The Brian Setzer Orchestra Sets Dates For 16th Annual ‘Christmas Rocks! Tour’

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The Brian Setzer Orchestra (CR: Suzie Kaplan)

 

Three time Grammy winning artist Brian Setzer and his 19-piece orchestra will hit the road for their 16th annual “Christmas Rocks! Tour!” starting November 15th at Minneapolis’ State Theatre. Twenty dates are scheduled for the tour, which will be presented by SiriusXM.

Brian Setzer (CR: Tony Nelson)

Along with being the leader of The Brian Setzer Orchestra, Brian Setzer has also been a frontman of the Stray Cats and the Rockabilly Riot. The tour, which will also feature selections from the musician’s treasure trove of hits, will also feature music from the band’s three best-selling holiday albums (Boogie Woogie Christmas, Dig That Crazy Chritsmas, Rockin’ Rudolph).

“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.”



Tickets go on sale Friday, July 26 at 10 am (local time), but members of Setzer’s fan club will be able to purchase tickets via its presale dates (Tuesday, July 23 at 10 am through Thursday, July 25 at 10 pm).

The dates are as follows:

  1. November 15 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre
  2. November 16 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre
  3. November 17 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
  4. November 19 – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Center for the Arts
  5. November 20 – Englewood, NJ – Bergen Performing Arts Center
  6. November 21 – Springfield, MA – Symphony Hall
  7. November 23 – Lynchburg, VA – Academy Center of the Arts
  8. November 24 – Westbury, NY – Theatre at Westbury
  9. November 27 – Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center
  10. November 29 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
  11. November 30 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
  12. December 2 – Nashville, TN – The Ryman
  13. December 3 – Atlanta, GA – Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centure
  14. December 4 – Augusta, GA – Miller Theature
  15. December 5 – Biloxi, MS – Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
  16. December 10 – Salt Lake City, UT – Eccles Theatre
  17. December 12 – Ridgefield, WA – Ilani Casino
  18. December 13 – Seattle, Wa – Moore Theatre
  19. December 14 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
  20. December 16 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
  21. December 17 – Stockton, CA – Bob Hope Theatre
  22. December 19 – Phoenix, AZ – Celebrity Theatre
  23. December 20 – Palm Desert, CA – McCallum Theatre