George Thorogood to be part of Benefit Concert-Honoring Pat "Paraquat" Kelley
KMET on air-personality Pat "Paraquat" Kelley was a fixture on Southern California radio for over a decade. In 2003, Pat was diagnosed with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis and he's currently battling the advanced stages of the disease. Award winning musicians, KMET alumni and friends are bringing their talents and efforts together for a one-night special event at the Canyon Club, Agoura, Sunday, December 14th at 7:30 pm in recognition of Pat's unstoppable spirit and courage.
Confirmed performers include George Thorogood, Janiva Magness, Paul Barrere, Waddy Wachtel, Peter Stroud, Dan Navarro, Kiki Ebsen, Michael Ann Azoulai, Bill Champlin, Prescott Niles, Christina La Rocca, Julian Sha-Tayler, Riley Biederer, Angeles Band and special guests-To Be Announced.
KMET Alumni Cynthia Fox and Jeff Gonzer will be among the evening's emcees and (include a special appearance by Sirius/XM Free Form Radio host and legendary Southern California radio personality, Jim Ladd.)
In addition to an entire evening of very special acoustic performances and collaborations, a Silent Auction featuring “rock and roll royalty donations including EAGLES personalized guitar and an exclusive getaway vacation.”
"Pat and I are deeply touched and honored by this out pouring of love. Borrowing a line from the Beatles," There's been some time in preparation, a splendid time is guaranteed for all." Melody Rogers-Kelley
Tickets for $ 29.00-$ 58.00-on sale now through Ticketmaster. For updates, up to the minute info go to www.canyonclub.net.
This Special Event benefit being presented by RD Music & Marketing and Kerry Gogan in Association with 100.3 The Sound.
GEORGE THOROGOOD AND THE DESTROYERS TO EMBARK ON “BADDER THAN EVER TOUR” BEGINNING FEBRUARY 27
SPRING LEG OF 2015 TOUR FINISHES AT STAGECOACH FESTIVAL APRIL 26
George Thorogood And The Destroyers announce their upcoming “George Thorogood And The Destoyers: Badder Than Ever” spring tour, which begins on February 27 in Burlington, Vermont, and concludes on April 26 at Stagecoach Festival in Indio, California. Thorogood and his longtime band The Destroyers – whose lineup includes: Jeff Simon (drums, percussion), Bill Blough (bass guitar), Buddy Leach (Saxophone) and Jim Suhler (rhythm guitar), performed more than 100 live concerts this year, touring the U.S. and Canada with their powerhouse rock with bar band roots, unchained attitude, and a fierce love of their country and blues history. Over the course of 16 studio albums in the last four decades, George and his legendary band have stormed the charts with six Gold and two Platinum selling albums.
2015 “BADDER THAN EVER TOUR” is as follows:
2/27/15 Flynn Theater Burlington, VT
2/28/15 Lynn Auditorium Lynn, MA
3/1/15 State Theatre Portland, ME
3/3/15 Colonial Theatre Pittsfield, MA
3/5/15 The Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield, CT
3/6/15 Tarrytown Music Hall Tarrytown, NY
3/7/15 Garde Arts Center New London, CT
3/8/15 Park Theatre Cranston, RI
3/10/15 The Grand Opera House Wilmington, DE
3/11/15 The Forum Harrisburg, PA
3/17/15 Miller Symphony Hall Allentown, PA
3/18/15 State Theatre New Brunswick, NJ
3/19/15 The F.M. Kirby Center Wilkes-Barre, PA
3/20/15 Keswick Theatre Glenside, PA
3/21/15 The Clay Center Charleston, W. VA
4/26/15 Stagecoach Festival Indio, CA
George Thorogood Joins Forces with War Child to Support a Great Cause
George Thorogood is involved in a very special campaign to benefit War Child, a worthy cause that currently supports the children of Syria, Iraq, Gaza, Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda.
British digital artist, Tim Wakefield has created a collection of one-of-a-kind original artwork celebrating Great American songs and artists of the last 50 years. Tim Wakefield has teamed up with some of the USA's finest musicians including George Thorogood to create stunning pieces of artwork that will help worthy causes such as War Child. Using the recording studio sound wave of Bad To The Bone, the image has been customized and is hand-signed by George Thorogood. The piece will be numbered and signed by Tim and will include hand written lyrics. There will be four limited edition Bad To The Bone prints available – so be sure and act quickly.
This is your chance to own an original piece of artwork from a very limited collection and help War Child. The artwork is approximately 40 x 40 inches.
These unique pieces will be sold through Indiegogo and will be available through December 5th. This series also features pieces inspired by Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Bon Jovi, The Avett Brothers, Brian Wilson, Emmylou Harris, Alice Cooper, Willie Nelson, Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw. Prices start at $2000, the website address is: www.indiegogo.com/projects/soundwaves-art-american-music-legends
The proceeds will benefit War Child’s important work in Syria, Iraq, Gaza, Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda allowing the charity to respond to emergencies and work in refugee camps, where thousands of children remain inaccessible to services or too hidden to receive help.
Visit www.warchild.org.uk for up to the minute War Child news and information.
George Thorogood Featured in November 2014 Guitar World Magazine