Still Bad to the Bone: George Thorogood and the Destroyers Head to Morongo to Play a Sold-Out Show
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During the late ’70s and ’80s, while New Wave was taking over the radio, George Thorogood found success by melding Chicago blues with rock ’n’ roll.
Thorogood, turning 67 on Feb. 24, is still rocking today. He puts on one a hell of a show and will be performing a sold-out concert at Morongo Casino Resort and Spa on Friday, March 3.
During a recent phone interview, Thorogood said he already knew what he wanted to do with his life as he grew up in Wilmington, Del.
“When I first played as a young boy in school, I was in a band, and we played a birthday party for one of my sisters,” Thorogood said. “That was pretty much my first gig. From that day, I knew what I was going to do for a living. I had been thinking about it for months before that. It wasn’t a hobby or something I was just trying to get out of my system: I knew what I wanted to do.”
1st Sturgis Buffalo Chip Concert for 2017 Bad to the Bone
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George Thorogood and the Destroyers will be performing for fans at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip on Thurs., Aug. 10 and they’re still “Bad to the Bone.” The band’s show will follow Doug Danger’s Rattlesnake Jump, an attempt to jump Evel Knievel’s 1972 Harley-Davidson 120 ft. over a pit filled with live rattlesnakes. See the best partier anywhere make the announcement by clicking here.
George Thorogood And The Destroyers has been a nonstop touring rock and roll machine since the ‘70s, celebrating 40 years of performing together in 2014. In that time the band’s signature snarling, buzz saw bluesy rock ‘n’ roll blend generated classic rock staples like “Bad to the Bone,” “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer,” “I Drink Alone,” “Who Do You Love,” “Move it On Over,” and many more.
George Thorogood and the Destroyers Launching the Rock Party Tour in Late February
With 2017 marking the 40th anniversary of their self-titled debut album, George Thorogood and the Destroyers are preparing to hit the road soon for a U.S. trek dubbed the Rock Party Tour. So far, 17 dates have been confirmed, stretching from a February 28 show in Tucson, Arizona, through a March 30 concert in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
All of the announced gigs will take place in the Midwest and Western U.S. More dates will be added to the itinerary soon.
“We play for a different audience every night, and that keeps it fresh,” says Thorogood. “There are people who’ve never seen us before, and we have to impress them. There are fans that keep coming back, and we want to surprise them.”
One dollar from each ticket sold for Thorogood’s upcoming concert will be donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, which works toward finding a cure for blood cancers and helps ensure that cancer patients have access to treatment.
George Thorogood on The Beth Simmons Show
George was recently on the Beth Simmons show on 96.1 KLPX in Tucson. Click here to listen to the interview.