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Date:
December 15
Time:
7:00 PM
Location:
Allen Event Center
Address:
200 E. Stacy Rd.
#1350

Allen, TX 75002

The Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Rocks! Extravaganza


The Brian Setzer Orchestra, fronted by three-time Grammy Award-winner Brian Setzer, will return to Allen Event Center on December 15, 2013. Bringing his famed 18-piece orchestra to North Texas for the Christmas Rocks 10th Anniversary Tour, Setzer is a unique talent with a career spanning more than 30 years as founder/leader of the Stray Cats, frontman for the Brian Setzer Orchestra and as a solo artist. 

Tickets for the Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Rocks 10th Anniversary Tour are on sale now through ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or at the Allen Event Center Box Office:  200 E. Stacy Road #1350 Allen, TX 75002.
 
Soaring through blistering rockabilly and big band swing with the full force of those signature smokin' guitar licks, audiences can expect a raucous performance of re-imagined Christmas classics such as “Jingle Bells” and “The Nutcracker Suite” and  original holiday tunes like “Boogie Woogie Santa Claus” and “Dig That Crazy Santa Claus.” Of course, gems from Setzer’s catalogue like “Jump Jive An’ Wail,” “Rock This Town,” (She’s) Sexy +17” and “Stray Cat Strut” are included in set lists as well, ensuring crowds are worked into a full rock frenzy. 

A "Musician's Musician," Brian Setzer is credited with consistently taking chances with innovative and daring musical styles, while single-handedly resurrecting two forgotten genres of music (rockabilly in the ‘80s and swing in the '90s).  If that wasn’t enough, Setzer has redefined Christmas music for a generation seeking something that rocks around the holidays. With three best-selling holiday albums (Boogie Woogie Christmas, Dig That Crazy Christmas, Christmas Rocks!: The Best Of Collection) and an annual Christmas tour that has become the most exciting annual rockin' Christmas event on the planet, Brian Setzer is absolutely the most rocking holiday tradition going.
 
The ultra-cool 91.7 KXT has signed on once again to present the show as part of its holiday programming along with sponsors The Dallas Observer and the McKinney-based Guitar Sanctuary.  As anyone who attended last year’s Christmas Rocks Tour will attest including those local tastemakers, it’s a show that is not-to-be-missed.  While it is difficult to put into words the spectacle of a Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas show, the Los Angeles Times describes it well.

“It’s a wildly eclectic party… featuring a rocked-up compendium of classic cuts from several eras in decades past, plus a sprinkling of Christmas standards tricked out in appropriately swingin' settings… delivered with a punky verve whose sheer joy is nigh irresistible.”