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Brian Setzer Orchestra 15th Anniversary “Christmas Rocks”

Sunday, November 18th at 7:30pm
Fox Theatre
2211 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
United States
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Iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time Grammy®-Award winner Brian Setzer and his 19-piece Orchestra have announced their 15th anniversary “Christmas Rocks! Tour,” presented for the fourth consecutive year by SiriusXM, will visit the Fox Theatre on Sunday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m.

“People tell me all the time what joy I bring them over the holidays,” says 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 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.”

For the past three years (2015, 2016 and 2017), The Brian Setzer Orchestra has had a strong presence on SiriusXM during the holidays. They’ve performed exclusive invitation-only concerts for SiriusXM listeners in New York City and Los Angeles which aired on SiriusXM’s Outlaw Country and Holly channels, a tradition that will continue this year (date and location TBA).