News from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino:
SIRIUSXM PRESENTS THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA’S
15TH ANNIVERSARY ‘CHRISTMAS ROCKS! TOUR’
RETURNING TO FANTASY SPRINGS IN DECEMBER
FEATURING MUSIC FROM THEIR FOUR
BEST-SELLING HOLIDAY ALBUMS AND BRIAN’S NUMEROUS HITS!
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,” presented for the fourth consecutive year by SiriusXM. The annual holiday extravaganza will travel to The Special Events Center at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Friday, December 21, 2018. Supporting the show will be Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones.
“People tell me all the time what joy I bring them over the holidays,” says Brian 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.”
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.
Brian Setzer belongs to an elite group of artists who has had four successful phases of his career from the Stray Cats, to solo albums, the Rockabilly Riot and 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.” For the past three years, The Brian Setzer Orchestra has had a strong presence on SiriusXM during the holidays. They’ve performed exclusive concerts for SiriusXM listeners
in New York and Los Angeles, which aired on SiriusXM’s Outlaw Country and Holly channels, a tradition that will continue this year.
Tickets for the 8pm “SiriusXM Presents The Brian Setzer Orchestra’s 15th Annual ‘Christmas Rocks!’ Tour” performance on Friday, December 21, 2018 go on sale Friday, July 20th for $79, $69 and $49 at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via phone (800) 827-2946 or online at www.FantasySpringsResort.com.
ABOUT BRIAN SETZER:
Iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and 3-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. BRIAN appeared in the 1987 film, La Bamba, portraying rockabilly pioneer Eddie Cochran. In 2002, BRIAN 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 in Washington, D.C. 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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