We thought we should warn you that a riot is coming to town. More specifically – Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot!. Dates are here for a U.S. tour that runs throughout the last three weeks of June.
The excursion is booked ahead of a previously announced European tour in July.
Setzer will likely be showing off tunes from his latest album, Rockabilly Riot! All Original. As the name implies, the 2014 release features all original material, following his 2005 cover collection, Rockabilly Riot Vol. 1: A Tribute To Sun Records.
“Of course, you would be forgiven for thinking some of these 12 tracks are covers because Setzer does shuffle riffs, references, lyrics, and riffs so he brings to mind a bunch of beloved classics,” Stephen Thomas Erlewine writes in a review for AllMusic.
“Sometimes the allusions are a little elliptical – he sets the hot rod ode ‘I Should’a Had a V-8’ to a march straight out of Johnny Horton – but that's part of the fun of the record; Setzer enjoys rummaging through the past and it's hard not to smile as he tips his hat to his idols.”
F.M. Kirby Center For Perf. Arts, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
November 25, 2015
With the promise of more dates to come, here’s the routing for the U.S. portion of the Rockabilly Riot tour:
June 9 – Las Vegas, Nev., House Of Blues
June 12 – Arvada, Colo., Arvada Center
June 14 – Clear Lake, Iowa, Surf Ballroom & Museum
June 15 – Oshkosh, Wis., Leach Amphitheater
June 17 – Chicago, Ill., House Of Blues
June 20 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Carnegie Music Hall
June 21 – Lynn, Mass., The Lynn Memorial Auditorium
June 23 – Lancaster, Pa., American Music Theatre
June 24 – Atlantic City, N.J., Harrah's Atlantic City
June 25 – Danbury, Conn., Ives Concert Park
A fan club presale begins March 20 at 10 a.m. local time. Additional presales are scheduled next week. Tickets go on sale to the general public March 24.
Setzer’s upcoming schedule also includes a show from his swing/jump blues band project, the Brian Setzer Orchestra, at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl Aug. 2.
Visit BrianSetzer.com for more information.