By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Mar 12, 2018 at 9:16 AM

This morning, the Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center (WESC) announced its latest big-name concert headed to the new Downtown venue: operatic singing extraordinaire Josh Groban, who will take the stage – along with special guest Idina Menzel – on Nov. 3. 

Over the past two decades, Groban has been one of the most famous and recognizable voices in all of music, belting out rapturous opera and classic songs like "The Prayer," "You Raise Me Up" and several famous Christmas and holiday icons. As a result, he's sold four multi-platinum solo albums, was the number one best-selling artist in the United States in 2007 and headlined several global arena tours – including this upcoming "Bridges" tour with "Wicked" and "Frozen" star Menzel.

Most recently, he moved from the touring stage to the Broadway stage, earning a Tony nomination for Best Actor in a Musical last year for his lead turn in "Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812," as well as provided the soundtrack version of the song "Evermore" from Disney's most recent live-action "Beauty and the Beast" remake.

Groban's last visit to Milwaukee was in 2011, when he performed at the Bradley Center as a part of his "Straight to You" tour.

Tickets for the show will go on sale on Friday, March 16, starting at 10 a.m. However, WESC Insiders will have early access to tickets from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Thursday, March 15. For more information on tickets or the show, visit the WESC's website.

Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.