Thursday, September 29, 2011

Brian Setzer Orchestra holiday showDec. 17

The Brian Setzer Orchestra will bring their Holiday-themed “Christmas Rocks! Extravaganza” show back to Gibson Amphitheatre on Saturday, December 17th for what is perennially the “don’t miss” Christmas event of the year! For the first time ever, the evening will also feature a special set by Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot!!

The Brian Setzer Orchestra’s swinging take on Holiday classics has become a hallmark of the season. In a review of the group’s most recent “Christmas Rocks! Extravaganza,” the Los Angeles Times wrote that Setzer, “peppered ‘Angels We Have Heard on High’ with tasty jazz chords… [and] injected ‘Run Rudolph Run’ and ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ with a jolt of early-rock electricity.”

Setzer has played over 130 Christmas concerts to date for more than 300,000 fans, and sold over 1 million Christmas CDs – including The Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Rocks! collection -- and DVDs. Over the past decade, The Brian Setzer Orchestra have performed their raucous renditions of Christmas songs on the Christmas at Rockefeller Center Special, The Today Show, Rachael Ray, The Tonight Show and Conan O'Brien, among many others.

This concert follows the summer release of Brian’s first all-instrumental album, Setzer Goes Instru-MENTAL. The set combines six originals and five covers of bluegrass and rockabilly classics that "showcases his impressive talents and the breadth of his playing like never before" (Guitar Aficionado). The New York Post's Dan Aquilante, wrote that it "again shows off how [Setzer's] one of the most overachieving, yet underappreciated and sophisticated, guitarists in music."

Tickets for the Brian Setzer Orchestra’s“Christmas Rocks! Extravaganza”will go on sale Friday, September 30th at 1 PM. They will be available at,, at select Live Nation and Ticketmaster retail outlets plus via Charge-By-Phone (800.745.3000).

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