After years of focusing on his solo and big band career, Brian Setzer is bringing back the band. Setzer is reuniting with Lee Rocker and Slim Jim Phantom to release a new Stray Cats album and also to set out on a new tour.
The new album, titled 40 to honor the 40th anniversary of their debut, has 12 songs on it and they even released a new single from the album titled “Cat Fight (Over A Dog Like Me).”
The Stray Cats was a Rockabilly group that brought the sound of the '50s to the '80s rock scene will release their first album of new music as a group in 26 years. It was in 1993 that the Stray Cats released Original Cool, their ninth as a band. It was their third in a row to not chart, which came a decade after they released the platinum album Built for Speed.
While their self-titled debut album never charted in the United States, it contained their two most iconic songs, "Rock This Town" and "Stray Cat Strut," two singles that charted in the Top 10. Both songs were part of their Built for Speed album, which was basically the greatest hits from their first two albums for U.S. fans.
Guitarist and lead singer Brian Setzer has enjoyed a 40-year career in music and while his swing revival band The Brian Setzer Orchestra picked him up a pair of Grammy Awards, he got his start as the frontman for the Stray Cats.
The new Stray Cats tour will kick off in June and will their first tour dates in the United States in over a decade. Tickets go on sale on March 8 (Tickets).
The Stray Cats 2019 Tour Dates:
June 21 – Vitoria, ES - Azkena Rock Festival
June 23 – Birmingham, UK - Birmingham O2 Academy
June 25 – Manchester, UK - Manchester O2 Apollo
June 26 – London, UK - London Eventim Apollo
June 27 – London, UK - London Eventim Apollo
June 29 - Tilloloy, FR - Retro C Trop
July 1 – Amsterdam, NL - AFAS Live
July 3 – Berlin, DE - Columbiahalle
July 4 – Cologne, DE - Palladium
July 6 – Tours, FR - American Tours Festival
July 7 – Belfort, FR - Les Eurockeennes
July 9 – Stuttgart, DE - Killesberg
July 11 – Munich, DE - Zenith
July 13 – Aix-Les-Bains, FR - Musilac Festival
July 18 – Pori, FI - Pori Jazz Festival
July 20 – Falun, SE - Summer Jamboree-Falun
Aug. 3 – Atlantic City, NJ - Ocean Resort Casino-Ovation Hall (Tickets)
Aug. 6 – New York, NY - Pier 17 at South Street Seaport
Aug. 13 – Vienna, VA - Wolf Trap
Aug. 14 – Huber Heights, OH - Rose Music Center
Aug. 15 – Grand Rapids, MI - Meijer Garden
Aug. 18 – Welch, MN - Treasure Island Casino
Aug. 26 – Salt Lake City, UT - Red Butte Garden
Aug. 28 – Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre (Tickets)
Aug. 31 – San Diego, CA - Humphrey’s