Brian Setzer Orchestra Debuts Rockin’ Rudolph

Courtesy:  Surfdog Records

Courtesy: Surfdog Records

It’s not quite Christmas yet. But let’s face it. The countdown to Christmas is already on around most parts of the country now that we’re almost halfway through October. In anticipation of the arrival of the annual holiday season, Brian Setzer and his fellow musicians in the Brian Setzer Orchestra premiered the group’s new holiday record Rockin’ Rudolph this week exclusively via Yahoo! Music.

Rockin’ Rudolph is the Brian Setzer Orchestra’s first holiday record to be released in some ten years. It is scheduled to be released in stores and online this Friday, October 16th via Surfdog Records. Fans of the Brian Setzer Orchestra can get their hands on the album in an exclusive box set presentation now online via Pledge Music. The twelve-track album features key numbers including: ‘Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,’ ‘Yabba-Dabba Yuletide,’ ‘Rockabilly Rudolph’ and a number of other favorites. The full track listing and details for both the standard and deluxe edition of Rockin’ Rudolph is listed below.

Track listing for standard edition of ROCKIN’ RUDOLPH:

  1. “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”
  2. “Yabba-Dabba Yuletide”
  3. “Most Wonderful Time of the Year”
  4. “Rockabilly Rudolph”
  5. “Here Comes Santa Claus”
  6. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”
  7. “Swingin’ Joy”
  8. “Carol of the Bells”
  9. “Little Jack Frost”
  10. “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”
  11. “O Little Town of Bethlehem”
  12. “Yabba-Dabba Yuletide” (extended)




  1. Brand New Rockin’ Rudolph album on CD
  2. Commemorative Sheet Music / Guitar Chart to “Nutcracker Suite” (just as Brian reads on stage!)
  3. Custom Brian Setzer Die-cut Christmas Tree Ornament (3″ tall, alloy metal)
  4. Brian Setzer’s Own Murray’s Pomade (Hair Product)
  5. Commemorative BSO “Martini Logo” Stainless Steel Guitar Pick
  6. BSO Christmas Album Cover Drink Coasters
  7. Six Polaroid-style BSO Concert Photos
  8. “Live in Nashville” 10×10 print
  9. Reusable 8GB USB Credit Card w/ Extras, including:
  • Hi-definition .wav files of full 12-track ROCKIN’ RUDOLPH album
  • 2 New Bonus Instrumental Tracks Not Included on Album:  “Deck The Halls” & “Little Drummer Boy”
  • Album Cover Rough Sketches by Artist Derek Yaniger
  • Brief Behind-the-scenes video footage of BSO’s Rockin’ Rudolph recording session (House of Blues studio in Nashville, TN.) 
  • “Jingle Bells” – Live Performance by BSO (previously released) 
  • “Nutcracker Suite” – Live Performance by BSO (previously released) 
  • Behind-the-scenes look at Brian writing entire big band arrangement from scratch (previously released) 
Photo Credit: Russ Harrington

Photo Credit: Russ Harrington

Setzer and company will take to the road this fall in support of its new record beginning November 14th in Minneapolis, MN. It also includes a stop in North Carolina’s queen City on December 4th. The complete schedule for the group’s tour is listed below.

Catch the 2015 “Christmas Rocks! Tour” in the following cities:


Sat-Nov-14 Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theatre
Sun-Nov-15 Omaha, NE Orpheum Theatre
Tue-Nov-17 Waukegan, IL Genesee Theatre
Wed-Nov-18 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
Fri-Nov-20 Northfield, OH Hard Rock Live
Sat-Nov-21 Atlantic City, NJ Caesars Atlantic City – Circus Maximus
Sun-Nov-22 Buffalo, NY University of Buffalo – Center for the Arts
Tue-Nov-24 Stamford, CT Palace Theatre
Wed-Nov-25 Wilkes Barre, PA Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
Fri-Nov-27 Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods Resort Casino – Grand Theater
Sat-Nov-28 Englewood, NJ Bergen Perfroming Arts Center
Sun-Nov-29 Westbury, NY Theatre at Westbury
Wed-Dec-02 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Theatre
Fri-Dec-04 Charlotte, NC Ovens Auditorium
Sat-Dec-05 Atlanta, GA Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Sun-Dec-06 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
Tue-Dec-08 New Orleans, LA Saenger Theatre
Thu-Dec-10 Austin, TX ACL Live at the Moody Theatre
Fri-Dec-11 Allen, TX Allen Event Center
Sat-Dec-12 San Antonio, TX Majestic Theatre
Mon-Dec-14 Tucson, AZ Fox Tucson Theatre
Tue-Dec-15 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theatre
Fri-Dec-18 Los Angeles, CA Microsoft Theater
Sat-Dec-19 Indio, CA Fantasy Springs Resort Hotel & Casino – Event Center
Sun-Dec-20 tba tba
Tue-Dec-22 Bakersfield, CA Fox Theater
Wed-Dec-23 Santa Rosa, CA Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
Thu-Dec-24 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theater
Sat-Dec-26 Spokane, WA Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
Sun-Dec-27 Seattle, WA Benaroya Concert Hall
Tue-Dec-29 Calgary, AB Grey Eagle Resorts and Casino

More information on the 12th annual Christmas Rocks! Tour is available online now along with all of the latest updates on the band’s new holiday album Rockin’ Rudolph at:




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