Josh Groban to embark on world tour
Josh Groban is set to begin his world tour this spring to promote his new album "Illuminations."
The 29-year-old crooner is known for songs such as "You Raise Me Up" and "You're Still You" and reecently sang Kanye West's Tweets on television.
"It's just me with no set list, no script, a piano and a guitar," Groban told Billboard.com about his upcoming tour. "The curtain goes up, I walk out, we do a Q&A and just kind of sing whatever winds up being right.
"It's been the most fun I've ever had, and I think the most fun my fans have had and it really taught me a huge amount," he said. "Once you experience that energy, you don't go back."
Groban, a Grammy-nominated artist, is also known for his sense of humor.
He recently poked fun at West, a world reknowned rapper, by singing lines from his Twitter messages on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" and contributed a part on Kimmel's 2008 hit viral video "I'm (Expletive) Ben Affleck." In 2008, he sang a medley of television theme sounds, including the kids' voices from "South Park," during the Emmy Awards.
Groban also appears in the new film "Crazy, Stupid, Love" with Steve Carell of "The Office." Groban has in the past acted in shows such as "Ally McBeal" and played himself on the FOX musical sitcom "Glee."
In the clip, which can be seen below, Groban sings and plays the piano while reading sentences by West, some with expletives, and some with mundane questions about conference tables.
"At most his tweets are 140 characters, but the depth of his passion is immeasurable," Groban jokes during the bit.
"It was an honor to sing these," Groban wrote on his Twitter page Tuesday with a link to the parody, "I sincerely hope he doesn't lash out at me with sick floetry."
Check out the gag with Josh Groban from "Jimmy Kimmel Live" below: