Brian Setzer Maps Out ‘Rockabilly Riot!’ Summer Tour

Brian Setzer Maps Out ‘Rockabilly Riot!’ Summer Tour

Brian Setzer has amassed quite a legacy over the years, and it’s one that finds him a busy touring act in 2018 — and he’ll hit the road once again this summer on the Rockabilly Riot! tour.

He’ll perform a set of hits and classics each night accompanied by drummer Noah Levy, pianist/organist Kevin McKendree and bassist Mark Winchester.

Said Setzer of the tour:

“When you look up rockabilly in the dictionary there is a picture of Mark Winchester. 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.”

Setzer’s been on the road a lot in recent years, including a co-headlining 2015 outing with George Thorogood and the Destroyers.

Here are the announced tour dates, with more expected to be revealed soon:

Fri 6/1 Santa Ynez, CA Chumash Casino
Sat 6/2 Pala, CA Pala Casino – Starlight Theater
Sun 6/3 Sacramento, CA Crest Theatre
Wed 6/6 Napa, CA The Uptown Theatre
Fri 6/8 West Wendover, NV Peppermill Concert Hall
Sat 6/9 Grand Junction, CO Las Colonias Amphitheater
Tue 6/12 Austin, TX Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
Thu 6/14 Tulsa, OK Paradise Cove Margaritaville
Fri 6/15 Robinsonville, MS Gold Strike Casino – Millennium Theatre
Sat 6/16 Peachtree City, GA Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater
Mon 6/18 Charleston, SC Charleston Music Hall
Tue 6/19 Virginia Beach, VA Sandler Center For the Performing Arts
Wed 6/20 Charlottesville, VA The Paramount Theater
Fri 6/22 Atlantic City, NJ Tropicana Showroom
Sun 6/24 Lowell, MA Lowell Summer Music Series Outdoors

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