George Thorogood & the Destroyers launch 40th anniversary tour

January 10, 2014
George Thorogood & the Destroyers will be kicking off their 40th Anniversary with a 2014 national U.S. and Canadian tour starting February 27. The first leg of the tour will take off in the U.S. from February 27-March 22, then hit Canada from April 30-May 24, and then back to the U.S. for dates from June 19-July 20. Additional shows will be announced for the duration of the celebratory year. Touring in relation to their Universal Music Enterprises George Thorogood & the Destroyers ICON album and Eagle Rock Entertainment’s live DVD titled Live At Montreux, Thorogood and his band will give audiences the opportunity to hear their greatest hits live such as “Bad To The Bone,” “I Drink Alone,” “Who Do You Love,” “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer,” and many more.
Says fellow guitar legend Slash, “George Thorogood’s genuine style and attitude continue to inspire me as he and the Destroyers rock on into their 40th year.  He has been a hero of mine since I first heard his music in the 70’s, and is one of the baddest rock ‘n’ roll songwriters/electric slide guitar players ever.” Echoes Steve Miller, “For 40 years, I’ve had the privilege and pleasure of sharing the stage with George many times, and what started as admiration has grown into a deep love and respect for the man, his music, his band, and his spirit. He is truly an original.”
George Thorogood and his longtime band the Destroyers – whose current lineup include Jeff Simon (drums, percussion), Bill Blough (bass guitar), Jim Suhler (rhythm guitar), and Buddy Leach (saxophone), have released 16 studio albums, with two Platinum albums and six Gold albums. Taking the stage for the first time on December 1, 1973, the band has established themselves as a mega successful powerhouse rock group with bar roots, unchained attitude, and a love of its country and blues history.
The ICON album includes the following songs:  “Bad To The Bone,” “I Drink Alone,” “Willie And The Hand Jive,” “Gear Jammer,” “If You Don’t Start Drinkin’ (I’m Gonna Leave),” “Who Do You Love? (Live),” “Treat Her Right,” “I’m A Steady Rollin’ Man,” “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer (Live),” “Get A Haircut” and “Do The Do.”
GT & The Destroyers’ U.S. tour dates are as follows:
2/27/14                                The Smith Center                             Las Vegas, NV
2/28/14                                The Fox Theatre                               Tucson, AZ
3/1/14                                   Talking Stick Resort                         Scottsdale, AZ
3/2/14                                   Inn of the Mountain Gods           Mescalero, NM
3/4/14                                   Aztec Theater                                    San Antonio, TX
3/5/14                                   House of Blues                                  Houston, TX
3/6/14                                   House of Blues                                  Dallas, TX
3/7/14                                   Horseshoe Casino & Hotel           Bossier City, LA
3/8/14                                   Paradise Casino                                Red Rock, OK
3/10/14                                Tennessee Theatre                         Knoxville, TN
3/11/14                                Center Stage                                      Atlanta, GA
3/12/14                                Iron City                                               Birmingham, AL
3/13/14                                Wildhorse Saloon                             Nashville, TN
3/14/14                                Horseshoe Casino                            Robinsonville, MS
3/15/14                                IP Casino Resort & Spa                   Biloxi, MS
3/17/14                                Duke Energy PAC                             Raleigh, NC
3/18/14                                The Fillmore                                       Charlotte, NC
3/19/14                                Florida Theatre                                 Jacksonville, FL
3/20/14                                The Plaza Theatre                            Orlando, FL
3/21/14                                Ruth Eckerd Hall                               Clearwater, FL
3/22/14                                Parker Playhouse                             Fort Lauderdale, FL
6/19/14                                House of Blues                                  Atlantic City, NJ
6/20/14                                Hampton Beach Casino                 Hampton Beach, NH
6/21/14                                Hampton Beach Casino                 Hampton Beach, NH
6/22/14                                Indian Ranch                                      Webster, MA
6/25/14                                Lynn Auditorium                              Lynn, MA
6/26/14                                Turning Stone Casino                     Verona, NY
6/27/14                                Buffalo Place Rocks                         Buffalo, NY
6/28/14                                International Jazz Festival            Rochester, NY
6/29/14                                Rock, Ribs & Ridges Festival         Augusta, NJ
7/1/14                                   Hard Rock Live                                   Northfield, OH
7/3/14                                   Harrah’s Casino                                 Elizabeth, IN
7/4/14                                   MS Valley Blues Festival                Davenport, IA
7/5/14                                   Summerfest                                       Milwaukee, WI
7/11/14                                Delaware County Fair                     Machester, IA
7/12/14                                Blue Chip Casino                               Michigan City, IN
7/18/14                                Sioux Falls Jazz Festival                  Sioux Falls, SD
7/19/14                                Moondance Ranch Jam Fest.      Walker, MN
7/20/14                                Vetter Stone Amphitheatre        Mankato, MN
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