George Thorogood & The Destroyers Announce Spring Tour
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
George Thorogood & The Destroyers Announce Spring Tour
George Thorogood & The Destroyers have announced their first dates of 2014 with a string of 26 North American shows -- including 16 gigs set for Canada. As it stands now, Thorogood and the band will kick things off for the year in March 1st at Scottsdale, Arizona's Talking Stick Resort and wrap up the tour's initial dates on May 24th at Halifax's Cunard Event Centre. More cities will likely be added before the end of the year.
George Thorogood told us that early in his career, he found a way to overcome what he saw as his personal limitations: "I'll never be able to sing like Robert Plant, I'll never be able to write like Jackson Browne, and I know I'll never play guitar like Jeff Beck or Carlos Santana. So what's left for me? I said, 'Pick something that you can do.' Well, 'Be bad or be funny' -- and funny lasts a long time. The lyrics to '(Get A) Haircut' -- funny. The lyrics to 'Greedy Man' -- funny. The lyrics to '(One) Bourbon, (One) Scotch, and (One) Beer' -- funny. The lyrics to 'Bad To The Bone' -- very funny."
Thorogood admitted that his musical mission in life really hasn't changed that much since he was a teenager: "I ran into Peter Wolf a couple of years ago and he said, 'George, I'm gettin' my dream together.' I said, 'What's that?' He goes, 'I'm puttin' together a new record, I'm gonna get a good band, I'm goin' on the road.' I said 'New dream?' I said, 'You've been dreaming about that since high school, so have I.' I don't care how many gold records you have, that's always what's in the works -- another record, another tour, and say, 'Ah, forget about what I did last year, wait'll you see me next time!'" 
JUST ANNOUNCED: George Thorogood & The Destroyers 2014 tour dates (subject to change):
March 1 - Scottsdale, AZ - Talking Stick Resort 
March 8 - Bossier City, LA - Horseshoe Casino & Hotel / Riverdome 
March 11 - Atlanta, GA - Center Stage Theater 
March 12 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City Live 
March 13 - Nashville, TN - Wildhorse Saloon 
March 14 - Robinsonville, MS - Bluesville At Horseshoe Tunica 
March 15 - Biloxi, MS - IP Casino, Resort & Spa 
March 17 - Raleigh, NC - Duke Energy Center For The Performing Arts 
March 18 - Charlotte, NC - Fillmore Charlotte 
March 21 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall 
April 30 - Prince George, BC - CN Centre 
May 1 - Kamloops, BC - Interior Savings Centre 
May 2, 3 - Coquitlam, BC - Red Robinson Show Theatre 
May 7 - Medicine Hat, AB - The Esplanade 
May 9 - Regina, SK - Casino Regina Show Lounge 
May 12 - Sudbury, ON - Sudbury Arena 
May 13 - Kitchener, ON - Centre In The Square 
May 14 - Hamilton, ON - Hamilton Place Theatre 
May 15 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall 
May 16 - Ottawa, ON - National Arts Centre 
May 17 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis 
May 20 - Quebec City, QC - Theatre Capitole 
May 22 - Fredericton, NB - Aitken University Centre 
May 23 - Moncton, NB - The Centre at Casino New Brunswick 
May 24 - Halifax, NS - Cunard Event Centre

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