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US singer back in Perth
US singer back in Perth

It's been six years since *Josh Groban *toured Australia but now he has announced that he'll be returning in April.

The US singer/songwriter, who has produced many successful albums including Closer, Awake and Illuminations, will kick-off his Australian tour in * Perth *at Kings Park and Botanic Garden on April 16. Tickets go on sale on February 11 through livenation.com.au.

Groban, right, has just released a new album called All That Echoes, which features the lead track Brave and *Stevie Wonder *cover I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever).

On his Australian tour, Groban will be joined by world-class musicians including *Andre Manga *on bass, *Ruslan Sirota *on keys, *Pete Korpela *on percussion, *Tariqh Akoni *on guitar and *Dave * *DiCenso *on drums - plus a local eight-piece orchestra.

"It is with great excitement that I announce my upcoming Australian tour. The fans, the venues and the overall beauty of the country make it a destination I look forward to bringing my music to, time and time again," said Groban of his forthcoming tour.

Also set to tour Perth later this year is American singer-songwriter *Rickie Lee Jones *, who will play the Astor Theatre on March 5 with tickets on sale on February 12 through Live Nation.