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Stray Cats debut video for new track “Desperado”; two Brian Setzer Orchestra albums getting vinyl reissue

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Credit: Russ HarringtonThe Stray Cats have debuted an official video for “Desperado,” an instrumental that’s the latest track released from their new studio album, 40.

The clip for the surf-rock-inspired tune, which you can watch at The Stray Cats’ official YouTube channel, features footage from various old spaghetti Western movies and beach films, as well as grainy home movies of surfers riding the waves.

“Reverb and tape delay — I love those two sounds,” says frontman Brian Setzer about “Desperado.” “I was thinking of a Clint Eastwood movie. He’s in the desert waiting for someone to come over that he could shoot.”

The Stray Cats recently wrapped up a reunion tour in support of 40, which the band recorded in celebration of its 40th anniversary.

In related news, a pair of holiday albums by Setzer’s big-band side project, The Brian Setzer Orchestra, will be reissued on colored vinyl on November 8.

2002’s Boogie Woogie Christmas will be available on green-and-white-splatter vinyl, while 2005’s Dig That Crazy Christmas will be released on red-and-white-splatter vinyl. The latter album will be making its vinyl debut.

Both collections feature a mix of vintage Christmas tunes and new, original holiday songs.

The reissues will arrive just in time for The Brian Setzer Orchestra’s 16th annual Christmas Rocks! tour, which will visit more than 20 U.S. cities, from a November 15 concert in Minneapolis through a December 21 show in Los Angeles.

Here are all of the Christmas Rocks! tour dates:

11/15 — Minneapolis, MN, State Theatre
11/16 — Chicago, IL, The Chicago Theatre
11/17 — Detroit, MI, Fox Theatre
11/19 — Red Bank, NJ, Count Basie Center for the Arts
11/20 — Englewood, NJ, Bergen Performing Arts Center
11/21 — Springfield, MA, Symphony Hall
11/23 — Lynchburg, VA, Academy Center of the Arts
11/24 — Westbury, NY, Theatre at Westbury
11/26 — Washington, DC, The Anthem
11/27 — Durham, NC, Durham Performing Arts Center
11/29 — Orlando, FL, Hard Rock Live
11/30 — Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckerd Hall
12/2 — Nashville, TN, The Ryman
12/3 — Atlanta, GA, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
12/4 — Augusta, GA, Miller Theatre
12/6 — Biloxi, MS, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
12/9 — Denver, CO, Paramount Theatre
12/10 — Salt Lake City, UT, Eccles Theatre
12/12 — Ridgefield, WA, Ilani Casino
12/13 — Seattle, WA, Moore Theatre
12/14 — Seattle, WA, Moore Theatre
12/16 — Oakland, CA, Fox Theater
12/17 — Stockton, CA, Bob Hope Theatre
12/19 — Phoenix, AZ, Celebrity Theatre
12/20 — Palm Desert, CA, McCallum Theatre
12/21 — Los Angeles, CA, Microsoft Theater

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