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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...

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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 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 store.sncmusic.com.

The group will also travel to The Pearl Theatre at The Palms Casino 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.