Stray Cats Debut Second Single From ’40’; Tour To Launch In June

Courtesy: Surfdog Records

Brian Setzer and his Stray Cats band mates are set to release the band’s new album next month, and in anticipation, the band debuted the album’s new single and video this week.

The band debuted the song ‘Rock It Off‘ Thursday along with the song’s companion video.  The song’s musical content presents the band’s familiar rockabilly sound while its lyrical content presents a positive message about going out, dancing and just having a good time.

‘Rock It Off’ is taken from the band’s forthcoming album 40.  The record is scheduled for release May 24 through Surfdog Records.  It is the band’s first album in 26 years.  The album’s title is a nod to the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the band’s founding.

Stray Cats drummer Slim Jim Phantom talked about ‘Rock It Off’ in a recent interview, saying it is one of the album’s most notable entries in his view.

“‘Rock It Off’ may be my favorite track on 40, he said.  “When the guitar riff comes in, I stand up a little straighter and imagine a peacock strutting.  It’s got a shuffle groove that’s tailor-made for me to do the bop-bop-a-bop.  The video captures the fun and good vibes we all shared while making the whole album.”

The debut of ‘Rock It Off’ and its video comes approximately a month after the band debuted the lyric video for 40‘s lead single ‘Cat Fight (Over A Dog Like Me).’  Both songs are available as instant grat tracks with pre-orders of 40.

Stray Cats will launch a tour in support of 40 this summer. The tour is scheduled to start June 21 and run through Sept. 1.  It will feature performances in cities, such as Welch, MN; Cologne, Germany and Atlantic City, NJ.  The tour’s full schedule is noted below.

DAY
DATE
CITY/STATE
VENUE
Friday
6/21
Vitoria, Spain
Azkena Rock Festival
Sunday
6/23
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Birmingham O2Academy
Tuesday
6/25
Manchester, United Kingdom
Manchester O2 Apollo
Wednesday
6/26
London, United Kingdom
London Eventim Apollo
Thursday
6/27
London, United Kingdom
London Eventim Apollo
Saturday
6/29
Tilloloy, France
Retro C Trop
Monday
7/1
Amsterdam, Netherlands
AFAS Live
Wednesday
7/3
Berlin, Germany
Columbiahalle
Thursday
7/4
Cologne, Germany
Palladium
Saturday
7/6
Tours, France
American Tours Festival
Sunday
7/7
Belfort, France
Les Eurockeennes
Tuesday
7/9
Stuttgart, Germany
Killesberg
Thursday
7/11
Munich, Germany
Zenith
Saturday
7/13
Aix-Les-Bains, France
Musilac Festival
Thursday
7/18
Pori, Finland
Pori Jazz Festival
Saturday
7/20
Falun, Sweden
Summer Jamboree-Falun
Saturday
8/3
Atlantic City, NJ
Ocean Resort Casino-Ovation Hall
Tuesday
8/6
New York, NY
Pier 17 at South Street Seaport
Tuesday
8/13
Vienna, VA
Wolf Trap
Wednesday
8/14
Huber Heights, OH
Rose Music Center
Thursday
8/15
Grand Rapids, MI
Meijer Garden
Sunday
8/18
Welch, MN
Treasure Island Casino
Monday
8/26
Salt Lake City, UT
Red Butte Garden
Wednesday
8/28
Los Angeles, CA
Greek Theatre
Saturday
8/31
San Diego, CA
Humphrey’s
Sunday
9/1
San Diego, CA
Humphrey’s

Tickets for the tour’s U.S. shows, which are sponsored by Sirius XM, are available here.

More information on Stray Cats’ upcoming tour, album and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://straycats.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Stray-Cats-1576129305971999

Twitter: http://twitter.com/thestraycats

 

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