BRIAN SETZER, LEE ROCKER AND SLIM JIM PHANTOM RETURN TO CELEBRATE THE STRAY CATS’ 40TH ANNIVERSARY WITH NEW ALBUM AND TOUR

The STRAY CATS Tour includes a stop at Ocean Casino Resort’s Ovation Hall on Saturday, August 3. Tickets for their Atlantic City show are on sale now via Ticketmaster.com.                

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (June 6, 2019) The iconic and acclaimed American rock-and-roll trio The STRAY CATS, founded by Brian Setzer (guitar, vocals), Lee Rocker (bass, vocals) and Slim Jim Phantom (drums, vocals), are celebrating their 40th anniversary with a new album titled 40 and tour that includes a stop at Ovation Hall at Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City on Saturday, August 3 at 8 p.m. 

The STRAY CATS titled the album 40 to mark their first new album in 26 years. It was released May 24 via Surfdog Records, distributed by BMG (CD, vinyl, digital) and features songs like “Cat Fight (Over A Dog Like Me),” “Rock It Off,” “Mean Pickin’ Mama” and “Devil Train.” 

The band begins their select U.S. dates on August 3 with a show at the spectacular entertainment and concert venue, Ovation Hall in Atlantic City. 

The STRAY CATS recorded 40 at Blackbird Studios in Nashville in late 2018 following their first North American shows in 10 years, with four concerts including sold-out headlining shows in Las Vegas and the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa, CA. Still buzzing from the thrill of playing together again and the crowd response, they went into the studio with producer Peter Collins (Rush, Bon Jovi, The Brian Setzer Orchestra) and engineer Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Stapleton, Arctic Monkeys). There are a dozen original songs that comprise the album. 

Tickets for The STRAY CATS’ 40th Anniversary Tour at Ovation Hall start at $50.50 plus fees and are on sale now via Ticketmaster.com.

For more information about The STRAY CATS visit Straycats.com, STRAY CATS on Facebook, or Press Materials.

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About The STRAY CATS:
The STRAY CATS put Rockabilly music back on the record charts in the early ’80s scoring several big hits on both sides of the Atlantic thanks to a striking visual 1950’s style brought “up to date” with exaggerated pompadours and colorful tattoos and as well as genuine musical chops that evoked the best players of rockabilly’s original heyday. Formed in 1979, by guitarist/vocalist Brian Setzer, upright bass player Lee Rocker and drummer Slim Jim Phantom in the Long Island town of Massapequa, NY the trio shared a love for Rockabilly music.  After banging around New York for a few months, in the summer of 1980, and seeing a pompadoured kid on the cover of UK magazine NME, they hopped a plane to London where a rockabilly revival movement was just beginning to emerge. Their massive hits and videos include “Runaway Boys,” “Rock This Town,” “Stray Cat Strut,” “(She’s) Sexy + 17,” and “I Won’t Stand in Your Way.”

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