31 March, 2011

Gayle King on Josh...

This is from an interview for TV Squad about Gayle's tv show "The Gayle King Show".

Who do you follow on Twitter?
I follow lots of people. I follow Josh Groban -- I'm nuts about him.

Are you his cougar? (We asked in jest.)
Oh, please! I hate that word cougar because it's so predatory, and it just sounds like you're some old woman on the prowl for some young boy. I hate that. I know people say that [in jest] but I just never think it's funny because it's always no negative about women ... especially when you think about my feelings for Josh. A cougar implies you have a romantic interest in somebody, a romantic or sexual, none of which I have for Justin Bieber -- I follow him too -- or Josh Groban.

For the full interview click here.

30 March, 2011

Europe tour dates...

For those in Europe, or planning to travel to Europe for the "Straight To You" world tour, the first international dates have been announced.

Josh will perform in

18 Sep - Falconer, Copenhagen, Denmark
20 Sep - Westlandshallen, Bergen
21 Sep - Spectrum, Oslo
23 Sep - The Globe, Stockholm, Sweden
03 Oct - Le Grand, Paris, France

Additional dates will be coming soon.


Josh talks about Sweeney...

27 March, 2011

Student tickets...

Josh's website has provided a little more information about the availability of student tickets for the North American leg of the "Straight To You" tour.

The tickets, available to students of all ages will be available for $25 plus fees and can only be obtained with a student ID via the venue box office or local ticket outlets. For more information about these tickets please contact your local venue for more information.


26 March, 2011

Josh's reaches out to Japan...

To my inspiring fans, friends and the great people of Japan,

I join the chorus of voices who have shared their grief over what has happened. Your country is one that I had dreamed of visiting since I was very young and through the music I have been lucky enough to share with you, and the ever growing group of friends and supporters I feel honored to call mine, it has been a place of truly wonderful moments that live forever in my heart. As I watch this place cope with the ongoing trials of this unfathomable tragedy, I can only show all the support I can from a painfully long way away. I write this to tell you I am thinking of you and sending so much love. I'm also writing this to pledge that I, along with so many other friends and colleagues, will do everything I can to spread the word about how to help so we can truly do all we can.

To end on a hopeful note, I just returned from Tokyo only one month ago. It was one of the most fun experiences I have had performing live and it was amazing to reconnect with all of you who have been there for my whole career. I promised then as I do now, that I will be back very soon. What is happening around Japan now to rebuild and reconnect as a nation only serves as an even greater calling to come back soon, not to mourn as we should now, but to celebrate the future and the wonderful connection music allows us to have with each other.

In my thoughts every day until we meet again,

Josh Groban


Josh is also part of a all-star album that's been released to benefit the Japanese Red Cross. "Songs for Japan" is available worldwide on iTunes with all monies raised being directed to the Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS) to support its disaster relief efforts.

The artists participating, the music labels and music publishers have all waived their royalties and proceeds from the worldwide sales of the album to ensure that the JRCS receives as much support as possible from this global initiative. In addition, iTunes will donate all proceeds from the album‚s worldwide sales to the benefit of the JRCS, and prominently feature the project throughout its stores worldwide.

Songs For Japan
  1. John Lennon - "Imagine"
  2. U2 - "Walk On"
  3. Bob Dylan - "Shelter From The Storm"
  4. Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Around The World"
  5. Lady Gaga - "Born This Way"
  6. Beyonce - "Irreplaceable"
  7. Bruno Mars - "Talking To The Moon"
  8. Katy Perry - "Firework"
  9. Rihanna - "Only Girl (In The World)"
  10. Justin Timberlake - "Like I Love You"
  11. Madonna - "Miles Away"
  12. David Guetta - "When Love Takes Over"
  13. Eminem - "Love The Way You Lie"
  14. Bruce Springsteen - "Human Touch"
  15. Josh Groban - "Awake (Live)"
  16. Keith Urban - "Better Life"
  17. Black Eyed Peas - "One Tribe"
  18. Pink - "Sober"
  19. Cee Lo Green - "It's Ok"
  20. Lady Antebellum - "I Run To You"
  21. Bon Jovi - "What Do You Got"
  22. Foo Fighters - "My Hero"
  23. REM - "Man On The Moon"
  24. Nicki Minaj - "Save Me"
  25. Sade - "By Your Side"
  26. Michael Buble - "Hold On"
  27. Justin Bieber - "Pray"
  28. Adele - "Make You Feel My Love"
  29. Enya - "If I Could Be Where You Are"
  30. Elton John - "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me"
  31. John Mayer - "Waiting On The World To Change"
  32. Queen - "Teo Torriate (Let Us Cling Together)"
  33. Kings Of Leon - "Use Somebody"
  34. Sting - "Fragile"
  35. Leona Lewis - "Better In Time"
  36. Ne-Yo- "One In A Million"
  37. Shakira - "Whenever Wherever"
  38. Norah Jones - "Sunrise"

20 March, 2011

Josh in Japan...

Back in January, Josh was in Japan to promote "Illuminations".  His trip included a performance of "You Raise Me Up" that featured Shizuka Arakawa - an Olympic Gold medalist in figure skating at the Tokyo Midtown Citi Ice Rink.  At this event, Josh also performed "Hidden Away" while playing a piano on the ice.  He also treated his Japanese fans to a "Before We Begin" concert at the Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall .

Here's a great clip that shows the performances from the Ice Rink as well as some vision from the BWB concert.  A big thanks to the fan who posted this.

I'm sure everyone's thoughts are with Japan as they come to terms with the tragic events of the recent earthquake and tsunami.

18 March, 2011

106.7 LiteFM Interview...

A really great (long) interview where Josh answers questions from fans.

95.5 WPLJ Interview...

Another great interview.

For me, the highlight was hearing that the song Josh will be singing with Tony Bennett is "This Is All I Ask".

12 March, 2011

Josh's Webchat...

The clip from Josh's webchat has been posted. I wasn't able to watch live, so it was good to be able to watch it. Enjoy!

11 March, 2011

103.7 Lite FM - Interview...

Another interview - this time from Dallas with Gene and Julie.

10 March, 2011

KOST 103.5FM interview...

Another great interview with Mark & Kristen in LA.

It's in three (3) parts - and can be found here on the KOST website.

Josh on the Gayle King Show...

Josh (& Sweeney) joined Gayle in the studio for another interview.

It's another one that I can't embed on the site, so click here to Gayle's website to listen.

The pics are from the Gayle's website and facebook page.

Web chat with Josh...

Josh will be conducting two web chats TODAY (March 9th US time).

First up, he's doing one for FoJG members at March 9th at 4pm PST/7pm EST; and then he'll do one on the general www.joshgroban.com website at 4:30pm PST/7:30pm EST.

For those not in the US, head to www.timeanddate.com to check out when it will be on in your neck of the woods. (Just enter your location and then Los Angeles (PST) or New York (EST) to do the conversion).

For those unable to attend, the moderators of the site have said it will be recorded and then placed on the website.

09 March, 2011

102.1WDOK interview...

I'm loving all the radio interviews at the moment. Here's another from 102.1WDOK in Cleveland.

08 March, 2011

Tommy & Michelle Live interview...

Short but sweet interview where Josh also talks about his appearance in the Sara Bareilles and that he recorded his section on his webcam at 1am in Cologne, Germany.

Sadly, there's no embedding option, so once again, you'll have to click here to listen to the two part interview.

These guys love Josh as much as I do...

So check out the team from http://f*ckyeahjoshgroban.tumblr.com/

They do awesome Groban picture spam... and you can never have too much of that.

95.5FM Interview...

Click here for another great (long) interview.

(The ending is classic!)

06 March, 2011

Kelly's Fashion Finder...

Another web extra from the Regis and Kelly Show in which fashion is the focus.

Sadly it doesn't have an embed code so click here to watch.


05 March, 2011

94.5 KBay Interview...

5 short interview from a radio interview Josh did with Jona Denz-Hamilton from 94.5 KBay in San Jose.

Click here to go the 94.5 Kbay website to listen.

Regis & Kelly (make that JOSH & Kelly)...

Host Chat -

Josh's performance of Higher Window -

Here's a web exclusive from after the show...

04 March, 2011

Sara Bareilles "Uncharted" Video...

Josh makes an appearance in the video for Sara Bareilles's new song "Uncharted". Also appearing in the video are other musicians such as Ben Folds, Adam Levine from Maroon 5 and Jennifer Nettles from Sugarland.

It's pretty cool and quirky.

03 March, 2011

FoJG Presale...

A few hours ago the Friends of Josh Groban presale started for the 2011 Straight To You tour...

Hope you all had good success in the scramble for tickets.