Date(s) - 20/12/2014
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Pearl Concert Theater
The Brian Setzer Orchestra brings the 11th annual Christmas Rocks! Extravaganza to The Pearl Concert Theater inside Palms Casino Resort on Dec. 20, 2014 at 8 p.m.
The tour features music from the group’s three best-selling holiday albums, as well as original material from Brian Setzer, and has become one of the most exciting annual rockin’ Christmas events on the planet. Tickets for The Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Rocks! Extravaganza start at $43, plus any additional service fees.
“The Christmas Tour has become an annual tradition for many people, says Setzer. “It’s so enjoyable for me because not only do I get to play my own versions of holiday music, but also songs I recorded with my orchestra and the Stray Cats. I love breaking down the set in the middle and just play rockabilly music with a three-piece, which is where I started. I get to change up the set every year and it’s also my favorite time of year.”
Three-time GRAMMY Award-winner Setzer is a “musician’s musician,” credited with consistently taking chances with innovative and daring musical styles, while single-handedly resurrecting two forgotten genres of music – rockabilly in the ’80s and swing in the ’90s. Along the way he has scored chart-topping hits throughout his decorated career as founder and leader of the Stray Cats, his 18-piece Brian Setzer Orchestra, and as a solo artist.
If that wasn’t enough, Setzer found tremendous success in redefining Christmas music for a generation desperately desiring something new and exciting around the holidays: The result, three best-selling holiday albums Boogie Woogie Christmas, Dig That Crazy Christmas and Christmas Rocks!: The Best Of Collection.
Doors at the Pearl for The Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Rocks! Extravaganza will open at 7 p.m., show time is 8 p.m. The Pearl Box Office is open daily from noon until 7 p.m. with extended hours on select event days. Follow The Pearl on Twitter at @PearlatPalms for concert announcements and event information.
About The Brian Setzer Orchestra
Revitalizing 1950’s Rockabilly in the 1980s with the Stray Cats, along with resurrecting swing and jump blues music with The Brian Setzer Orchestra, multi-GRAMMY Award-winning Brian Setzer is consistently cited as one of the world’s greatest living guitarists, a musician’s musician and has a best-selling extensive line of elite Gretsch signature model guitars bearing his name. Outside of the studio, Setzer made a cameo in the 1987 film, “La Bamba” (the biographical film written following the life and career of Chicano rock ‘n’ roll star Ritchie Valens), portraying rockabilly pioneer Eddie Cochran. In 2002, Setzer earned the distinct honor of being one of the few musicians to be animated in an episode of “The Simpsons,” an episode which also featured rock ‘n’ roll legends Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. In the same year, Setzer was personally requested to induct Chet Atkins into the 17th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
About Pearl Concert Theater
The Pearl is Las Vegas’ premier concert theater boasting accommodations for up to 2,500 ticket holders. Featuring a stage just four feet from the floor and the farthest seating area being a mere 120 feet from the stage, the Pearl offers the utmost in intimate viewing of your favorite acts. Private and semi-private skyboxes are located on each side of the venue offering private bars, lounges and restrooms. The Pearl is a marvel of modern technology using only top quality sound and video equipment throughout. Hard wired to Studio at the Palms, the Pearl allows artists to create a cost-effective live album with efficiency and without additional venue set-up. For more information, please visit www.palms.com.