Brian Setzer Orchestra to Perform "Christmas Rocks" Concert for SiriusXM

Article Contributed by SRO | Published on Friday, November 20, 2015

SiriusXM announced today that iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time Grammy-Award winner Brian Setzer and The Brian Setzer Orchestra will perform an exclusive invitation-only concert for SiriusXM listeners in New York City on Tuesday, December 1.

The private performance will feature the 19-piece band performing his unique take on Holiday classics, including songs from their first studio Christmas album in 10 years, Rockin' Rudolph (Surfdog Records), plus Setzer's well-known hits from the Stray Cats and his solo career.

The "Christmas Rocks" concert, which will take place at The Hard Rock Café in Times Square, will air on Saturday, December 5 at 10:00 pm ET on Outlaw Country, channel 60 , and through the SiriusXM App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at SiriusXM. The concert will rebroadcast on SiriusXM's Holly, channel 13. For rebroadcast times, please visit  

After the broadcast, the concert will be available on SiriusXM On Demand for subscribers listening via the SiriusXM app for smartphones and other connected devices or online at

Outlaw Country plays country rebels like Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, David Allan Coe, Dwight Yoakam, Hank Williams Jr., Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams, Drive-By Truckers and Old 97s.

Outlaw Country, created and executive produced by E Street Band member "Little Steven" Van Zandt, plays legendary country rebels like Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson, as well as contemporary standard-bearers like Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, Dwight Yoakam, Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell and Sturgill Simpson.

Brian Setzer, the iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and 3-time Grammy-award-winner, is credited with continually taking chances with innovative and daring musical styles, while single-handedly resurrecting two forgotten genres of music (rockabilly in the '80's and swing in the '90's). 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 18-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. Brian appeared in the 1987 film, La Bamba, portraying rockabilly pioneer Eddie Cochran. In 2002, Brian earned the privilege of being one of the few musicians to be animated in an episode of "The Simpsons," alongside Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Tom Petty. That same year, Setzer was personally requested to induct Chet Atkins into the 17th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2014, he received the distinct honor of being asked by the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. to donate a replica of his original 1959 Gretsch 6120 "Stray Cat" guitar, joining an elite collection of musical instruments at the museum including Dizzy Gillespie's trumpet and John Coltrane's saxophone.

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