George Thorogood Rolls Out 'Good To Be Bad: 45 Years Of Rock Tour'
George Thorogood & The Destroyers have just announced their 32-date "Good To Be Bad: 45 Years Of Rock" North American run, which kicks off on June 22nd at Hinckley, Minnesota's Grand Casino and wraps on October 19th in Battle Creek, Michigan at Firekeepers Casino Hotel.
Thorogood & The Destroyers are in their fifth consecutive year of supporting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) by donating $1 from each ticket sold on their to LLS. They will also continue donating 100 percent of the net proceeds from the sale of their LLS-branded Destroyers shirt to the organization.
Epiphone announced the release of the Limited Edition George Thorogood "White Fang" ES-125TDC Outfit guitar, "featuring a vintage-inspired ES-125 hollowbody archtop in a bone white finish with removable 'Cobra' sticker, new ProBuckerTM P-90 single-coil pickups, a hand-signed Certificate of Authenticity, Custom Hard Case with "snake-skin" handle, and WilkinsonTM Deluxe Tuners."
We asked George Thorogood whether or not he and the Destroyers actually feel like a 40-plus-year-old band spreading its unique brand of rock and blues night-after-night: "It just feels like we’re still just getting up every day and going to work -- just under better conditions. It doesn’t really hit me that, like, 'Uh, it’s 40 years, blah, blah, blah.' You don’t really think things like that -- at least I don’t. If I have an interesting anecdote or a story that happened in the past, y’know, I’ll share it with somebody, but I’m not really the kind of guy that dwells on that kind of thing. I’m interested in what’s going on today, and maybe, y’know, tomorrow, or the next day."
JUST ANNOUNCED: George Thorogood & The Destroyers North American tour dates (subject to change):
June 22 - Hinckley, MN - Grand Casino
June 23 - Highland Park, IL - Ravinia
July 19 - Rama, ON - Casino Rama
July 20 - Kemptville, ON - Kemptville Live Music Festival
July 21 - Webster, MA - Indian Ranch
July 23 - Beverly, MA - The Cabot
July 24 - Rochester, NY - Live at MLK!
July 26 - Nichols, NY - Tioga Downs Casino Resort
July 27 - Bensalem, PA - Parx Casino XCite Center
July 28 - Annapolis, MD - Outlaw Jam-Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds
July 30 - St. Louis, MO - River City Casino & Hotel
July 31 - Clear Lake, IA - Surf Ballroom
August 2 - Billings, MT - Magic City Blues Festival
August 3 - Sturgis, SD - Sturgis Buffalo Chip
August 4 - Arvada, CO - Arvada Center
August 7 - Jackson, CA - Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort
August 8 - Ventura, CA - Ventura County Fair
August 9 - Costa Mesa, CA - Pacific Amphitheatre
August 10 - Primm, NV - Star of the Desert Arena at Buffalo Bill’s
September 17 - Odessa, TX - Ector County Coliseum
September 25 - New York, NY - The Town Hall
September 27 - Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Theatre
September 29 - Jim Thorpe, PA - Penn’s Peak
October 1 - Wilmington, DE - The Grand Opera House
October 3 - Newport News, VA - CNU’s Ferguson Center for the Arts
October 5 - Peachtree City, GA - The Frederick J. Brown Amphitheater
October 10 - Greensburg, PA - Palace Theatre
October 11 - Northfield, OH - MGM Northfield Park - Center Stage
October 12 - Cincinnati, OH - JACK Cincinnati Casino Event Center
October 13 - Nashville, IN - Brown County Music Center
October 18 - Wisconsin Dells, WI - Crystal Grand Music Theatre
October 19 - Battle Creek, MI - Firekeepers Casino Hotel