BILOXI, Miss. (Nov. 8, 2017) – Iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time Grammy-Award winner Brian Setzer and his 19-piece the Brian Setzer Orchestra will bring their 14th annual “Christmas Rocks! Tour,” presented by SiriusXM to the Beau Rivage Theatre on Dec. 8 & 9 at 8 p.m.
The group’s set list will feature music off their latest Christmas album Rockin’ Rudolph, plus music off their three previous best-selling holiday albums, and original material from Brian Setzer. The Christmas sizzle reel can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/185244567
Brian Setzer has had four super successful phases of his career, from the Stray Cats, to solo albums, The Rockabilly Riot to Brian Setzer Orchestra. 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.”
Tickets are $34.95, $44.95, $54.95 and $64.95 plus tax and service fees, and are available at the Beau Rivage ticket office, by calling 888.566.7469 or visiting www.beaurivage.com.
Artist information and high resolution artwork can be found on the Beau Rivage newsroom.
ABOUT BRIAN SETZER:
Iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time Grammy-award-winner, Brian Setzer is a "Musician's Musician," credited with continually taking chances with innovative and daring musical styles. Setzer is widely credited for taking two forgotten genres, rockabilly and swing, adding his own blend of gunpowder and rockin style, and completely reinventing and single-handedly resurrecting them in the process. Along the way, he has scored chart-topping hits, sold 13 million records and received the Orville H. Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award throughout his decorated career as founder/leader of the Stray Cats, his 19-piece Brian Setzer Orchestra, and as a solo artist. He is consistently cited as one of the world’s greatest living guitarists, and has a best-selling, extensive line of elite Gretsch signature model guitars bearing his name. Setzer appeared in the 1987 film, La Bamba, portraying rockabilly pioneer Eddie Cochran. In 2002, Setzer earned the privilege of being one of the few musicians to be animated in an episode of “The Simpsons.” That same year, Setzer was personally requested to induct Chet Atkins into the 17th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Setzer had the honor of being invited in 2006 to perform at the White House for the President of the United States. In 2014, Setzer received the distinct honor of being asked by the Smithsonian Institution to donate a replica of his original 1959 Gretsch 6120 “Stray Cat” guitar, joining an elite collection of iconic treasures at the museum.
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