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September 27, 2012

Pentatonix working on Christmas release

Billboard Biz:

Pentatonix, the a cappella quintet that won the third season of NBC's "The Sing-off" and then went top 20 with their debut EP, has a Christmas EP and a January-to-April tour in the works.

Making their Los Angeles debut at a sold-out Roxy Theater, one of the group's lead singers, Scott Hoying, told the crowd "you didn't hear it from me" but the band would be back in L.A. around March. Their current run of shows -- 22 shows between Oct. 18 and Dec. 19 -- finds the Texas band taking a step up from clubs such as the Roxy to small theaters, a trend expected to continue in the new year.

Pentatonix 85-minute performance offered a mix of songs they performed on last season's "Sing-off" and their EP PTX, Vol. 1: recent hits such as Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," Nicki Minaj's "Starships," fun's "We Are Young," Beyonce's "Telephone," Florence + the Machine's "Dog Days are Over" and Steppenwolf's "Born to be Wild." They have added to the mix a Katy Perry-Justin Bieber mash-up and Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On" in a G-rated seduction of a fan brought onstage. During the show, they asked the audience to film a performance of "The Baddest Girl" and email their footage so the band can create a video for their original tune. Read more.

Posted by acapnews at September 27, 2012 12:00 AM