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Allen Event Center will welcome multiplatinum recording
artist and three-time Grammy award winner, Brian Setzer and his 18 piece
orchestra for an extremely rare North Texas date – a special holiday
engagement on December 16, 2012.
Apart from a Brian Setzer Orchestra show at the long ago
demolished Bronco Bowl in 1999 and a date on the 2007 Stray Cats tour, Brian
Setzer fans in North Texas have had little opportunity to see the man who
single-handedly resurrected two forgotten genres of music (rockabilly in the
‘80s and swing in the '90s) and scored chart-topping hits as founder/leader of
the Stray Cats.
Tickets for the Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Rocks! Extravaganza are on sale now through ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or at Allen Event Center Box Office: 200 E. Stacy Road #1350 Allen, TX 75002. Consider it the ultimate, rockin’ Christmas in July present thanks in part to sponsors KXT 91.7, The Dallas Observer and The Guitar Sanctuary.
The Los Angeles Times calls it “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.”
Adorned with a blonde pompadour and tattoos, Brian Setzer soars through blistering bad-ass rockabilly and big band swing with the full force of his signature smokin' guitar licks. Audiences can expect a full big-band performance of re-imagined Christmas classics (“Jingle Bells”, “The Nutcracker Suite”), original holiday tunes (“Boogie Woogie Santa Claus,” “Dig That Crazy Santa Claus”) and gems from Setzer’s catalogue (“Jump Jive An’ Wail,” “Rock This Town”).