Having sold over fifteen million copies of their sixteen studio albums, the blues rock band George Thorogood and The Destroyers are set to embark on a tour across the country. The rockers’ latest album ‘Icon’ released in 2013. The record’s highlight singles include ‘Bad to the Bone,’ ‘Who Do You Love’ and ‘One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer.’ These and many more hit songs are expected to be performed by the versatile musicians as they make a stop at the Center Stage Theatre, in Atlanta. George Thorogood tickets for the show are now available and selling fast.
George Thorogood and The Destroyers
Blues rock, rock n roll
Nobody but Me, Bad to the Bone, I Drink Alone, Treat Her Right, Willie and the Hand Jive
The lead singer and guitarist of The Destroyers, George Thorogood was a baseball player in Delaware during the 1970s. However, he soon became interested in music and subsequently changed his career path. He was immensely inspired by a performance of John P. Hammond that he attended in 1970. Later he was joined by a number of talented musicians with whom he formed the band called the George Thorogood and The Destroyers. Led by George himself, the band today comprises members Jeff Simon on percussion and drums, Billy Blough on bass guitar, Jim Suhler on rhythm guitar and Buddy Leach on saxophone and piano.
George Thorogood and The Destroyers released their self-titled debut album in 1977. The collection mostly had covers of blues hits like ‘House Rent Boogie’ and ‘One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer.’ The latter still remains one of the favorites among the concert attendees of the band. This very first record by the rock stars earned a Gold certification. It was followed by another Gold certified album ‘Move it on Over’ released in 1978. The title song of the record received a lot of FM radio airplay while the cover song ‘Who Do You Love’ was another major hit of this album.
‘Bad to the Bone’ and ‘Maverick’ are two of the most successful records by the band. The title track of ‘Bad to the Bone’ has become one of the most famous songs by the music artists. The collection also features the keyboard and piano contributions of the talented The Rolling Stones sideman, Ian Stewarton.
‘Maverick’ is another milestone in the band’s journey. Among the album’s most popular hits are ‘I Drink Alone’ and ‘Willie and the Hand Jive.’ Released in the year 1985, the record was produced by Terry Manning and served as another addition to George Thorogood and The Destroyer’s list of Gold certified albums. Other contributions by the musicians include albums like ‘Born to be Bad,’ ‘Rockin’ My Life Away,’ ‘Half a Boy/Half a Man,’ ‘The Hard Stuff,’ and ‘2120 South Michigan Ave.’
George Thorogood and The Destroyer’s most recent album came out in May of 2013. It was released under Universal Records and consists of eleven tracks, beginning with the ‘Bad to the Bone’ and then presenting the 70s and 80s hits by the band. It consists of the hit tracks as ‘If You Don’t Start Drinking,’ ‘I Drink Alone’ and ‘Willie and the Hand Jive.’ ‘Do the Dew’ is an exclusive new song by the band. It has earned them a lot of appreciation from the fans who are now eagerly awaiting their shows wherein they will present their classic old hits, cover songs as well as new material.