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Brian Setzer Orchestra’s Christmas Rocks! Tour
December 15, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm MST
Danny Zelisko Presents the Brian Setzer Orchestra 12th Annual Christmas Rocks! Tour at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 15th at the historic Celebrity Theatre. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. this Friday, August 21st.
On the heels of announcing Rockin’ Rudolph — their first studio Christmas album in 10 years that’s due out Friday, October 16 via Surfdog Records –Brian Setzer and The Brian Setzer Orchestra have revealed the itinerary for their 2015 12th Annual Christmas Rocks! Tour. The 31-city trek includes a stop at the Valley’s signature theatre-in-the-round, where the first three rows will be removed for dancing.
Lead by iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time Grammy-Award winner Brian Setzer and his 18-piece orchestra, the 12th annual tour will feature music off the new album, Rockin’ Rudolph, available now to pre-order via PledgeMusic.com 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. Pre-sale tickets for a select number of shows will be available beginning at 10:00 a.m. local time this Wednesday (8/19) here: briansetzer.com/tour.
“It’s always exciting to add new songs,” says Setzer about the set list. “I’m thinking about opening with ‘Rockin Around the Christmas Tree.’ We have never done that one before.”
The 12-track Rockin’ Rudolph includes highlights such as “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” “Yabba-Dabba Yuletide,” and “Rockabilly Rudolph,” among other notable Christmas classic tunes.
About Brian Setzer: This “Musician’s Musician” is credited with continually taking chances with innovative and daring musical styles, while single-handedly resurrecting two forgotten genres of music (rockabilly in the ‘80’s and swing in the ’90’s). Along the way, he has scored chart-topping hits, sold 13 million records and received the Orville H. Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award throughout his decorated career as founder/leader of the Stray Cats, his 18-piece Brian Setzer Orchestra, and as a solo artist. Brian appeared in the 1987 film, La Bamba, portraying rockabilly pioneer Eddie Cochran. In 2002, Brian was one of the few musicians to be animated in an episode of “The Simpsons,” alongside Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Tom Petty.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets ($61 and $79) go on sale at 10 a.m. this Friday, August 21st at Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., in Phoenix, or online at www.celebritytheatre.com. To charge by phone, call 602-267-1600 ext.1. All tickets are subject to a surcharge. All ages welcome.
About Danny Zelisko Presents: Danny Zelisko has been bringing shows to Phoenix since 1974. He founded and ran Evening Star Productions up until 2001 when he sold his beloved company. He and his crew bring concerts to the Southwestern USA in the best venues specifically chosen for each act to ensure the best experience for the audience. Danny hosts a weekly radio show, Phoenix’s Finest Rock, every Thursday night at 8:00 p.m., heard locally on 93.9 FM, or on the internet at http://www.KWSS.org/. For more information: http://www.dannyzeliskopresents.com/