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THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA KICKS OFF THE KIMMEL CENTER’S HOLIDAY SEASON WITH THE 14TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS ROCKS TOUR, NOVEMBER 17, 2017

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THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA KICKS OFF THE KIMMEL CENTER’S HOLIDAY SEASON WITH

THE 14TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS ROCKS TOUR

NOVEMBER 17, 2017

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, September 25, 2017) –– The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and SiriusXM Presents welcome The Brian Setzer Orchestra’s 14th Annual Christmas Rocks! Tour to the Academy of Music, Friday, November 17, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.  Serving as an unofficial early kickoff to the holiday season, The Brian Setzer Orchestra will perform seasonal hits from their Christmas-themed albums including Boogie Woogie Christmas, Dig That Crazy Christmas, and Rockin’ Rudolph.

“The holiday cheer at our Kimmel Center Campus is both infectious and inspiring,” said Anne Ewers, President and CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.  “As we kick off this festive time of year, the energizing sounds of Brian Setzer Orchestra’s holiday repertoire will get audiences ready to celebrate.”

Rockabilly and swing music fanatics can thank three-time Grammy Award winner Brian Setzer for reviving the two genres of music in the 80s and 90s, respectably.  Brian Setzer has fronted his 19-piece Brian Setzer Orchestra since its creation in 1994, sold over 13 million records, and received the Orville H. Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award for his celebrated career and iconic line of Gretsch guitars.  A replica of Setzer’s 1959 Gretsch “Stray Cat” guitar was donated to the Smithsonian Institute’s elite collection. The Brian Setzer Orchestra has released 17 albums since 1994, with their cover of Louis Prima’s Jump, Jive an’ Wail – their only hit on the Billboard singles chart.

Other featured upcoming performances at the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus include: Lindsey Stirling Warmer in the Winter Christmas Tour (November 16, 2017, Academy of Music), An Evening with Dream Theater (November 19, 2017, Merriam Theater), A Soulful Christmas (December 12, 2017, Verizon Hall), Tuba Christmas (December 17, 2017, Commonwealth Plaza), and STOMP (December 26 -31, 2017, Merriam Theater).


THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA’S 14TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS ROCKS! TOUR

Academy of Music

November 17, 2017, 8:00 p.m.

 

Tickets

Tickets are on sale now and start at $39.00.  Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at kimmelcenter.org, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling 215-790-5883. See kimmelcenter.org for more information.

 

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, the Kimmel Center’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience through diverse programming, arts education, and community outreach. The Kimmel Center Campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the Merriam Theater. The Kimmel Center is also home to eight Resident Companies: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philly POPS, PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and Curtis Institute of Music. With nearly 9,000 seats per night, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is the region’s most impactful performing arts center, and the second largest in the country. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of the Kimmel Center’s 2017-2018 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit kimmelcenter.org.

 

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