Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A Cappella Superstars Straight No Chaser Coming to DPAC Nov 24

For those that like their drinks straight and their a capella with no chaser, DPAC has a treat in store.

A Cappella superstars Straight No Chaser will share their “influence” on their North American fall tour, making a stop at DPAC on November 24, 2013. Their new album, Under the Influence, features partnerships with some of pop’s all-time biggest stars from Stevie Wonder to Phil Collins and will drop on May 7.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, April 30 at 4 p.m. Friends of DPAC members may place their orders on April 29. Joining Friends of DPAC is free, and you can register at online.

“We are extremely excited to be hosting Straight No Chaser after their brand new album that is being released in May,” says Rachel Gragg, Senior Director of Marketing for DPAC. “All this new music being performed at our venue is sure to make for a great night!”

Under the Influence sees the acclaimed a cappella group re-imagining 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 on Youtube.

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.

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.

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