Straight to You Tour

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Straight to You Tour
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Promotional poster for 2011 tour
Tour by Josh Groban
Associated album Illuminations
Start date May 12, 2011 (2011-05-12)
End date December 2, 2011 (2011-12-02)
Legs 4
Shows 59 in North America
19 in Europe
5 in Africa
83 Total
Josh Groban concert chronology
Before We Begin
(2010)
Straight to You Tour
(2011)
All That Echoes World Tour
(2013)

The Straight to You Tour is the fourth concert tour by American recording artist Josh Groban. Visiting North America, Europe and Africa, the tour will support Groban's fifth studio album, Illuminations.[1]

Background[edit]

The tour was announced by Reprise Records on Valentine's Day 2011.[2] Initially with only three dates, many fans speculated Groban was expanding his intimate tour. Upon his 30th birthday, Groban posted a video on his Tumblr blog stating the tour's expansion in North America with additional dates in England.[3] This is later followed by a posting on his official website with a detailed itinerary of the tour.[4] During an interview with Gayle King, Groban mentions he still worries from time to time about his career. He further states given the current atmosphere in the entertainment industry, Groban is always worried about how the media and fans will approach an experimental sound and production.[5] To prepare for the tour, the singer embarked on a mini tour of the United States playing theaters and concert halls. The nine city tour, entailed "Before We Begin", gave the opportunity for Groban to perform in an intimate setting and connect with the audience in new ways.[6] Groban wants to continue the intimate theme even though he will play arenas.

To introduce the tour, Live Nation stated:[7]

"The "Straight To You" Tour will bring the feel of a theater experience to an arena setting though stage design, lighting, and projection, as well as through spontaneity and interactivity. Groban delighted his fans during last year’s 'Before We Begin' shows, in which he solicited feedback from the audience on which songs should be included in the set-list. As a result, for the 'Straight To You' shows, Groban will continue to interact with audiences and perform favorites from his best-selling albums, including his self-titled debut, Closer, and Awake, as well as songs from Illuminations."

Opening act[edit]

  • ELEW (North America) (select dates)[8]

Setlist[edit]

The following songs were performed at the Toyota Center in Houston, TX. It does not represent all songs performed on tour.[9]

  1. "Straight to You" (Instrumental Introduction)
  2. "Changing Colors"
  3. "February Song"
  4. "You Are Loved (Don't Give Up)"
  5. "Oceano"
  6. "Aléjate"
  7. "Bells of New York City"
  8. "Higher Window"
  9. "Alla Luce del Sole"
  10. "War at Home"
  11. "Instrumental Sequence"
  12. "Você Existe em Mim"
  13. "Caruso"
  14. "Galileo (Someone Like You)"
  15. "Awake"
  16. "Weeping"
  17. "Machine"
  18. "Broken Vow"
  19. "Per Te"
Encore
  1. "Play Me"
  2. "You Raise Me Up"

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America[10][11][12]
May 12, 2011 New Orleans United States UNO Lakefront Arena
May 14, 2011 Houston Toyota Center
May 16, 2011 Dallas American Airlines Center
May 18, 2011 San Antonio AT&T Center
May 20, 2011 Tulsa BOK Center
May 21, 2011 Wichita Intrust Bank Arena
May 24, 2011 Omaha Qwest Center Arena
May 25, 2011 Kansas City Sprint Center
May 27, 2011 St. Louis Scottrade Center
May 28, 2011 Moline i wireless Center
June 3, 2011 Buffalo HSBC Arena
June 4, 2011 Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena
June 8, 2011 Duluth Arena at Gwinnett Center
June 10, 2011 Charlotte Time Warner Cable Arena
June 11, 2011 Raleigh RBC Center
June 14, 2011 Richmond Richmond Coliseum
June 15, 2011 Hershey Giant Center
July 8, 2011 Minneapolis Target Center
July 9, 2011 Green Bay Resch Center
July 12, 2011 Indianapolis Conseco Fieldhouse
July 13, 2011 Chicago United Center
July 15, 2011 Cincinnati U.S. Bank Arena
July 16, 2011 Auburn Hills Palace of Auburn Hills
July 18, 2011 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre
July 19, 2011 London John Labatt Centre
July 22, 2011 Ottawa Scotiabank Place
July 23, 2011 Montreal Bell Centre
July 26, 2011 Boston United States TD Garden
July 27, 2011 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center
July 29, 2011 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center
July 30, 2011 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena
August 2, 2011 Newark Prudential Center
August 3, 2011 Pittsburgh Consol Energy Center
August 5, 2011 Columbus Value City Arena
August 6, 2011 Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena
August 9, 2011 Milwaukee Bradley Center
August 10, 2011 Des Moines Wells Fargo Arena
August 12, 2011 Denver Pepsi Center
August 13, 2011 Salt Lake City EnergySolutions Arena
August 17, 2011 Los Angeles Staples Center
August 19, 2011 Phoenix US Airways Center
August 20, 2011 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena
August 23, 2011 San Jose HP Pavilion at San Jose
August 24, 2011 Sacramento Power Balance Pavilion
August 26, 2011 Portland Rose Garden
August 27, 2011 Seattle KeyArena
August 30, 2011 Vancouver Canada Rogers Arena
September 1, 2011 Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome
September 2, 2011 Edmonton Rexall Place
September 4, 2011 Winnipeg MTS Centre
Europe[10][13]
September 14, 2011 Vienna Austria Großer Saal
September 16, 2011 Berlin Germany Tempodrom
September 18, 2011 Copenhagen Denmark Falkoner Teatret
September 20, 2011 Bergen Norway Vestlandshallen
September 21, 2011 Oslo Oslo Spektrum
September 23, 2011 Stockholm Sweden Ericsson Globe
September 25, 2011 Helsinki Finland Finlandia Hall
September 26, 2011 Tampere Tampere Hall
September 30, 2011 Munich Germany Philharmonie im Gasteig
October 2, 2011 Amsterdam Netherlands Heineken Music Hall
October 3, 2011 Paris France Le Grand Rex
October 6, 2011 Lucerne Switzerland KKL Concert Hall
October 9, 2011 Düsseldorf Germany Philips Halle
October 11, 2011 London England HMV Hammersmith Apollo
October 12, 2011 Birmingham Symphony Hall
October 14, 2011 Manchester Bridgewater Hall
October 16, 2011 Glasgow Scotland Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
October 18, 2011 Belfast Northern Ireland Waterfront Hall
October 19, 2011 Dublin Ireland Grand Canal Theatre
North America[10]
October 26, 2011 Sunrise United States BankAtlantic Center
October 28, 2011 Tampa St. Pete Times Forum
October 29, 2011 Orlando Amway Center
November 1, 2011 North Charleston North Charleston Coliseum
November 2, 2011 Norfolk Norfolk Scope
November 4, 2011 Uniondale Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
November 8, 2011 Manchester Verizon Wireless Arena
November 9, 2011 Providence Dunkin' Donuts Center
November 14, 2011 New York City Madison Square Garden
Africa[14][15]
November 26, 2011 North West Province South Africa Sun City Superbowl
November 27, 2011
November 29, 2011 Cape Town Grand Arena at Grand West Casino
November 30, 2011
December 2, 2011 Port Elizabeth Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Cancellations and rescheduled shows
June 7, 2011 Greenville, South Carolina BI-LO Center Cancelled[16]
August 16, 2011 San Diego, California Viejas Arena Cancelled[17]

Box office score data[edit]

Venue City Tickets Sold / Available Gross Revenue
American Airlines Center Dallas 7,407 / 8,849 (84%) $538,521[18]
i wireless Center Moline 5,871 / 6,000 (98%) $302,706[19]
Air Canada Centre Toronto 7,658 / 8,000 (96%) $731,996[20]
John Labatt Centre London 5,344 / 6,389 (84%) $409,672[21]
Bell Centre Montreal 3,646 / 4,550 (80%) $361,312[22]
Verizon Center Washington, D.C. 5,734 / 13,559 (42%) $521,628[23]
Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville 4,298 / 4,653 (92%) $504,120[24]
Staples Center Los Angeles 9,296 / 10,220 (91%) $684,452[25]
US Airways Center Phoenix 5,822 / 9,694 (60%) $500,901[26]
Rose Garden Arena Portland 4,426 / 8,818 (49%) $357,130[27]
Rexall Place Edmonton 5,963 / 11,080 (54%) $504,672[28]
Waterfront Hall Belfast 1,892 / 1,892 (100%) $126,651[29]
Grand Canal Theatre Dublin 2,038 / 2,038 (100%) $126,773[29]
BankAtlantic Center Sunrise 6,977 / 7,794 (89%) $404,208[23]
TOTAL 71,946 / 94,718 (76%) $5,717,612

References[edit]

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