Setzer, RollingStone.com Unveil Second Performance From Setzer’s New Live LP

Courtesy: Surfdog Records

Courtesy: Surfdog Records

Brian Setzer has teamed with the people at RollingStone.com to release another performance from his upcoming live recording Rockabilly Riot: Osaka Rocka!—Live in Japan.

RollingStone.com premiered Setzer’s performance of the Stray Cats classic ‘Rumble in Brighton this week.  The video is the second performance to be released from the recording.  Guitarworld.com released Setzer’s performance of ‘Drive Like Lightning (Crash Like Thunder)’ earlier this month.

Setzer praised the audiences in Osaka.  He said the fans in Osaka were extremely dedicated and that he was surprised by that dedication.

“This is the first time we’ve recorded the Rockabilly Riot on film,” Setzer said. “And also, just like in America, the cities differ in Japan.  The Osaka fans are noted for generally being a very loyal and energetic audience.  As you’ll see from the show, the Osaka fans are die-hard and know every single song and applaud after guitar solos, and even sing along to songs that I typically don’t see in other cities.”

Pre-orders are available now for Rockabilly RiotOsaka Rocka!Live in Japan.  Information on pre-orders is available here.  Audiences can view a trailer for the recording online now here.

The track listing for Rockabilly Riot: Osaka Rocka!Live in Japan is noted below.

 

ROCKABILLY RIOT: OSAKA ROCKA! – LIVE IN JAPAN
Blu-ray Track List:
1. IGNITION
2. RUMBLE IN BRIGHTON
3. VINYL RECORDS
4. STRAY CAT STRUT
5. NOTHING IS A SURE THING
6. STILETTO COOL
7. CRY BABY
8. ’49 MERCURY BLUES
9. WHAT’S HER NAME
10. DRIVE LIKE LIGHTNING (CRASH LIKE THUNDER)
11. SLOW DOWN / FOLSOM PRISON BLUES
12. GENE & EDDIE
13. BLUE MOON OF KENTUCKY
14. RUNAWAY BOYS
15. 8-TRACK
16. FISHNET STOCKINGS
17. LET’S SHAKE
18. SLEEPWALK
19. ROCK THIS TOWN
20. SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK
CD Track List:
1. IGNITION
2. VINYL RECORDS
3. STRAY CAT STRUT
4. NOTHING IS A SURE THING
5. STILETTO COOL
6. CRY BABY
7. WHAT’S HER NAME
8. SLOW DOWN / FOLSOM PRISON BLUES
9. GENE & EDDIE
10. BLUE MOON OF KENTUCKY
11. RUNAWAY BOYS
12. FISHNET STOCKINGS
13. LET’S SHAKE
14. SLEEPWALK
15. ROCK THIS TOWN
16. SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK

 

Rockabilly Riot: Osaka Rocka!Live in Japan is just one reason for Setzer’s fans to celebrate.  Setzer is hitting the road with the Brian Setzer Orchestra beginning Saturday, November 12 for the 13th annual “Christmas Rocks! Tour.”  The 32-city tour will feature music from Setzer’s latest holiday record Rockin’ Rudolph and the group’s previous trio of holiday recordings as well as some original tunes from Setzer.

Tickets are available now for the “Christmas Rocks! Tour” here.  More information on Setzer’s new live recording is available online now along with all of Setzer’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.briansetzer.com

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

 

 

 

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Brian Setzer To Release New Live Recording This Fall

Courtesy: Surfdog Records

Courtesy: Surfdog Records

Brian Setzer has a new live recording on the way this fall.

Rockabilly Riot: Osaka Rocka! will be released on Friday, November 4th in stores on Blu-ray/CD combo pack via Surfdog Records.  It will be available in stores and online.

Originally recorded on February 18th, 2016 at Namba Hatch in Osaka, Japan, the concert’s set list features a number of songs taken from Setzer’s 2014 album Rockabilly Riot! All Original as well as some hits from Stray Cats and the Brian Setzer Orchestra.  The complete track listing for the recording’s Blu-ray and CD presentation is noted below.

 

ROCKABILLY RIOT: OSAKA ROCKA! – LIVE IN JAPAN

Blu-ray Track List
1. IGNITION
2. RUMBLE IN BRIGHTON
3.VINYL RECORDS
4. STRAY CAT STRUT
5. NOTHING IS A SURE THING
6. STILETTO COOL
7. CRY BABY
8. ’49 MERCURY BLUES
9. WHAT’S HER NAME
10. DRIVE LIKE LIGHTNING (CRASH LIKE THUNDER)
11. SLOW DOWN / FOLSOM PRISON BLUES
12. GENE & EDDIE
13. BLUE MOON OF KENTUCKY
14. RUNAWAY BOYS
15. 8-TRACK
16. FISHNET STOCKINGS
17. LET’S SHAKE
18. SLEEPWALK
19. ROCK THIS TOWN
20. SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK

CD Track List:
1. IGNITION
2. VINYL RECORDS
3. STRAY CAT STRUT
4. NOTHING IS A SURE THING
5. STILETTO COOL
6. CRY BABY
7. WHAT’S HER NAME
8. SLOW DOWN / FOLSOM PRISON BLUES
9. GENE & EDDIE
10. BLUE MOON OF KENTUCKY
11. RUNAWAY BOYS
12. FISHNET STOCKINGS
13. LET’S SHAKE
14. SLEEPWALK
15. ROCK THIS TOWN
16. SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK

 

Audiences can see a teaser trailer for Setzer’s new live recording online now here.  Pre-orders for the recording will be available beginning Sept. 30.  Information on pre-orders is available online at http://www.BrianSetzer.com.

Rockabilly Riot!: Osaka Rocka is just the last way that fans get to experience Brian Setzer live.  The Brian Setzer Orchestra will hit the road beginning Nov. 12 for its 13th annual “Christmas Rocks Tour.”  Tickets for the tour are available online now at http://www.BrianSetzer.com.

More information on Brian Setzer and The Brian Setzer Orchestra is available online now at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.briansetzer.com

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

 

 

 

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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)

 

The ROCKIN’ RUDOLPH DELUXE BOX SET

includes:

  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:

 

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 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:

Website: http://www.briansetzer.com

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

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

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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
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:

Website: http://www.briansetzer.com

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

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

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BSO To Release Its First Holiday Album In A Decade This Fall

Courtesy:  Surfdog Records

Courtesy: Surfdog Records

It may be summer. But that doesn’t mean that some people’s minds are already on the holidays.

Brian Setzer announced this week that his band The Brian Setzer Orchestra will release its new holiday album Rockin’ Rudolph on Friday, October 16th. The album, which will be released via Surfdog Records, will be the first holiday record to have been released by the band in ten years. The twelve-track record will feature updated renditions of timeless classics including: ‘Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree,’ ‘Carol of the Bells,’ ‘Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,’ ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem,’ and others alongside new pieces such as: ‘Yabba-Dabba-Yuletide,’ ‘ Rockabilly Rudolph,’ ‘Little Jack Frost,’ and ‘Swingin’ Joy.’ The complete track listing for Rockin’ Rudolph is noted below.

Standard ROCKIN’ RUDOLPH track listing:

 

  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)

 

Rockin’ Rudolph was produced by Peter Collins (Rush, Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper, etc.). Along with its standard presentation, fans can also get their hands on a special Limited Edition numbered Deluxe presentation can be purchased online at http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/thebriansetzerorchestra. The special edition includes everything noted below.

 

The ROCKIN’ RUDOLPH DELUXE BOX SET includes:

  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

When asked why he waited so long to make his new holiday album, Setzer noted primarily the span of time between its upcoming release and that of his last holiday album. “It’s been about 10 years since I made a Christmas record,” he said. In regards to the track listing chosen for the record, Setzer noted the popularity of the genre and all of the songs that he hadn’t yet touched on saying, “It [Christmas music] just seems to get more popular every year. They’re classic songs and you wonder after a couple records how many of them are left. Once you dig in you find, wow! I’ve haven’t done ‘Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,’ you know. I’ve never done ‘Here Comes Santa Claus!’ Ones that everyone knows and are still out there. These songs are great songs. It doesn’t matter if they’re holiday songs or when they were written, they’re just great songs.” He added that in working up the new renditions, he paid attention to their style, making sure that they would be appealing to audiences of all ages saying, “The trick is to make them sound hip. Some of them are eternally hip, you know, so you don’t have to do too much.”

Rockin’ Rudolph will be released in stores and online on Friday, October 16th via Surfdog Records. More information on the upcoming compilation is available online now along with all of Setzer’s latest news and updates at:

Website: http://www.briansetzer.com

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

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