July 21, 2023

Last month Brian Setzer released fall tour dates for his Rockabilly Riot Tour, his first time back on the road in 4 years. Today he announced the rel;ease of his upcoming album, The Devil Always Collects, available September 15 via Surfdog Records digitally, on CD and vinyl.

Creative sparks and killer riffs are flying everywhere on BRIAN SETZER’s new album The Devil Always Collects. The iconic 3-time Grammy award-winner has rolled out the album’s first track and video, the blazing “Girl On The Billboard.” Watch the video below and tune into Racketeer Radio KFQX to hear Brian Setzer newest and latest releases.


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,” “Black Leather Jacket” 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. It’s always been BRIAN’s special talent to inject the roots of rock with a contemporary freshness that unites fans of rock, Americana, rockabilly, and punk.

“Girl On The Billboard” hits fast and hard. “It’s an old truckers song,” says BRIAN about the song popularized in 1965 by country music singer Del Reeves. “At first I wasn’t getting the sound I wanted until I picked up my Gretsch 1957 Duo Jet 6131 Firebird. I mean, the sound is monstrous, dirty and twangy.”

BRIAN will support the album, his first since 2021’s Gotta Have The Rumble, this fall 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.


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