Home Live Review Don’t Miss: The Brian Setzer Orchestra @ The Anthem, 11/30/18

Don’t Miss: The Brian Setzer Orchestra @ The Anthem, 11/30/18


Brian Setzer (Photo by Suzie Kaplan)

Rockabilly crooner Brian Setzer will bring The Brian Setzer Orchestra to The Anthem for its 15th annual Christmas show on Friday, Nov. 30. What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than with great music and good fun with one of modern rock’s most accomplished frontmen?

This year, the Christmas Rocks! Tour began on Nov. 16 in Brian’s adopted hometown of Minneapolis, and it will wrap on Dec. 22 in Los Angeles.

“People tell me all the time what joy I bring them over the holidays,” Brian said. “I don’t take this for granted. People don’t say something like that unless they mean it. When we get a standing ovation at the end of the Christmas show, it means something just a little extra.”

Earlier this month, Brian released a live concert film of the Christmas Rocks! Tour with The Brian Setzer Orchestra: Christmas Rocks! – Live. Enjoy some Christmas tunes while you watch the official trailer for the concert film on YouTube:

Parklife DC’s Neal Keller caught The Brian Setzer Orchestra’s Christmas Rocks! Tour last year, and he absolulely loved every minute of the show.

“Included in the set of the 14th Annual Christmas Rocks! Tour on Saturday night were the band’s rollicking interpretations of Yuletide classics like ‘Here Comes Santa Claus,’ ‘Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,’ and ‘Jingle Bells.’ A staple of this annual ritual is BSO’s version of ‘The Nutcracker Suite,’ done up swing style, with a little bit of onstage shtick thrown in. The musicianship on display was truly amazing, making its inclusion more than simply an inside joke,” Neal said.

“The program in general allowed for a bumper crop of solos by the various members of the Orchestra, from Brian himself to the standup bass player to the pianist to several members in turn of the 12-piece brass and woodwind section. I held out to the finale for the drum solo, but it was worth it,” he added.

Buy your tickets online.

The Brian Setzer Orchestra: 15th Anniversary Christmas Rocks! Tour
w/ Lara Hope And The Ark-Tones
The Anthem
Friday, Nov. 30
Doors @ 6:30pm
All ages

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