The Wiltern | Los Angeles, California
Join the Rockabilly Riot! on Tuesday, February 27th, and stomp in sync to Brian Setzer’s raging riffs LIVE at The Wiltern! The guitar-slinging legend circles back alongside guest Yates McKendree this 2024 to extend his nationwide road trip with 12 additional shows, still in support of his latest album. The Devil Always Collects landed the 13th spot in Setzer’s decades-spanning discography last September, featuring eleven smoldering singles such as “Black Leather Jacket.” During the momentous 1980s, our headliner defined the rockabilly scene as the frontman of Stray Cat, which would later lead to an era of swing revival with The Brian Setzer Orchestra. He performed highly regarded covers of classic hits "Jump, Jive an' Wail", “Sleep Walk,” and “Caravan,” all three clinching a GRAMMY Award win. As a solo artist, he produced an eclectic discography of iconic records, including The Knife Feels Like Justice and Billboard Top Independent Album 13. Get your tickets now and experience Brian Setzer on The Wiltern’s world-class stage!
Crash into a concert craze of gunpowder rock and swing revivals! After last year’s sold-out string of shows, Rockabilly Riot! returns to the road with twelve new dates from February to March. This westbound US tour will bring GRAMMY Award-winning superstar Brian Setzer to The Wiltern on February 27, lighting up the LA crowd with special guest Yates McKendree!
Rockabilly Riot! 2024 will mark a highly demanded extension of Brian Setzer’s roadshow comeback. It will also, once more, promote the musician’s 13th solo album, The Devil Always Collects, which launched eleven sizzling tracks last September 15 to critical acclaim.
Rock Boys Rock
The Devil Always Collects
Girl on the Billboard
The Living Dead
What'll It Be Baby Doll?
Black Leather Jacket
She's Got a Lotta...Soul!
Play That Fast Thing (One More Time)
A Dude'll Do (What a Dude'll Do)
One Particular Chick
“This record, to me, sounds a little more, for lack of a better word, popabilly or psychobilly. It has a little more edge to it. There’s definitely ways you can go with rockabilly music. You can have a more country approach, for instance. This one seems to be a little more intense,” Setzer shared in a recent interview.
Brian Setzer is often cited as one of today’s greatest guitarists, selling over 13 million chart-topping records worldwide with his signature riffs and rebellion. In 1999, he received an Orville H. Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award and has since been inducted into the Long Island Music and Rockabilly Halls of Fame. He first came into public consciousness as the frontman of Stray Cats, the pivotal rockabilly band of the early 80s, followed by the formation of the swing revival Brian Setzer Orchestra in the early 90s. His work with the latter produced GRAMMY Award-winning renditions of three classic hits: “Caravan,” “Sleep Walk,” and Louis Prima’s "Jump, Jive an' Wail" His solo discography, meanwhile, fetched widespread praise with debut albums The Knife Feels Like Justice and Live Nude Guitars and Top Independent albums 13 and Rockabilly Riot! All Original.
Supporting the show is musician Yates McKendree, the voice behind the Chicago-style blues album Buchanan Lane, which features hits “Out Crowd,” “Wise,” and “No Justice.” He also shares a GRAMMY Award for his work in Delbert McClinton’s Tall, Dark, & Handsome.
Join Rockabilly Riot! LIVE as Brian Setzer makes his grand entrance in the City of Angels this Tuesday, February 27, 2024! Down by Wilshire Boulevard, The Wiltern will open its doors to the living legend, offering a gorgeous backdrop brimming with history and pinprick acoustic precision to accommodate Setzer’s fullest riffs and range. Seats are now available for reservations - book yours now!