|On December 1, 1973, George Thorogood & The Destroyers played their first show at The University of Delaware’s Lane Hall. Fifty years later, the one-of-a-kind rock party thrown by “one of the most iconic bands in rock history” (Rapid City Journal) is just getting started.
To commemorate this milestone, The GRAMMY Museum® is proud to present ‘An Evening With George Thorogood & The Destroyers’ on Thursday, November 30, at The Clive Davis Theater in Los Angeles. The sold-out evening will feature an intimate conversation moderated by Matt Pinfield, followed by an electrifying live performance.
On Friday, December 1 – fifty years to the date of the band’s very first performance – Southern California’s renowned rock station KLOS-FM will host George and the band for a private show and an exclusive interview with esteemed KLOS DJs Matt Pinfield and Marci Wiser, with 200 lucky fans.
As George Thorogood reflects on this half-century journey, he shares, “I’ll admit to a warm feeling of satisfaction, maybe a bit of pride, and definitely a whole lot of gratitude. But, I must admit, fifty years doesn’t feel like a long time when you love what you do. Every show we play can still feel like the biggest night of our lives.”
With more than 8,000 live performances, more than 15 million albums sold, and iconic hits such as “Get A Haircut,” “I Drink Alone,” “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer,” “Move It On Over,” “Who Do You Love” and the definitive anthem “Bad To The Bone,” Thorogood and his long-time band – Jeff Simon (drums), Bill Blough (bass), Jim Suhler (guitar), and Buddy Leach (saxophone) – continue to captivate audiences like no other. Their legendary status is underlined by the fact that they remain one of the most remarkable live acts in the world, having completed their “50 Dates/50 States Tour,” participated in landmark events like Live Aid, and shared stages with legends like Muddy Waters and The Rolling Stones. Their commitment to their fans is evident with last year’s extensive tour of nearly 100 shows across 17 countries on three continents, including Europe and Australia.
Details on the George Thorogood & The Destroyers 50th Anniversary Celebrations:
AN EVENING WITH GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS AT THE GRAMMY MUSEUM – THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30
The GRAMMY Museum® is thrilled to welcome George Thorogood & The Destroyers for an intimate event at the museum’s intimate 200-seat Clive Davis Theater. The sold-out evening will include a conversation moderated by Matt Pinfield celebrating their 50th Anniversary, with a performance to follow. To join the waitlist for tickets, please click HERE.
KLOS PRESENTS AN INTIMATE CONCERT AND INTERVIEW WITH GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS AT A SECRET LOCATION – LIVE ON THE KLOS LIVE STAGE – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1
On Friday, December 1, 2023 – fifty years to the day of George Thorogood & The Destroyers, first-ever performance, legendary Los Angeles radio station KLOS will join in the celebration by hosting a private event to celebrate this momentous occasion in rock history. Two hundred of George Thorogood & The Destroyers’ biggest fans will descend upon a secret location in the Mid-Wilshire area for a private performance and interview with Matt Pinfield and Marci Wiser. Fans interested in attending this intimate event can win tickets by listening to 95.5 KLOS-FM or by registering to win at www.955klos.com. Winners will be chosen at random and notified in advance of the event.
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