Groban Plans 2005 Tour

Vocalist Josh Groban has slated a 2005 U.S. tour that will kick off Jan. 25 in Tampa, Fla. The 30-date outing will close March 19 in Las Vegas. Internet pre-sale opportunities for some dates begin as

Vocalist Josh Groban has slated a 2005 U.S. tour that will kick off Jan. 25 in Tampa, Fla. The 30-date outing will close March 19 in Las Vegas. Internet pre-sale opportunities for some dates begin as early as Wednesday (Dec. 1) via Ticketmaster.

The tour will be Groban's third continental run in support of his sophomore 143/Reprise album "Closer." Released in late 2003, the set reached No. 1 on The Billboard 200 in January and has sold 3.98 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

As previously reported, a summer Los Angeles tour stop is the basis for the CD/DVD "Live at the Greek," due out tomorrow (Nov. 30). Footage from the set will be utilized in Groban's second PBS special, due to premiere in December.

Groban is in the midst of an international tour that will play the second of two sho9ws in Johannesburg tomorrow. European dates kick off Dec. 8 in Amsterdam and close Dec. 22 in London.

Here are Groban's tour dates:

Nov. 30: Johannesburg (Coca Cola Dome)
Dec. 3-5: Cape Town (Kirstenbosch Gardens)
Dec. 8: Amsterdam (Pepsi Stage)
Dec. 9: Berlin (I.C.C.)
Dec. 12: Stockholm (Cirkus Djurgarden)
Dec. 13: Oslo (Oslo Spektrum)
Dec. 16: Bergen, Norway (Grieghallen)
Dec. 18: Hamburg, Germany (Congress Centrum)
Dec. 20: Paris (Casino de Paris)
Dec. 22: London (Carling Apollo Hammersmith)
Jan. 25: Tampa, Fla. (St. Pete Times Forum)
Jan. 26: Estero, Fla. (Germain Arena)
Jan. 29: Sunrise, Fla. (Office Depot Center)
Jan. 31: Orlando, Fla. (TD Waterhouse Centre)
Feb. 1: Atlanta (Philips Arena)
Feb. 4: Raleigh, N.C. (RBC Center)
Feb. 5: Norfolk, Va. (Norfolk Scope Arena)
Feb. 7: Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (Wachovia Arena)
Feb. 8: Uncasville, Conn. (Mohegan Sun Casino)
Feb. 10: Manchester, N.H. (Verizon Wireless Arena)
Feb. 11: New York (Madison Square Garden)
Feb. 14: Cleveland (Gund Arena)
Feb. 15: Hershey, Pa. (Giant Center)
Feb. 18: Moline, Ill. (Mark of the Quad Cities)
Feb. 19: Milwaukee (U.S. Cellular Arena)
Feb. 22: Green Bay, Wis. (Resch Center)
Feb. 23: Minneapolis (Target Center)
Feb. 25: Sioux City, Iowa (Tyson Events Center)
Feb. 26: Rockford, Ill. (Rockford Metro Center)
March 1: Grand Rapids, Mich. (Van Andel Arena)
March 2: Peoria, Ill. (Civic Center Arena)
March 4: Oxford, Ohio (John D. Millett Hall)
March 5: Louisville, Ky. (Freedom Hall)
March 8: Fort Wayne, Ind. (Allen County Memorial Coliseum)
March 9: Evansville, Ind. (Roberts Stadium)
March 11: New Orleans (New Orleans Arena)
March 13: Oklahoma City (The Ford Center)
March 15: San Antonio, Texas (SBC Center)
March 17: Phoenix (America West Arena)
March 19: Las Vegas (Mandalay Bay Events Center)