SOURCE: Atlantic Records

Atlantic Records

April 17, 2013 13:41 ET

Straight No Chaser to Share Their "INFLUENCE" on North American Fall Tour; A Cappella Superstars Hit the Road Beginning October 16; Unprecedented New Album Features Partnerships With Some of Pop's All-Time Biggest Stars, Including Stevie Wonder, Rob Thomas, Phil Collins, Dolly Parton, and More

Group to Herald Album Release With Special Performance on Southwest Airlines 'Porch' at Bryant Park, an Appearance on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live," and a Mother's Day Performance on "Today, Weekend Edition"; "UNDER THE INFLUENCE" Arrives Everywhere on May 7th

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Apr 17, 2013) - Atlantic Records recording group Straight No Chaser has announced details of their upcoming "Under The Influence North American Tour." The dates celebrate the upcoming release of the acclaimed a cappella group's eagerly awaited new album, "UNDER THE INFLUENCE," set to arrive in stores and at all DSPs on May 7th

The "Under The Influence North American Tour" gets underway on October 16th in Columbia, MO, and then continues through December 22nd, culminating with seven shows in five days in their home state of Indiana, including four closing shows in two days at the Murat Theatre at Old National Centre in Indianapolis. Presale tickets to the newly announced dates will be available to all Chasers -- members of the Straight No Chaser Fan Club -- beginning Monday, April 22nd at 4:00pm EST. Tickets will then go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, April 30th. For up to the minute news and tour information, please visit www.sncmusic.com/tour.

"UNDER THE INFLUENCE" sees the acclaimed a cappella group reimagining a selection of their all time favorite songs alongside many of the superstar artists and undisputed music icons that made them famous. Produced by Mark Kibble -- a founding member of the legendary a cappella group Take 6 and one of Straight No Chaser's primary influences -- the album includes unprecedented collaborations with some of popular music's best and brightest -- including Phil Collins, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Dolly Parton, Rob Thomas, Seal, and Jason Mraz -- as Straight No Chaser put their distinctive and inimitable spin on songs known and loved the world over.

Straight No Chaser is scheduled for a special appearance on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live" on the eve of their album release, Monday, May 6. The following weekend, they will perform on the Mother's Day installment of "Today: Weekend Edition" on Sunday, May 12. To celebrate the album's arrival on release day, Straight No Chaser will perform an exclusive set for fans and contest winners at the Southwest Airlines Porch at Bryant Park on Tuesday, May 7. To conclude the release week, the group has scheduled a series of special release week concerts, kicking off May 9th at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Complete details and ticket information for all SNC live events can be found at www.sncmusic.com/tour

"UNDER THE INFLUENCE" is heralded by the new single, "I Want You Back" featuring Sara Bareilles. A companion video for the inventive take on the Jackson 5 classic -- as well audio clips for an array of additional album tracks -- are streaming now at the official Straight No Chaser YouTube channel, located at www.youtube.com/sncmusic.

Fans can pre-order "UNDER THE INFLUENCE" now in a variety of bundles featuring such exclusive extras as an SNC Tour Journal, a refrigerator magnet, and a limited edition 18"x24" screenprinted poster. As if that weren't enough, the album is also being offered as a special Fan Edition, featuring six bonus tracks, an expanded booklet and deluxe packaging not available with the standard CD. All pre-orders will receive a full album stream one week before release as well as an instant MP3 download of "I Want You Back" (feat. Sara Bareilles). For more, please visit http://store.sncmusic.com/.

The group will also travel to The Palms Theater at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas for four shows in three days, September 26 to September 28. The weekend residency will offer fans the chance to come together for three days of concerts and special events as a part of "The Chaser Summit." Packages including tickets to all four concert events and three nights of hotels at the Palms Resort will be available through Ticketmaster. "The Summit" concert events will offer fans the first opportunity to preview the music that will be featured in the Under The Influence tour. 

The upcoming dates mark a milestone for Straight No Chaser as they feature the return of founding member Steve Morgan, who rejoins the group after the departure late last year of Ryan Ahlwardt. Fans can meet the newest/oldest member of SNC at Straight No Chaser's official YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/sncmusic.

For more, please visit www.sncmusic.com, www.facebook.com/StraightNoChaser, twitter.com/SNCmusic, and www.myspace.com/sncmusic.

(TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)

STRAIGHT NO CHASER

On Tour 2013
*denotes two shows on listed date

#UnderTheInfluence Album Release Week Shows

 
MAY    
9   New Brunswick, NJ   State Theatre 
10   York, PA   Stand-Capitol Performing Arts Center
11   Sewell, NJ   TD Bank Arts Center
12   Allentown, PA   Miller Symphony Hall*
         
#SummerOfInfluence Shows    
 
JUNE    
21   Hampton Beach, NH   Hampton Beach Ballroom Casino
22   Chautauqua, NY   Chautauqua Institution
23   Portsmouth, VA   nTelos Wireless Pavilion
28   Atlanta, GA   Chastain Park Amphitheater
29   Manteo, NC   Roanoke Island Festival Park
         
30   Vienna, VA   Filene Center at Wolftrap
         
AUGUST    
15   San Diego, CA   Humphrey's by the Bay
16   Modesto, CA   Gallo Center for the Arts
17   Saratoga, CA   Mountain Winery
         
#ChaserSummit    
 
SEPTEMBER    
26   Las Vegas, NV   The Pearl Theater at the Palms Casino Resort
27   Las Vegas, NV   The Pearl Theater at the Palms Casino Resort
28   Las Vegas, NV   The Pearl Theater at the Palms Casino Resort*
         
#UnderTheInfluence Tour 2013    
 
OCTOBER    
16   Columbia, MO   Missouri Theatre
17   Ames, IA   Stephens Auditorium
18   Davenport, IA   RiverCentre Adler Theatre
19   Omaha, NE   Omaha Music Hall
20   Sioux City, IA   Sioux City Orpheum
22   Billings, MT   Alberta Blair Theater
23   Casper, WY   Casper Events Center
24   Loveland, CO   Budweiser Events Center
25   Colorado Springs, CO   Pikes Peak Center
26   Denver, CO   Ellie Caulkins Opera House
27   El Paso, TX   Plaza Theatre
29   Odessa, TX   Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
30   San Antonio, TX   Majestic Theatre
         
NOVEMBER    
1   Houston, TX   Bayou Theatre
2   Dallas, TX   McFarlin Auditorium
3   Kansas City, MO   AMC at Midland Theatre
7   Nashville, TN   Ryman Auditorium
8   Dayton, OH   Schuster Performing Arts Center
9   Normal, IL   Braden Auditorium
10   Louisville, KY   Kentucky Center
11   Bowling Green, KY   Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center
13   Memphis, TN   Cannon Center
14   Knoxville, TN   Civic Auditorium
15   Roanoke, VA   Roanoke Performing Arts Center
16   Chattanooga, TN   Memorial Auditorium
17   Richmond, VA   Carpenter Theatre
19   Pensacola, FL   Saenger Theater
20   Jacksonville, FL   Florida Theater
21   Melbourne, FL   King Center
22   Gainesville, FL   University of Florida
23   Clearwater, FL   Ruth Eckerd Hall
24   Durham, NC   Durham Performing Arts Center
29   Grand Rapids, MI   Devos Performance Hall
30   Chicago, IL   The Chicago Theatre*
         
DECEMBER    
1   Detroit, MI   Fox Theatre
5   Montreal, QC   Place des Arts - Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
6   Reading, PA   Reading Eagle Theatre at the Sovereign Center
7   Hershey, PA   Hershey Theatre*
8   Uncasville, CT   Mohegan Sun
10   Boston, MA   Wang Theatre
11   Pittsburgh, PA   Benedum Theatre
12   Baltimore, MD   Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
13   Cincinnati, OH   Aronoff Center for the Arts
14   Cleveland, OH   Palace Theatre*
15   St. Louis, MO   Fox Theatre
17   Milwaukee, WI   Milwaukee Riverside Theater
18   Ft. Wayne, IN   Embassy Theatre
19   South Bend, IN   Morris Performing Arts Center
20   Evansville, IN   The Centre
21   Indianapolis, IN   Murat Theatre at Old National Centre*
22   Indianapolis, IN   Murat Theatre at Old National Centre *
         
*denotes two shows on listed date    
         
         

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