his presence with appearances on Glee, The Simpsons, The Office, CSI: NY, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and The Crazy Ones as well as in the feature films Coffee Town, Muppets Most Wanted, and Crazy, Stupid, Love. In addition, he starred in the NETFLIX series The Good Cop in 2018. Groban maintains his position as the consummate American showman in 2022 and beyond. This year, he returns to the hallowed stage of Radio City Music Hall for his Great Big Radio City Show residency and launches a nation-wide live tour. Groban remains an active arts education philanthropist and advocate, and his Find Your Light Foundation helps enrich the lives of young people through arts, education, and cultural awareness.
ABOUT PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND
At a moment when musical streams are crossing with unprecedented frequency, it’s crucial to remember that throughout its history, New Orleans has been the point at which sounds and cultures from around the world converge, mingle, and resurface, transformed by the Crescent City’s inimitable spirit and joie de vivre. Nowhere is that idea more vividly embodied than in the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, which has held the torch of New Orleans music aloft for more than 50 years, all the while carrying it enthusiastically forward as a reminder that the history they were founded to preserve is a vibrantly living history.
PHJB marches that tradition forward once again on So It Is, the septet’s second release featuring all-new original music. The album redefines what New Orleans music means today by tapping into a sonic continuum that stretches back to the city’s Afro-Cuban roots, through its common ancestry with the Afrobeat of Fela Kuti and the Fire Music of Pharoah Sanders and John Coltrane, and forward to cutting-edge artists with whom the PHJB have shared festival stages from Coachella to Newport, including legends like Stevie Wonder, Elvis Costello and the Grateful Dead and modern giants like My Morning Jacket, Arcade Fire and the Black Keys.
ABOUT LUCIA MICARELLI
A superb classical musician, Lucia is recognized throughout the world for being a featured soloist with Josh Groban, Chris Botti, Jethro Tull, and also for her starring role on the critically acclaimed HBO series Treme. Since then, Lucia’s profile has continued to soar. In 2018, Lucia appeared in her first PBS concert special, which aired throughout the US and spawned a live album. In 2020, Lucia joined the Hallmark Family and starred in the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries holiday movie The Christmas Bow. Having been influenced by her experience on Treme, she’s absorbed many types of musical styles and has since added singing to her repertoire. This ability to combine these diverse influences allow her to move from classical, to jazz, to traditional fiddle music and Americana, while creating a musical map unlike anything heard before from a violinist – all bound together by her trademark emotional vulnerability and technical wizardry.
ABOUT ELERI WARD
ELERI WARD is a New York City-based actor, singer, and musician. In 2021, she recorded and produced her full-length indie-folk Sondheim album, “A Perfect Little Death,” in her closet. After gaining a viral TikTok following, it was released by Ghostlight Records and has been hailed as “a harmonious marriage of musical theater and indie folk music, with hauntingly beautiful arrangements” by Forbes and “an incandescent new record, something genuinely new” from American Theater Magazine. Her original pop music has been called “soaring” (Nexus Music Blog), “astonishing” (Rising Artists), and “dreamy” (Neon Music). Her most recent pop EP, “Friction,” was released in 2021. Eleri has been singing and acting since she was eight years old and has always strived to carve out her own space with the uniqueness she brings to the theater. She studied songwriting at Berklee College of Music before transferring and graduating from The Boston Conservatory with a BFA in Musical Theater and an emphasis in Songwriting, which shows itself clearly in the way she has taken on the Sondheim canon. www.eleriward.com @eleriward