Fan Review: George Thorogood Destroys Kitchener, ON!
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-Fan Review by: Tanja Saric
On May 13, George Thorogood and his Destroyers rocked the Centre in the Square in Kitchener, ON, and it was incredible! I have to say, for a 64-year-old man, Thorogood still puts on an amazing and entertaining show.
George and the Destroyers are currently on their “40 Years Strong” tour and after 40 years, they definitely still got it. To be around for so long in the music industry is a huge accomplishment, and Thorogood surely showed that he was worthy and capable. Thorogood definitely knew how to keep the audience entertained with not only his fantastic music, but also with his hilarious wit and humour, “It’s better to be number one for a week than number two for your whole life!” He said referring to his song “Get a Haircut,” which made it to number one on the Canadian charts for a week’s time in the mid ‘90s.
George Thorogood prepares to destroy Massey Hall May 15
Blues rock legend says he loves playing in Canada.
George Thorogood is a man of few words — everything he’s got to say is there in his legendary rock/blues party tunes.
“Move it on Over,” “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer,” “Who Do You Love,” and “I Drink Alone” will certainly rattle the rafters at Massey Hall on Thursday, he promises in an interview, during which he seems to be channelling his hit “Bad to the Bone.”
Currently on a Canadian swing as part of his 40th anniversary tour with the Destroyers, Thorogood laconically delivers zingers and sound bites that could double as song titles.
Congratulated for surviving 40 years in the business and the successful “40 Years Strong” tour, he says, “I’m sneaking by.”
George Thorogood still going strong after 40 years
George Thorogood has been around now for 40 years and the large crowd at the Sudbury Arena indicated he is still a force to be reckoned with. Photo by Marg Seregelyi.
Thorogood has been around now for 40 years and the large crowd at the Sudbury Arena indicated he is still a force to be reckoned with. Bodies swaying, arms waving, fans singing along and standing ovations are a testament to this man's ability to entertain — and entertain he did.
It was also evident that Sudbury embraced him. Sandra is one of those Sudburians who feels Thorogood's earthiness relates to the common person. She said he has excellent rhythm and lyrics that everyone can relate to.
Thorogood was having fun with the crowd, telling them he would do everything in his power to get arrested. The cops in attendance were too into his music to bust him.
Thorogood would periodically refer to Sudbury in endearing terms such as Sudbury is the best kept secret in Ontario, which made the crowd grow wild.
A young fellow, accompanied by his mom on his first concert, was obviously enjoying the music, which was a real testament to Thorogood's relevance after all these years.
Gilles and Robert, a father and son team, feel Thorogood offers good old fashioned rock and roll.
Linda agreed and suggested Thorogood's music is great on the fishing boat.
Thorogood who is an excellent singer, guitarist and entertainer and had a great audience connection. He oozed charisma which the crowd ate up.
Thorogood Brings The Hits to TCU Place
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The ageless blues rocker George Thorogood returned to Saskatoon on Thursday night for the millionth time in his career and entertained a sold-out crowd at TCU Place as if he was still trying to prove himself.
And we’re here to tell you that even at 64 he still has the licks and chops and, darn him, even the hair.
He started and finished the night with real bad songs — Born to be Bad and that other one (what’s it called? Oh yeah, Bad to the Bone).
Photograph by: Gord Waldner , The StarPhoenix
This outfit has sold something like 18 million albums to people old enough to remember paying for music — and, judging by the crowd, old enough to forget having to pay for it. Whether it’s an original like Get a Haircut — a big crowd fave — or a cover like Who Do You Love that George has made his own, it’s simple, funny, good-time stuff that’s so catchy it almost ain’t fair.