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.
The Grove is a challenging space to play in, and seating is uncomfortable since dinner tables are set up so that you end up sitting perpendicular to the stage. Certainly you can move your chair, but if it's a full house, it is hard to maneuver so that you are not blocking people.Shawn Colvin & Steve Earle: Songs & Stories, Together On Stage info • Jul 14 2014 star this tip starred
Reviews & Ratings
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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.”