George Thorogood To Participate in the 2014 Hollywood Christmas Parade
83rd ANNUAL HOLLYWOOD CHRISTMAS PARADE ON
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH AT 5 P.M.
The Largest Christmas Celebration in the Nation to Feature Grand Marshal Stevie Wonder
and Live Musical Performances from Chart Topping Artists Benefitting Toys for Tots
The 83RD Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, the largest Christmas celebration in America, presented and produced by Associated Television International, announces the line-up of legendary, award-winning artists for this year’s musical performances. The parade will be hosted by popular TV personalities Dean Cain, Laura McKenzie, Erik Estrada, and Montel Williams.
The high-energy live event packed with performances will kick off with the arrival of top film, television and musical talent as they appear on the world’s longest parade red carpet. Featured artists this year will include legendary Grammy Award, Academy Award and Golden Globe Award winning artist and Grand Marshal Stevie Wonder; Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame legends Earth, Wind & Fire; Grammy award winning artist Estelle; Australian Idol’s Guy Sebastian; Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame honorees HEART; platinum recording artist Jesse McCartney;Pop/Rock sensations R5;American rock icon Richie Sambora with powerhouse Australian guitarist Orianthi; Acclaimed singer/songwriter/actress/producer and Hollywood native Rita Wilson; and Billboard chart topping artist Taylor Dayne. Making a guest appearance, George Thorogood and his family will ride in one of the official parade cars.
Artists will thrill live fans with performances on two elevated stages front-and-center in the heart of Hollywood Boulevard for an unforgettable experience for the excited spectators, as well as broadcast viewers nationwide.
A true Hollywood tradition for over 80 years, the parade attracts over 1 million in attendance each year with larger than life inflatable character balloons and celebrity filled cars making the much heralded trek down the over 3 mile parade route. The 83rd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade is a nationwide primetime television event, premiering as a two-hour special December 10th at 4:00 p.m. on Hallmark Channel with an additional run on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries on December 19th at 5:00 p.m. The show will also be broadcast throughout the month of December on more than 350 stations including KTLA in Los Angeles on December 19th at 8:00 p.m. The parade will also air to over 1 million American servicemen and women worldwide on Armed Forces Network.
The Hollywood Christmas Parade route will start on Hollywood Boulevard at Orange Drive, travel east to Vine Street, south on Vine to Sunset Boulevard and west on Sunset, back to Orange. For more information, please visit http://thehollywoodchristmasparade.org/
George Thorogood & The Destroyers To Kick-Off 40th Anniversary National U.S. & Canadian Tour
FOUR DECADES STRONG – THE LEGENDARY BAND HITS THE ROAD FOR CELEBRATION TOUR IN SUPPORT OF UNIVERSAL MUSIC ENTERPRISES RELEASE GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS ICON CD AND EAGLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT’S LIVE AT MONTREUX DVD
George Thorogood & The Destroyers will be kicking off their 40th Anniversary with a 2014 national U.S. and Canadian tour starting February 27. The first leg of the tour will take off in the U.S. from February 27-March 22, then hit Canada from April 30-May 24, and then back to the U.S. for dates from June 19-July 20. Additional shows will be announced for the duration of the celebratory year. Touring in relation to their Universal Music Enterprises George Thorogood & The Destroyers ICON album and Eagle Rock Entertainment’s live DVD titled Live At Montreux, Thorogood and his band will give audiences the opportunity to hear their greatest hits live such as “Bad To The Bone,” “I Drink Alone,” “Who Do You Love,” “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer,” and many more.
Says fellow guitar legend Slash, “George Thorogood’s genuine style and attitude continue to inspire me as he and The Destroyers rock on into their 40th year. He has been a hero of mine since I first heard his music in the 70’s, and is one of the baddest rock ‘n’ roll songwriters/electric slide guitar players ever.” Echoes Steve Miller, “For 40 years, I’ve had the privilege and pleasure of sharing the stage with George many times, and what started as admiration has grown into a deep love and respect for the man, his music, his band, and his spirit. He is truly an original.”
George Thorogood and his longtime band The Destroyers – whose current lineup includes: Jeff Simon (drums, percussion), Bill Blough (bass guitar), Jim Suhler (rhythm guitar) and Buddy Leach (saxophone), have released 16 studio albums, with two Platinum albums and six Gold albums. Taking the stage for the first time on December 1, 1973, the band has established themselves as a mega successful powerhouse rock group with bar roots, unchained attitude, and a love of its country and blues history.
The ICON album includes the following songs: “Bad To The Bone,” “I Drink Alone,” “Willie And The Hand Jive,” “Gear Jammer,” “If You Don’t Start Drinkin’ (I’m Gonna Leave),” “Who Do You Love? (Live),” “Treat Her Right,” “I’m A Steady Rollin’ Man,” “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer (Live),” “Get A Haircut” and “Do The Do.”
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