Brian Setzer UK Dates

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Here are the dates confirmed so far.

24 July - London Brixton Academy

25 July - Manchester Academy

27 July - Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland

There are also a number of shows confirmed throughout Europe, which are listed on Brian's official site. Support comes from Brian's Stray Cats cohort Slim Jim Phantom and the last time Slim appeared at the Brixton Academy, he fell off the stage and broke his arm! Here's hoping it goes better this time around. has all the latest news and ticketing details and we'll see you down the front.

Here's Brian doing his thing with his trio that forms part of the bigger Brian Setzer Orchestra show that continues to slay the US and Japan on a regular basis...

Simon Bradley is a guitar and especially rock guitar expert who worked for Total Guitar magazine and has in the past contributed to world-leading music and guitar titles like MusicRadar (obviously), Guitarist, Guitar World and Louder. What he doesn't know about Brian May's playing and, especially, the Red Special, isn't worth knowing.