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George Thorogood & The Destroyers To Kick-Off 40th Anniversary National U.S. & Canadian Tour On February 27

FOUR DECADES STRONG - THE LEGENDARY BAND HITS THE ROAD FOR CELEBRATION TOUR IN SUPPORT OF UNIVERSAL MUSIC ENTERPRISES RELEASE GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS ICON CD AND EAGLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT'S LIVE AT MONTREUX DVD

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.

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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 includes:  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

 

GT & The Destroyers' Canadian tour dates are as follows:


4/30/14

CN Center 

Prince George, BC

5/1/14 

Interior Savings Centre 

Kamloops, BC

5/2/14 

Hard Rock Casino Vancouver 

Coquitlam, BC

5/3/14 

Hard Rock Casino Vancouver 

Coquitlam, BC

5/5/14 

Northern Alberta Jubilee Aud. 

Edmonton, Alberta

5/6/14 

Southern Alberta Jubilee Aud. 

Calgary, Alberta

5/7/14 

Esplanade Arts & Heritage Ctr. 

Medicine Hat, Alberta

5/8/14 

TCU Place 

Saskatoon, SK

5/9/14 

Casino Regina Show Lounge 

Regina, Saskatchewan

5/10/14 

Burton Cummings Theatre 

Winnipeg, Manitoba

5/12/14 

Sudbury Arena 

Sudbury, Ontario

5/13/14 

The Centre In The Square 

Kitchener, Ontario

5/14/14 

Hamilton Place 

Hamilton, Ontario

5/15/14 

Massey Hall 

Toronto, Ontario

5/16/14 

National Arts Centre 

Ottawa, Ontario

5/17/14 

Metropolis 

Montreal, Quebec

5/20/14 

Theatre Capitole 

Quebec City, Quebec

5/22/14 

Aitken Centre 

Fredericton, NB

5/23/14 

Casino New Brunswick 

Moncton, NB

5/24/14 

Halifax Metro Centre 

Halifax, NS

For more information on the band visit www.georgethorogood.com.

CONTACT:

Rogers & Cowan
Lori Lousararian-Hakola
310/854-8104
llousararian@rogersandcowan.com

Universal Music Enterprises
Jennifer Ballantyne
310/865-2350
jennifer.ballantyne@umusic.com

SOURCE Universal Music Enterprises

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