Brian Setzer Orchestra’s 15 Annual Christmas Rocks! Tour
Saturday, December 1
Tickets on-sale Friday, July 20 at 10am
$69.50 / $59.50 / $49.50
Tickets available at the Bojangles’ Coliseum box office & Ticketmaster.com
THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA’S
15TH ANNIVERSARY ‘CHRISTMAS ROCKS! TOUR’
FEATURING MUSIC FROM THEIR FOUR
BEST-SELLING HOLIDAY ALBUMS AND BRIAN'S NUMEROUS HITS!
SHOW WILL RETURN TO CHARLOTTE ON DECEMBER 1ST!
Iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time Grammy-Award winner BRIAN SETZER and his 19-piece ORCHESTRA have announced the details for their 15th anniversary “Christmas Rocks! Tour." Hitting 25 cities, the annual holiday extravaganza will launch November 16 at the State Theatre in SETZER’s adopted hometown of Minneapolis before making it’s way to Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte on Saturday, December 1st. This will be the 3rd time the Christmas Rocks! Tour has visited Charlotte in the past several years. Supporting the tour will be Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones. The public on sale date is Friday, July 20 at 10 am local time.
“People tell me all the time what joy I bring them over the holidays,” says SETZER. “I don't take this for granted. People don't say something like that unless they mean it. When we get a standing ovation at the end of the Christmas show, it means something just a little extra.” See full Q&A below.
The group’s set list will feature music off their latest Christmas album ROCKIN' RUDOLPH (available now as a limited-edition box set, CD, vinyl or download), plus music off their three previous best-selling holiday albums and original material from BRIAN SETZER. SETZER’s trademark guitar work and vocal stylings will be matched with his 19-piece orchestra’s rockin’ big-band horn arrangements, making for a reliably unbeatable combination. View the Christmas sizzle reel here: https://youtu.be/6NXEa29BMqk
BRIAN SETZER belongs to an elite group of artists who has had four super successful phases of his career from the Stray Cats, to solo albums, the Rockabilly Riot and BSO. The BSO show seamlessly encompasses music from all these phases. “The music I play in the big band is rock n’ roll with a jazz influence,” says SETZER. “What keeps it fresh is the quality of the players in the band. Also, a big part of keeping the big band fresh is the arrangements; writing the arrangement for 18-19 people is like writing a song within a song. It makes the song you might have heard many times sound new again.”