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Straight No Chaser to film new national TV special; tickets on sale July 15

Renowned a cappella group Straight No Chaser, who were at the forefront of the pop culture a cappella movement more than a decade ago with their breakthrough album Holiday Spirits, have announced plans to tape their third national television special, following the success of their prior PBS specials “Live in New York” and “Songs of the Decades.” “Back Home Again,” scheduled to begin airing nationwide this fall, will find the nine members returning to Indiana, where their story began, to capture a one-night-only performance at the iconic Murat Theatre. 


A pre-sale will begin Thursday, July 11 at 10 a.m. ET, and any remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public at noon on Monday, July 15. For all details, visit sncmusic.com.


Joe Thomas, executive producer of PBS’s “Soundstage,” will direct the special. Thomas’s credits include video projects featuring Ringo Starr, Robert Plant, Michael McDonald, Phil Collins, Stevie Nicks, Bon Jovi, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.


The taping will provide a sneak preview to the 2019 edition of the group’s annual fall tour.  Kicking off October 25 in Biloxi, MS, the two month long trek includes four performances at the Murat Theatre December 7-8.


Straight No Chaser’s latest studio album, “ONE SHOT“ is available now HERE. The album showcases the group’s signature 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’s “Motownphilly/This Is How We Do It.”


Following an unlikely discovery of a nine-year-old video of the group’s version of “The 12 Days of Christmas” by Atlantic Records Chairman/CEO Craig Kallman, Straight No Chaser subsequently became one of the first a cappella groups to sign to a major label and carved the path for the pop culture phenomenon that the genre has become.  Since the 2008 release of their first album, Holiday Spirits, the group has sold more than 1.6 million albums in the US alone, with that album and their second holiday album, Christmas Cheers, earning gold certification and reaching the top slot on the holiday charts at Amazon and iTunes.