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February 23, 2008

George Thorogood & the Destroyers in Saskatoon

Written by
cindy mcleod

blues concerts, Canada


George Thorogood & the Destroyers
Wednesday, May 21
Prairieland Exhibition, Saskatoon

Veteran Blues-Rockers Draw Fans of All Ages

Veteran blues-rockers George Thorogood and the Destroyers will bring their high-energy show to Saskatoon on Wednesday, May 21, when the band performs at Prairieland Exhibition Park.

George Thorogood and the Destroyers first ripped it up in Delaware in the 70’s before moving to Boston and making it big in the early ’80s through radio exposure and touring the arena rock circuit.

With nearly two dozen albums under their belts (many going gold), George Thorogood and the Destroyers have built an enormous audience of loyal fans that have lasted through time and introduced their kids to the band’s hard-driving sound.

Taking a page out of ’50s Chicago blues and rock & roll, the band plays tunes by Chuck Berry, Elmore James, and John Lee Hooker. Their first hit came with the release of their second album for Rounder, Move It On Over, followed by a signing to EMI Records, which released a series of gold records by the band including Thorogood’s most famous hit from the album of the same name, Bad to the Bone (1982) and Born to Be Bad (1988) with You Talk Too Much. Other chart-toppers include Get a Haircut, (1993) from Haircut and the 2003 album Ride ‘Til I Die, Hard Stuff (2006) and a 2004 Capitol compilation, Greatest Hits: 30 Years of Rock,’ which went gold and topped Billboard’s blues chart for 60 weeks, while winning the magazine’s award for blues record of the year.

for more info visit www.georgethorogood.com

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