Josh Groban is Green with Envy over His Newest Tour Mate

8/20/2014 [Artists]



NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 18, 2014) — Yamaha's incredible Muppets-inspired green Disklavier grand piano will join Josh Groban on tour through the end of the month and is up for auction to the highest bidder at Charitybuzz.com to raise funds for VH1 Save the Music. To celebrate the recent release of Disney's Muppets Most Wanted on DVD and BluRay, Yamaha Entertainment Group is auctioning off the piano that has been signed by 18 members of the cast and crew including Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey and Josh Groban.

The grand piano will be on public display at each of Groban's tour stops during the month of August. The singer was able to spend some time with the piano during a recent photo shoot for Yamaha Entertainment Group's magazine All Access, and even describes his memorable experience in a recent interview with USA Today. "I would sit down and get to know it, and it's just an awesome piano that's a one-of-a-kind color," he says.

Bidding for the almost $74,000 piece has already begun at Charitybuzz.com and is open through Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 at 2 p.m. EST. Proceeds will benefit VH1 Save The Music Foundation, dedicated to improving instrumental music education programs in America's public schools. "This is a very special piano both in color and sound," says Josh Groban. "The only downside to owning it is my seething life long jealousy associated with that responsibility. It's not easy being green (with envy)."

Tour Schedule

Aug. 16 Cary's Booth Amphitheatre Cary, NC
Aug. 22 Constellation Brands Marvin Sands PAC Canandaigua, NY
Aug. 23 Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Bethel, NY
Aug. 27 Mann Center for the Performing Arts Philadelphia, PA
Aug. 29 Mohegan Sun Arena       Uncasville, CT
Aug. 30 Tanglewood Boston, MA

Green with envy? Questions about this magical piano? Stay in the loop: #YamahaMuppets

ABOUT YAMAHA ENTERTAINMENT GROUP:
Yamaha Entertainment Group of America is a boutique, one-stop shop, record label developed to be the champion of the musician with the backing power of the largest music manufacturer in the world. Yamaha Entertainment Group is branding, promotion, concert production, content development, product placement, tour support, piano logistics and artist relations, all rolled into one. Home to more than 3,600 talented artists, Yamaha Entertainment Group is responsible for the development and advancement of the Yamaha brand name through numerous artist related activities worldwide.

ABOUT VH1 SAVE THE MUSIC:
VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education programs in America's public schools, and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child's complete education. To date, VH1 Save The Music has provided more than $51 million in new musical instruments to 1,900 public schools in more than 192 school districts around the country, impacting the lives of more than 2.3 million children.

ABOUT CHARITYBUZZ:
Charitybuzz raises funds for nonprofits around the globe through online auctions with the world's most recognizable celebrities and brands. Featuring access to acclaimed actors and musicians, business and political leaders, sports stars, luxury travel, couture fashion, rare memorabilia and more, Charitybuzz brings its online community of bidders exclusive opportunities to live their dreams and make a difference. Since launching, Charitybuzz has raised more than $100 million for charity. To learn more, visit www.Charitybuzz.com, like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Charitybuzz or follow us on Twitter at @Charitybuzz.

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