Take 6 - The 2014 Tour
All American a cappella ensemble Take 6 is back, bringing their smooth urban gospel sound
all across North America and beyond, into the far reaches of monumentally foreign locales including the Czech Republic, Russia,
and New Jersey. Don't miss Take 6 when they drop their signature rhythms in a venue near you. From Nevada to Florida, from
the White House to the Roosevelt, the Take 6 2014 tour is the hottest a cappella event of the year and something you definitely
do not want to miss.
Whether they're singing the roof off of America's biggest venues or giving special performances
at the most iconic locations (Las Vegas' Venetian Hotel & Casino; the Hal Awards), Take 6 puts on a performance that is
simply unforgettable. With over 25 years of a cappella performances, the band has aged like a fine wine, getting better and
better each and every year. Don't see Take 6 coming to your area? Stay tuned right here on StubHub for the most up to date
concert information, the hottest local shows, and the lowdown on all your favorite performers.
About Take 6
idea of Take 6 began to percolate in the mind of vocalist Claude McKnight in the early 1980s. While attending Alabama's Oakwood
College, McKnight was the founder of a cappella group The Gentlemen's Estate. Some try outs and four able voiced young men
later, the earliest incarnation of Take 6 would be born, though it would be some years before they became known by their current
name. The group became official in 1987, signing with major label Warner Brothers and quickly getting to work releasing a
slew of full length albums and singles. It wasn't long until they were receiving national recognition at the Grammys, winning
two awards from their debut album and also charting all over Billboard. The group began collaborating with various major musicians
and various artists, including the legendary Stevie Wonder and visionary director Spike Lee. They began to experiment across
other mediums, being featured in multiple television series, movies, and even made an appearance on the iconic late night
comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live.
The band went through various shakeups, but continued to release a non stop
stream of albums that kept them on the public mind and reminded everyone that Take 6 was the cutting edge of a cappella performance.
They began to branch out and experiment with different incarnations of jazz and urban gospel, including a brief stint with
instruments instead of their pure a cappella style. As the years went by, the band has oscillated between R&B sounds to
Jazz purity, with their most recent forays leaning in the direction of smooth traditional jazz. Over the 2000s the band would
receive three more Grammy nominations, a testament not just to their talent but also to their staying power as contemporary
and constantly evolving musicians.
The band's 1988 debut Take 6 would be their greatest
commercial success to date, going certified platinum and being one of the biggest breakout albums of the decade. Besides the
multiply Grammys won, the album also picked up a few Dove Awards for best song, best album, and best group. The album received
a perfect rating from media critic Allmusic, which commended the album on its unique mixture of jazz and gospel sounds. The
album would be a non stop succession of one great song after another, with the singles "Mary", "Gold Mine", and "He Never
Sleeps" being exceptional standouts.
The band would strike gold again in 1994, dropping the album Join the Band to widespread
commercial success. The album would feature the mega hits "My Friend" (featuring legend Ray Charles) and "Biggest Part of
Me", and even saw a guest appearance from Queen Latifah on the track "Harmony". The album would go certified gold and cemented
Take 6's place as a dependable source of a cappella greatness.
2008 would be another huge year for the band, releasing
The Standard which garnered three grammy nominations and various Dove award nominations. The Standard carried a slew of hits,
including "Shall We Gather at the River" and "A Tisket a Tasket", and was solid testament to the group's relevance into the
The band has gone through multiple names for the group, including the name "Alliance"
as well as "The Gentlemen's Estates Quartet".
The band has been in the political spotlight at times, performing for
multiple United States presidents as well as at the Democratic National Convention.
The Take 6 Concert Experience
ready to hear some of the most seriously fine tuned harmonies in existence today. Nothing quite beats the Take 6 concert experience
when it comes to a good time with good music and even better vibes. Enjoy these a cappella sensations the way they're meant
to be enjoyed - live and in the flesh. Don't miss your opportunity to see the foremost in a cappella performances. Get your