Tuesday, October 08, 2013


Atlantic Records recording group Straight No Chaser has announced the release of their new EP, "Under The Influence: Holiday Edition" The Yuletide-themed collection -- which follows the world renowned a cappella group's acclaimed new album, "Under The Influence" -- arrives everywhere October 29th. 

"Under The Influence: Holiday Edition" sees Straight No Chaser bringing their indelible style -- and a number of legendary artists -- to an all-new cache of Christmas classics (see below tracklisting). Among the highlights are renditions of "Wonderful Christmastime (Feat. Paul McCartney)," "White Christmas (Feat. CeeLo Green)" and "Merry Christmas Baby (Feat. Otis Redding)," alongside new versions of favorites like "Amazing Grace."

As is tradition, Straight No Chaser will celebrate the holiday season with an extensive national touring schedule (see below itinerary). The dates -- which culminate with a New Year's Eve celebration at Mesa, Arizona's Mesa Arts Center -- can be found, alongside regularly updated ticket information, at www.sncmusic.com/tour. Caroline Glaser, a favorite from the past season of NBC's "The Voice," will open all dates.

Released earlier this year, "Under The Influence" sees Straight No Chaser 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, Sara Bareilles, and Jason Mraz -- as Straight No Chaser put their distinctive and inimitable spin on songs known and loved the world over.

"Under The Influence" has quickly won Straight No Chaser critical applause from all corners. Perez Hilton declared "I Won't Give Up (Feat. Jason Mraz)" to be an "intoxicating concoction," while Broadway World noted that "the tremendously talented ten men that make up Straight No Chaser are ideally matched by (Elton John)... especially memorable." "One a cappella group, Straight No Chaser, was way ahead of the trend," declared Entertainment Weekly, "and given their devoted fanbase and a caholics, it's likely that they'll be around long after (a cappella) fades out of the pop culture forefront -- if, in fact, it ever does."
Complete Tracklisting
1. Every Day Is Christmas (Feat. Colbie Caillat)
2. White Christmas (Feat. CeeLo Green)
3. Merry Christmas Baby (Feat. Otis Redding)
4. Wonderful Christmastime (Feat. Paul McCartney)
5. Home By Christmas Day
6. Nutcracker
7. A Song For Santa
8. Amazing Grace

 Caroline Glaser to open all dates
* Denotes Matinee & Evening Performances On Listed Date
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 Bair 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 Midland, TX   Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
30 San Antonio, TX   Majestic Theatre
1 Houston, TX   Bayou Theatre
2 Dallas, TX   McFarlin Auditorium
3 Kansas City, MO   AMC at Midland Theatre*
5 Conway, AR   Reynolds Performance Hall- University of Central Arkansas
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 *
1 Detroit, MI   Fox Theatre
3 Buffalo, NY   Shea's Performing Arts Center
4 Providence, RI   Veteran's Memorial Auditorium
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 *
26 Seattle, WA   Paramount Theater
27 Portland, OR   Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
28 Sacramento, CA   Crest Theatre*
29 Fresno, CA   Saroyan Theatre
30 Anaheim, CA   The Grove

31 Mesa, AZ   Mesa Arts Center

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