SOURCE: Atlantic Records

Atlantic Records

April 29, 2011 12:27 ET

Straight No Chaser Sets Fall Tour; Two-Month Trek Kicks Off October 14th in Dallas; North American Dates Follow A Cappella Superstars' Ten-Week Summer Concert Residency at Harrah's Resort Atlantic City; "Back To The Shore: Songs Of The Decades and More" to Run From June 27th - September 4th

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Apr 29, 2011) - ATCO/Atlantic recording group Straight No Chaser has announced plans for an extensive North American tour this fall. The dates begin October 14th at Dallas' McFarlan Auditorium and then continue through late December (see itinerary below). The majority of them will go on sale to the public on Wednesday, May 4th. For complete information, please visit Straight No Chaser's official website, www.sncmusic.com.

"We can't wait to get back out on the road and visit our fans all across the country," said original group member Randy Stine. "The foundation of Straight No Chaser is our live performance. We pride ourselves on a show that anyone of any age or background can enjoy. This time around we will be performing new songs on a new stage -- it's the biggest production we've ever put together and we are so excited to share it with our fans, since they are the ones who got us here. Overall, fans can expect the same ten fun-loving and self-deprecating Straight No Chasers singing songs they know and love."

The upcoming tour will follow the acclaimed a cappella group's exclusive summer concert engagement at Harrah's Resort Atlantic City. The ten-week residency -- titled "Back To The Shore: Songs Of The Decades and More" -- gets underway on June 27th, with shows slated for Saturday - Wednesday evenings through September 4th. For full details and up-to-the-minute ticket availability, please visit www.harrahsresort.com/EventsDetail.do?locationCode=ATL&detailName=straight-no-chaser-detail&eventTitle=Straight+No+Chaser.

Founded at Indiana University in the fall of 1996, Straight No Chaser's goal was to expand the boundaries of the traditional college a cappella group. From the start, they viewed themselves more like a local band that just happened to use their voices as their instruments. As original member Randy Stine comments, "We take the music very seriously; we just don't take ourselves too seriously." In the process, they are reinventing the idea of a cappella on the modern pop landscape.

In 1999, the graduating members of Straight No Chaser chose their replacements, ensuring that the new tradition they had created would continue on with successive generations of IU undergrads. Then, in 2006, the unexpected happened -- Indiana University decided to host a reunion concert for the original members. In honor of the event, Stine posted footage from one of their 1998 concerts online and to the group's surprise, their version of "The 12 Days of Christmas" -- interpolating Toto's "Africa" -- became the hottest viral video of the holiday season. Among the millions of viewers was Atlantic Records Chairman/CEO Craig Kallman, who tracked Straight No Chaser down and promptly signed them to the label.

Three full-length albums and one EP have since followed, cumulatively selling more than half a million copies. The group has been featured on ABC World News Tonight, HLN, and Today, among others. Straight No Chaser's third and most recent album, "WITH A TWIST," marked the group's highest chart debut to date, entering the Billboard 200 at #29 upon its April 2010 release. The group celebrated the success of "WITH A TWIST" with a memorable appearance on NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, where they performed an homage to ABC's famed "TGIF" line-up.

For up-to-the-minute news and information, visit www.sncmusic.com, and www.myspace.com/sncmusic.

(TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)

STRAIGHT NO CHASER
On Tour 2011

OCTOBER
14Dallas, TXMcFarlan Auditorium
15Houston, TXVerizon Wireless Theater
16Tulsa, OKTulsa Convention Center Ballroom
19Colorado Springs, COPikes Peak Center
20Denver, COTemple Hoyne Buell Theatre
21Wichita, KSCentury II Convention Center Theater
22St. Louis, MOFox Theatre
23Kansas City, MOThe Midland By AMC
25Des Moines, IACivic Center of Greater Des Moines
26Madison, WIThe Overture Center
27Appleton, WIFox Cities Performing Arts
28South Bend, INMorris Performing Arts Center
29Milwaukee, WIThe Riverside Theater
NOVEMBER
2Grand Rapids, MIDeVos PAC
3Columbus, OHPalace Theater
5Windsor, ONThe Coliseum @ Caesars Windsor
6Louisville, KYThe Kentucky Center - Whitney Hall
9Richmond, VACarpenter Theatre
10Nashville, TNRyman Auditorium
11Norfolk, VAChrysler Hall
12Roanoke, VARoanoke PAC
13Uncasville, CTMohegan Sun
15Portland, MEMerrill Auditorium
16Providence, RIDunkin Donuts Center
17Manchester, NHVerizon Wireless Theater
18Boston, MAWang Theater
20Hershey, PAHershey Theatre (2 SHOWS)
22New York, NYThe Beacon Theater
23New Brunswick, NJThe State Theatre
27Cleveland, OHThe State Theater (2 SHOWS)
30Indianapolis, INThe Murat Theater
DECEMBER
1Evansville, INThe Centre
2Indianapolis, INThe Murat Theater
3Chicago, ILThe Chicago Theater (2 SHOWS)
4Rosemont, ILThe Rosemont Theater
6Portland, ORArlene Schnitzler Concert Hall
7Seattle, WAMcCaw Hall
8Cupertino, CAThe Flint Center
9Los Angeles, CAThe Wiltern Theatre
11Santa Barbara, CAGranada Theater
13Pittsburgh, PABenedum Theatre
16Raleigh, NCMeymandi Concert Hall
17Raleigh, NCMeymandi Concert Hall (2 SHOWS)
18Atlanta, GACivic Center
21Jacksonville , FLFlorida Theatre
22Sarasota, FLVan Wezel Performing Arts Hall
23Tampa, FLCarol Morsani Hall In Straz PAC

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