Stray Cats Reunite in Vegas: Watch

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Brian Setzer, Lee Rocker and Slim Jim Phantom–original founding members of the acclaimed American rock and roll trio, the Stray Cats–reunited for their first North American performance in 10 years this past April 21 in Las Vegas at The Orleans when they headlined the 15,000 capacity “Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend.”

The Stray Cats, April 21, 2018 at The Orleans in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo: Suzie Kaplan; used with permission)

The group, known for their high-energy performances with hits such as “Stray Cat Strut,” “(She’s) Sexy + 17,” and “Rock This Town,” played before a sold-out audience. The band has another reunion performances scheduled on August 17 at the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa, CA.

Watch them perform in Vegas on April 21

Formed by guitarist/vocalist Setzer, upright bass player Rocker and drummer Phantom in the Long Island town of Massapequa, N.Y., in 1979, the trio shared a love for rockabilly music and after banging around New York and Philadelphia for a few months, in the summer of 1980, they were persuaded by a mutual friend to hop a plane to London where a rockabilly revival movement was just beginning to emerge. The group remained active until 1984, then again from 1986-93 and 2004-09. They’ve released 10 albums in all to date.

Watch another from the reunion concert

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Related: Our review of the Stray Cats’ debut album

Stray Cats Concert Tickets are available here and here

Aug 17 – Costa Mesa, CA – Pacific Amphitheatre

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