George Thorogood & The Destroyers “Badder Than Ever”, to Play Allentown, PA
Date: Feb 20, 2015
ALLENTOWN, PA – In 1973, a barely-out-of-his-teens Wilmington guitarist piled his gear into the drummer’s Chevy van to play their very first gig at a University of Delaware dorm. More than 4 decades, over 8,000 live shows, and some 15 million albums sold worldwide later, that same maverick guitar-slinger is still making electrifying music, still thrilling audiences, and still the most bad-to-the-bone performer in rock.
It’s 2015, and George Thorogood & The Destroyers are Badder Than Ever. And what better way to prove it than a rip-roaring tour, stopping at Allentown’s Miller Symphony Hall for a special St. Patrick’s Day performance on March 17th.
For George and his longtime band – Jeff Simon (drums, percussion), Bill Blough (bass guitar), Jim Suhler (rhythm guitar) and Buddy Leach (saxophone) – their new Badder Than Ever Tour is indestructible proof that staying true to yourself and the music can still mean something. And with a catalog of classics that includes “Who Do You Love”, “I Drink Alone”, “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer”, “Move It On Over”, “Bad To The Bone” and more, being able to share it with audiences is what will always matter.
Ultimately, the 2015 Badder Than Ever tour is 50% celebration, 50% declaration and 100% Thorogood throwdown. But after 4-plus decades as one of the most consistent – and consistently unique – careers in rock, can a guitar-slinger still at the top of his game choose a moment that brings it all home? “Stan Musial was once asked, ‘What was the greatest day of your career?’ And Stan said ‘Every day when I walk onto the field is the greatest day.’ I feel the same way,” George says. “Every night when I walk out on that stage is the highlight of my career. I hit that first chord, the band kicks in, and we hear the audience respond. That’s the rush. Over 40 years into this, and every night that's still the only moment that matters.”
For George Thorogood & The Destroyers, and for rock & roll, it doesn’t get better than that. Now – 27 years to the day since George and his Destroyers brought down a sold out house at Bethlehem’s Stabler Arena – they return to the Lehigh Valley to deliver the very same no-holds-barred, pull-no-punches, blues-infused, good ol’ fashioned rock & roll that has left their indelible mark the world.
Hannum’s Harley Davidson will be hosting an “Enter to Win” contest with a prize of 2 tickets and a chance to meet George Thorogood in person at one of his concerts, including sold out venues! Winner will be announced on Friday, March 6 on Hannum’s Harley Davidson social media pages. Contest is available on http://www.hannumshd.com/. There will also be a box near the Miller Symphony Hall box office with entry forms.
GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS
March 17, 2015 – 7:30pm
Miller Symphony Hall – 23 North 6th Street, Allentown, PA 18101
Tickets are $39.50 & $45.50 and available at Ticketmaster, Miller Symphony Hall Box Office, and by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or 610-432-6715.