Home / News / BRIAN SETZER Announces New Concert Blu-Ray/CD ‘Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot: Osaka Rocka! – Live In Japan’ Out Friday, November 4

BRIAN SETZER Announces New Concert Blu-Ray/CD ‘Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot: Osaka Rocka! – Live In Japan’ Out Friday, November 4

Three-time Grammy-award-winner BRIAN SETZER’s new concert Blu-ray/CD,ROCKABILLY RIOT: OSAKA ROCKA! – LIVE IN JAPAN–filmed on February 18 at Namba Hatch in Osaka, Japan–is set for release November 4, 2016 via Surfdog Records.

Live and loud, the concert encompasses songs from SETZER‘s acclaimed 2014 studio album Rockabilly Riot! All Original-a sizzling rockabilly album from start to finish featuring SETZER‘s trademark twang and fretboard fire. Also included are classic hits from his Stray Cats days, Brian Setzer Orchestra tunes and tracks from his solo albums. In front of the wildly enthusiastic audience, BRIAN SETZER and his band-Noah Levy (Drums), Kevin McKendree (Piano and Guitar) and Mark Winchester (Bass)-are firing on all cylinders. You can watch a teaser video clip here and pre-orders are available starting Friday, September 30. For more information on how to pre-order, visit www.BrianSetzer.com.

“This is the first time we’ve recorded the Rockabilly Riot on film,” says SETZER.  “And also, just like in America, the cities differ in Japan.  The Osaka fans are noted for generally being a very loyal and energetic audience.  As you’ll see from the show, the Osaka fans are die-hard and know every single song and applaud after guitar solos, and even sing along to songs that I typically don’t see in other cities.”

ROCKABILLY RIOT: OSAKA ROCKA! – LIVE IN JAPAN is impressive on many levels including the red-hot chemistry of the band. “When you look up rockabilly in the dictionary there is a picture of Mark Winchester,” notes SETZER. “He grew up slapping the bass and is in a class of his own.  The relationship with the drummer and the bass player in rockabilly is very unique. The slap bass is a rhythmic sounding instrument, so the drummer has to be very in time with him in order not to sound sloppy.  Noah Levy is a very on-the-beat solid drummer, whereas me, as a guitar player, I push everything while they hold it all in place.  And when you’re talking about the great rockabilly piano players, it’s a very short list, and Kevin McKendree is on it. And he also plays guitar incredibly well. We all just complement each other.”

Asked what he’d like to overhear fans saying after a gig, SETZER says: “I would love to hear, ‘You know, that Rockabilly Riot squad has all the energy and great things I like about the original rockabilly sound, yet they’re a modern band making this music sound new. I love it.'”

Meanwhile, SETZER and his 19-piece THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA will visit 32 cities beginning Saturday, November 12 in Appleton and make stops in Nashville, Los Angeles and San Francisco, among others (full itinerary here). Their 13th annual “Christmas Rocks! Tour, presented by SiriusXM, will feature music off their latest Christmas album, ROCKIN’ RUDOLPH, (available now as a limited edition box set, CD, vinyl or download) plus music off their three previous best-selling holiday albums; and original material from BRIAN SETZER. Tickets are on sale now; visit www.briansetzer.com for more information and to purchase tickets.

ROCKABILLY RIOT: OSAKA ROCKA! – LIVE IN JAPAN

Blu-ray Track List:

1. IGNITION
2. RUMBLE IN BRIGHTON

3. VINYL RECORDS
4. STRAY CAT STRUT
5. NOTHING IS A SURE THING
6. STILETTO COOL
7. CRY BABY
8. ’49 MERCURY BLUES

9. WHAT’S HER NAME

10. DRIVE LIKE LIGHTNING (CRASH LIKE THUNDER)
11. SLOW DOWN / FOLSOM PRISON BLUES
12. GENE & EDDIE
13. BLUE MOON OF KENTUCKY
14. RUNAWAY BOYS

15. 8-TRACK
16. FISHNET STOCKINGS
17. LET’S SHAKE
18. SLEEPWALK
19. ROCK THIS TOWN
20. SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK

CD Track List:

1. IGNITION
2. VINYL RECORDS
3. STRAY CAT STRUT
4. NOTHING IS A SURE THING
5. STILETTO COOL
6. CRY BABY
7. WHAT’S HER NAME
8. SLOW DOWN / FOLSOM PRISON BLUES
9. GENE & EDDIE
10. BLUE MOON OF KENTUCKY
11. RUNAWAY BOYS
12. FISHNET STOCKINGS
13. LET’S SHAKE
14. SLEEPWALK
15. ROCK THIS TOWN
16. SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK

For more information on BRIAN SETZER, visit:
briansetzer.com
facebook.com/briansetzerofficial
youtube.com/user/BrianSetzerOfficial
surfdog.com/artists/brian-setzer

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

Check Also

DINOSAUR PILE-UP ANNOUNCE U.S. HEADLINE TOUR

Dinosaur Pile-Up have announced a U.S. headline tour in support of their acclaimed new album, Celebrity …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.