Straight No Chaser Announces 'The Open Bar Tour'

Atlantic Records recording group Straight No Chaser has announced plans for another epic U.S. concert tour, "The Open Bar Tour." The dates begin October 25th at Biloxi, MS' IP Casino and then continue through the holiday season before culminating with a very special New Year's Eve event at Portland, OR's Keller Auditorium (see attached itinerary). Fan pre-sales begin Tuesday, May 7th; all remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, May 10th. For complete details, please visit www.sncmusic.com/tour.

Straight No Chaser's latest studio album, "ONE SHOT" is available now at all streaming services HERE as well as via the official Straight No Chaser store HERE. The album sees SNC doing what they do best with distinctive takes on classic pop and soul favorites, including Ricky Martin's "Livin La Vida Loca," Fleetwood Mac's "Go Your Own Way," James Brown's "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag," and the LP's first single, an energetic mash-up of Boyz II Men and Montell Jordan entitled "Motownphilly/This Is How We Do It."

"ONE SHOT" is further highlighted by a richly harmonized version of Simon & Garfunkel's "Homeward Bound" in which the hard-touring group expresses their deep yearning for the comforts of family life. In addition, the LP features alongside seven entertaining conversational interludes wherein the nine members of Straight No Chaser trace their unlikely rise from an undergraduate singing group at Indiana University to a beloved Atlantic Records act with a devoted international fanbase.

Though filmed at Indiana University in December 1998, Straight No Chaser's version of "The 12 Days of Christmas" - interpolating Toto's "Africa" - proved the hottest viral video of the 2007 holiday season, receiving more than 7 million views that December alone and now boasting close to 23 million views. Among those millions of viewers was Atlantic Records Chairman/CEO Craig Kallman, who promptly signed the Indiana-based a cappella group to the label's legendary roster. Taking off from the runaway success of "The 12 Days Of Christmas," Straight No Chaser made their now classic debut with 2008's "HOLIDAY SPIRITS," followed in the next year by "CHRISTMAS CHEERS." Both albums reached the top of the holiday charts at Amazon and the iTunes Store and are now certified gold by the RIAA. The extraordinary decade that followed has seen the group amass album sales in excess of 1.6 million in the U.S. alone, along with more than 100 million YouTube views thus far.

Last year saw the release of a very special 10th Anniversary Edition of "HOLIDAY SPIRITS" featuring two brand new bonus tracks, "That's Why We Celebrate" and "The 12 Days Of Christmas: 2018 Remix (Live)." "HOLIDAY SPIRITS: 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION" is available all music retailers and streaming services HERE.

STRAIGHT NO CHASER

OPEN BAR TOUR 2019

OCTOBER

25 Biloxi, MS IP Casino

27 Chattanooga, TN Tivoli Theatre

28 Champaign, IL Virginia Theatre

29 Appleton, WI Fox Cities Performing Arts Center

NOVEMBER

1 Sioux Falls, SD Washington Pavilion

2 Prior Lake, MN Mystic Lake Casino

3 Cedar Rapids, IA Paramount Theatre

4 Madison, WI Overture Center

8 Austin, TX Bass Concert Hall

9 San Antonio, TX Majestic Theatre

10 Dallas, TX McFarlin Auditorium

13 Melbourne, FL King Center

14 Tampa, FL Straz Center for the Performing Arts

15 Fort Myers, FL Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Center

16 Fort Lauderdale, FL Broward Center for the Performing Arts

17 Sarasota, FL Van Wezel Performing Arts Center

20 Atlanta, GA Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

21 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium

22 St Louis, MO Fox Theatre

23 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre (2 Shows)

24 Hershey, PA Hershey Theatre (2 Shows)

29 New Buffalo, MI Four Winds Casino

30 Mt Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle Casino

DECEMBER

1 Louisville, KY Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

3 Evansville, IN Old National Events Plaza

4 Toledo, OH Stranahan Theatre

5 Columbus, OH Palace Theatre

6 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre

7 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre (2 Shows)

8 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre (2 Shows)

10 Fort Wayne, IN Embassy Theatre

11 Des Moines, IA Civic Center

12 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland

13 Bloomington, IN IU Auditorium

14 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre (2 shows)

15 Cleveland, OH KeyBank State Theatre (2 Shows)

17 Buffalo, NY Shea's Performing Arts Center

18 Pittsburgh, PA Benedum Center

19 Baltimore, MD Modell Lyric

20 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena

21 Atlantic City, NJ Ocean Casino Resort

22 Easton, PA State Theatre (2 Shows)

23 Everett, MA Encore Boston Harbor

27 Reno, NV Grand Theatre

29 San Francisco, CA Davies Symphony Hall

30 Seattle, WA McCaw Hall

31 Portland, OR Keller Auditorium



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