Brian Setzer, the iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist, and three-time Grammy Award-winner releases his new solo album THE DEVIL ALWAYS COLLECTS digitally, on CD and vinyl on Surfdog Records. It features “Rock Boys Rock,” the album’s high-energy opener and fourth single that’s also out today. Listen to the song and order the album HERE.
“Rock Boys Rock” follows “The Devil Always Collects,” “Black Leather Jacket,” and the album’s first single/video “Girl On The Billboard” which Guitar World praised as “pure roadside bar sleaze in the best way.”
Setzer’s guitar work is virtuosic on the new album’s 11 tracks, and his vocals deliver the clever storylines of catchy songs like “The Devil Always Collects,” “Girl On The Billboard,” and “Rock Boys Rock.” Add in non-stop freight train rhythms, and you have an album—produced by Brian Setzer and Julian Raymond and mixed by Chris Lord-Alge—that stands with Setzer’s best. Brian will support the album, his first since 2021’s Gotta Have The Rumble, this fall on his U.S “ROCKABILLY RIOT” tour.
Tickets are on sale at: www.briansetzer.com
Marking his first live shows in over four years, the “ROCKABILLY RIOT” tour will kick off September 27 at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ and includes stops in Nashville, TN (at the historic Ryman Auditorium), Foxwoods Casino, Cincinnati, Chicago (Waukegan) and others before wrapping in Minneapolis (his adopted hometown). For these dates, SETZER will be joined by, in his words, an “international rockabilly band, Chris D’Rozario from Melbourne, Australia and Juan Laurios from Mexico City, Mexico.”
Although Brian has a 40-year career as a solo artist, leader of The Brian Setzer Orchestra and as a Stray Cat, he continues to play with a jaw-dropping level of vigor. Setzer injects the roots of rock with a contemporary freshness that unites fans of rock, Americana, rockabilly, and punk. He is also the master of songs that celebrate uncomplicated, joyous good times.
His setlists will include “some of the favorite covers I’m doing now. I haven’t recorded it, but I really like playing my version of ‘Georgia On My Mind.’ And then with the band, I want to play a new song ‘Girl On The Billboard’ because it tells a fun story.”
Here’s the track listing for THE DEVIL ALWAYS COLLECTS:
1. Rock Boys Rock
2. The Devil Always Collects
3. Girl On The Billboard
4. The Living Dead
5. What’ll It Be Baby Doll?
6. Black Leather Jacket
7. She’s Got A Lotta…Soul!
8. Play That Fast Thing (One More Time)
9. A Dude’ll Do (What a Dude’ll Do)
10. Psycho Suzie
11. One Particular Chick
“ROCKABILLY RIOT” tour dates are as follows:
Date City Venue
Wednesday, September 27 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Center for the Arts
Friday, September 29 Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods Resort Casino – Premier Theater
Saturday, September 30 Greensburg, PA The Palace Theatre
Monday, October 2 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
Tuesday, October 3 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre
Thursday, October 5 Nashville, IN Brown County Music Center
Friday, October 6 Northfield, OH MGM Northfield Park
Saturday, October 7 Waukegan, IL The Genesee Theatre
Monday, October 9 Madison, WI The Orpheum Theater
Tuesday, October 10 Des Moines, IA Hoyt Sherman Place
Thursday, October 12 Davenport, IA Adler Theatre
Friday, October 13 Minneapolis, MN State Theatre