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Josh Groban to Release Live CD/DVD of Critically Acclaimed

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on March 31, 2008 - 4:38pm

"Awake Live" Captures Groban's Electrifying Concert Experience That Has Made Him a Worldwide Sensation; DVD Features Smash Singles "You Raise Me Up," "You Are Loved," and "February Song"

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - March 31, 2008) - Internationally-renowned vocalist Josh Groban will release a brand-new live CD/DVD -- titled "Awake Live" -- on Reprise/143 Records on May 6th, 2008. Directed by Hamish Hamilton, "Awake Live" captures Groban's exhilarating performance at Salt Lake City's EnergySolutions Arena before a sold-out crowd of 15,000 thrilled fans on August 28th, 2007. In its review of the tour, the New York Times raved that Groban has "the power to knock the arena senseless."

While the DVD includes favorites from Groban's three best-selling albums, including "Canto Alla Vita" and "Alla Luce del Sole" from his double-platinum self-titled 2001 debut, and "You Raise Me Up" and "Remember When It Rained" from the multi-platinum 2003 album "Closer," the majority of the songs are from "Awake," including the singles "You Are Loved (Don't Give Up)," "February Song," and "Lullaby." Released in September 2006, "Awake" debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard album chart and has sold more than two million copies in the U.S. The DVD contains the entire 100-minute concert from Salt Lake City, as well as behind-the-scenes "Making of the Tour" footage. Groban launched the "Awake" tour in Verona, NY, in February 2007 and performed at sold-out arenas across the country before concluding the first U.S. leg in April 2007 in Las Vegas. After a European leg, the tour resumed in the States in July for 27 more North American dates through early September 2007.

"Awake Live" is Groban's third live DVD, following 2002's "Josh Groban in Concert" and 2004's "Live at the Greek." The Salt Lake City location was selected in honor of his first arena concert, which occurred in the same city. Groban also sang at the closing ceremony for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, a performance that was seen by more than two billion people.

While touring the world in support of "Awake," the 27-year-old Los Angeles native also released a Christmas album, "Noël," which not only spent five consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the album chart, but was also the top-selling album of 2007. In February, Groban performed at the 2008 Grammy Awards with Andrea Bocelli in a tribute to the late Luciano Pavarotti.

For more about Josh Groban, including information about an exclusive fan-club edition of "Awake Live," please visit his official website,

The full track-listing for "Awake Live" is as follows:


Mai / February Song / In Her Eyes / So She Dances / Un Dia Llegara / Pearls / Weeping / Machine / Awake


You Are Loved (Don't Give Up) / Mai / Un Dia Llegara / Un Giorno Per Noi / Now or Never / So She Dances / February Song / Alla Luce del Sole / Aurora (featuring Lucia Micarelli) / Kashmir (featuring Lucia Micarelli) / In Her Eyes / Pearls (featuring Angelique Kidjo) / L'Ultima Notte / Remember When It Rained / Lullaby / Weeping / Machine / Canto Alla Vita / You Raise Me Up / Awake

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