Monday, July 20, 2015

Ready To Rock? George Thorogood & The Destroyers Coming To Sunset Station

Rock legend George Thorogood & The Destroyers will return to Las Vegas for a special performance at the Sunset Amphitheater at Sunset Station on Saturday, Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. Located poolside at Sunset Station, the Sunset Amphitheater is the perfect destination for a concert experience under the stars. Tickets for George Thorogood & The Destroyers go on sale Friday, June 19 at 10 a.m.

Tickets to George Thorogood & The Destroyers are $23.50, $33.50, $38.50, $50 and $60 plus tax and applicable fees and are available for purchase Friday, June 19 at 10 a.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. and guests under 21 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets can be purchased at any Station Casinos Reward Center and The Fiestas, by logging onto or through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or

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 four decades, 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.

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.

Surprisingly, Thorogood began his career as a solo acoustic act. George called high-school friend and drummer Jeff Simon and with the addition of a bass player – as well as Jeff’s van – the electric trio soon graduated from basement rehearsals to local gigs.

Their self-titled and now-classic debut would soon be certified Gold. And for audiences and radio alike, the band instantly embodied – and continues to define – powerhouse rock with bar band roots, unchained attitude and a fierce love of its country, blues and R&B history. Over the course of sixteen studio albums (including six Gold and two Platinum discs), they would storm the charts by putting their own stamp on nuggets by Hank Williams, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, John Lee Hooker, Elmore James and more, while simultaneously delivering hit GT originals that crackle with humor and swagger.

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