Brian Setzer has been forced to cancel his 2019 annual holiday tour. Photo: Tony Nelson

Brian Setzer cancels annual 'Christmas Rocks!' tour

Show was slated for Atlanta in December

Brian Setzer has canceled his 16th annual “Christmas Rocks!” tour due to a severe case of tinnitus.

The Stray Cats rockabilly star was slated to perform Dec. 3 at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre along with a 19-piece orchestra. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase.

Setzer, 60, is an annual presence on the holiday tour circuit and cited doctor’s orders as the reason for the cancelation. 

“It’s heartbreaking to disappoint my fans who have shared my Christmas seasons with me for over fifteen years. I’m truly sorry for the inconvenience this has caused all of the amazing people who make my tour happen and to my unbelievably loyal and devoted fans. I hate to let you down and I hope you’ll understand,” Setzer said in a statement.

From 2012-2016, The Brian Setzer Orchestra played Cobb Energy PAC and in 2017, brought the show to Atlanta Symphony Hall. 

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Melissa Ruggieri
Melissa Ruggieri
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.