Celebrating 40 years of ‘Bad To The Bone' this September, iconic rock legends GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS have announced their return to Australian shores.
For the past 45 years, it's been very good to be George Thorogood & The Destroyers. And in 2022, their Good To Be Bad Tour: 45 Years Of Rock will prove why like never before.
Since 1976, they've sold over 15 million albums, built a catalogue of classic hits, played more than 8,000 ferocious live shows, and become mainstays of radio, TV, 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 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 from the beginning. ‘Since I was 17,' George says, ‘All I wanted to do was see how far I could go with my guitar, putting my own spin on music I loved.'
But it's live on tour that George Thorogood & The Destroyers continue to flip the switch nightly. Delivering a gut-bustin', guitar-wailin', face-meltin', fiery-tempoed, take-no-prisoners, 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.
To co-incide with the tour Universal Music will be releasing the Australasian-Exclusive souvenir edition of The Original George Thorogood, which brings together the best from the rock and roll heart and fevered brain of George Thorogood and his unstoppable, long-time band, The Destroyers. The Original George Thorogood will be released on CD (including Australian exclusive tour slipcase) and digitally.
Built around Thorogood's fiery guitar skills, explosive performance style and a blistering take on blues rarities, George Thorogood & The Destroyers indeed remain unstoppable in 2022. Is it still good to be bad? George says ‘You bet it is! We'll always be the baddest band in the land. Expect our best on this tour because that's what you're gonna get.'
Joining George Thorogood & The Destroyers for all shows (except Fremantle) will be Australia's award-winning roots rock artist Hamish Anderson. With a sound that combines Americana, soul, pop, roots, blues and rock, Hamish has been generating global attention since 2013 and has shared the stage with the likes of B.B King and Gary Clark Jr.
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