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AN ABSOLUTELY REMARKABLE THING tour featuring Hank and John Green

Wed Sep 26th - 7:00PM tickets parking
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ON CINEMA LIVE! Featuring Tim Heidecker, Gregg Turkington and Special Guests

Thu Sep 27th - 7:30PM tickets parking
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Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood

Fri Sep 28th - 7:30PM tickets parking
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Joey Diaz

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Always Look on the Bright Side of Life w/ Eric Idle

Thu Oct 4th - 7:30PM tickets parking
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Tracy Morgan

Fri Oct 5th - 7:30PM tickets parking
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Cameron Esposito

Sat Oct 6th - 7:00PM tickets parking
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PAT BENATAR & NEIL GIRALDO: A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening

Tue Oct 9th - 8:00PM tickets parking
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An Evening with Matty in the Morning

Wed Oct 10th - 7:30PM tickets parkingFri Oct 19th - 7:30PM tickets parkingSat Oct 20th - 7:00PM tickets parking
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Lisa Stansfield: The Deeper Tour North America

Thu Oct 11th - 8:00PM tickets parking
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David Spade

Fri Oct 12th - 7:30PM tickets parking
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Maz Jobrani

Sat Oct 13th - 7:00PM tickets parking
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Gad Elmaleh: The Dream Tour

Tue Oct 16th - 7:30PM tickets parking
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The Milk Carton Kids

Wed Oct 17th - 8:00PM tickets parking
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The Moth

Thu Oct 18th - 7:30PM tickets parking
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It’s Me Again: An Aparna Nancherla Tour

Fri Oct 19th - 7:30PM tickets parking
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SHOOK ONE: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me by Charlamagne Tha God

Wed Oct 24th - 7:00PM tickets parking
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An Evening w/ Girl with No Job

Thu Oct 25th - 7:30PM tickets parkingThu Oct 25th - 9:55PM tickets parking
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Hari Kondabolu

Fri Oct 26th - 7:30PM tickets parking
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Old School Game Show

Fri Oct 26th - 10:00PM tickets parking
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The Revolution

Sat Oct 27th - 8:00PM tickets parking
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Jenny Slate

Tue Oct 30th - 7:30PM tickets parking
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Live Dead ’69 & New Riders of the Purple Sage

Wed Oct 31st - 8:00PM tickets parking
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UB40

Thu Nov 1st - 8:00PM tickets parking
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Gary Gulman

Fri Nov 2nd - 7:30PM tickets parking
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Jimmy Carr: The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour

Sun Nov 4th - 7:00PM tickets parkingSun Nov 4th - 9:45PM tickets parking
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Lucia Micarelli

Wed Nov 7th - 7:30PM tickets parking
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David Bromberg Big Band w/ special guest Loudon Wainwright III

Thu Nov 8th - 7:30PM tickets parking
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LeVar Burton Reads Live!

Fri Nov 9th - 7:30PM tickets parking
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Danity Kane DK3 feat. Dawn & Dumblonde

Sun Nov 11th - 8:00PM tickets parking
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Don McLean

Thu Nov 15th - 8:00PM tickets parking
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Boz Scaggs: Out of The Blues Tour 2018

Fri Nov 16th - 8:00PM tickets parking
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The Dollop

Sat Nov 17th - 7:00PM tickets parkingSat Nov 17th - 9:45PM tickets parking
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Jackson Galaxy

Sun Nov 18th - 7:00PM tickets parking
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Mike Epps

Fri Nov 23rd - 7:30PM tickets parkingFri Nov 23rd - 10:00PM tickets parking
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Joan Osborne’s DYLANOLOGY : feat. Special Guests Anders Osborne & Robert Randolph * All Dylan * Full Band * Two Sets *

Wed Nov 28th - 8:00PM tickets parking
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The Beach Boys – Reason for the Season Christmas Tour

Thu Nov 29th - 7:30PM tickets parking
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Chris D’Elia

Fri Nov 30th - 7:30PM tickets parkingFri Nov 30th - 10:00PM tickets parkingSat Dec 1st - 7:00PM tickets parkingSat Dec 1st - 9:45PM tickets parking
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Craig Ferguson: Hobo Fabulous Tour

Sun Dec 2nd - 7:00PM tickets parking
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Crash Test Dummies

Tue Dec 4th - 8:00PM tickets parking
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Lindsey Buckingham

Wed Dec 5th - 8:00PM tickets parking
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Chris Botti

Thu Dec 6th - 8:00PM tickets parkingFri Dec 7th - 8:00PM tickets parking
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A Conversation with Bob Woodward

Tue Dec 11th - 8:00PM tickets parking
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Small Town Murder Presents: Shut up and Give Me Murder!!

Thu Dec 13th - 7:30PM tickets parking
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Paula Poundstone

Fri Dec 14th - 7:00PM tickets parking
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Blood, Sweat & Tears – 2018

Sat Dec 15th - 7:30PM tickets parking
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The Tenors “Home for the Holidays: Christmas Classics & the Hits”

Wed Dec 19th - 8:00PM tickets parking
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Michelle Wolf

Sun Dec 30th - 7:00PM tickets parkingMon Dec 31st - 7:00PM tickets parking
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Carlos Mencia

Sat Jan 5th - 7:00PM tickets parking
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Fortune Feimster

Fri Jan 11th - 7:30PM tickets parking
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Orny Adams

Sat Jan 12th - 7:00PM tickets parking
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It’s Not You, It’s Me, The Second City

Sun Jan 13th - 7:00PM tickets parking
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DeRay Davis

Fri Jan 18th - 7:30PM tickets parking
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Amazing Johnathan

Sat Jan 19th - 7:00PM tickets parking
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Ron White

Fri Feb 1st - 7:30PM tickets parking
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Rob Schneider

Sat Feb 9th - 7:00PM tickets parking
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Ronny Chieng

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THE LONDON AFRICAN GOSPEL CHOIR performs PAUL SIMON’s “GRACELAND” with special guest THE DUKE OF NEW YORK DJ set of “GRACELAND – THE REMIXES”

Wed Feb 20th - 8:00PM tickets parking
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A Bowie Celebration: The David Bowie Alumni Tour

Sun Mar 3rd - 8:00PM tickets parking
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Brian Regan

Fri Mar 15th - 7:30PM tickets parking
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Nils Frahm

Wed Mar 27th - 8:00PM tickets parking
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Tom Segura

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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 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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