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Brian Setzer's Rockabilly Riot!

Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 8:00 PM @ Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater

Brian setzer 440x220 Ain’t nothing like the sizzling sound of rockabilly, and BRIAN SETZER always amps it up with his rockin’ style and guitar assault to leave audiences smiling.
 
Beginning June 1 in Santa Ynez, CA, the iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time Grammy Award-winner will kick off his 2018 “ROCKABILLY RIOT!” Summer Tour. The tour will make its way to the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater in Peachtree City, GA on Saturday, June 16. The venue will feature a special no table setup in the pit with reserved seating only to allow ample room for dancing. 

Throughout the tour, expect a killer set list with Stray Cats gems like “Rock This Town,’” “Rumble In Brighton” and “Stray Cat Strut” plus other electrifying songs like “Let’s Shake” from his latest solo studio album Rockabilly Riot!: All Original. Opening up will be Miss Mary Ann and the Ragtime Wranglers, from the Netherlands, who recently toured with the Rockabilly Riot last year in Europe. View the tour trailer here
SETZER’s red hot compadres for the “ROCKABILLY RIOT!” Summer Tour are Noah Levy on drums, Kevin McKendree on piano/guitar and Mark Winchester on bass. 
“When you look up rockabilly in the dictionary there is a picture of Mark Winchester,” notes SETZER. “He grew up slapping the bass and is in a class of his own.  The relationship with the drummer and the bass player in rockabilly is very unique. The slap bass is a rhythmic sounding instrument, so the drummer has to be very in time with him in order not to sound sloppy.  Noah Levy is a very on-the-beat solid drummer, whereas me, as a guitar player, I push everything while they hold it all in place.  And when you’re talking about the great rockabilly piano players, it’s a very short list, and Kevin McKendree is on it. And he also plays guitar incredibly well. We all just complement each other.”  
Asked what he’d like to overhear fans saying after a gig, SETZER says: “I would love to hear, ‘You know, that Rockabilly Riot squad has all the energy and great things I like about the original rockabilly sound, yet they’re a modern band making this music sound new.”
In late 2016, SETZER released his live Blu-Ray/CD package, BRIAN SETZER’S ROCKABILLY RIOT: OSAKA ROCKA! – LIVE IN JAPAN, a sizzling rockabilly album from start to finish that highlights the same band. More information on the Blu-Ray/CD can be found here.
 About BRIAN SETZER:
Iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and 3-time Grammy-award-winner BRIAN SETZER is a “Musician’s Musician” credited with continually taking chances with innovative and daring musical styles.  Setzer is widely credited for taking two forgotten genres, rockabilly and swing, adding his own blend of gunpowder and rockin style, and completely reinventing and single-handedly resurrecting them in the process.  Along the way, he has scored chart-topping hitssold 13 million records and received the Orville H. Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award throughout his decorated career as founder/leader of the Stray Catshis 19-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 2002BRIAN earned the privilege of being one of the few musicians to be animated in an episode of “The Simpsons.” That same year, SETZER was personally requested to induct Chet Atkins into the 17th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  SETZER had the honor of being invited in 2006 to perform at the White House for the President of the United States. In 2014, SETZER received the distinct honor of being asked by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. to donate a replica of his original 1959 Gretsch 6120 “Stray Cat” guitar, joining an elite collection of iconic treasures at the museum.  
Gates open at 6:30pm and the show will begin at 8:00pm. Pit seats (no tables) are $60, picnic and terrace tables (8 seats per table) are $60 a seat, reserved seats are $45 and lawn are $25. 2017 Fred series ticket holders have the first chance to purchase tickets on Wednesday, February 14 at 10:00am. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, February 16 at 10:00am, local time. Tickets may be purchased through the Fred’s website at www.amphitheater.org or by phone at 877-725-8849. 
About The Fred:
The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater, commonly known as ‘The Fred’, has been a staple of the Atlanta metro area for more than three decades. The venue has hosted top national touring acts as well as hometown favorite regional and local bands. The Fred offers an intimate, open-aired concert going experience unlike any other. The Fred is owned by the City of Peachtree City and managed by joint venture of Premier Events, RCS Productions and Ticket Alternative.

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201 McIntosh Trail
Peachtree City, GA 30269

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