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Swoon for the Crooning Josh Groban at Conseco Fieldhouse

Calling all Grobanites! He’s made a name for himself as the classic crooner with a fresh perspective on old favorites. Now hear Josh Groban perform live at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis downtown July 12, 2011. This Indianapolis music event offers Hoosiers a chance to swoon at the sight of this heartthrob. Tickets to the concert range from $81.00 to $389.00 depending on seating section. Reserve your tickets and enjoy an evening with the singer The New York Times called “our national choir boy” with a “pristine baritone” voice.

Since his national debut on the Rosie O’Donnell show and on Ally McBeal in 2000, Groban’s star power has grown to international proportions. Groban got his first big break when he was asked to stand in for the ailing Andrea Bocelli at the 1999 Grammy Awards rehearsal. He sang a duet with Celine Dion, which prompted host Rosie O’Donnell to invite him on her day-time television show. His appearance on The Rosie O’Donnell Show spurred David E. Kelley, creator of Ally McBeal to create a part for Groban in the 2001 season finale, where he sang “You’re Still You.” Groban’s character, Malcolm Wyatt, received an overwhelming response from fans, causing Kelley to invite him back for the next season to reprise his role.
Around the same time, Groban’s vocal coach, the legendary David Foster, got him a gig singing at the January 1999 inauguration of Gray Davis for Governor of California. With endless buzz surrounding the burgeoning star in Los Angeles, it was only a matter of time before Warner Bros. Records offered him a contract through Foster’s 143 Records imprint. Though the label was trepidatious that Groban’s voice would work on the radio, Foster signed him saying, “I love his natural ability in the pop and rock arena, but I love his sense of classics even more. He’s a true musical force to be reckoned with.”

Foster was more than right. Since securing his record contract,  Groban has sold more than 24 millions records worldwide. His four solo albums have all be certified at least multi-platinum. In 2007, he charted as the number one best selling artist in the entire United States.
His fifth album, Illuminations was released in November 2010. On it, Groban’s collaboration with super-producer Rick Rubin is evidenced by the singer’s push to the next level of artistry. The record creates a meeting ground for musical genres. Groban artfully blends folk and classical, melds art and intimacy and juxtaposes immediacy and timelessness.

“These are my stories,” says Groban, “Everyone of these songs, someone’s going to know its about them. I’m going to get a text message about every one! This is a very personal record.” The singer co-wrote 11 of the 13 songs that comprise the collection. The other two are a surprising and personal selection from Nick Cave and a poignant mother-son collaboration by Kate McGarrigle and Rufus Wainwright.

Three years in the making, this record is bursting with creativity, spontaneity and a personal touch that connects Groban in new ways to each song. Groban even admits to taking more of a lead on this album than any of his four previous releases. “I was given the very lofty task of having more responsibility on this album than I’ve ever had,” says Groban. “The bar was set high from the beginning. That’s why it took so long. But I can say that more of me went into this record than anything I’ve done.”

Hear Josh Groban sing selections from his latest record and croon old favorites at Conseco Fieldhouse on Tuesday, July 12, 2011. This Indianapolis event brings out the best in Indianapolis performing arts. Before the show, grab dinner at any of these Indianapolis restaurants. Afterward, rehash the Groban’s swoon worthy moments at any of these Indianapolis bars.

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Josh Groban
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
7:30 pm

Conseco Fieldhouse
125 South Pennsylvania Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317.917.2500