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Brian Setzer Orchestra Tickets

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Jump, jive, and wail with Brian Setzer Orchestra when they swing into a town near you. This big band of incredibly talented musicians guarantees that you'll have the time of your life as you dance the night away to your favorite songs from the Brian Setzer Orchestra. With over two decades of hits, the Brian Setzer Orchestra infuses new life into swing music, and you and your friends won't want to miss a second of the fun. They first gained fame in the 1990s when America was experiencing a revival of swing music. They had several chart-topping hits during that time, and continue to write, record and perform to this day.

They are currently on tour, bringing their delightful music and dance-inducing beats to their devoted fans all over the country. Catch them live when they head to a town near you. They will soon be making stops in Atlanta, Nashville, Houston Phoenix and many more cities around the country.


Trivia

The Brian Setzer Orchestra is made up of almost two dozen performers, including drummer Tony Pia and bassist Johnny Hatton who have been with Setzer for years. They anchor the sound and help give the music a heartbeat. Although the orchestra contains a horn section, Setzer has been known to dismiss these musicians during the live set to play a few rockabilly songs, reminiscent of his band the Stray Cats.


About the Artist

Brian Setzer, the founder of Brian Setzer Orchestra, has enjoyed a long and successful career in the music industry. Born in 1959 in Massapequa, New York, Brian Setzer first found commercial success when his first band, The Tomcats, traveled from New York to London, changed their name to The Stray Cats, and attracted the attention of British record producer Dave Edmonds. The Stray Cats released several singles and two albums in England, where their 1950's throw-back sound was a welcome departure from the punk-saturated British music scene. The Stray Cats broke into the US music scene in 1982 with their album Built For Speed, which spawned "Rock This Town" and "Stray Cat Strut," both of which cracked the Top Ten on the Billboard Music Charts.

Brian Setzer parted ways with The Stray Cats in 1984 and embarked on a moderately successful solo endeavor. After playing lead guitar for The Honeydrippers, a touring ensemble fronted by Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin fame, he released his first solo album, The Knife Feels Like Justice, which showcased a new sound for Setzer—a more mainstream rock sound that was a marked departure from his signature "vintage" sensibilities.

In the early years of the 1990's, Brian Setzer returned to his musical roots and formed the Brian Setzer Orchestra—a 17-piece ensemble project that breathes new life into swing and jump blues music. He has found unmatched success with this new outfit, which has produced fifteen studio, live, and Christmas-themed albums throughout the 19 years they have been in the public eye. With swinging singles like "Jump, Jive and Wail" and "Gettin' in the Mood" and all of their rockin' renditions of classics like Beethoven's "Symphony No. 5" and "Fur Elise," it's clear why this talented group has been nominated for a Grammy eight times. The Brian Setzer Orchestra is ready to entertain fans around the world with their feel-good brand of modern swing music. They are also known for their amazing ability to turn classic Christmas carols into something you can dance to, and they aren't shy about adding these favorites to their set list. There's something for everyone at a concert featuring the Brian Setzer Orchestra.


Breakthrough Performance

Many bands and artists find it difficult to break into the music business. They struggle for years, touring relentlessly and hoping to catch the eye of a music producer or executive. But, Brian Setzer broke into the music business twice, and created a craze that swept the nation. Before Brian Setzer and his big-band orchestra arrived on the scene in the 1990s, the world didn't know how to swing dance or jump and jive. Brian Setzer was practically single-handedly responsible for bringing the swing revival to the States. They released several albums during the mid-90s and saw success with songs like "Jump, Jive and Wail" and "Zoot Suit Riot." After the craze subsided, the orchestra was able to continue to stand out from the crowd and make great music. Today, they are still touring and performing for devoted fans all over the country.


Fan Experience

Get ready to dance the night away when you come out to a concert featuring the Brian Setzer Orchestra. Not only will you get to hear the songs of the 40s and 50s performed in a whole new way, but you will also get to hear original music by Brian Setzer himself. It's almost like seeing two shows for the price of one. Setzer is not only an incredible band leader, but he is also a gifted guitar player who enjoys getting down with some classic rockabilly tunes. There's never a dull moment when you come out to a live performance of the Brian Setzer Orchestra.

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