George Thorogood & The Destroyers announce
Good To Be Bad Tour: 45 YEARS OF ROCK
SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2022
PENTICTON TRADE AND CONVENTION CENTRE | PENTICTON, BC Presented by K96.3 Kelowna’s Classic Rock
Tickets on sale Friday, November 19 @ 10:00am PST
Order online at www.ValleyFirstTix.com
Tickets starting at $49
Since 1976, they’ve sold over 15 million albums, built a classic catalog of hits, and played more than 8,000 ferocious live shows.
They broke records with their 50 Dates/50 States Tour, delivered landmark performances at Live Aid and on SNL, and became mainstays of radio, MTV and stages worldwide for more than two generations.
Through it all, they’ve remained one of the most consistent – and consistently passionate – progenitors of blues-based rock in pop culture history. And in 2022, their Good To Be Bad Tour: 45 Years Of Rock will prove why like never before. Get ready to celebrate the milestone with the band themselves at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre (PTCC) in Penticton on Saturday, April 30, 2022!
For Thorogood and his longtime band – Jeff Simon (drums, percussion), Bill Blough (bass guitar), Jim Suhler (rhythm guitar) and Buddy Leach (saxophone) – the power to rock audiences has been both battle cry and creed since the beginning. “It wasn’t about the amount of people we drew, but rather the impression we made,” George remembers. “I asked myself, ‘Are we reaching them? Do they want more?’ And we knew from the very first set that we had something special.”
It’s on stage that George & The Destroyers flip the switch nightly, delivering what The Toledo Blade calls “a gut-bustin’, guitar-wailin’, face-meltin’, fiery-tempoed, take-no-prisoners, good old-fashioned lunch-bucket rock & roll show” that includes their signature hits “Get A Haircut”, “I Drink Alone”, “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer”, “Move It On Over”, “Who Do You Love” and the definitive badass anthem “Bad To The Bone”, along with several surprises. “It’s been a constant evolution to make the show all killer, no filler,” explains 43-year Destroyer bassist Bill Blough. “Something still inherently clicks the second we step on stage. We feel the audience’s energy and the show just explodes.”
But after 45 years of rock – and no signs of stopping – can Thorogood point to what continues to make it all matter? “My highlight is every night when I walk on that stage and play our hits for those happy people,” he says. “At the end of the show, the audience is smiling, I don’t see any police and everyone got their money’s worth.”
More importantly, is it still good to be bad? George Thorogood instantly flashes that huge grin.
“You bet it is,” he says. ”We’ll always be the baddest band in the land. Expect our best on this tour, because that’s what you’re gonna get.”
Tickets start at $49.00 (additional fees and taxes apply) and will go on sale to the general public this Friday, November 19, at 10:00AM PST.
Tickets can be purchased in person at the Valley First Box Office (at the South Okanagan Events Centre) or online at www.ValleyFirstTix.com.