The Knockouts have exploded onto the world stage! Further developing their huge cult following throughout Europe with Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot! European Tour 2011.
The Knockouts have launched headlong into the European summer with a killer performance with Brian Setzer on the premiere night of his tour at the 10 year celebration of the Azkena Rock Festival on the June 25, Vitoria Gasteiz, Spain to crowds of over 50,000 people, then onto sold out dates throughout Germany including, Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne .
The tour continued to be sold out through Scandinavia with dates in Copenhagen, Denmark, Stockholm, Sweden and Helsinki, Finland ending at the famous Helsinki Ice Hall, venue capacity 8200, in Helsinki, Finland.
The tour ended with a EXPLOSION! as The Knockouts front man Johan Frandsen joined follow Gretsch/ TV Jones endorsed Artist Brian Setzer and Stray Cats drummer Slim Jim Phantom on stage at the encore performance at the Helsinki Ice Hall, Helsinki, Finland, with a special rendition of the rockabilly classic, ‘7 Nights to Rock’.
Setzer waved Frandsen onto the stage handing his white Brian Setzer Hot Rod signature Gretsch Guitar to Frandsen to conclude the tour in Scandinavia to the screams of crowd! This was the first time in years that another musician had played Setzter’s guitars and the fans went wild in Finland as Setzter and Frandsen brought the house down…
Johan Frandsen and Brian Setzer on stage at the Helsinki Ice Hall, Finland, July 2011
And for those who missed it……ENJOY!!: