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 Saturday, 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 two other reunion performances scheduled: July 4 at Ribfest in Naperville, IL and August 17 at the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa, CA.

Setzer has an extensive “Rockabilly Riot!” summer tour beginning May 19. Tickets are available here and here.

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.

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Rockabilly Riot! Summer Tour Dates

Sat 5/19 – Annapolis, MD – Sandy Point State Park (Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival)
Fri 6/1 – Santa Ynez, CA – Chumash Casino
Sat 6/2 – Pala, CA Pala – Casino-Starlight Theater
Sun 6/3 – Sacramento, CA – Crest Theatre
Tue 6/5 – Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery
Wed 6/6 – Napa, CA – The Uptown Theatre
Fri 6/8 – West Wendover, NV – Peppermill Concert Hall
Sat 6/9 – Grand Junction, CO – Las Colonias Amphitheater
Sun 6/10 – Littleton, CO – Hudson Gardens & Event Center
Tue 6/12 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
Thu 6/14 – Tulsa, OK Paradise Cove Margaritaville
Fri 6/15 – Robinsonville, MS – Gold Strike Casino – Millennium Theatre
Sat 6/16 – Peachtree City, GA – Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater
Mon 6/18 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall
Tue 6/19 – Virginia Beach, VA – Sandler Center For the Performing Arts
Wed 6/20 – Charlottesville, VA – The Paramount Theater
Fri 6/22 – Atlantic City, NJ – Tropicana Showroom
Sat 6/23 – Rochester, NY – Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival
Sun 6/24 – Lowell, MA Lowell – Summer Music Series Outdoors

Stray Cats

Jul 04 – Naperville, IL – Ribfest
Aug 17 – Costa Mesa, CA – Pacific Amphitheatre

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