I’ve seen Groban a few times in San Diego and Vegas, but this show was probably my favorite due to the casual and intimate nature. He played a small theater – capacity around 1400 – in preparation for his tour that kicks off after the new year. Very simple setup, with no percussion – just a piano, guitar and one other musician, plus a couple of couches on stage and his dog. He played a couple of songs off of his upcoming album, and also a few older songs that he said he hadn’t played on stage for about six years.
He has quite the sense of humor and was especially amused by the recent twitter outburst and retweeting of the comment… “Do you think when Josh Groban is recording music he thinks “OK, but will people be able to professionally figure skate to this?”
Unfortunately, they didn’t want flash photography and I tried to be respectful. Most photos turned out blurry, but here are a couple that were mediocre.