George Thorogood & The Destroyers at The Grove of Anaheim
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The last date listed for George Thorogood & The Destroyers was Sunday December 12, 2010 / 8:00pm.
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Known for enduring radio hits like "Why Can't We Be Friends," "Cisco Kid," "Spill the Wine" and "Low Rider," legendary California band War has combined rock, funk, jazz, Latin music, R&B and reggae to sell tens of millions of albums in their more than four-decade career. War's lyrics may often be political in nature, but their music has always retained the laid-back vibe of their Southern California roots. The enduring band has been honored with 17 gold, platinum or multi-platinum awards since its formation in 1969. Renowned for their brilliant, high-energy live shows, the funk-rock legends headline the City National Grove of Anaheim. Learn More
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Awesome, awesome, awesome concert! First time seeing him in concert. What a great entertainer and great music. Couldn't sit down!...which is my only negative. I think the Grove made a big mistake -- they should have freed up the dance area in front of the stage. Many people wanted to "move" with the music, but because it was dinner seating, they would get up to "rock on" then sit down as a courtesy to those sitting. There were plenty of open table seating, and the last dinner row of seats didn't look full at all. How can you have a concert like G. T. and not allow for some dancing and standing up to show our enthusiasm? Other than that, would see G.T. & The Destroyers again and again --but not at a dinner concert.
Quotes & Highlights
- Watch George Thorogood playing "Bad to the Bone" live at YouTube.
George is proud to have a stellar line-up join him on the road, including original Destroyer drummer Jeff Simon, who has been in the band since 1973. Also sharing the stage, longtime Destroyer bassist Bill Blough, lead guitarist Jim Suhler and sax player Buddy Leach. "I do the tour for all my fans," Thorogood says, "so we will be doing both the fan favorites and ‘George’s favorites’ — and we will all have a great time."
Formed in Delaware in the early 1970s, George Thorogood & The Destroyers slew audiences across the country with their raucous take on classic urban rock and blues. The band broke big with the immortal rocker "Bad to the Bone," the title track from their gold-certified 1982 album. That song has been a perennial favorite, featured in everything from James Camreon’s The Terminator to the recent Wrangler’s commercial starring Bret Favre.
The wind has been at Thorogood’s back ever since. The Destroyers were the first, and perhaps the only, band to perform in 50 states in 50 days (accomplished in the early 1980s), and gained wide exposure in those early glory days of MTV.
The 2004 gold-certified compilation, Greatest Hits: 30 Years of Rock, went gold and was Billboard’s Blues Album of the Year two years running. Just last year, the band released The Dirty Dozen, which paired six new studio recordings with six classic fan favorites, including three popular tracks that had been out-of-print in the U.S.
Even with all his success, Thorogood is nothing if not thoroughly modest. Says the legendary rocker, "I’m just trying to hold my gig. I just want to make sure that at the end of the night the promoter comes up and says, ‘I want to book you again.”