GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS TO ROCK UK AUDIENCES FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 2013
Band’s Triumphant ‘Good To Be Bad’ Tour Announces Seven July Concerts Including London, Liverpool, Manchester & Glasgow
George Thorogood & The Destroyers today announced seven UK concerts as part of their acclaimed Good To Be Bad: 45 Years Of Rock tour. Tickets for these July dates – their first UK performances in over seven years – go on sale Friday, February 21st at 10AM via BookingsDirect.com
“To hear George Thorogood flail his slide up and down his guitar,” wrote Greil Marcus in Rolling Stone, “you might have thought he was Ben Franklin – that he’d discovered not the blues, but electricity.” Since 1975, George Thorogood & The Destroyers have sold over 15 million albums, played more than 8,000 ferocious live shows, and built a catalog of classic hits that includes ‘Who Do You Love’, ‘I Drink Alone’, ‘One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer’, ‘Move It On Over’ and Thorogood’s definitive badass anthem, ‘Bad To The Bone’. “The Destroyers remain as they have been for years – Jeff Simon on percussion, Bill Blough on bass, Jim Suhler on guitar, and Buddy Leach on saxophone,” The Sacramento Bee says. “They are without doubt one of the best touring bands in blues-rock history.”
“Ever since our first shows there in 1978, the UK has been one of our favorite places to play,” says Thorogood. “We’re talkin’ great venues, great energy and truly great audiences, and we’re looking forward to coming back for it all. Expect our best, because that’s what you’re gonna get.”
George Thorogood & The Destroyers’ 2020 UK Tour:
Monday, 20 July – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
Wednesday, 22 July – Barbican, York
Thursday, 23 July – Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
Friday, 24 July – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
Sunday, 26 July – Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Monday, 27 July – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Tuesday, 28 July – SEC Armadillo, Glasgow
Ramblin' Man Fair Announce More Acts!
By: Stephen Johnson
Spirit Of Rock Presents Ramblin’ Man Fair which takes place at Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent UK, 17th, 18th& 19th July 2020, have announced the following acts to play the event, namely, George Thorogood And The Destroyers and Foghat, who are playing on the Mainstage, Sunday 19th July 2020 and Goodbye June are to play the Outlaw Country Stage on Saturday 18th July 2020.
George Thorogood And The Destroyers @ Enmore Theatre 22nd Jan 2020
It’s been a long wait but finally the baddest man in blues George Thorogood has returned to Sydney. He is currently in Australia with his band the destroyers as they are celebrating 45 years together.
A sold out Enmore Theatre roared loudly as George strutted onto the stage kicking things off and setting the tone for the night with “Rock Party”. From then on it became a flawless set of all killer, no filler rocking tunes.
It seemed as though everyone had a drink in hand for “I Drink Alone”. If they didn’t for that song then they surely did for the singalong follow up “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer”. George even paused after the song for a little banter trying out his Aussie accent and slang. Soon after we were all transported back to the 90’s with the anti-conformist anthem “Get A Haircut”.
Then the time had come that everyone had been waiting for, George strikes the iconic opening riff and it’s time for B B B “Bad To The Bone.” The entire place erupts with both crowd and band loving every minute of it. George’s slide guitar skills were lightning fast and The Destroyers were super tight. Hearing “Back To The Bone” live with all its swagger should be on every blues fans bucket list.
THE CW NETWORK SET TO AIR ANNUAL BENEFIT CONCERT “AMERICA SALUTES YOU PRESENTS GUITAR LEGENDS 3” ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2019
Celebrated Guitarists Billy Gibbons, George Thorogood, Warren Haynes, Nancy Wilson, Steve Lukather, Charlie Starr and Ellis Hall to Perform
Concert to Benefit Brain and Mental Wellness Charities for Veterans and First Responders
For the first time, The CW Network will air the star-studded benefit concert AMERICA SALUTES YOU PRESENTS GUITAR LEGENDS 3 as a one-hour special on Friday, December 27, 2019 (8:00-9:00pm ET).
Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) hosts the benefit concert and is joined by guitar legends including George Thorogood (George Thorogood & The Destroyers), Grammy Award-winner Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers, Gov’t Mule), Nancy Wilson (Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and co-founding member of Heart), Steve Lukather (co-founding member of Toto), Charlie Starr (Blackberry Smoke) and Ellis Hall (Tower of Power Lead Vocalist). World renowned drummer Kenny Aronoff leads an All-Star band.
AMERICA SALUTES YOU PRESENTS GUITAR LEGENDS 3 is an annual concert benefiting brain and mental wellness charities for veterans and first responders. This is the first time the guitar-fueled event is in San Diego. This concert is part of the Wonderfront Music Festival in San Diego that included performances by Migos, Miguel, Ben Harper and local favorite Slightly Stoopid.
No Greater Sacrifice, the LA Fire Department Foundation, the Entertainment Industries Council and Patriotic Service Dog Foundation are among the charities benefitting from the show. Returning sponsors include AT&T, Production Glue, Walgreens, KLOVE Media and The Center for Discovery.