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Cancelled // George Thorogood – Enmore Theatre
January 24 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm UTC+11
Due to a family illness, George Thorogood and The Destroyers will be unable to perform this coming January at the Summer Concert Tour in New Zealand, The Forum in Melbourne, Australia and the Enmore Theatre in Sydney, Australia. The Summer Concert Tour will proceed as planned, however, the shows in Australia will be cancelled. We sincerely appreciate the support of our loyal fans during this difficult time.
Currently touring extensively through North America, GEORGE THOROGOOD AND THE DESTROYERS will bring their Rock Party Tour to Australia for two shows only this summer. The Rock Party Tour promises to raise the bar, rock the house and tear off the roof like never before, unleashing at Melbourne’s Forum Theatre on January 22 and Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on January 24.
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 1982’s 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.
“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,” Thorogood said. This is my job,” he added. “I’ve always loved it, and I love it now more than ever.”
From coast to coast, the critics agree:
“I’m happy to say, after all these years, that George is still ‘Bad To The Bone’ and he’s never let go of the true spirit of rock ’n roll!” L.A. Daily News
“Thorogood is a guitar-blazing revivalist whose enthusiasm and showmanship make the music fresh.” Baltimore Sun
“He’s got charisma and personality to burn, a fact that becomes evident the moment he walks on stage.” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
This year Thorogood released Party of One, the first solo album of his 40-year-plus career, marking a true back-to-the-roots approach for the singer and guitarist.