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Brian Setzer's Orchestra "Christmas Rocks! Extravaganza" Thursday, December 24 at 10 PM EST / 7 PM PST, Log Onto BillboardLive.com for the Ultimate Online Concert ExperienceGlobal Media Group, Our World Live (OWL), Celebrates New Technology to Unite Fans Worldwide With Their Favorite Musicians on BillboardLive.com; Free Concert Series Available on iPhone and iPod Touch (December 22, 2009)
LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/22/09 --
WHAT: Free HD Holiday concert broadcast via BillboardLive.com (www.billboardlive.com) featuring the multi-platinum and 3-time Grammy award winning Brian Setzer Orchestra recorded earlier this month from Knoxville, TN Thursday, December 24.
Fans can easily access the series by simply logging onto BillboardLive.com where they will be able to safely and securely download the Microsoft Silverlight and OWL HD player onto their computer free of charge with a one-time, simple download.
The man credited with singled-handedly resurrecting two forgotten genres of music (rockabilly in the '80s and swing in the '90s), Brian Setzer and his 18-piece Rockin' Big Band will be ringing in Christmas Eve with their Christmas Rocks! Extravaganza recorded live from Knoxville, TN. Setzer, who has been called the greatest guitar player of the modern rock era, and his orchestra will spend this magical night with fans worldwide rocking seasonal favorites as well as many Stray Cats and BSO hits from his storied 30-year career. Setzer's single, "Mr. Surfer Goes Jazzin" from his new album, 'Songs from Lonely Avenue' (Surfdog Records) is nominated for Grammy (the 10th nomination of his career) in the Best Rock Instrumental Performance category. Surfdog Records has also re-released Setzer's indispensable yuletide album 'Christmas Rocks!' which is a collection of best songs from his holiday classics, 'Dig That Crazy Christmas' ("undeniably cool" - Chicago Sun-Times) and 'Boogie Woogie Christmas' ("best all-around holiday album" - New York Post).
WHEN: Thursday, December 24 at 10 pm EST / 7 pm PST.
DETAILS: Our World Live (OWL.TV) and Billboard Magazine have entered into a strategic alliance to bring music fans BillboardLive.com, a new Internet concert series that allows unprecedented access to the biggest names in entertainment. Utilizing OWL's state-of-the-art technology, BillboardLive.com provides fans with the ultimate interactive concert viewing experience in HD. Fans have the ability for the first time ever to view the concert from up to five different camera angles of their choosing (depending on viewers' bandwidth). There's a larger full-screen "Director's Cut" view, as well as four other views where one can replace the main image at any time for a unique experience -- all with just the click of their mouse. In addition to the desktop features offered, the concert series is available to all iPhone and iPod Touch users. Through these two systems, the concert is viewable in the main "Director's Cut" format and available on the go.
No ticket required. Go to BillboardLive.com to see an in-depth video promo featuring Brian Setzer's Orchestra Christmas Rocks! Extravaganza as well as upcoming and previous artists.
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