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GEORGE THOROGOOD STAYING ON THE ROAD THROUGH OCTOBER

7/11/2012

George Thorogood & The Destroyers are now stretching their 2012 tour through October 6th, when they'll finally wind their year down in Laughlin, Nevada. Thorogood, who'll kick off his next string of dates on July 26th in Belleville, Ontario, has been on the road since March in support of his latest set, called 2120 South Michigan Avenue, which is named after the address to the Chicago Chess studio. The collection features 13 tracks including classics by Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Howlin' Wolf, Buddy Guy, Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter, Willie Dixon, and Muddy Waters, among other Chess greats. The album also features several Thorogood originals.

Thorogood told us that the secret to his continued success over the years simply amounts to delivering a quality product at a fair market price: "A good cheeseburger will never go out of style. Some things come and go -- you drive by a 7-Eleven, or a liquor store; one sign that's always in the window is Budweiser. Not Dom Perignon -- Budweiser. So I figure George Thorogood and the Destroyers are the Chevy, Chevy Suburbans and double cheeseburgers and Budweiser of America. And that's not a Sh Na Na thing, it's just something people can depend on that doesn't cost a lot of money!"

George Thorogood & The Destroyers tour dates (subject to change):

July 26 - Belleville, ON - Empire Rockfest at Empire Square
July 27 - London, ON - Rock The Park Festival Harris Park
July 28 - Mattawa, ON - Voyageur Days Festival Grounds
July 29 - Detroit, MI - Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel
July 31 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
August 1 - Vienna, VA - Filene Center At Wolf Trap
August 2 - Bethlehem, PA - Sands Bethlehem Event Center
August 3 - Mashantucket, CT - MGM Grand At Foxwoods (with Steve Miller Band)
August 4 - Lowell, MA - Lowell Summer Music Series Boarding House Park
August 5 - Gilford, NH - Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular (with Steve Miller Band)
August 7, 8 - New York, NY - B.B. King Blues Club
August 9 - Rochester, NY - Riverside Festival Site
August 11 - Youngstown, OH - Covelli Centre
August 12 - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
August 14 - Council Bluffs, IA - Harrah's Casino at Stir Concert Cove
August 15 - Milwaukee, WI - Northern Lights Theater
August 16 - Louisville, KY - Kentucky State Fair at Kentucky Exposition Center
August 17 - Des Moines, IA - Iowa State Fairgrounds Grandstand
August 18 - Sedalia, MO - Missouri State Fairgrounds (with Hank Williams Jr.)
August 19 - Rochester, MN - Down By The Riverside Festival at Mayo Park
September 1 - Palmer, AK - Alaska State Fair State Fairgrounds
September 21 - Reno, NV - Silver Legacy Resort Casino
September 22 - Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery
September 23 - Guerneville, CA - Russian River Jazz & Blues Festival at Johnson's Beach
September 25 - Redding, CA - Cascade Theatre
September 26 - Boise, ID - Revolution Concert House and Event Center
September 27 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory Concert House
September 28 - Tacoma, WA - Emerald Queen Casino
September 29 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater
October 3 - Anaheim, CA - House Of Blues
October 4 - San Diego, CA - Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay
October 5 - Indio, CA - Fantasy Springs Resort Casino & Special Events Center
October 6 - Laughlin, NV - Harrah's Rio Vista Amphitheatre


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