George Thorogood and The Destroyers have been playing the blues to beloved fans for over 40 years now. There is no doubt that George Thorogood is among the great rock n' roll legends. With tracks like "Who do you love?" and "Bad to the Bone," George Thorogood and the Destroyers are sure to get you on your feet and having a good ole' time.
George Thorogood came from humble beginnings in Delaware, where he went to school and played baseball. Many people don't know that Thorogood and Destroyer's drummer, Jeff Simon, actually shared the field on a semi-bro baseball team in the 70s. In college, Thorogood began gigging in Boston with the likes of Hound Dog Taylor and The Nighthawks and was well received in the local blues scene. The Destroyers forced George to drop out of school and quit baseball to focus on the band fulltime.
George Thorogood got his first bit of mainstream exposure in 1981, as a supporting act for the Rolling Stones. Since then, this legendary group has released sixteen studio albums and sold over 15 million albums worldwide. 2 of these records were certified Platinum records and 6 have been certified Gold. The 40 Years Strong Tour will travel around the United States and Canada this spring, bringing you their extensive repertoire of rock n' roll hits.
This is sure to be a good show, so move it on over to the Smith Center for the Performing Arts and get bad to the bone with George Thorogood and the Destroyers.