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George Thorogood & The Destroyers

George Thorogood & The Destroyers Tour Dates and Upcoming Concerts

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Followers 256,919
Category Blues, Classic Rock, Guitar, Rock
Concerts
May
24
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Indianapolis
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Jun
02
CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park
Simpsonville
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Jun
04
Credit One Stadium
Charleston
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Jun
05
Red Hat Amphitheater
Raleigh
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Jun
07
Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
Camden
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Jun
08
The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Scranton
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Jun
09
Jiffy Lube Live
Bristow
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Jun
11
CMAC Performing Arts Center
Canandaigua
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Jun
12
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Saratoga Springs
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Jun
14
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Bethel
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Jun
15
PNC Bank Arts Center
Holmdel
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Jun
16
Mohegan Sun Arena
Uncasville
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Jun
18
The Wilbur
Boston
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Jun
19
Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Gilford
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Jun
20
Tanglewood Music Center
Lenox
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Jun
22
Freeman Arts Pavilion
Selbyville
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Jun
23
The Midland Theatre
Newark
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Jun
24
Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
Bloomington
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Jun
26
Apache Casino Hotel
Lawton
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Jun
28
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
San Antonio
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Jul
12
Prince's Island Park
Calgary
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Aug
02
Summerfest
Milwaukee
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Aug
03
Jacobs Pavilion
Cleveland
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Aug
04
Pine Knob Music Theatre
Clarkston
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Aug
06
Toledo Zoo Amphitheater
Toledo
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Aug
07
FirstBank Amphitheater
Franklin
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Aug
09
Radians Amphitheater
Memphis
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Aug
10
The Family Arena
Saint Charles
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Aug
11
Pinewood Bowl Theater
Lincoln
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Aug
16
Pavilion at Riverfront
Spokane
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Aug
17
The Cuthbert Amphitheater
Eugene
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Aug
19
Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
Woodinville
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Aug
20
Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver
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Aug
21
Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver
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Aug
23
Shake The Lake Regina
Regina
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Aug
27
Sunset Amphitheater
Colorado Springs
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Aug
28
Vilar Performing Arts Center (VPAC)
Beaver Creek
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Aug
30
Thunder Valley Casino Resort
Lincoln
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Aug
31
Frost Amphitheatre
Stanford
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Sep
01
Santa Barbara Bowl
Santa Barbara
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Sep
04
The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park
San Diego
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Sep
06
George Thorgood & The Destroyers
Indio
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About George Thorogood & The Destroyers
In 1973, a barely-out-of-his-teens Wilmington guitarist piled his gear into the drummer’s Chevy van to play their very first gig at a University of Delaware dorm. More than 4 decades, over 8,000 live shows, and some 15 million albums sold worldwide later, that same maverick guitar-slinger is still making electrifying music, still thrilling audiences, and still the most bad-to-the-bone performer in rock. It’s 2015, and George Thorogood & The Destroyers are Badder Than Ever. For George and his longtime band – Jeff Simon (drums, percussion), Bill Blough (bass guitar), Jim Suhler (rhythm guitar) and Buddy Leach (saxophone) – their new Badder Than Ever Tour is indestructible proof that staying true to yourself and the music can still mean something. And with a catalog of classics that includes “Who Do You Love”, “I Drink Alone”, “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer”, “Move It On Over”, “Bad To The Bone” and more, being able to share it with audiences is what will always matter. “When I was 16, I was going to school and playing Little League but nothing felt comfortable to me,” George says. “The first moment I picked up the guitar, it felt so right that it almost scared me. The fact that I couldn’t sing, play or write a song didn’t matter. I’d learn to do all that soon enough. But by having a knack for this thing and feeling relaxed doing it, I knew I was halfway home. I love to perform live, and I’m lucky to be able to do it on a level that our music and reputation have taken us to. To this day, I consider my job description to be ‘live rock performer’.” Surprisingly, Thorogood began his career as a solo acoustic act. “I was more of a Robert Johnson/Elmore James type country-blues player,” he explains. “I wasn’t very good at it, but I’d gotten enough feedback from artists like Brownie McGhee and Willie Dixon who thought I had something going. But I knew I needed more.” George called high-school friend and drummer Jeff Simon, and with the addition of a bass player – as well as Jeff’s van – the electric trio soon graduated from basement rehearsals to local gigs. “We knew there was still time for one supercharged boogieblues combo to make it. We relocated to Boston, and toured New England and the Delaware Valley non-stop. Crowds loved us. The acts we were opening for, like Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf, loved us. We were playing great, but still couldn’t get a record deal. Back then, a band without a record deal was like an actor without a SAG card. We couldn’t earn more than $200 a night.” As Big Bill Broonzy said, the blues is a natural fact. If you don’t live it, you don’t have it. “1974 to 1977 was rough,” George remembers. “Everything seemed stacked against us. We were always getting ripped off, our gear got stolen, our rent was doubled and we were evicted from our band house.” By this time, Bill Blough had joined The Destroyers on bass and the band signed a deal with the Cambridgebased independent bluegrass label Rounder Records. “But the album sat on the shelf for 18 months. And the day it was finally released,” George says with a laugh, “was the day Elvis died.” Nevertheless, that self-titled and now-classic debut would soon be certified Gold. And for audiences and radio alike, the band instantly embodied – and continues to define – powerhouse rock with bar band roots, unchained attitude and a fierce love of its country, blues and R&B history. Over the course of sixteen studio albums (including six Gold and two Platinum discs), they would storm the charts by putting their own stamp on nuggets by Hank Williams, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, John Lee Hooker, Elmore James and more, while simultaneously delivering hit GT originals that crackle with humor and swagger. “I’ve always balanced one against the other,” George explains, “and I follow my heart as far as what I can do. You don’t ask Woody Allen to make a western and you can’t expect Clint Eastwood to do Shakespeare. You find what you’re good at and stick to it. Let’s face it; ‘Get A Haircut’ isn’t a song for Carly Simon. It’s for Thorogood.” As for his signature certified classic “Bad To The Bone”, George knows the simple truth of his definitive badass anthem. “It’s the ultimate fantasy of the cool tough guy,” he says. “I wrote ‘Bad To The Bone’ to perform it live for the rest of my life.” In fact, ask anyone who’s seen a GT&D performance – from that first show at Lane Hall, through legendary appearances on SNL and Live Aid, the opening slot on the Rolling Stones historic ’81 tour, their own record-breaking 50/50 tour, or any of their current 100+ shows per year – and it’s ferociously clear that the band’s reputation as worldwide road warriors remains untouchable. “When we play, whether it’s a great old theater, a shiny new casino, an outdoor festival, wherever, we have fun on stage. We give the fans a great show. Most of all, we’re making a living doing what we love and people love what we're doing.” Ultimately, the 2015 Badder Than Ever tour is 50% celebration, 50% declaration and 100% Thorogood throwdown. But after 4-plus decades as one of the most consistent – and consistently unique – careers in rock, can a guitar-slinger still at the top of his game choose a moment that brings it all home? “Stan Musial was once asked, ‘What was the greatest day of your career?’ And Stan said ‘Every day when I walk onto the field is the greatest day.’ I feel the same way,” George says. “Every night when I walk out on that stage is the highlight of my career. I hit that first chord, the band kicks in, and we hear the audience respond. That’s the rush. Over 40 years into this, and every night that's still the only moment that matters.” For George Thorogood & The Destroyers – and for rock & roll – it doesn’t get badder-to- the-bone than that. www.georgethorogood.com
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Genres
Blues, Classic Rock, Guitar, Rock
Band members
Jeff Simon Bill Blough, Jim Suhler and Buddy Leach
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What fans are saying
Brian
5 / 5
This was an excellent concert. The band really played for the audience. With the small crowd (a few hundred at best), it was very intimate. I would definitely see them again.
Hugenottenhalle Neu Isenburg, Germany
Jul 20, 2022
Joe
5 / 5
This guy still rocks! Moves well, funny, voice hasn't faded an ounce and you can tell he's still rocking because he LOVES it, not because he has to do it!
The Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY
Oct 23, 2023
Ben
5 / 5
Awesome show! Will definitely make an effort to see him again. The opening act was incredible as well, I have no doubt that we will be hearing of him again!
Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center Paducah, KY
Apr 16, 2019
Diana
5 / 5
Great show! Played all his good songs including Madison Blues as requested by the audience. Band sounded great!His interaction with the the audience was great! Word ov the day...is GREAT!!
The Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY
Oct 24, 2023
Zach
5 / 5
George and band did amazing! Played all of the classic songs and what a great way to open the excitement before Sammy Hagar! Amazing Saxophone was playing as well!
St. Augustine Amphitheatre Saint Augustine Shores, FL
Dec 04, 2023
Troy
4 / 5
Great show with a surprisingly large of amount of walkers and scooters. Was the youngest in the crowd by at least 25 years and I’m 50 😂
Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas, NV
Mar 31, 2023
Jesse
5 / 5
Great show, played all the hits. His vocals and guitar skills are still on point. I hope I get a chance to see him live again
The Pacific Amphitheatre Costa Mesa, CA
Jul 30, 2023
Jim
3 / 5
George has still got it. No need to make up for anything lacking by making the mix too loud and the bass drum too prevalent.
St. Augustine Amphitheatre Saint Augustine Shores, FL
Oct 27, 2023
Otis
5 / 5
It was fantastic. They still got it. The Wilma was really hopping. If they come back to Missoula, we'll be there.
Wilma Theatre Missoula, MT
May 04, 2019
Victoria
5 / 5
George was fantastic he gets better every time I see him ages beautifully like a fine bottle of wine 😁👍he even kissed my hand
Rhythm City Casino Resort Davenport, IA
Apr 22, 2024
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George Thorogood & The Destroyers Tour Cities
Lincoln, CA Bethel, NY Calgary, AB Vancouver, BC Uncasville, CT Boston, MA San Diego, CA Charleston, SC Clarkston, MI Gilford, NH Saint Charles, MO Bloomington, IL Simpsonville, SC Milwaukee, WI Woodinville, WA Holmdel, NJ Camden, NJ Saratoga Springs, NY Spokane, WA Franklin, TN Raleigh, NC Colorado Springs, CO Eugene, OR Memphis, TN Lenox, MA San Antonio, TX Beaver Creek, CO Cleveland, OH Regina, SK Santa Barbara, CA Stanford, CA Indio, CA Scranton, PA Selbyville, DE Newark, OH Lincoln, NE Bristow, VA Indianapolis, IN Toledo, OH Canandaigua, NY Lawton, OK

Frequently Asked Questions About George Thorogood & The Destroyers

Concerts & Tour Date Information

Is George Thorogood & The Destroyers on tour?

Yes, George Thorogood & The Destroyers is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming George Thorogood & The Destroyers concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The George Thorogood & The Destroyers tour is scheduled for 42 dates across 41 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.

How many upcoming tour dates is George Thorogood & The Destroyers scheduled to play?

George Thorogood & The Destroyers is scheduled to play 42 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.

When does the George Thorogood & The Destroyers tour start?

George Thorogood & The Destroyers’s tour starts May 24, 2024 and ends on Sep 06, 2024. They will play 41 cities; their most recent concert was held in Indianapolis at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and their next upcoming concert will be in Bethel at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.

What venues is George Thorogood & The Destroyers performing at?

As part of the George Thorogood & The Destroyers tour, George Thorogood & The Destroyers is scheduled to play across the following venues and cities:

2024 Tour Dates:

May 24 - Indianapolis, IN @ Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Jun 02 - Simpsonville, SC @ CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park
Jun 04 - Charleston, SC @ Credit One Stadium
Jun 05 - Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater
Jun 07 - Camden, NJ @ Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
Jun 08 - Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Jun 09 - Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
Jun 11 - Canandaigua, NY @ CMAC Performing Arts Center
Jun 12 - Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Jun 14 - Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Jun 15 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Jun 16 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
Jun 18 - Boston, MA @ The Wilbur
Jun 19 - Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Jun 20 - Lenox, MA @ Tanglewood Music Center
Jun 22 - Selbyville, DE @ Freeman Arts Pavilion
Jun 23 - Newark, OH @ The Midland Theatre
Jun 24 - Bloomington, IL @ Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
Jun 26 - Lawton, OK @ Apache Casino Hotel
Jun 28 - San Antonio, TX @ Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
Jul 12 - Calgary, AB @ Prince's Island Park
Aug 02 - Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
Aug 03 - Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion
Aug 04 - Clarkston, MI @ Pine Knob Music Theatre
Aug 06 - Toledo, OH @ Toledo Zoo Amphitheater
Aug 07 - Franklin, TN @ FirstBank Amphitheater
Aug 09 - Memphis, TN @ Radians Amphitheater
Aug 10 - Saint Charles, MO @ The Family Arena
Aug 11 - Lincoln, NE @ Pinewood Bowl Theater
Aug 16 - Spokane, WA @ Pavilion at Riverfront
Aug 17 - Eugene, OR @ The Cuthbert Amphitheater
Aug 19 - Woodinville, WA @ Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
Aug 20 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Aug 21 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Aug 23 - Regina, SK @ Conexus Arts Centre
Aug 27 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Sunset Amphitheater
Aug 28 - Beaver Creek, CO @ Vilar Performing Arts Center (VPAC)
Aug 30 - Lincoln, CA @ Thunder Valley Casino Resort
Aug 31 - Stanford, CA @ Frost Amphitheatre
Sep 01 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
Sep 04 - San Diego, CA @ The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park
Sep 06 - Indio, CA @ Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
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