By on April 17, 2013


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 at Old National Centre 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

“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

“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

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

The group will also travel to The Palms Theater at Palms Casino Resort 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,

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On Tour 2013

*denotes two shows on listed date

#UnderTheInfluence Album Release Week Shows


9          New Brunswick, NJ   State Theatre

10        York, PA                     Stand-Capitol Performing Arts Center

11        Sewell, NJ                   TD Bank Arts Center

12        Allentown, PA            Miller Symphony Hall*


#SummerOfInfluence Shows


21        Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Ballroom Casino

22        Chautauqua, NY         Chautauqua Institution

23        Portsmouth, VA         nTelos Wireless Pavilion

28        Atlanta, GA                 Chastain Park Amphitheater

29        Manteo, NC                Roanoke Island Festival Park


30        Vienna, VA                 Filene Center at Wolftrap



15        San Diego, CA            Humphrey’s by the Bay

16        Modesto, CA               Gallo Center for the Arts

17        Saratoga, CA              Mountain Winery




26        Las Vegas, NV            The Pearl Theater at the Palms Casino Resort

27        Las Vegas, NV            The Pearl Theater at the Palms Casino Resort

28        Las Vegas, NV            The Pearl Theater at the Palms Casino Resort*

#UnderTheInfluence Tour 2013


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 Blair Theater

23        Casper, WY                Casper Events Center

24        Loveland, CO              Budweiser Events Center

25        Colorado Springs, CO Pikes Peak Center

26        Denver, CO                 Ellie Caulkins Opera House

27        El Paso, TX                 Plaza Theatre

29        Odessa, 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

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

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 *    

*denotes two shows on listed date


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.