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Brian Setzer Orchestra Announces 16th Annual Christmas Rocks! Tour

Brian Setzer
Brian Setzer. Credit: Tony Nelson

Brian Setzer and his orchestra will head out on their 16th annual Christmas Rocks! Tour this fall. The 20-city trek will kick off November 15th in Minneapolis, MN and wrap up December 20th in Palm Desert, CA. See below for a full list of confirmed dates.

Additional shows are expected to be announced soon.

“People tell me all the time what joy I bring them over the holidays,” said Setzer in a statement. “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 Christmas, Dig That Crazy Christmas and Rockin’ Rudolph, as well as original material that spans his 40-year career.

Tickets for most dates go on sale Friday, July 26th at 10am local time.

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.

Currently, Setzer is on tour with the Stray Cats, celebrating the band’s 40th anniversary. In May the trio released a new album, aptly titled 40, and drummer Slim Jim Phantom spoke with us about the reunion. Listen here.

In between August tour dates with the Stray Cats, Setzer will perform a series of shows with Rockabilly Riot!

Brian Setzer Orchestra 2019 Tour Dates

Nov 15 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre
Nov 16 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre
Nov 17 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
Nov 19 – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Center For The Arts
Nov 20 – Englewood, NJ – Bergen Performing Arts Center
Nov 21 – Springfield, MA – Symphony Hall
Nov 23 – Lynchburg, VA – Academy Center of the Arts*
Nov 24 – Westbury, NY – Theatre at Westbury
Nov 27 – Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center
Nov 29 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
Nov 30 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
Dec 2 – Nashville, TN – The Ryman
Dec 3 – Atlanta, GA – Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Dec 4 – Augusta, GA – Miller Theatre
Dec 6 – Biloxi, MS – Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
Dec 10 – Salt Lake City, UT – Eccles Theatre
Dec 12 – Ridgefield, WA – Ilani Casino
Dec 13 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
Dec 14 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
Dec 16 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
Dec 17 – Stockton, CA – Bob Hope Theatre
Dec 19 – Phoenix, AZ – Celebrity Theatre*
Dec 20 – Palm Desert, CA – McCallum Theatre

*on sale at later date

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