Lee Rocker, Founding Member of The Stray Cats, Coming to the High Point Theatre
High Point, NC – From the cover of the Rolling Stone magazine, to appearing on Saturday Night Live, to headlining the US Festival, and touring with the Rolling Stones, “Stray Cat” Lee Rocker has seen and done it all.
The High Point Theatre is excited to announce that Rocker will be making a stop in the Triad on Fri., Nov. 1, at 8:00 PM, for a single live performance as part of his highly anticipated 2019 concert tour.
Grammy-nominated musician and Bass Player Hall of Famer, Lee Rocker, to perform selections from vast discography including mega hits “Stray Cat Strut” and “Rock This Town” on Fri., Nov. 1
Lee Rocker made his mark singing, playing, and rocking his giant upright bass as a founding member (along with Brian Setzer and Slim Jim Phantom) of the Grammy nominated music group The Stray Cats, who sold over 10 million albums, garnered 23 gold and platinum certified records, and were music video pioneers of MTV.
The Stray Cat’s worldwide mega hits “Stray Cat Strut”, “Sexy and Seventeen,” and “Rock This Town” have become a part of the fabric of rock and roll, with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame recognizing “Rock This Town” as one of the 500 most important songs in rock.
In addition to The Stray Cats and the Rolling Stones, Rocker has toured and performed with George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Willie Nelson, Leon Russell and John Fogerty. In 1982, Rocker and his father Stanley Drucker (classical clarinetist) both received Grammy nominations, something that has only occurred twice in the history of the Grammy Awards.
In 2012, he appeared on Broadway in the hit musical “Million Dollar Quartet” and, in 2014, was inducted into the Bass Player Hall of Fame. Rocker has received numerous other honors for his contributions to music and the arts.
Lee Rocker has been consistently performing around the globe since 1980 and has cultivated a fanatically loyal following of rockers, rebels and all types of music lovers. He is known for spinning, throwing, catching and playing his enormous upright double bass, making it appear as if it were just another lightweight instrument.
Backed by bandmates Buzz Campbell (guitar/backing vocals), Joey Eights (keys, harmonica, backing vocals) and Larry Mitchell (drums), Rocker’s concert will include Stray Cat’s greatest hits and lots of other rockin’ songs performed post-Stray Cats with music legends from Ringo Starr and George Harrison to John Fogerty and The Rolling Stones. Concert goers will also be treated to stories about Rocker’s days on the road – including stories about his adventures lugging the giant piece of equipment around – plus personal background and experiences within the music business over the last 35 years.
“I’m extremely excited to present Lee Rocker of the Stray Cats this season,” says High Point Theatre Director David Briggs. “With a combination of memorable stage antics, a world-renowned musical disography and inventive, masterful storytelling, this is one ‘up close and personal’ concert you do not want to miss!”
Tickets are $30-$35, available at the High Point Theatre box office by calling (336) 887-3001 and online at www.highpointtheatre.com.
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About High Point Theatre
Owned and operated by the City of High Point, the High Point Theatre is conveniently located within the International Home Furnishings Center at the corner of Commerce Avenue and Hamilton Street in High Point. The Theatre features an elegant 965-seat auditorium with continental style seating, three exhibition galleries for meetings, displays, and receptions, and free parking.