Straight No Chaser announce new Holiday EP

By on October 7, 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.  The album is available for pre-order through the group’s site,, starting today, along with a sneak peek of “Every Day Is Christmas (Feat. Colbie Caillat).”

“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 attached 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 attached 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  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.”

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(Atlantic Records)

Release Date: October 29, 2013

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


ON TOUR 2013

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, COPikes 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


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.