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Brian Setzer Orchestra ‘Christmas Rocks! Tour’

Tuesday, December 15

Danny Zelisko Presents the Brian Setzer Orchestra 12th Annual Christmas Rocks! tour with special guest Low Volts at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 15 at the historic Celebrity Theatre.

The Valley’s signature theatre-in-the-round is one of 30-plus cities that will play host to the popular cool cat and his retro ensemble's Christmas rocks! tour. Bring your friends, family and most of all bring your dancing shoes as the first three rows will be removed for swing, grooves and boogies!

Brian Setzer and The Brian Setzer Orchestra just released their first studio Christmas album in 10 years called Rockin’ Rudolph via Surfdog Records. The 12-track collection includes highlights such as “Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree,” “Yabba-Dabba Yuletide” and “Rockabilly Rudolph” among other notable Christmas classics.

The iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time Grammy-award winner has scored chart-topping hits throughout his decorated 30-year career as founder/leader of the Stray Cats, his 18-piece Brian Setzer Orchestra and as a solo artist. Some of Setzer's signature numbers include “Rock This Town,” “(She’s) Sexy +17,” “Stray Cat Strut” and “Jump, Jive and Wail.”

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). He has sold 13 million records and received the Orville H. Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award. Setzer appeared in the 1987 film, La Bamba, portraying rockabilly pioneer Eddie Cochran. In 2002, Setzer 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) are still available 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/


 




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