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Nils Frahm

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Wed Mar 27th - 8:00PM
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Majah Hype

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246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
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Fri Mar 29th - 7:30PM
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Seth Meyers

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246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
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Sat Mar 30th - 7:00PM
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BLACK VIOLIN: CLASSICAL BOOM TOUR

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Apr 05th - 8:00PM
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Russell Peters

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Apr 06th - 7:00PM
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Sat Apr 06th - 9:45PM
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Nick Lowe’s Quality Rock & Roll Revue Starring Los Straitjackets

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Apr 11th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35 - $45

Justin Willman : Magic In Real Life Tour

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Apr 12th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$26 - $32

TJ Miller

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Apr 13th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$37

Spiritualized

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Apr 14th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$40 - $75

Buckethead

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Mon Apr 15th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Partly seated
PRICE:
$30 - $39

One Night of Queen

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246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Tue Apr 16th - 8:00PM
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PRICE:
$35 - $45

Candlebox : Celebrating the 25th anniversary performing their 1st album & more

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Apr 17th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$30 - $40

Get the Led Out

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Apr 18th - 08:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Partly seated
PRICE:
$29 - $37

Bob Saget

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Apr 19th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$29 - $43

Doug Benson’s 4/20 Stand-Up Spectacular

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Apr 20th - 07:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$32

Jess Hilarious

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Apr 20th - 9:45PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$32 - $37

Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Apr 25th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$45 - $70

Vir Das

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Apr 26th - 7:30PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Apr 26th - 9:45PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$25 - $35

Tom Segura

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Apr 27th - 7:00PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Apr 27th - 9:45PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35 - $75

The Mountain Goats

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Apr 28th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Partly seated
PRICE:
$28 - $35

EELS

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Tue Apr 30th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Partly seated
PRICE:
$30 - $39

Kip Moore: Room to Spare Acoustic Tour

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu May 02nd - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$39 - $161

Corinne Fisher & Krystyna Hutchinson from Guys We F**ked

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri May 03rd - 9:45PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$25 - $30

Phoebe Robinson: Part of Women in Comedy Festival

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri May 03rd - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$25 - $45

Nikki Glaser: Part of Women in Comedy Festival

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat May 04th - 07:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35

Wild Horses w/ Lauren Lapkus, Stephanie Allynne, Mary Holland & Erin Whitehead: Part of Women in Comedy Festival

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat May 04th - 9:45PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated

Adam Savage: Every Tool’s A Hammer: Life is What You Make It Book Tour

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Tue May 07th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$50

ATTICUS & IN-Q WITH SPECIAL GUEST NAJWA ZEBIAN: THE LOST POETS TOUR

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed May 08th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$37 - $152

Dark Star Orchestra

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu May 09th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Partly seated
PRICE:
$35 - $42.50

Steven Curtis Chapman: Solo Greatest Hits

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri May 10th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$38.25 - $87

Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band w/ special guest Penny & Sparrow

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat May 11th - 8:00PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun May 12th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$32 - $151

Bear Brook Podcast – Five City Live: East Coast Tour 2019

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Tue May 14th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$29 - $39

The Tubes Featuring Fee Waybill

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed May 15th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$30 - $49

Barstool Sports Presents: Francis Ellis LIVE! A comedy special taping for Barstool Gold

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri May 17th - 7:00PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri May 17th - 9:45PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$30

Gordon Lightfoot

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun May 19th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$50 - $75

Sinbad

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri May 24th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$39

Jenny Slate

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat May 25th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$34 - $49

Nathan Carter: Celtic Country

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Tue May 28th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$25 - $55

The Docksiders

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed May 29th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$25

Lea DeLaria

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Jun 07th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$27 - $47

The Fab Faux performs White Album ‘selections’ and Beatles ’65 in its entirety

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jun 15th - 8:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35 - $95

Whose Live Anyway?

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Jun 21st - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$52

Jeff Goldblum & the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Jun 27th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$65 - $115

Crime Junkie Podcast Live

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jun 29th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$37 - $102

RESCHEDULED TO 7/13 – Rob Schneider

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jul 13th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$32

Randy Rainbow

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Jul 25th - 7:30PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Jul 28th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$49 - $101

Scott Stapp of Creed

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Aug 02nd - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35 - $45

UB40

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Aug 09th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Partly seated
PRICE:
$35 - $127

85 South Show feat. DC Young Fly, Karlous Miller & Chico Bean

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Aug 10th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$32 - $102

Janis Ian & Livingston Taylor

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Aug 17th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$40 - $69

Hot Tuna Electric plus special guest Dave Mason

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Aug 21st - 08:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$45 - $75

Matt Bellassai

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Aug 24th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$32 - $72

Jen Kirkman

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Sep 13th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$26 - $33

The Second City Greatest Hits (Vol. 59)

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Sep 15th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$25

Dave Attell

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Sep 21st - 7:00PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Sep 21st - 9:45PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$37

STEVE HACKETT: GENESIS REVISITED ‘SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND’ (in its entirety) PLUS SPECTRAL MORNINGS Anniversary Celebration

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Tue Sep 24th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$50 - $75

Jim Gaffigan: Quality Time Tour

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Sep 27th - 7:30PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Sep 27th - 10:00 PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Sep 28th - 7:00PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Sep 28th - 9:45PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$59 - $79

Big Thief

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Oct 13th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Partly seated
PRICE:
$28 - $38

Andrew Schulz

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Nov 16th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$30

Maria Bamford

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Nov 23rd - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$29 - $39

Sal Vulcano

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Dec 12th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$45

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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