For the first time in 26 years, the rockabilly trio the Stray Cats will be releasing a new album entitled 40. They will also embark on a summer world tour, hitting many cities in Europe as well as the U.S.
The band, consisting of singer-guitarist Brian Setzer, bassist Lee Rocker, and drummer Slim Jim Phantom, will mark their 40th anniversary with the new LP and tour.
Regarding the album, Rocker said “This new album really feels like the first record we did; it’s really natural and comfortable.” “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. It captured the magic that takes place and an undefined spark.”
40 is currently available for pre-order, and will be released on May 24. The first single off of the album, “Cat Fight (Over A Dog Like Me),” is available now. Also, as part of Record Store Day, the band will release an exclusive 12-inch picture disc including new songs.
The European leg of their summer tour begins on June 21 in Vitoria, Spain and ends on July 20 in Falun, Sweden. The U.S. leg starts Aug. 3 in Atlantic City, New Jersey and wraps Aug. 31 in San Diego, California. Ticket information can be found on their website.
Check out the 40 track list below.
- “Cat Fight (Over A Dog Like Me)”
- “Rock It Off”
- I’ve Got Love If You Want It”
- “Cry Danger”
- “I Attract Trouble”
- “Three Time’s A Charm”
- “That’s Messed Up”
- “When Nothing’s Going Right”
- “Mean Pickin’ Mama”
- “I’ll Be Looking Out For You”
- “Devil Train”
See the Stray Cats tour dates below.
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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