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Multi-platinum superstar Josh Groban sings at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre with Jennifer Nettles on June 16

Multi-platinum superstar Josh Groban sings at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre with Jennifer Nettles on June 16
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From a press release:

Today, multi-platinum, award-winning singer, songwriter, and global superstar Josh Groban announced the dates and locations of his summer 2019 Bridges Tour with special guest Jennifer Nettles.

The tour stops at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township on Sunday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets, which start at $44.75, go on sale this Friday, Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. at the arena’s NBT Bank Box Office (255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre), and all Ticketmaster outlets, and by phone at 800-745-3000.

For participating venues, every ticket purchased online includes your choice of a CD or digital copy of Groban’s latest album, “Bridges.” VIP packages will remain available at throughout the 2019 tour, with perks ranging from an exclusive lounge featuring an open beer and wine bar to a personal photo opportunity with Groban.

2018 proved to be another watershed year for Josh Groban as he extends his influence across music, television, and Broadway yet again. Early in the year, he co-hosted the the 72nd annual Tony Awards alongside Sara Bareilles at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The broadcast this year drew 6.3 million viewers on CBS, an increase of four percent from the six million who watched last year. Groban released his critically acclaimed eighth studio album, “Bridges,” on Sept. 21 and co-starred on the new Netflix original series “The Good Cop” alongside Tony Danza, which began streaming on the same day “Bridges” was released.

Groban recently wrapped the first leg of his successful fall 2018 Bridges arena tour supported by Tony-Award winning, multi-platinum recording artist and actress Idina Menzel. The run garnered rave reviews across the board:

“17 years into his career, Groban’s buttery voice and winning presence continue to impress,” the Atlanta Journal Constitution said. “Groban may be a baritone, but he’s got some high notes up his sleeve – many in the audience gave him a standing ovation. Those not standing were busy brushing away tears,” Deseret News noted.

“Groban’s incredible vocal range was front and center throughout the performance,” City Pages wrote. “Given his powerful vocals, even Groban’s ballads felt bigger than life,” the St. Paul Pioneer Press added.

Groban’s critically acclaimed sold-out performance from New York’s famed Madison Square Garden that marked the end of his fall tour will be coming to cinemas nationwide tomorrow, Feb. 12, in collaboration with global event cinema distributor Trafalgar Releasing and Warner Bros. Records. Recorded before a live audience, the show includes a mixture of new songs and classic hits, as well as duets with both Menzel and Nettles.

This week, Groban is set for a string of national TV appearances that include a performance on the “Today” show, “The Talk,” and a performance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Possessing one of the most outstanding and instantly recognizable voices in music, the Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, and actor has entertained fans across the globe with his multi-platinum albums and DVDs (over 30 million sold worldwide), electrifying live performances, and comedic film and TV appearances. He has appeared in the feature films “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” “The Hollars,” “Coffee Town,” and “Muppets Most Wanted,” as well as on NBC’s “The Office,” FX’s “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” and CBS’ “The Crazy Ones.”

Groban has released seven previous studio albums – his 2001 self-titled five-times-platinum debut; 2003’s six-times-platinum “Closer;” 2006’s double-platinum “Awake;” 2007’s six-times-platinum, Grammy-nominated “Noel;” 2010’s gold-certified “Illuminations;” and 2013’s gold-certified “All That Echoes,” which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, giving Groban his first No. 1 debut and third chart-topper.

In 2017, he concluded his Broadway run in “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812,” which Time Out New York called “one of the best musicals of the decade.” He also released his first coffee table book, “Stage to Stage: My Journey to Broadway,” which documented the past two years of his life on Broadway.

Groban remains an active arts education philanthropist and advocate as a member of Americans for the Arts Artists Committee, and his Find Your Light Foundation helps enrich the lives of young people through arts, education, and cultural awareness.