TICKETS WILL BE REFUNDED AT THE POINT OF PURCHASE
MINNEAPOLIS—Under doctor’s orders, iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time Grammy-Award winner BRIAN SETZER has been forced to cancel his 16th annual “Christmas Rocks! Tour” by THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA due to a severe case of tinnitus.
The 20-city annual and critically acclaimed holiday extravaganza by SETZER and 19-piece ORCHESTRA was his best-selling Christmas tour to date and set to start this week, running from Nov. 15 in Minneapolis through Dec. 21 in Los Angeles. Tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase (full itinerary below).
SETZER says he deeply regrets this inconvenience to his fans and thanks them in advance for their love and support.
“It’s heartbreaking to disappoint my fans who have shared my Christmas seasons with me for over fifteen years,” says SETZER. “I’m truly sorry for the inconvenience this has caused all of the amazing people who make my tour happen and to my unbelievably loyal and devoted fans. I hate to let you down and I hope you’ll understand.”
The cancellation of BSO’s 16th Annual “Christmas Rocks! Tour” affects the following cities:
|FRI||11/15||Minneapolis, MN||State Theatre|
|SAT||11/16||Chicago, IL||The Chicago Theatre|
|SUN||11/17||Detroit, MI||Fox Theatre|
|TUE||11/19||Red Bank, NJ||Count Basie Center For The Arts|
|WED||11/20||Englewood, NJ||Bergen Performing Arts Center|
|THU||11/21||Springfield, MA||Symphony Hall|
|SAT||11/23||Lynchburg, VA||Academy of Fine Arts – Historic Theatre|
|SUN||11/24||Westbury, NY||Theatre at Westbury|
|TUE||11/26||Washington, D.C.||The Anthem|
|WED||11/27||Durham, NC||Durham Performing Arts Center|
|FRI||11/29||Orlando, FL||Hard Rock Live|
|SAT||11/30||Clearwater, FL||Ruth Eckerd Hall|
|MON||12/2||Nashville, TN||The Ryman|
|TUE||12/3||Atlanta, GA||Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre|
|WED||12/4||Augusta, GA||Miller Theatre|
|FRI||12/6||Biloxi, MS||Beau Rivage Resort & Casino|
|MON||12/9||Denver, CO||Paramount Theatre|
|TUE||12/10||Salt Lake City, UT||Eccles Theatre|
|THU||12/12||Ridgefield, WA||Ilani Casino|
|FRI||12/13||Seattle, WA||Moore Theatre|
|SAT||12/14||Seattle, WA||Moore Theatre|
|MON||12/16||Oakland, CA||Fox Theater|
|TUE||12/17||Stockton, CA||Bob Hope Theatre|
|THU||12/19||Phoenix, AZ||Celebrity Theatre|
|FRI||12/20||Palm Desert, CA||McCallum Theatre|
|SAT||12/21||Los Angeles, CA||Microsoft Theater|
ABOUT BRIAN SETZER
Iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time Grammy award-winner BRIAN SETZER is a “Musician’s Musician” credited with continually taking chances with innovative and daring musical styles. Setzer is widely credited for taking two forgotten genres, rockabilly and swing, adding his own blend of gunpowder and rockin style, and completely reinventing and single-handedly resurrecting them in the process. Along the way, he has scored chart-topping hits, sold 13 million records and received the Orville H. Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award throughout his decorated career as founder/leader of the Stray Cats, his 19-piece Brian Setzer Orchestra, and as a solo artist. He is consistently cited as one of the world’s greatest living guitarists, and has a best-selling, extensive line of elite Gretsch signature model guitars bearing his name. Setzer appeared in the 1987 film, La Bamba, portraying rockabilly pioneer Eddie Cochran. In 2002, He also earned the privilege of being one of the few musicians to be animated in an episode of “The Simpsons.” That same year, Setzer was personally requested to induct Chet Atkins into the 17th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Setzer had the honor of being invited in 2006 to perform at the White House for the President of the United States. In 2014, he received the distinct honor of being asked by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. to donate a replica of his original 1959 Gretsch 6120 “Stray Cat” guitar, joining an elite collection of iconic treasures at the museum.
HENNEPIN THEATRE TRUST drives cultural and economic vitality in Minnesota through leadership of the dynamic Hennepin Theatre District in downtown Minneapolis and educational programming that reaches every area of the state. Its historic theatres — Orpheum, State and Pantages — and new event center at 900 Hennepin light up Hennepin Avenue with top-tier entertainment, including the best of Broadway and a wide variety of arts programming. Hennepin Theatre Trust is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Learn more at HennepinTheatreTrust.org.
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