Durham, N.C. (PRWEB) April 17, 2013
A cappella superstars Straight No Chaser will share their “influence” on their North American fall tour, making a stop at DPAC on November 24, 2013. Their new album, Under the Influence, features partnerships with some of pop’s all-time biggest stars from Stevie Wonder to Phil Collins and will drop on May 7.
Tickets go on sale Tuesday, April 30 at 4:00 p.m.:
•Online at DPACnc.com
•DPAC Ticket Center: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC
•Ticketmaster.com / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.745.3000
Friends of DPAC members may place their orders on April 29. Joining Friends of DPAC is free, and you can register at http://www.DPACnc.com/friendofdpac.
“We are extremely excited to be hosting Straight No Chaser after their brand new album that is being released in May,” says Rachel Gragg, Senior Director of Marketing for DPAC. “All this new music being performed at our venue is sure to make for a great night!”
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 http://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 http://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 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, http://www.youtube.com/sncmusic.
Since its opening in 2008, DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, has become the center for live entertainment in the Triangle. Recognized for its contemporary design, DPAC features 2,700 seats, intimate sightlines and
state-of-the art sound and video. Listed four times in the top 50 in Pollstar magazine’s worldwide theater attendance rankings, DPAC is currently the #5 ranked theater in the U.S.
What’s up next at DPAC? Blues event of the year, B.B. King on Sunday, April 21 followed by Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth on Tuesday, April 23.
For more information, please go to http://www.DPACnc.com.
About Live Nation Entertainment:
Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment and ecommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation and Live Nation Network. Ticketmaster.com is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world’s top five ecommerce sites, with almost 27 million monthly unique visitors. Live Nation Concerts produces over 22,000 shows annually for more than 2,300 artists globally. Artist Nation is the world’s top artist management company, representing over 250 artists. These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling nearly 800 advertisers to tap into the 200 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms. For additional information, visit http://www.livenation.com/investors.