Brian Setzer Forced to Put His 'Christmas Rocks!' Tour on Ice

Brian Setzer
Tony Nelson

Brian Setzer

On Monday (Nov. 11), Brian Setzer canceled his Christmas Rocks! Tour with the Brian Setzer Orchestra. According to a press release, Setzer was diagnosed with a a severe case of tinnitus, a condition that causes sufferers to hear a constant noise or ringing in their ears, often tied to age-related hearing loss or an injury to the inner-ear hair cells.

"It's heartbreaking to disappoint my fans who have shared my Christmas seasons with me for over fifteen years," Setzer said in a statement. "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."

The 20-plus-city annual tour with the Stray Cats singer/guitarist's 19-piece orchestra was slated to kick off Friday in Minneapolis and run through Dec. 21 in Los Angeles; tickets can be refunded at the point of purchase. Setzer was set to play some of the favorites form his 2015 album Rockin' Rudolph, a 12-track set of holiday songs including "Most Wonderful Time of the Year," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "Carol of the Bells" and "O Little Town of Bethlehem" as well as two versions of the Setzer original "Yabba-Dabba Yuletide."

The affected dates are below.

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