Brian Setzer Orchestra Announces Details For 12th Annual Christmas Rocks! Tour

Courtesy: Surfdog Records

Courtesy: Surfdog Records

Late last month, Brian Setzer announced that he and his band The Brian Setzer Orchestra will release the group’s first full-length holiday album in roughly a decade later this fall. Today, Setzer followed up that announcement with another big announcement for fans. Setzer announced today that it will hit the road this fall and winter for the 12th annual Christmas Rocks! Tour.

The Brian Setzer Orchestra will embark on the 12th annual Christmas Rocks! Tour beginning Saturday, November 14th at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The tour will see the group performing a total of thirty-one dates, including one in North Carolina’s “Queen City” on Friday, December 4th at the Ovens Auditorium. Pre-sales for the tour begin Wednesday, August 19th at 10am ET. they can be purchased online via Brian Setzer’s official website at http://www.briansetzer.com/tour. Being that this tour marks the frst time in roughly a decade that Setzer and company will be touring in support of a new holiday album, Setzer has been understandably upbeat about the tour. “It’s always exciting to add new songs,” he said about the tour’s set list. “I’m thinking about opening with ‘Rockin Around the Christmas Tree.’ We have never done that one before.” The complete schedule for the BSO’s upcoming Christmas Rocks! Tour is listed below.

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

Website: http://www.briansetzer.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/briansetzerofficial

Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/briansetzer

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MVD Entertainment Group To Release Two Classic Stray Cats Concerts This Summer

Courtesy: MVD Entertainment Group

Courtesy: MVD Entertainment Group

Brian Setzer and his former friends in the famed neo-rockabilly band Stray Cats went their separate ways long ago. But even in all the years since, the band has still remained a favorite among thousands of audiences the world over. And thanks to that continued demand, MVD Entertainment Group will release a new pair of classic archived concerts from the band this summer.

Courtesy: MVD Entertainment Group

Courtesy: MVD Entertainment Group

MVD Entertainment Group will release Stray Cats Live at Rockpalast on Tuesday, July 7th. The recording will feature the band’s performances at the famed annual concert festival in 1981 and 1983. The first of the performances was recorded on July 16th, 1981 and the second on August 20th, 1983. Both performances will be featured on a DVD release and a separate DVD/2CD platform. Their upcoming release marks the first time that either performance has ever been released for fan consumption. The complete listing for both the DVD and DVD/2CD presentation of Stray Cats Live atRockpalast is included

below.
TRACKLISTINGS

DVD

Loreley, August 20th 1983:

1. Baby Blue Eyes 03:41

2. Double Talkin’ Baby 03:37

3. Rumble In Brighton 04:11

4. Drink That Bottle Down 05:26

5. Something Is Wrong With My Radio 02:39

6. Built For Speed 06:30

7. Look At That Cadillac 04:25

8. Runaway Boy 03:46

9. Lonely Summer Nights 04:22

10. Too Hip, Gotta Go 02:39

11. Stray Cats Strut 05:42

12. She’s Sexy And 17 04:40

13. Banjo Time (Foggy Mountain Breakdown) 02:16

14. The Race Is On 02:14

15. Tear It Up 04:03

16. Oh Boy 03:03

17. Rock This Town 06:50

Cologne, July.16th 1981

1. Sweet Love On My Mind 03:58

2. Double Talkin’ Baby 03:37

3. Rumble In Brighton 03:34

4. My One Desire 04:38

5. Ubangi Stomp 04:16

6. Drink That Bottle Down 05:34

7. Storm The Embassy 05:05

8. Stray Cats Strut 04:09

9. Fishnet Stockings 02:48

10. Important Words 04:32

11. Rock This Town 08:28

12. Runaway Boy 04:40

13. Sometin’ Else 04:45

14. Gonna Ball 04:14

CD 1, Loreley, August 20th 1983:

1. Baby Blue Eyes 03:41

2. Double Talkin’ Baby 03:37

3. Rumble In Brighton 04:11

4. Drink That Bottle Down 05:26

5. Something Is Wrong With My Radio 02:39

6. Built For Speed 06:30

7. Look At That Cadillac 04:25

8. Runaway Boy 03:46

9. Lonely Summer Nights 04:22

10. Too Hip, Gotta Go 02:39

11. Stray Cats Strut 05:42

12. She’s Sexy And 17 04:40

13. Banjo Time (Foggy Mountain Breakdown) 02:16

14. The Race Is On 02:14

15. Tear It Up 04:03

16. Oh Boy 03:03

17. Rock This Town 06:50

CD 1 total run time: 70:33


CD 2, Cologne, July.16th 1981

1. Sweet Love On My Mind 03:58

2. Double Talkin’ Baby 03:37

3. Rumble In Brighton 03:34

4. My One Desire 04:38

5. Ubangi Stomp 04:16

6. Drink That Bottle Down 05:34

7. Storm The Embassy 05:05

8. Stray Cats Strut 04:09

9. Fishnet Stockings 02:48

10. Important Words 04:32

11. Rock This Town 08:28

12. Runaway Boy 04:40

13. Sometin’ Else 04:45

14. Gonna Ball 04:14

CD 2 total run time: 64:27

More information on this and other titles from MVD Entertainment Group is available online now at:

Website: http://www.mvdb2b.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MVDEntertainmentGroup

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The Yardbirds Announce Makeup Dates, Welcome New Member

Courtesy:  Kayos Productions

Courtesy: Kayos Productions

The Yardbirds will fly again this fall!

Yardbirds founding member and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jim McCarty announced today that the band will hit the road this fall and make up a string of North American dates that had to be postponed earlier this year. Along with those make-up dates, the band—with McCarty , bassist Kenny Aaronson (Bob Dylan, Billy Idol, Brian Setzer, Mick Taylor), guitarist/singer John Idan, and Myke Scavone (Ram & The Doughboys) on blues harp, vocals, and percussion—will also play additional dates later this fall. Those dates have not yet been confirmed. Though, they will confirmed at a later date. It has also been announced that fellow founding member Chris Dreja will be unable to make the upcoming dates but will be with the band in mind and spirit. Longtime David Bowie guitarist Earl Slick will join the band on its upcoming tour as well.

The band’s currently confirmed tour dates are listed below.

Tour Dates:

October

30                                           Infinity Hall                      Norfolk CT

31                                           Musicfest Café                  Bethlehem PA

 

November

01                                           Newton Theatre                  Newton NJ

02                                           BB King’s                             NYC

06                                           Harrah’s Casino                 Phoenix AZ

07                                           Harrah’s Casino                 Lake Tahoe NV

10                                           Harrah’s Casino                 Loughlin NV

 

The Yardbirds’ fans can keep up with all of the latest updates to the band’s tour schedule and get all of the latest news from the band online at:

 

Website: http://www.theyardbirds.com

 

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Stray Cats Live Recording Another “High Note” For Eagle Rock, Montreux Sounds

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment/Eagle Vision/Montreux Sounds

Eagle Rock Entertainment and Montreux Sounds have churned out some of the year’s best live recordings ever since the two groups originally formed their partnership.  Now, with the release of Stray Cats: Live at Montreux 1981, the two companies have released another impressive piece of history from the history of the famed music festival. 

Stray Cats: Live at Montreux 1981 presents Brian Setzer and his brothers in the Stray Cats in one of the trio’s most iconic performances.  As renowned as the Montreux Festival is, it is a bold statement for the Stray Cats to have been invited to perform.  It was a statement of belief not only in the band, but also in the old school rockabilly style sound.  Setzer and company made festival founder Claude Nobs and the audience more than proud with this performance, as the group kept the audience moving from start to finish.  Even when the band finished its main set with its classic hit, ‘Rock This Town’, the audiences still wanted more.  And the band gave the audience exactly what it wanted.  For that matter, it gave the audience what it wanted four more times.  The band came back for four encores, as that’s exactly what the audience wanted.  Cheers filled the room throughout the performance, even after Setzer and band mates Lee Rocker and Slim Jim Phantom finally left the stage for the last time.

The band’s set was just one part of the overall success of this recording.  That the footage survived for over three decades is impressive in itself.  It will bring back a sense of nostalgia for fans who remember this iconic band from its heyday, and will introduce new audiences to one of the most important bands in the rebirth of the rockabilly style.  Seeing the old recording style itself is the video equivalent to listening to a record on vinyl.  It’s simply a wonderful feeling.  And it’s a feeling that any rockabilly fan or music fan in general can enjoy any time they want now that this release is available now both in stores and online.  It can be ordered online direct via the Eagle Rock Entertainment website, http://www.eagle-rock.com.

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