ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Harrah's Resort Atlantic City is pleased to welcome back by popular demand the acclaimed a cappella group STRAIGHT NO CHASER for an exclusive summer concert engagement starting June 21-Sept. 4. Tickets will go on sale WED. MARCH 16 for the ten-week engagement entitled "Back to the Shore: Songs of the Decades and More" at the Concert Theater at Harrah's. Fans will be able to hear these remarkable vocalists play with the pop songbook on Wednesday-Saturday nights at 8pm-there are no shows on Thursday or Friday nights. Ticket prices are: $25.00 - $60.00 based on seat location. Tickets can be purchased directly from the Straight No Chaser website (www.sncmusic.com), online at ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-736-1420.
The series is part of Harrah's Entertainment Atlantic City's ongoing commitment to bring fans an excellent and diverse roster of quality music artists to their various venues. "We are very excited about bringing back Straight No Chaser for another exclusive summer concert series," comments Jay Snowden, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Harrah's Resort and Showboat Atlantic City. "This series is a perfect example of the kind of acclaimed musical talent that Harrah's Resort aims to provide for our guests and why Atlantic City continues to be a great destination for live music and entertainment."
Founded at Indiana University in the fall of 1996, Straight No Chaser's goal was to expand the boundaries of the traditional college a cappella group. In 1999, the graduating members of Straight No Chaser chose their replacements, ensuring that the new tradition they had created would continue on with successive generations of IU undergrads. Then, in 2006, the unexpected happened – Indiana University decided to host a reunion concert for the original members. In honor of the event, original group member Randy Stine posted footage from one of their 1998 concerts online and to the group's surprise, their version of "The 12 Days of Christmas" – interpolating Toto's "Africa" – became the hottest viral video of the holiday season. Among the millions of viewers was Atlantic Records Chairman/CEO Craig Kallman, who tracked Straight No Chaser down and promptly signed them to the label.
Three albums, an EP and a box set later, ATCO/Atlantic recording group Straight No Chaser has garnered more than 500,000 in cumulative sales fueled by TV appearances including ABC "World News," HLN, "Today," CBS's "Early Show," and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." Their YouTube videos are nearing an astonishing 25 million views, and they've built a reputation as an unforgettable live act, selling more than 225,000 tickets in 2010 alone. This fall, the group released All I Want For Christmas, a 2 CD/1 DVD box set bundling their two holiday albums, Holiday Spirits and Christmas Cheers, along with a never-before-commercially released live DVD, "Live in New York: Holiday Edition."
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