Multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban announced on The Today Show this morning that he will launch a 2011 World Tour in support of his latest platinum certified album, Illuminations. He will be visiting cities all across the US and Canada beginning this spring. The first cities announced include May 16th in Dallas, TX at the American Airlines Arena, May 25th, Kansas City, MO at the Sprint Center and May 28th, Moline, IL at the Iwireless Center. A ticket pre-sale for members of Josh’s fanclub, Friends of Josh Groban, will begin February 16th for these 3 shows. Tickets will go on sale to the general public February 18th.

The “Straight To You” Tour is Groban’s first full-scale global arena tour since 2007, when the internationally renowned singer and songwriter hit the road for his hugely successful, sold-out 81-city Awake World Tour.

For his 2011 tour, Groban has created a set list culled from his four previous best-selling albums, as well as songs from Illuminations — the rewardingly surprise-filled result of Groban’s teaming with veteran producer Rick Rubin, known for his iconic work with Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Johnny Cash, and Dixie Chicks, among many others.

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