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Vic DiBitetto

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Mar 19th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$39.50

POSTPONED – MORBID: A TRUE CRIME PODCAST LIVE

This show is postponed. New date TBD

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Mar 26th - 07:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$25 - $60

RESCHEDULED – Dave Attell

Rescheduled to April 8th, 2021. All tickets honored to the new date.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Apr 8th - 07:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$37

CANCELLED – Welcome To Night Vale

This show is cancelled. All tickets will be refunded automatically at a later date.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Apr 9th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$32

RESCHEDULED – Melvin Seals and JGB

Rescheduled to April 16th, 2021. All tickets honored.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Apr 16th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Partly seated
PRICE:
$30 - $45

CANCELLED – Chris Hardwick

This show is cancelled. All tickets will be refunded automatically at a later date.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Apr 17th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35

RESCHEDULED – Music of Cream: Disraeli Gears and Clapton Classics Tour

Rescheduled to from August 14th to April 18th. All tickets honored for the rescheduled date.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Apr 18th - 08:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35 - $45

RESCHEDULED – Sibling Rivalry The Tour : Starring Bob & Monét

Rescheduled to April 22nd, 2021. All tickets honored to the new date.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Apr 22nd - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$33 - $153

RESCHEDULED – Drew Lynch

Rescheduled to April 23, 2021. All tickets honored to the new show.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Apr 23rd - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$30

Demetri Martin: Wandering Mind Tour

This show has been moved from The Chevalier Theatre in Medford to The Wilbur. All previous purchasers will be refunded and have the option to re-purchase for the rescheduled Wilbur show.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Apr 24th - 7:00PM
PRICE:
$39

RESCHEDULED – That Golden Girls Show! A Puppet Parody

Rescheduled to April 25th, 2021. All tickets honored.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Apr 25th - 07:30 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$37 - $50

RESCHEDULED – Whose Live Anyway?

Rescheduled from 8/23 to 4/28. All tickets honored.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Apr 28th - 07:30 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$50

RESCHEDULED – Jim Norton

Rescheduled to April 30th, 2021. All tickets honored to the new date.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Apr 30th - 07:00 PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Apr 30th - 9:45PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$32 - $104

RESCHEDULED – Taylor Tomlinson

Rescheduled to May 8th, 2021. All ticket honored to the new show.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat May 8th - 07:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$20

RESCHEDULED – The Musical Box : A Genesis Extravaganza Vol. II

Rescheduled from 11/17/20 to 5/23/21. All tickets honored.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun May 23rd - 08:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35 - $50

CANCELLED – The Fab Faux performs Revolver and Abbey Road Selections

This show is cancelled. All tickets will be refunded automatically at a later date.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jun 5th - 08:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35 - $95

RESCHEDULED – Brad Williams

Rescheduled to July 10th, 2021. All tickets honored to the new date.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jul 10th - 07:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$27 - $35

RESCHEDULED – Hot Tuna: Acoustic & Electric

Rescheduled to July 13th, 2021. All tickets honored.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Tue Jul 13th - 8:00PM
Openers: w/ Special Guest David Grisman Trio
PRICE:
$50 - $75

RESCHEDULED – Tanya Tucker w/ Special Guest Walker Country

Rescheduled to August 17th, 2021. All tickets honored to the new show.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Tue Aug 17th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35 - $75

RESCHEDULED – Gabriel Iglesias: Beyond The Fluffy World Tour – Go Big or Go Home

Rescheduled to August 22nd, 2021. All tickets honored to the new shows.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Aug 22nd - 5:00 PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Aug 22nd - 8:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$55 - $75

Steve Hofstetter

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Aug 28th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$25

RESCHEDULED – Doug Stanhope

Rescheduled to September 3rd, 2021. All tickets honored for the new show.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Sep 3rd - 7:30PM
PRICE:
$50

RESCHEDULED – Kathleen Madigan: 8 O’Clock Happy Hour Tour

Rescheduled from September11th, 2021. All tickets honored to the new shows.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Sep 11th - 7:00PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Sep 11th - 9:30 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$32 - $39

RESCHEDULED – Jay Pharoah

Rescheduled to to September 17th, 2021. All tickets honored to the new date.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Sep 17th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35

RESCHEDULED – Fortune Feimster

Rescheduled to Sept 24, 2021. All tickets honored to the new shows.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Sep 24th - 7:30PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Sep 24th - 10:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$32 - $37

RESCHEDULED – Robin Trower

Rescheduled to Sept 26th, 2021. All tickets honored to the new show.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Sep 26th - 08:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$45 - $69

RESCHEDULED – Jess Hilarious

Rescheduled to October 8th, 2021. All tickets honored.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Oct 8th - 07:30 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35

RESCHEDULED – Amanda Seales Presents: Smart, Funny & Black

Rescheduled to October 16th, 2021. All tickets honored.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Oct 16th - 7:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$36 - $76

RESCHEDULED – Mike Birbiglia Live!

These shows have been rescheduled to October 17-20, 2021. All tickets honored to the rescheduled dates.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Oct 17th - 07:00 PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Mon Oct 18th - 07:00 PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Tue Oct 19th - 7:00PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Oct 20th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$34 - $61

RESCHEDULED – Whitney Cummings: How Dare You

Rescheduled to October 2nd, 2021. All tickets honored.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Oct 2nd - 07:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$46 - $169

RESCHEDULED – Paul Virzi

Rescheduled to October 22nd, 2021. All tickets honored to the new show.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Oct 22nd - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$24

RESCHEDULED – Tracy Morgan

Rescheduled to November 6th, 2021. All tickets honored to the new show.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Nov 6th - 07:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$65

Pat Metheny Side-Eye With James Francies And Joe Dyson

**PLEASE NOTE** This show is in 2021.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Nov 7th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$59.50 - $99.50

RESCHEDULED – Ronny Chieng: The Hope You Get Rich Tour

Rescheduled to November 13th, 2021. All tickets honored to the new shows.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Nov 13th - 7:00PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Nov 13th - 9:45PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$30

RESCHEDULED – Sinbad

Rescheduled to November 20th, 2021. All tickets honored.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Jan 20th - 07:30 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$39

RESCHEDULED – Chris Botti

Rescheduled to November 26th, 2021. All tickets honored to the new date.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Nov 26th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$59 - $89

RESCHEDULED – Small Town Murder

Rescheduled to December 3rd, 2021. All tickets honored for the new show.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Dec 3rd - 08:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$37 - $77

RESCHEDULED – Countess and Friends Christmas Show

Rescheduled to December 18th, 2021. All tickets are honored for the new date.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Dec 18th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$39 - $135

RESCHEDULED – Paula Poundstone

Rescheduled to 12/19/2021. All tickets honored for the new show.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Dec 19th - 07:30 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$37

RESCHEDULED – The Kirk Minihane Show presented by Barstool Sports

Rescheduled to January 22nd, 2022. All tickets honored.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jan 22nd - 7:00PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jan 22nd - 9:45PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$40 - $100

RESCHEDULED – Nick Swardson

Rescheduled to February 25th, 2022. All tickets honored to the new show.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Feb 25th - 07:30 PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Feb 25th - 10:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$49

RESCHEDULED – BETH HART: War In My Mind

Rescheduled to March 9th, 2022. All tickets are honored.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Mar 9th - 08:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35 - $55

Irish Comedy Tour

Rescheduled from Chevalier Theatre

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Mar 16th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$37 - $47

RESCHEDULED – One Night of Queen

Rescheduled to April 5th, 2022. All tickets are honored to the new show.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Tue Apr 5th - 08:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35 - $45

RESCHEDULED – Colin Hay

Rescheduled to April 9th, 2022. All tickets honored for the new date.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Apr 9th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$45 - $59

Bio

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 th

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.

 

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.

 

“When I was 16, I was going to school and playing Little League but nothing felt comfortable to me,” George says. “The first moment I picked up the guitar, it felt so right that it almost scared me. The fact that I couldn’t sing, play or write a song didn’t matter. I’d learn to do all that soon enough. But by having a knack for this thing and feeling relaxed doing it, I knew I was halfway home. I love to perform live, and I’m lucky to be able to do it on a level that our music and reputation have taken us to. To this day, I consider my job description to be ‘live rock performer’.”

 

Surprisingly, Thorogood began his career as a solo acoustic act. “I was more of a Robert Johnson/Elmore James type country-blues player,” he explains. “I wasn’t very good at it, but I’d gotten enough feedback from artists like Brownie McGhee and Willie Dixon who thought I had something going. But I knew I needed more.” 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. “We knew there was still time for one supercharged boogie-blues combo to make it. We relocated to Boston, and toured New England and the Delaware Valley non-stop.  Crowds loved us. The acts we were opening for, like Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf, loved us. We were playing great, but still couldn’t get a record deal. Back then, a band without a record deal was like an actor without a SAG card.  We couldn’t earn more than $200 a night.”

 

As Big Bill Broonzy said, the blues is a natural fact. If you don’t live it, you don’t have it. “1974 to 1977 was rough,” George remembers. “Everything seemed stacked against us. We were always getting ripped off, our gear got stolen, our rent was doubled and we were evicted from our band house.” By this time, Bill Blough had joined The Destroyers on bass and the band signed a deal with the Cambridge-based independent bluegrass label Rounder Records. “But the album sat on the shelf for 18 months. And the day it was finally released,” George says with a laugh, “was the day Elvis died.”

 

Nevertheless, that 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. “I’ve always balanced one against the other,” George explains, “and I follow my heart as far as what I can do. You don’t ask Woody Allen to make a western and you can’t expect Clint Eastwood to do Shakespeare. You find what you’re good at and stick to it. Let’s face it; ‘Get A Haircut’ isn’t a song for Carly Simon. It’s for Thorogood.” As for his signature certified classic “Bad To The Bone”, George knows the simple truth of his definitive badass anthem. “It’s the ultimate fantasy of the cool tough guy,” he says. “I wrote ‘Bad To The Bone’ to perform it live for the rest of my life.”

 

In fact, ask anyone who’s seen a GT&D performance – from that first show at Lane Hall, through legendary appearances on SNL and Live Aid, the opening slot on the Rolling Stones historic ’81 tour, their own record-breaking 50/50 tour, or any of their current 100+ shows per year – and it’s ferociously clear that the band’s reputation as worldwide road warriors remains untouchable. “When we play, whether it’s a great old theater, a shiny new casino, an outdoor festival, wherever, we have fun on stage. We give the fans a great show.  Most of all, we’re making a living doing what we love and people love what we’re doing.”

 

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 badder-to-the-bone than that.

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