Josh Groban coming to the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa
Two years ago, your humble Soundcheck editor volunteered to check out Josh Groban at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Yes, as it turned out, that concert happened to fall on the same day as Game 7 of the World Series. But did that matter? Heck, no! Grobie-Grobes is a delightful moppy-haired peach of a man, charming and talented and funnier than anyone in his life station has any right to be.
So we can certainly endorse this show: Groban will bring his fall "In the Round" tour to the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Nov. 8. Ticketsare $36.75-$96.75, and they'll go onsale this Friday. Click here.
Performing in the round, Groban said in a statement, will allow him to get even closer to his fans than usual. "I have always had moments during the show where I walked through the crowd and interacted with the fans," he said. "I felt that now was the time to bring it all together." In every city, his website says, he'll be joined by a local choir and orchestra.
Between this and Michael Buble on Nov. 1, your mom is going to have one heck of an autumn.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*