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The Stray Cats Europe Tour 2004

Jim, Lee and Brian are bringing it back again!

Montag, 5. Juli Frankreich, Paris, The Zenith  
Dienstag, 6. Juli Belgien, Brüssel, Forest National  
Freitag, 09.Juli Finnland, Helsinki, Icehall  
Samstag, 10. Juli Finnland, Turku, Ruis Rock Festival  
Montag, 12. Juli
Deutschland, Berlin, Columbiahalle
Dienstag, 13. Juli Deutschland, Hamburg, Stadtpark  
Mittwoch, 14. Juli Niederlande, Amsterdam, Paradiso  
Freitag, 16. Juli UK, Manchester, Apollo  
Samstag, 17.Juli England, London, Brixton Academy  
Sonntag, 18.Juli England, London, Shepherds Bush Empire  
Dienstag, 20. Juli Deutschland, München, Colosseum  
Donnerstag, 22. Juli Spanien, Barcelona, Razzmatazz  
Samstag, 24. Juli Spanien, Gijon, Crossroad Festival  
Montag, 26. Juli Frankreich, Lyon, Fourvieres Antique Theatre  
Dienstag, 27. Juli Schweiz, Luzern, Blue Balls Festival  
Donnerstag, 29. Juli Deutschland, Bonn, Museums Platz  
Freitag, 30. Juli Niederlande, Amsterdam, Paradiso  


Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, USA
Saturday, 20 December 2003
Jim was the guest of Stray Cats bandmate Brian Setzer
for the Brian Setzer Orchestra's final show of their Christmas Extravaganza Tour 2003.

all pictures taken from
copyright 2003 Gloria Ubardelli

25. - 27. Juli 2003

Golden Oldies, Wettenberg



26.04.03 - 25 years TOWNCATS -
Restless / Hot Rod Gang / Dust My Broom


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The band

guitarist Brophy Dale · drummer Jimmy Sage · guitarist Tara Novick · und Lee Rocker

33rd Street

In 1982-83, the Stray Cats added new-wave sleekness to the music and fashion of '50s rockabilly and were rewarded with three Top 10 pop singles and countless magazine covers. When the Long Island trio broke up in 1984, singer-guitarist Brian Setzer went off to explore jump-blues, big-band swing and hot-rod music, but bassist Lee Rocker recommitted himself to rockabilly. He stripped away the new-wave veneer and pursued a rawer, more Southern form of rockabilly in the trios Phantom, Rocker & Slick and Big Blue and as a solo artist. All that work has paid off, as Bulletproof is the most impressive rockabilly record of his career.
Rocker can now shift gears smoothly from the frantic romp of the title track to the finger-snapping swing of "Dog Gone Right" to the brooding slow blues of the Elvis Presley tribute "Blue Suede Nights." The characters in these songs are no longer cartoon figures in weird clothes but working-class adults with women trouble.

Rocker's command of the upright bass is most obvious on the unaccompanied instrumental "Bottom's Up"; it's most effective as the syncopated pulse that makes the Beatles' "I'll Cry Instead," Buddy Holly's "Midnight Shift," Johnny Cash's "Johnny, Frankie's Man" and Carl Perkins's "One More Shot" ready for a biker-bar dance floor. Just as impressive are the catchy, driving originals by Rocker and/or Tara Novick, his new guitarist. -- Geoffrey Himes


For one night only!!!

The Stray Cats
Hootenanny Festival
in Irvine, California

05.Juli 2003

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