George Thorogood and the Destroyers are touring across the U.S. with their “Rock Party Tour.” This show promises to raise the bar, rock the house and tear off the roof like never before. Says George, “We play for a different audience every night, and that keeps it fresh. There are people who’ve never seen us before, and we have to impress them. There are fans that keep coming back, and we want to surprise them. This is my job,” he adds. “I’ve always loved it, and I love it now more than ever.”
With more than 40 years of touring and recording, 15 million albums sold, and 8,000 live shows, George and his longtime band – Jeff Simon (drums, percussion), Bill Blough (bass guitar), Jim Suhler (rhythm guitar) and Buddy Leach (saxophone) – remain among the most relentless and relevant classic rock acts on tour today. The band has amassed a catalog of hits that includes “Who Do You Love,” “I Drink Alone,” “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer,” “Move It On Over,” “Get A Haircut,” and the anthemic, “Bad To The Bone.” The band has released 16 studio albums – including six Gold and two Platinum discs on Rounder, EMI and Capitol – but it’s their powerhouse live performances that have made GT&D legendary.
George is also working on a new solo album, which will be released on Rounder Records later this year. Details to be announced.
About Moreland & Arbuckle
Opening for George Thorogood and the Destroyers will be groundbreaking Kansas trio Moreland & Arbuckle .
Their work has been called “Sizzling guitar…sturdy vocals and rude harmonica. Raw, dirty primal, infectious sounds” (USA Today) and “deeply satisfying…gritty soul and blues with garage overtones and fire-and-brimstone vocals” (Living Blues).
Guitarist Aaron Moreland describes their music as “gritty blues and roots rock from the heartland.” Moreland, along with harmonicist/vocalist Dustin Arbuckle and drummer Kendall Newby, electrify raw Delta and Mississippi Hill Country blues, folk, and traditional country with unrelenting punk rock energy washed in hard-hitting Southern soul. Their songs are expertly executed with musical muscle and fifth-gear urgency. When they perform more traditional blues, they play with the same decisive command. With each of their six previous releases, the band has grown musically and lyrically, creating a signature sound while earning a large and loyal worldwide fan base. Their legendary raw and raucous live shows are played with wild abandon. The New York Post says Moreland & Arbuckle have “a raw juke joint exuberance with a dirt-under-the fingernails garage band attack.”
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