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George Thorogood and The Destroyers

July 15 @ 7:30 pm-10:30 pm CDT


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Since 1976, they’ve sold over 15 million albums, built a classic catalog of hits, and
played more than 8,000 ferocious live shows. They broke records with their 50 Dates/50
States Tour, delivered landmark performances at Live Aid and on SNL, and became
mainstays of radio, MTV and stages worldwide for more than two generations. Through
it all, they’ve remained one of the most consistent – and consistently passionate –
progenitors of blues-based rock in pop culture history.

For the past 45 years, it’s been very good to be George Thorogood & The
Destroyers. And in 2021, their Good To Be Bad Tour: 45 Years Of Rock will prove
why like never before.

“If you’re content, you may as well be dead.” George laughs with his familiar rasp. “I
think everyone has thoughts about retiring, but the phone keeps ringing. You want me
and The Destroyers to come to your town, set up our gear, wear some cool threads and
play ‘Who Do You Love?’ End of conversation. Let’s rock!”

For Thorogood and his longtime band – Jeff Simon (drums, percussion), Bill Blough
(bass guitar), Jim Suhler (rhythm guitar) and Buddy Leach (saxophone) – the power to
rock audiences has been both battle cry and creed since the beginning. “It wasn’t about
the amount of people we drew, but rather the impression we made,” George
remembers. “I asked myself, ‘Are we reaching them? Do they want more?’ And we
knew from the very first set that we had something special.”

It’s on stage that George & The Destroyers flip the switch nightly, delivering what The
Toledo Blade calls “a gut-bustin’, guitar-wailin’, face-meltin’, fiery-tempoed, take-noprisoners,
good old-fashioned lunch-bucket rock & roll show” that includes their
signature hits “Get A Haircut”, “I Drink Alone”, “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer”,
“Move It On Over”, “Who Do You Love” and the definitive badass anthem “Bad To The
Bone”, along with several surprises. “It’s been a constant evolution to make the show all
killer, no filler,” explains 43-year Destroyer bassist Bill Blough. “Something still
inherently clicks the second we step on stage. We feel the audience’s energy and the
show just explodes.”

But after 45 years of rock – and no signs of stopping – can Thorogood point to what
continues to make it all matter? “My highlight is every night when I walk on that stage
and play our hits for those happy people,” he says. “At the end of the show, the
audience is smiling, I don’t see any police and everyone got their money’s worth.”
More importantly, is it still good to be bad? George Thorogood instantly flashes that
huge grin. “You bet it is,” he says. ”We’ll always be the baddest band in the land. Expect
our best on this tour, because that’s what you’re gonna get.”


Additional Ticket Information

Doors open at 6:30pm
Tickets: $50 Advanced / $55 At The Door
Booths (seats up to 8): $250 Tickets not included
All ticket purchases are subject to a $5 dollar ticket fee


July 15
7:30 pm-10:30 pm CDT
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Roof Garden Ballroom
91 Lake St
Arnolds Park, IA 51331 United States
(712) 332-2183