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‘I’ve never done anything like this’: Josh Groban to do a special online concert

The concert will feature Groban’s greatest hits and some new songs

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Singer Josh Groban performs in his “Bridges” concert at Vivint Arena on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. Groban will be doing a special online concert on June 27.

Melissa Majchrzak

Josh Groban is reaching out to his fans with a one-of-a-kind show. 

As venues worldwide remain shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic, Groban will be hosting a special live-streamed concert for fans on June 27, the singer recently announced on Twitter

“I’ve never done anything like this and in these strange days I’m so thrilled to do any kind of concert for you,” Groban wrote on Twitter. “This will be one for the books for sure.” 

The concert will feature “new songs and all-time favorites,” according to a promotional video that highlighted songs like “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “Pure Imagination,” “February Song” and “Bring Him Home.” 

Groban will be accompanied by his long-time guitarist Tariqh Akoni and piano player Mark Stephens, according to his website.

Tickets for the event went on sale Wednesday and can be purchased on Groban’s official website. Those who purchase a ticket ($20) will receive access to watch the livestream on JoshGroban.com. The stream will start at 2 p.m. MT on June 27 and be accessible for 48 hours after the event.

This concert is the latest example of how Groban has been finding ways to still perform and interact with his fans from home. Since April, Groban has been screening one of his filmed concerts every other Thursday night on YouTube — and watching and commenting along with his fans, the Deseret News reported. 

Groban will screen “Josh Groban in Concert” — an 80-minute show from 2002 — on his official YouTube channel June 11 at 6 p.m. MT, according to the Deseret News

Groban’s first concert during the novel coronavirus outbreak was on March 20, when he performed a 30-minute set for Billboard’s “Live-at Home” concert series, the Deseret News reported. That concert raised more than $15,000 for Meals and Wheels. It also ended with Groban singing “You Raise Me Up” from his shower.

Since then, Groban has sung several songs from his shower, and has dedicated those songs to groups of people affected by the virus.

“Keep your chins up,” Groban said before signing off during that first concert. “Don’t let the darkness in. I know this is a tough time, but we just gotta stay put, we gotta take care of each other.

“Hope we can do this in person sometime again really, really soon.”