By Laura Medina
Who says Los Angeles doesn't celebrate Christmas?
Every year, in the know Angelenos wrap their Christmas by rocking to BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA "Christmas Rocks!
In addition to his regular tours, Brian does an extra tour for six weeks, around the holidays, for Christmas.
He wraps it up when he comes home to roost, his last show finishes in Los Angeles, giving folks a rocking Christmas blast.
Who would had thought his orchestra can do "The Nutcracker Suit."?
The 15th annual BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA "Christmas Rocks! Tour"--presented for the fourth consecutive year by SiriusXM--is underway on its 25-city, nationwide trek this holiday season. The tour will make a stop in Los Angeles on Saturday, December 22 for a performance at The Microsoft Theater. Doors open at 7:00pm with Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones set as direct support. Tickets are available now, here.
The iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time Grammy-Award winner and his 19-piece ORCHESTRA will perform 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 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."
THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA will be releasing CHRISTMAS ROCKS! LIVE, the new concert film on Blu-Ray Friday, November 9--just in time for the holiday season. Filmed in Santa Barbara at the historic Granada Theatre, the 18-song film highlights SETZER's renowned arrangements of holiday classics such as "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree," "Jingle Bells" and "Here Comes Santa Claus" in addition to hits "Stray Cat Strut," "Jump, Jive An' Wail," and "Rock This Town." Also featured is SETZER's skillful rendition of the "Nutcracker Suite." Click here to watch a trailer. Pre-order is available now, here.