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When it comes to the Holiday season and Holiday music, THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA is one of the few modern acts to become firmly solidified with both. The 18-piece big band fronted by the STRAY CATS' guitarslinger has been rockin' and swingin' for nearly a quarter-century on its own, but its association with the festive season happened purely by chance - brought about by filmmaker Brian Levant inviting Setzer to pen some tracks for his 1996 movie, JINGLE ALL THE WAY (coincidentally, my favorite Holiday film of all-time). The full story of how The BSO's "Christmas concept" evolved was eloquently detailed by Dave Kaplan in the liner notes for 2010's CHRISTMAS COMES ALIVE! album, but that story has continued. With a new record called ROCKIN' RUDOLPH out now on Surfdog Records, The BSO is back on the road for their 12th Annual Christmas Rocks! Tour - a 31-City Christmas extravaganza to close out 2015...
If you're like me and old enough to have lived in an era where the residents of McDonaldland were present not only in select McDonald's restaurants, but also on television regularly - you probably have memories of them that are either fond, creepy or both. I fall into the latter category of loving the characters, yet finding them totally bizarre and somewhat wrong. Is it possible that Mayor McCheese strapped on a guitar to become SLAYER McCHEESE - guitarist for a BLACK SABBATH cover band? What if Ronald McDonald became Ronald Osbourne and shifted the Sabbath lyrics to be fast food-themed? Well, my friends, it happened - and MAC SABBATH has been popping up in my social feeds frequently over the past few years, though I never expected to receive a press release noting that they're going on tour. Check out the dates and setlist below!
Brian Setzer is one of my favorite guitarists and performers of all-time, his extensive discography well-worn here at Rock Father HQ. Of his many projects, THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA has long-been a favorite, and with my penchant for holiday music also deep-rooted, their Christmas albums and occasional tours have also been a big deal. It was recently announced that The BSO would release their first studio Christmas album in a decade on October 16th (via Surfdog Records), with ROCKIN' RUDOLPH currently up for pre-order via PledgeMusic. Now comes word that the band is hitting the road, and their 12th Annual CHRISTMAS ROCKS! Tour is hitting 31 cities this Holiday Season!
This Fall, the biggest band in the world* is going on a North American Tour. ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: LIVE ON STAGE! is a brand new, music‐filled interactive live show featuring the Chipmunks and Chipettes - America’s favorite animated music groups. They'll be rockin' stages in 50 venues for a total of 80 shows, performing hits from MAROON 5, ONE DIRECTION, ELVIS PRESLEY, CARLY RAE JEPSEN and many others. Check out the dates below...
PAW Patrol is going on-tour. Thanks to Spin Master Toys and Nickelodeon, families can experience PAW Patrol like never before, as a life-sized version of the PAW Patroller rolls across the Country, making stops at State and County Fairs from now until October. The PAW Patrol Tour will include kids' activities, family photo opportunities, new toys and limited edition giveaways. Additionally, Spin Master will also have Little Charmers, Chubby Puppies and Sick Bricks in the mix at each stop along the way!
PRODUCT OF HATE is hitting the road this week for our first-ever North American Tour in support of our forthcoming debut album for NAPALM Records (due out Summer 2015).