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Straight No Chaser @ The Fox Theatre
October 17 @ 6:30 pm - 11:55 pm| $39.50
If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses… think again. Straight No Chaser (SNC) are neither strait-laced nor straight-faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch. They have emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fanbase, numerous national TV appearances and proven success with CD releases.“
“The New Old Fashioned Tour” follows Straight No Chaser’s recently concluded “The Happy Hour Tour,” an epic 2014/2015 world trek which saw the group perform over 67 shows in the US alone, as well as dates in more than 15 countries, including Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic, Austria, Holland, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Ireland, and the United Kingdom for more than 200,000 paying fans.
Additionally, Straight No Chaser is set to take part in one of their home state of Indiana’s greatest traditions, the singing of “(Back Home Again In) Indiana” prior to the start of the annual Indianapolis 500. The group – which was founded in 1996 at Indiana University Bloomington – will perform “(Back Home Again In) Indiana” during the pre-race festivities, taking on the honor following legendary entertainer Jim Nabors’s 2014 retirement after having performed the song live 35 times since 1972. The Indianapolis 500 Pre-Race Show airs live on ABC on May 24th at 12 Noon ET (check local listings).
Straight No Chaser’s fourth full-length release, 2013’s “UNDER THE INFLUENCE” saw the renowned vocal 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 included 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.
Long beloved for their trademark takes on Yuletide favorites, Straight No Chaser celebrated this past Christmas with a newly released version of their hit EP, “UNDER THE INFLUENCE: HOLIDAY EDITION” featuring “Text Me Merry Christmas (Feat. Kristen Bell).” Written by Emmy and GRAMMY® Award-winning writers David Javerbaum (The Daily Show) and Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne), the track proved an immediate holiday hit, garnering more than 1 million individual views in the 24 hours following its YouTube premiere (www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmhfdQlOiy0). Other highlights on “UNDER THE INFLUENCE: HOLIDAY EDITION” include renditions of “White Christmas (Feat. Cee Lo Green),” “Merry Christmas Baby (Feat. Otis Redding),” and a timeless rendition of Paul McCartney’s classic “Wonderful Christmastime” that featured vocals by McCartney himself.