Majestic Theatre | Dallas, Texas
Revel in rousing mid-century melodies at Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot! on Thursday, March 7th, at the Majestic Theatre in Dallas! Extended by popular demand, the rockstar’s recent comeback tour adds a dozen new dates for its winter reopening, covering a roughly two-week stretch from February to March. Former Stray Cats frontman and Hall of Fame singer Brian Setzer is the very soul of rockabilly, alluring crowds with his hearty voice and iconic guitar licks. His decades-spanning discography lists influential albums like Live Nude Guitars (1986) and Ignition! (2001), interspersed with GRAMMY-winning renditions of American classics "Jump, Jive an' Wail", “Sleep Walk,” and “Caravan.” The tour will also promote Setzer’s latest solo work, The Devil Always Collects, a critically acclaimed 11-track record featuring hits such as “Rock Boys Rock” and “The Living Dead.” Travel back to the rockabilly era with Brian Setzer LIVE at the Majestic Theatre, the Midwest’s foremost destination for live entertainment. Buy your tickets now!
Get your dose of smooth mid-century cool courtesy of a living legend who set the tone for early rock and roll! Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot! is circling back for a 2024 US encore tour, extending its previous engagement with a dozen more dates — now featuring special guest Yates McKendree. The new trip will span a little over two weeks from February to March, ending its three nights in Texas on March 7th at the Majestic Theatre in Dallas.
“Void of anything political or even sexual, Setzer's brand of music is a touchstone to when music was, well, just plain fun.”
The initial 2023 leg of Rockabilly Riot marked a long-awaited return to the stage for Brian Setzer after four years on the down low. As it did back then, the upcoming winter continuation will promote the singer’s latest solo album, forebodingly titled The Devil Always Collects. The new record dropped last September and features eleven tracks that rightfully showcase Setzer’s signature freight train riffs and playful rebellion.
Rock Boys Rock
The Devil Always Collects
Girl on the Billboard
The Living Dead
What'll It Be Baby Doll?
Black Leather Jacket
She's Got a Lotta...Soul!
Play That Fast Thing (One More Time)
A Dude'll Do (What a Dude'll Do)
One Particular Chick
Effectively synonymous with rockabilly itself, Brian Setzer fronted the genre’s flagship band, Stray Cats, during the early 1980s to thunderous success. After the group disbanded, he assembled the Brian Setzer Orchestra, a 17-piece swing revival ensemble, in the early 1990s. Setzer’s storied career had him win a GRAMMY Award for his band's cover of "Jump, Jive an' Wail" by Louis Prima, plus two more for his performances of instrumental standards “Caravan” and “Sleep Walk.” Some of his most iconic work as a solo artist include his first albums, The Knife Feels Like Justice and Live Nude Guitars, in addition to his early 2000s comeback Ignition! and Nitro Burnin' Funny Daddy. Setzer also earned an Orville H. Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999 and an induction to the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2015.
Guest act Yates McKendree, meanwhile, is a young blues musician who engineered Delbert McClinton’s GRAMMY-winning album Tall, Dark, & Handsome. His debut LP, Buchanan Lane, features exquisite Chicago-style cuts such as “Wise,” “No Justice,” and “Please Mr. Doctor.”
Deep in the heart of the Lone Star State, the Majestic Theatre offers its historical stage to the visiting singer and his guests, underlining their performance with a gorgeous Renaissance backdrop. Marvel at this five-star performing arts venue’s lustrous lighting and lose yourself in the rockabilly anthems, tastily heightened by acoustics tuned to pin-prick precision.
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