George Thorogood & The Destroyers – Rock Party Tour @ River Cree Resort & Casino
Monday, May 7 at
300 East Lapotac Blvd
780 484 2121
It’s that moment when the house lights go down and the audience erupts: a drumbeat punches through the darkness, and the stage lights – almost blindingly bright at first – reveal a killer band ready to unleash a catalog of classic hits like none other. That familiar snarl of a slide guitar rips open the room, and you know you’re about to experience a bad-to-the-bone icon at his very best. George Thorogood And The Destroyers are throwing a Rock Party for 2017-2018, and you’re invited.
George Thorogood And The Destroyers’ self-titled and now-classic debut on Rounder would soon be certified Gold. Over the course of 16 studio albums – including six Gold and two Platinum discs on Rounder, EMI and Capitol – the band would amass an unmatched catalog of hits that includes “Who Do You Love”, “I Drink Alone”, “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer”, “Move It On Over”, “Get A Haircut” and the ultimate badass anthem, “Bad To The Bone.” But it was their powerhouse live performances that made GT&D legendary: from unforgettable appearances on SNL and Live Aid, to the opening slot on the Rolling Stones’ historic ’81 tour, to their own record-breaking 50/50 tour, or any of their current 100+ shows per year, George and his longtime band – Jeff Simon (drums, percussion), Bill Blough (bass guitar), Jim Suhler (rhythm guitar) and Buddy Leach (saxophone) – remain among the most relentless and relevant classic rock acts on tour today. “In 1975, there was no such thing as classic rock radio, MTV or House of Blues, and casinos weren’t hiring rock acts,” George explains. “There have been so many great avenues of expression created since then that have made a huge difference in the way all of us experience live music. We’re fortunate to have the kind of material that could utilize all of these formats without having to change our sound or attitude.”
Even as Thorogood prepares for the release of his first solo album (to be released on Rounder), the new tour promises to raise the bar, rock the house and tear off the roof like never before. “We play for a different audience every night and that keeps it fresh,” he says. “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.” With more than 40 years, 15 million albums sold and 8,000 live shows after it all began, the title ‘professional rock performer’ still means something to the man and his music. “This is my job,” Thorogood says with pride. “I’ve always loved it, and I love it now more than ever.”
From a birthday party in Wilmington to concert stages around the world, it’s been one of the most credible and uncompromising rides in American music. Today, one badder-than-ever guitar-slinger and his band are back to play like they still have something to prove. For George Thorogood And The Destroyers – as well as for millions of fans old & new – the Rock Party starts now.
To purchase tickets go to www.ticketmaster.ca; Or call 1-855-985-5000 or at any Ticketmaster retail locations.
One dollar ($1.00) of the ticket price goes to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (“LLS”) Charity as donation.
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