The Brian Setzer Orchestra celebrates 15 years of 'Christmas Rocks!'

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click to enlarge The Brian Setzer Orchestra celebrates 15 years of 'Christmas Rocks!'
Ross Harrington

It’s been, like, two weeks since Halloween, so you know what that means: it’s time for Christmas music. For a rockabilly twist on the holiday classics, Brian Setzer is the guy. The former Stray Cats frontman brings his 19-piece orchestra to the Motor City to celebrate the 15th anniversary of its “Christmas Rocks! Tour.” Expect all the Christmas hits — “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” “Jingle Bells,” and “Here Comes Santa Claus,” etc. — all rendered in Setzer’s iconic retro style, along with a smattering of originals, too.

The Brian Setzer Orchestra performs on Sunday, Nov. 18 at the Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit;; Doors at 7:30 p.m.; Tickets are $30+.

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Leyland “Lee” DeVito is the editor in chief of Detroit Metro Times since 2016. His writing has also been published in CREEM, VICE, In These Times, and New City. He once asked porn star Stormy Daniels to spank him with an issue of Metro Times. She obliged.

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