DATE: SEPTEMBER 20, 2019
FROM: MITCH SCHNEIDER/MARCEE RONDAN, SRO PR
TWO ALBUMS BY THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA
TO BE RELEASED ON
EXCLUSIVE 12″ RED & WHITE AND GREEN & WHITE
‘DIG THAT CRAZY CHRISTMAS’
TO BE ISSUED FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER ON VINYL
AS EXCLUSIVE RED AND WHITE SPLATTER LP
‘BOOGIE WOOGIE CHRISTMAS’
TO ALSO RECEIVE
EXCLUSIVE LIMITED-EDITION VERSION ON
GREEN AND WHITE SPLATTER VINYL
BOTH WILL BE OUT FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8
IN ADVANCE OF THE
16TH ANNUAL BSO CHRISTMAS 2019 TOUR DATES
LAUNCHING NOVEMBER 15 IN MINNEAPOLIS AND
WRAPPING DECEMBER 21 IN LOS ANGELES
As he gears up for this year’s “Christmas Rocks! Tour,” iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time Grammy-Award winner BRIAN SETZER has announced the November 8 release of limited red & white and green & white 12″ vinyl versions of two of the BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA‘s classic Christmas albums, DIG THAT CRAZY CHRISTMAS and BOOGIE WOOGIE CHRISTMAS. Pre-order DIG THAT CRAZY CHRISTMAS here.
DIG THAT CRAZY CHRISTMAS–originally released in 2005–will be issued as a red and white splatter LP. The album stands out next to traditional Christmas records and is as timeless as SETZER‘s first Christmas album BOOGIE WOOGIE CHRISTMAS (2002). BOOGIE WOOGIE CHRISTMAS–which was previously released on vinyl–will be commemorated on a 12″ green and white splatter vinyl. Both will be released Friday, November 8 on Surfdog Records in advance of BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA‘s 16th annual “Christmas Rocks! Tour.” Tickets for the shows can be purchased here.
The DIG THAT CRAZY CHRISTMAS track listing is as follows:
“Dig That Crazy Santa Claus”
“Angels We Have Heard On High”
“Gettin’ In The Mood (For Christmas)”
“Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”
“‘Zat You Santa Claus?”
“My Favorite Things”
“You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch”
“Jingle Bell Rock”
“Santa Drives A Hot Rod”
“What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve”
The BOOGIE WOOGIE CHRISTMAS track listing is as follows:
“Boogie Woogie Santa Claus”
“Santa Claus Is Back In Town”
“Baby It’s Cold Outside”
“The Nutcracker Suite”
“(Everybody’s Waitin’ For) The Man With The Bag”
“Run Rudolph Run”
“So They Say It’s Christmas”
“O Holy Night”
For the “Christmas Rocks! Tour,” SETZER and his 19-piece ORCHESTRA will tour the country on the tour presented for the fifth consecutive year by SiriusXM. The over 20-city annual and critically acclaimed holiday extravaganza will launch November 15 at the State Theatre in Minneapolis, MN before wrapping December 21 in Los Angeles at the Microsoft Theatre (full itinerary below). THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA‘s “Christmas Rocks! Tour” set list will feature music from the group’s three Christmas albums, BOOGIE WOOGIE CHRISTMAS,DIG THAT CRAZY CHRISTMASand ROCKIN’ RUDOLPH, as well as original material that spans his 40-year career. 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‘s legendary career has led him through four critically acclaimed and successful phases from the Stray Cats, to solo albums, the Rockabilly Riot and The Brian Setzer Orchestra. The Brian Setzer Orchestra show seamlessly encompasses music from all these phases. He is a 3-time Grammy Award-winner, and 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.
For the past four years (2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018), THE BRIAN SETZERORCHESTRA has had a strong presence across SiriusXM channels during the holidays and has partnered with the audio entertainment company for subscriber-only concerts in New York City and Los Angeles, which have aired on SiriusXM’s Outlaw Country and Holly channels. This tradition will continue this year.
Catch BSO’s 16th Annual “Christmas Rocks! Tour” in the following cities.
Visit www.briansetzer.com for more information and to purchase tickets.
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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