Brian Setzer Orchestra Sets Christmas Run

The Stray Cat gathers up his big band for its 12th holiday tour, this time in support of Brian Setzer Orchestra’s first new studio Xmas album in 10 years.

Photo: Russ Harrington
In an undated photo.

Rockin’ Rudolph is the title of the new LP arriving Oct. 16 via Surfdog Records.  Fans wanting a bit more oomph for their dollar will want to grab the limited edition box set that includes the CD along with the commemorative sheet music / guitar chart for “Nutcracker Suite,” Setzer’s own Murray’s Pomade, a commemorative BSO “Martini Logo” stainless steel guitar pick, BSO Christmas album cover drink coasters, six Polaroid-style BSO concert photos and other delightful merch items.  The package also comes with a reusable 8GB USB credit card that contains hi-def .wav files of each track on the album, two new bonus instrumental tracks and more.  Click here to pre-order the deluxe package.

Photo: Edison Graff
Pearl Concert Theater, Las Vegas, Nev.

Here’s the tour:

Nov. 14 – Minneapolis, Minn., Orpheum Theatre
Nov. 15 – Omaha, Neb., Orpheum Theater
Nov. 17 – Waukegan, Ill., Genesee Theatre
Nov. 18 – Detroit, Mich., Fox Theatre
Nov. 20 – Northfield, Ohio,  Hard Rock Live At Hard Rock Rocksino
Nov. 21 – Atlantic City, N.J., Caesars Atlantic City
Nov. 22 – Buffalo, N.Y., UB Center For The Arts Mainstage
Nov. 24 – Stamford, Conn., The Palace Theatre
Nov. 25 – Wilkes-Barre, Pa., F.M. Kirby Center For Perf. Arts
Nov. 27 – Mashantucket, Conn., Foxwoods Resort Casino
Nov. 28 – Englewood, N.J., Bergen Performing Arts Ctr.
Nov. 29 – Westbury, N.Y., NYCB Theatre At Westbury
Dec. 2 – Red Bank, N.J., Count Basie Theatre
Dec. 4 – Charlotte, N.C., Ovens Auditorium
Dec. 5 – Atlanta, Ga., Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Dec. 6 – Nashville, Tenn., Ryman Auditorium
Dec. 8 – New Orleans, La., Saenger Theatre
Dec. 10 – Austin, Texas, Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
Dec. 11 – Allen, Texas, Allen Event Center
Dec. 12 – San Antonio, Texas, Majestic Theatre
Dec. 14 – Tucson, Ariz., Fox Tucson Theatre
Dec. 15 – Phoenix, Ariz., Celebrity Theatre
Dec. 18 – Los Angeles, Calif., Microsoft Theater
Dec. 19 – Indio, Calif., Fantasy Springs Resort Casino & Special Events Ctr.
Dec. 22 – Bakersfield, Calif., Fox Theater
Dec. 23 – Santa Rosa, Calif., Wells Fargo Center For The Arts
Dec. 24 – San Francisco, Calif., Warfield Theatre
Dec. 26 – Spokane, Wash., Martin Woldson Theater At The Fox
Dec. 27 – Seattle, Wash., Benaroya Hall
Dec. 29 – Calgary, Alberta, Grey Eagle Resort & Casino 

Preales for several shows begin Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. with general onsales starting Aug. 21.  All times local.  Follow this link for more details.