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The group’s mammoth run kicks off Sept. 24 at Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts but doesn’t get into full swing until late October, after which it’ll wind its way across the U.S. and Canada through the end of December.
Fans of Straight No Chaser’s inventive and original arrangements can expect to hear music from the group’s catalogue of work as well as tunes like “Rehab” and “I’m Yours” from recently released EP Six Pack.
As the weather cools, the group is certain to begin working in material from its previous Christmas album Holiday Spirits, as well as songs from upcoming release Christmas Cheers.
Founded at Indiana University in Bloomington in 1996, Straight No Chaser shot to fame in 2006 when one of its members posted footage from a 1998 concert featuring the group’s version of “The 12 Days of Christmas” online.
The unique arrangement, which among other things interpolates Toto’s ’80s smash “Africa,” became a viral sensation and caught the attention of Craig Kallman, head of Atlantic Records, who tracked the group down and signed them.
Those not lucky enough to live in one of the cities on SNC’s fall itinerary will be able to tune into PBS to catch a live performance recorded earlier this year. The show is scheduled to air this holiday season as part of the network’s December pledge drive.
Here’s the group performing the cover that started it all during a 2008 reunion show at Indiana University .