Brian Setzer to Continue Tour in 2024 to Support New Album

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Brian Setzer (Photo: Russ Harrington; used with permission)

Brian Setzer has announced dates for his 2024 “Rockabilly Riot” tour to support his recently released a new solo album. The Devil Always Collects arrived on September 15, 2023, via Surfdog Records. Listen to many of the songs below including the rollicking “Rock Boys Rock.” The concerts follow his recent shows which marked his first tour in over four years. Setzer had cancelled a 2019 Christmas tour just days before it was scheduled to begin, due to what was described at the time as a “severe case of tinnitus.” In the earlier 2023 tour announcement, Setzer said, “I’ve had a pretty long break, and I needed it. I’m renewed and really want to play live again. I want to just get out on the road with this kick-ass little 3-piece band and start playing.” Setzer turned 64 on April 10. An artist pre-sale is underway; tickets to the general public will be available on Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. local time here and here.

The Setzer shows are highlighted by songs from the iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and 3-time Grammy award-winner’s 40-year career as a solo artist, leader of the Brian Setzer Orchestra and as a Stray Cat. He adds, “I think fans can always expect that I’m going to play the hits. I also want to play some solo guitar and little things I’ve worked out by myself. I’ve never really gotten to do that, so it’s going to be something new.”

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His setlists will include “some of the favorite covers I’m doing now. I haven’t recorded it, but I really like playing my version of ‘Georgia On My Mind’.”

Watch the official video for “Rock Boys Rock”

“It’s an old truckers song,” says Setzer about “Girl On the Billboard,” popularized in 1965 by country music singer Del Reeves. “At first I wasn’t getting the sound I wanted until I picked up my Gretsch 1957 Duo Jet 6131 Firebird. I mean, the sound is monstrous, dirty and twangy.”

The new solo album is his first since 2021’s Gotta Have the Rumble.

Brian Setzer Rockabilly Riot 2024 Tour (Tickets are available here and here)
Feb 24 – Lincoln, CA – Thunder Valley Casino
Feb 25 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
Feb 27 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
Feb 28 – Phoenix, AZ – Celebrity Theatre
Mar 01 – Temecula, CA – Pechanga Resort Casino
Mar 02 – Las Vegas, NV – The Pearl
Mar 03 – Tucson, AZ – Fox Tucson Theatre
Mar 05 – Austin, TX – Paramount Theatre
Mar 06 – San Antonio, TX – Tobin Center for the Arts
Mar 07 – Dallas, TX – The Majestic Theater
Mar 09 – Salina, KS – The Stiefel Theatre
Mar 10 – La Vista, NE – The Astro Theater

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  1. TyStick
    #1 TyStick 5 August, 2023, 00:28

    One of my favorite ’80s artist. I’ve seen the Stray Cats and they are a blast from the past. I’m glad Brian is still singing and performing. Hopefully he’ll do a 45th Anniversary Tour with the original Stray Cats in 2024. They were fabulous on their 40th Anniversary in 2019. Come to the West Coast on your Fall tour, Brian

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