Stray Cats Announce 40th Anniversary Tour And Album

Stray Cats Announce 40th Anniversary Tour And Album

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LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) The Stray Cats have announced they are reuniting for their 40th anniversary with a tour and new album.

The tour will kick off Aug. 3 in Atlantic City and wraps Aug. 28 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. It is the first tour by the trio since 2009, and it is their first album in 27 years.

The band formed in 1979 and was a mainstay of ‘the 80s MTV era with hits like “Rock This Town,” “Stray Cat Strut” and “(She’s) Sexy & Seventeen.” The first song from the upcoming 40 album is “Cat Fight (Over A Dog Like Me)”

“This new album really feels like the first record we did, it’s really natural and comfortable,” said the band’s Lee Rocker. “For the recording, we went live — like doing a gig, we recorded in a real, organic way. We were all in one room standing next to each other recording live, with the amps turned up to 10, it captured the undefinable things that happen when a band is great… the magic that takes place and an undefined spark.”

Added lead singer/guitar player Brian Setzer: “You have to understand how unique the Stray Cats are. It’s me playing an old hollow body guitar, Slim Jim playing two or three drums, and Lee Rocker slapping a stand-up acoustic bass. I get to write new songs and then play them with my buddies. Somehow we created a new and exciting sound with this simple idea.”

The Stray Cats 40th anniversary tour dates

06/21 – Vitoria, ES @ Azkena Rock Festival

06/23 – Birmingham, UK @ Birmingham O2 Academy

06/25 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester O2 Apollo


06/26 – London, UK @ London Eventim Apollo

06/27 – London, UK @ London Eventim Apollo

06/29 -Tilloloy, FR @ Retro C Trop

07/01 – Amsterdam, NL @ AFAS Live

07/03 – Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle

07/04 – Cologne, DE @ Palladium

07/06 – Tours, FR @ American Tours Festival

07/07 – Belfort, FR @ Les Eurockeennes

07/09 – Stuttgart, DE @ Killesberg


07/11 – Munich, DE @ Zenith

07/13 – Aix-Les-Bains, FR @ Musilac Festival

07/18 – Pori, FI @ Pori Jazz Festival

07/20 – Falun, SE @ Summer Jamboree-Falun

08/03 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Ocean Resort Casino-Ovation Hall

08/06 – New York, NY @ Pier 17 at South Street Seaport

08/13 – Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap

08/14 – Huber Heights, OH @ Rose Music Center

08/15 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Meijer Garden


08/18 – Welch, MN @ Treasure Island Casino

08/26 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Red Butte Garden

08/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre

08/31 – San Diego, CA @ Humphrey’s

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