We already reported that singer Josh Groban was coming to HSN to hawk his new CD, but on Wednesday the home shopping network announced that he will appear on Jan. 18.
Groban will take the “HSN LIVE” stage at 9 p.m. a week from this Friday for the debut of his sixth album, “ALL THAT ECHOES,” before its official release on Feb. 5 with Reprise Records. The live one-hour concert is the latest installment of the HSN concert series, which has featured successful record launches from artists such Lionel Richie, Mary J Bilge, Rod Stewart, Tony Bennett and a tribute to the late Whitney Houston.
“I’m really looking forward to performing songs from my new album for the HSN audience!” Groban said in a canned statement. “The HSN Live platform gives me the chance to engage my fans in a new and exciting way.”
Groban in 2007 was charted as the best-selling artist in the United States with over 21 million records sold. To date, he has sold over 25 million records worldwide and is the top-selling classical artist.
“We are thrilled that Josh chose HSN as the launching pad for his newest project,” said Andy Sheldon, HSN’s executive vice president of Television, Live Events and Creative. “HSN Live has become a highly respected platform within the music industry and we look forward to announcing more exciting experiences in 2013.”
HSN customers will have the opportunity to pre-order an exclusive bundle for $14.95 (plus S&H) which includes the new release, ALL THAT ECHOES and the DVD “Josh Groban: The Making of All That Echoes” which features the behind-the-scenes making of the Grammy winner’s sixth album.
“ALL THAT ECHOES” Track-Listing:
She Moved Through the Fair
Below the Line
E Ti Promettero
The Moon’s a Harsh Mistress
Un Alma Mas
Happy in My Heartache
I Believe (When I Fall in Love It Will Be Forever)
Groban co-wrote seven of the 12 tracks that appear on “ALL THAT ECHOES,” which also features five covers, including Stevie Wonder’s “I Believe (When I Fall in Love It Will Be Forever),” Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova’s “Falling Slowly” (the Oscar-winning song from the film “Once”), and Jimmy Webb’s “The Moon’s A Harsh Mistress.”
Special guests on the album include Grammy-winning trumpet player Arturo Sandoval on “Un Alma Mas” and Italian vocalist Laura Pausini on “E Ti Promoterro.”
Immediately following the HSN concert, Groban will perform a special encore for Facebook fans which will also include an exclusive post-show chat at 10 p.m. on HSN.com and HSN’s Facebook page.