Brian Setzer Announces 14th Annual 'Christmas Rocks! Tour'

Iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time Grammy-Award winner BRIAN SETZER and his 19-piece THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA have announced their 14th annual "Christmas Rocks! Tour," presented for the second consecutive year by SiriusXM. Hitting 30 cities, the holiday extravaganza will launch November 10 at the State Theatre in SETZER's adopted hometown of Minneapolis and wrap up December 28 (full itinerary below). The public on sale is Friday, July 21 at 10am local time, with the following presales:
 
  • o   Fan Club Presale: Tuesday, July 18th  at 10am local time through Thursday, July 20th at 10pm local time
    • Password: XMASROCKS
  • o   SiriusXM Presale: Tuesday, July 18th  at 10am local time through Thursday, July 20th at 10pm local time
    • Password: siriussetzer2017
  • o   Local Presale: Wednesday, July 19th at 10am local time through Thursday, July 20th at 10pm local time
 
The group's set list 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.  View the Christmas sizzle reel here: https://vimeo.com/185244567
 
2017 is a big year for THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA who will celebrate their 25th anniversary in style with an exclusive landmark show at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on August 2. Under the stars at the legendary venue where they've performed on four previous occasions, SETZER's trademark guitar work and vocal stylings will be matched with his 19-piece orchestra's rockin' big-band horn arrangements, making for a reliably unbeatable combination. View the anniversary sizzle reel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwOo9mU2dqE
 
BRIAN SETZER belongs to an elite group of artists who've had four super successful phases of his career, from the Stray Cats, to solo albums, The Rockabilly Riot to BSO. The BSO show seamlessly encompasses music from all these phases. "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 18-19 people is like writing a song within a song.  It makes the song you might have heard many times sound new again."
 
For the past two years, THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA has had a strong presence on SiriusXM during the holidays. The band performed exclusive invitation-only concerts for SiriusXM listeners in New York City in 2015 and 2016, which aired on SiriusXM's Outlaw Country and Holly channels. Details of this year's special SiriusXM concert will be announced this fall.
 
Catch BSO's 14th Annual "Christmas Rocks! Tour" in the following cities:
 
DATE
 
LOCATION
VENUE
Friday
11/10
Minneapolis, MN
State Theatre
 
Saturday
11/11
Waukegan, IL
Genesee Theatre
 
*Monday
11/13
Joliet, IL
Rialto Square Theatre
 
Tuesday
11/14
Cincinnati, OH
Taft Theatre
 
Wednesday
11/15
Detroit, MI
Fox Theatre
 
Friday
11/17
Philadelphia, PA
Academy of Music
 
Saturday
11/18
Englewood, NJ
Bergen Performing Arts Center
 
Sunday
11/19
Ridgefield, CT
The Ridgefield Playhouse
 
Tuesday
11/21
Red Bank, NJ
Count Basie Theatre
 
Wednesday
11/22
Westbury, NY
NYCB Theatre at Westbury
 
Friday
11/24
Montclair, NJ
Wellmont Theatre
 
Saturday
11/25
Washington, DC
Warner Theatre
 
Sunday
11/26
Durham, NC
Durham Performing Arts Center
 
Tuesday
11/28
Clearwater, FL
Ruth Eckerd Hall
 
Wednesday
11/29
Jacksonville, FL
Florida Theatre
 
Thursday
11/30
Orlando, FL
Hard Rock Live
 
*Saturday
12/2
Huntsville, AL
Von Braun Center
 
Sunday
12/3
Nashville, TN
Ryman Auditorium
 
Tuesday
12/5
Charlotte, NC
Ovens Auditorium
 
Wednesday
12/6
Atlanta, GA
Symphony Hall
 
Friday
12/8
Biloxi, MS
Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
 
Saturday
12/9
Biloxi, MS
Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
 
Sunday
12/10
Houston, TX
Arena Theatre
 
Tuesday
12/12
Allen, TX
Allen Event Center
 
Thursday
12/14
Albuquerque, NM
Isleta Resort & Casino
 
Friday
12/15
Phoenix, AZ
Celebrity Theatre
 
Wednesday
12/20
Modesto, CA
Gallo Center for the Arts
 
Sunday
12/24
San Francisco, CA
Warfield Theatre
 
Tuesday
12/26
Seattle, WA
The Paramount Theatre
 
Wednesday
12/27
Portland, OR
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
 
*Thursday
12/28
Bellingham, WA
Mount Baker Theatre
 
 
* = on sale at a later date (TBA)
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