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Great view, great sunset, great physical manifestation of Sega WaveRunner. See ya tomorrow night, @borgataac !
Ok so...geeking out slightly. Whilst in London for the Hyde Park gig I was invited to appear on one of my newest (I’m always late to good stuff ) obsessions, the podcast My Dad Wrote A Porno ( @mydadwrotea ). It was a super fun chat and we taped it to drop many moons from now when the new season begins but here’s a picture of me, my foggy glasses and the hilarious hosts, @uncleegor , @coopdloop and @thisisalicelevine who have kept me almost falling off treadmills from laughing far too many times.
Oh brother. @wolf_trap clocked almost 90 degrees on stage last night. It’s always a sign when you feel a bead of sweat going down your face after song 2 that it’s gonna be a long one. But we went to sweaty music church last night. I love @wolf_trap as a venue but I especially love all they do for arts ed. Overall, I needed to lay down and drink Gatorade after but it was worth it. And hey it could have stormed. See you again soon, Virginia. 😅
Unstoppable!!! These incredible athletes are the pride of our nation. Congrats team USA!! 🇺🇸
I ❤️ London. I had such an incredible time tonight in Hyde Park. So many years of slow burning in the UK, tonight felt like returning home. Thank you @celinedion All these years later after helping a terrified teenager get through a rehearsal duet, you still inspire me to grow. Thanks to the incredible 60k fans, some who knew me some who didn’t, for the insane love and welcoming. Can’t wait to return and sing more one day soon. And now I sleep a thousand sleeps. (📷 @thanco )
LONDON!! Jetlagged but PUMPED!! Soundcheck was awesome. I’m so grateful and excited to be playing Hyde Park with the legendary @celinedion tonight. She’s meant so much to me and my career and tonight is full circle and magical. If you’re out there sing along. ✌🏻
🎵 (📷 @lysi_ )
I just love Tanglewood. No frills. Tight space. It’s a hallowed place, surrounded by nature and absolutely devoid of bullshit. There’s no hiding, just pure sweaty connection. It’s always intimidating and always exhilarating. Thank you Maestro John Williams for introducing me to this place in 2004 (and for stopping by to give me a hug tonight ). It means so much to be here again and again. Til next time! 🌲 (📷 @lysi_ )
I am so excited for Friday!! See you soon, London! #hydepark
I’m gonna watch this every day forever amen
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THIS STUD!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎
Happy Pride to my dearest LGBTQ friends, colleagues, and fans. I stand in support always and may every month be an equal source of pride and equality and love.
Thank you to the young lady who passed this down to me on my flight. I’ll treasure it! #art #jasmine #blue #whoneedslines
Good one, Verona, NYC 🖤 (📷 @lysi_ )
A massive thank you to the wildly talented @chrisbottimusic and his phenomenal band for joining us on the Bridges Tour. Hope we can do it again soon my friend.
Very cool (and warm ) night under the stars and in front of The Vessel at #hudsonyards last night. Thanks Stephen Ross and @relatedcos for a fantastic night and congrats on a monumental achievement. #Repost @h3hospitality with @get_repost ・・・ Killer performance by @joshgroban at last night’s @hudsonyards event. Feeling inspired by this new mega-mall in #NYC. #H3Hospitality
Aaaaaand we’re off. Thanks Portland, Maine for an absolutely magnificent couple of days. Lobster and love. Off to sleep in my own bed for a night. A rarity. It won’t be 15 years before I return I promise. Sweeney says thanks for the birthday love!! 🦞🦞🦞
Cap’n on deck. #doggybirthdaysail #portland #maine #lobster
I mean. Damn, @kazdrums 🧐 #Repost @kazdrums with @get_repost ・・・ Part 2 @zildjiancompany live... “RAIN” with my dudes @ghost_note_official 🙏🏽 @officialtamadrums @remopercussion @zildjiancompany @tamauk @roland_uk @gruvgear @vicfirth @protectionracket #drums #studio #tour #hybrid #drummer #music #zildjian #motivation #go #tama @roland_us #joshgroban @earthworksaudio @ctmonitors #zildjianfamily #zildjiansticks
Hershey, you’re in luck. Our front of house engineer Mickey is finally letting his son, after minutes of apprenticeship, take the helm. Gonna be a WILD mix. I for one can’t wait. In the background, Mickey’s nephew seethes with jealousy that his rightful notch up the ladder was bypassed in favor of a younger, albeit less experienced, mixer. It’s a tough biz.
Pre-show meditation in fan gift shirt. A still life.
Fantastic night in Wilkes-Barre! Was glad to come out of the shadows there again after so long. #Repost @jasonriedmillerphoto with @get_repost ・・・ Josh Groban. Wilkes-Barre, PA. 6/16/19 📷 @nepascene #joshgroban #concertphotography #musicphotography #wilkesbarre #mohegansunarena #livemusic #live #music #concert #nepascene #nepa
Happy Father’s Day to the best dad. Just the best. A+ premium all star top of the heap dad. Love you, Cap’n.
🍌When in Wilkes-Barre!!🍌
Aaaand we’re off! Thanks for an awesome night in (my father’s hometown ) Columbus, Ohio! Beautiful night.
Thanks for an INCREDIBLE first summer arena show, Cincinnati! Columbus, you’re up tonight! Hope to see you there! (📷 @michaelgabbardphotography )
important!! I believe in credit always where it’s due and it’s absolutely due here. I was thrilled to be included in a super fun bit using this great show as inspiration. I hope everyone goes and sees @bemorechillmusical because of our parody and congrats to everyone involved. I loved singing a Tony version of the song!! #Repost @mrjoeiconis with @get_repost ・・・ Just wanna set the record straight so there’s no confusion: I had no idea a “Michael in the Bathroom” parody was happening on the Tony Awards. I heard that there was going to be some mention of the song but Never imagined it would be so involved. The first time I heard the song was when I was sitting in the audience and I had nothing to do with the rewritten (and totally delightful ) lyrics. (Sidenote- would love to know who actually wrote those lyrics. They rhymed! I appreciated that. ) Our show is a little musical not based on a famous movie or a famous musical act and so national tv exposure is a huge deal for us. Hopefully folks who saw the parody last night will take it upon themselves to research what musical the song was actually from! Just in case they don’t, do me a favor and help spread the word that the song that was parodied on the Tonys is called “Michael In The Bathroom.” It is performed in the show by the actor @georgesalazar whose gut-wrenching and brilliant performance is a good part of the reason that our cast album was streamed hundreds of million times before we ever got to Broadway. It was orchestrated by the genius Charlie Rosen (I think the track that was used last night was recorded especially for the broadcast but it was clearly based on Charlie’s iconic arrangement! ) It’s from a musical that celebrates people who feel like misfits, losers, underdogs. That musical is called BE MORE CHILL and it’s currently playing at the Lyceum Theater on Broadway. Come see us this summer. @bemorechillmusical Based on the novel by Ned Vizzini Music and lyrics by Joe Iconis Book by @joetracz Music Direction by @emarshall_23 Orchestrations by @crosenmusic Choreographed by @instachasebrock Directed by @stephenpbrackett #BeMoreChill #MichaelInTheBathroom
I talk a lot about how pivotal my early arts experiences were. A huge part of that were my ‘97 and ‘98 summers at the beautiful and historic @interlochenarts The classes were incredible, with friendships forged that have endured ever since (hi @benmepstein ), and one of the truly cool parts of going to the camp was being able to see concerts on campus at this venue, The Kresge Auditorium. It was here that I saw Joshua Bell, Bela Fleck, Willie Nelson, Little Richard, Chicago, Rosemary Clooney, The Detroit Symphony, and so many more. So its one of those stops on the tour that always fills my heart and reminds me how special places like this are, how lucky any of us who were given the gift of arts ed are, and how vital it is that we give this gift to every student regardless of privilege or background. Thanks for having me back, for helping make more memories, and for all the work you do to give countless students a platform to find their voices. Had fun tonight.
The Bridges Summer Tour kicks off today and is coming to some amazing cities and beautiful venues. To celebrate, you can now listen to “Bigger Than Us” recorded live from Madison Square Garden wherever you stream your music, or you can watch the full video on YouTube (link in my bio ). See you on the road! 👍🏻