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Straight No Chaser Coming to Century II

5/2/2011
Angela Cato, Arts & Cultural Services Division | ACato@wichita.gov | (316) 462-2787, ext. 742

Show part of a cappella group’s fall tour

Acclaimed a capella group Straight No Chaser will be performing in Wichita as part of a 47-city North American tour. The concert is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21 in Century II Concert Hall. Tickets are $33.50, $40.50 and $46.50, and they go on sale at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 4 (in-person sales at the box office begin at 9 a.m.). Tickets may be purchased online at www.WichitaTIX.com, at Century II’s WichitaTIX box office, 225 W. Douglas, or by phone at (316) 219-4849.

Well-known for their clever re-working of classic Christmas songs, Straight No Chaser’s upcoming fall tour will include new songs and is being billed as the group’s biggest production to date. The 10-man group will perform complex vocal arrangements from all genres, putting their unique twist and playful spin on anything from Michael Jackson to The Red Hot Chili Peppers to The Bee Gees.

Straight No Chaser is made up of 10 men who were signed to Atlantic Records in 2006 after their quirky “The 12 Days of Christmas” YouTube video went viral with more than 12 million views. Since then, the group has released three full-length albums and one EP that have collectively sold more than a half-million copies.

The group was founded in 1996 at the University of Indiana. The members took their name from Thelonious Monk’s jazz album and song, noting at the time that it also tied in well with the mentality of voices without instruments – as well as the college bar scene.

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