George Thorogood has announced the extension of his 40th Anniversary tour through the end of July.

As a house system Thorogood is touring with, he has chosen the RCF HDL20-A line arrays coupled with RCF SUB-8006AS subwoofers. RCF has entered into 10491090 577785925673704 7966152242465339130 na strategic alliance with Hendersonville, Tennessee-based tour audio provided 242 Concepts on the 2014 George Thorogood and The Destroyers 40th Anniversary Tour.

For the tour, 242 Concepts is taking 24 HDL20-A along with 12 SUB-8006AS subwoofers for use dependent on size of venue. The RCF HDL20-A is a 1,400-watt two-way line array cabinet with two 10” low frequency/mid frequency transducers coupled with a 3” high frequency compression driver capable of achieving 135 dB max SPL. The SUB-8006AS is a 5,000-watt dual 18” subwoofer able to achieve 141 dB max SPL.

As they have been on the road since February, 242 Concepts has been utlizing the system extensively. They have been amazed at the performance.  On the first leg of the tour, “The system has performed flawlessly,” notes Production Manager/FOH Engineer Jeff Pitt comments. “It is super easy to rig, and the aiming software has been an excellent tool for preparing the system for implementation into the wide array of venues we encounter. We chose the HDL products due to the plug and play nature of the design. We’ve been able to hang more boxes than in previous tours due lightweight design of the box. The system has fit quite nicely into the truck pack taking up a mere 12’ of truck space.”

242 Concepts Engineer Brian Belcher concurs, “there is so much headroom in these boxes, we’ve never clipped in any way,” he says. “That’s refreshing.” Belcher goes on to provide power usage readings demonstrating that a 24 box HDL20-A rig with 12 SUB8006-AS subwoofers drawing less than 13 amps total. “I don’t think anyone else out there can say they can do that!”

And regarding the SUB8006-AS, Belcher comments, “there’s something special about these subwoofers. They are musically amazing, reproducing 30 Hz without really trying. They add so much to our bass guitar. Wow!”

Tour dates . (Note: Not all dates will be using the full RCF system as there may be a festival or house system involved, although 242 indicates some RCF boxes will always be used – sometimes for front fill or side fill.)

6/25/14 Albany, NY – Empire Place
6/26/14 Verona, NY – Turning Stone Casino
6/27/14 Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Rocks the Harbor – Erie Canal Harbor Wharf
6/28/14 Rochester, NY - International Jazz Festival
6/29/14 Augusta, NJ – Rock, Ribs & Ridges Festival
7/1/14 Northfield, OH – Hard Rock Live
7/3/14 Elizabeth, IN – Horseshoe Casino
7/4/14 Davenport, IA – Mississippi Valley Blues Festival
7/5/14 Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
7/6/14 Naperville, IL – Ribfest
7/9/14 Traverse City, MI – National Cherry Festival
7/10/14 Toledo, OH – Hollywood Casino Summer Series
7/11/14 Manchester, IA – Delaware County Fair
7/12/14 Michigan City, IN – Harrah’s Blue Chip Casino
7/18/14 Sioux Falls, SD – Sioux Falls Jazz Festival
7/19/14 Walker, MN – Moondance Ranch Jam Festival
7/20/14 Mankato, MN – Vetter Stone Amphitheatre
7/22/14 Janesville, WI – Rock County Fair

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