George Thorogood and the Destroyers at the Greek, with Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Charlie Musselwhite
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An all-star lineup -- including David Byrne, Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem), Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), Money Mark, Joshua Redman, Sinkane and the legendary Lijadu Sisters of Nigeria in their first live performance in 30 years -- takes the stage at the Greek to perform the futuristic, synth-heavy electronic music of elusive Nigerian artist William Onyeabor. The evening begins with a DJ set by special guest Wooden Wisdom (Elijah Wood & Zach Cowie). Onyeabor self-released eight nearly impossible-to-find albums between 1978 and 1985 in Nigeria, but after becoming a born-again Christian turned his back on his work and refused to speak about it for nearly three decades. Last year, after a five-year odyssey to track down Onyeabor and secure his permission to release his music, the Luaka Bop label issued World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor? The album was named one of Time magazine's top ten albums of the year and Pitchfork's Best Reissue of the Year 2013. Even now, after the album's enormous success, the artist's life story remains a mystery -- and he seems content to keep it that way. Learn More
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Legendary blues-rock band, George Thorogood and the Destroyers will perform during The Greek Theatre’s 80th Anniversary season with special guests Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Charlie Musselwhite.
George Thorogood and the Destroyers released their self-titled debut album in 1977 and quickly established themselves as radio favorites and as a touring machine. Described as “the world’s greatest bar band,” the group has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide and has had tremendous success with Thorogood’s original compositions like “You Talk Too Much,” “I Drink Alone” and of course “Bad To The Bone;” he’s also had hits with covers of iconic blues-rock songs like “Who Do You Love” (Bo Diddley), “Move It On Over” (Hank Williams) and “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer” (John Lee Hooker). Thorogood’s Gold-certified Greatest Hits: 30 Years Of Rock was Billboard’s #1 Blues Album for 2004 and 2005, and the band’s 2006 album, The Hard Stuff, reached #2. 2009’s The Dirty Dozen debuted at #1 on the Blues chart, fueled by the album’s #1 single, “Tail Dragger.”
On their 17th studio album, 2120 South Michigan Avenue, to be released July 12 by Capitol/EMI, Thorogood and the Destroyers pay tribute to their Chess Records heroes, including many of Thorogood’s legendary mentors who helped to launch his career in rock & roll. Named for the address of Chess Records’ Chicago headquarters, _2120 _features Thorogood’s raw, rocking turn on classics by a who’s-who of the blues, including Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Howlin’ Wolf, Buddy Guy, and other Chess greats, plus new original songs written by Thorogood, the album’s producer Tom Hambridge, and Richard Fleming. The album’s guests include 2010 GRAMMY Award winners Buddy Guy and Charlie Musselwhite.