Straight No Chaser
I’ll Have Another … Twentieth Anniversary World Tour
If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures images of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses, think again. Straight No Chaser isn’t straightlaced, straight-faced, or vaudeville-style kitsch. The group has emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fan following, numerous national television appearances, and proven success with CD releases.
The I’ll Have Another tour comes to Penn State in celebration of the group’s twentieth anniversary. Straight No Chaser is the real deal, the captivating sound of ten unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that moves people in a fundamental sense—and with a sense of humor.
The tour follows Straight No Chaser’s most recent album, 2015’s The New Old Fashioned, in which the group lends its inimitable vocal style to contemporary standards including The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face,” Hozier’s “Take Me to Church,” Radiohead’s “Creep,” and Bob Dylan’s “Make You Feel My Love.” The album also features some of the group’s incomparable medleys, such as “Beggin’/Counting Stars,” blending favorites by Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons and OneRepublic, and “On the Road Again/Play the Road,” by Willie Nelson and Zac Brown Band, respectively. And speaking of being on the road, Straight No Chaser has built a reputation as an unforgettable live act.
BRE Presents brings Straight No Chaser to Eisenhower Auditorium.