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THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA Announces 16th Annual ‘Christmas Rocks! Tour’

Iconic guitaristsongwritervocalist and three-time Grammy-Award winnerBRIAN SETZER and his 19-piece ORCHESTRA will tour the country on their 16thannual “Christmas Rocks! Tour,” presented for the fifth consecutive year bySiriusXM. The over 20-city annual and critically acclaimed holiday extravaganza will launch November 15 at the State Theatre in Minneapolis, MN (full itinerary below). Tickets in participating markets will go sale Friday, July 26 at 10:00 AM(local time), pre-sales are as follows:

  • Fan club presale: Tuesday, July 23 at 10:00 AM (local time)-Thursday, July 25 at 10:00 PM (local). Be the first to get tickets by signing up for Brian’s fan club here.
  • SiriusXM Presale: Tuesday, July 23 at 10:00 AM (local time)-Thursday, July 25 at 10:00 PM (local).
  • Local Presale: Wednesday, July 24 at 10:00 AM (local time)-Thursday, July 25 at 10:00 PM (local).

“People tell me all the time what joy I bring them over the holidays,” says BRIANSETZER. “I don’t take this for granted. People don’t say something like that unless they mean it. When we get a standing ovation at the end of the Christmas show, it means something just a little extra.”

THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA‘s set list will feature music from the group’s three Christmas albums, BOOGIE WOOGIE CHRISTMASDIG THAT CRAZY CHRISTMAS and ROCKIN’ RUDOLPH, as well as original material that spans his 40-year career. SETZER’s trademark guitar work and vocal stylings will be matched with his 19-piece orchestra‘srockin’ big-band horn arrangements, making for a reliably unbeatable combination. View the Christmas sizzle reel here.

BRIAN SETZER‘s legendary career has led him through four critically acclaimed and successful phases from the Stray Cats, to solo albums, the Rockabilly Riot and The Brian Setzer Orchestra. The Brian Setzer Orchestra show seamlessly encompasses music from all these phases. He is a 3-time Grammy Award-winner, and in 2014,SETZER received the distinct honor of being asked by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. to donate a replica of his original 1959 Gretsch 6120 “Stray Cat” guitar, joining an elite collection of iconic treasures at the museum.

“The music I play in the big band is rock n’ roll with a jazz influence,” says SETZER. “What keeps it fresh is the quality of the players in the band. Also, a big part of keeping the big band fresh is the arrangements; writing the arrangement for 19 people is like writing a song within a song. It makes the song you might have heard many times sound new again.”

Catch BSO’s 16th Annual “Christmas Rocks! Tour” in the following cities, with additional dates to be announced soon.

DATE

LOCATION

VENUE

FRI

11/15

Minneapolis, MN

State Theatre

SAT

11/16

Chicago, IL

The Chicago Theatre

SUN

11/17

Detroit, MI

Fox Theatre

TUE

11/19

Red Bank, NJ

Count Basie Center For The Arts

WED

11/20

Englewood, NJ

Bergen Performing Arts Center

THU

11/21

Springfield, MA

Symphony Hall

*SAT

11/23

Lynchburg, VA

Academy Center of the Arts

SUN

11/24

Westbury, NY

Theatre at Westbury

WED

11/27

Durham, NC

Durham Performing Arts Center

FRI

11/29

Orlando, FL

Hard Rock Live

SAT

11/30

Clearwater, FL

Ruth Eckerd Hall

MON

12/2

Nashville, TN

The Ryman

TUE

12/3

Atlanta, GA

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

WED

12/4

Augusta, GA

Miller Theatre

FRI

12/6

Biloxi, MS

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino

TUE

12/10

Salt Lake City, UT

Eccles Theatre

THU

12/12

Ridgefield, WA

Ilani Casino

FRI

12/13

Seattle, WA

Moore Theatre

SAT

12/14

Seattle, WA

Moore Theatre

MON

12/16

Oakland, CA

Fox Theater

TUE

12/17

Stockton, CA

Bob Hope Theatre

*THU

12/19

Phoenix, AZ

Celebrity Theatre

FRI

12/20

Palm Desert, CA

McCallum Theatre

* = on sale at a later date

Visit www.briansetzer.com for more information and to purchase tickets.

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.

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