Credit: David DobsonWith 2017 marking the 40th anniversary of their self-titled debut album, George Thorogood and the Destroyers are preparing to hit the road soon for a U.S. trek dubbed the Rock Party Tour. So far, 17 dates have been confirmed, stretching from a February 28 show in Tucson, Arizona, through a March 30 concert in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
All of the announced gigs will take place in the Midwest and Western U.S. More dates will be added to the itinerary soon.
“We play for a different audience every night, and that keeps it fresh,” says Thorogood. “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.”
One dollar from each ticket sold for Thorogood’s upcoming concert will be donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, which works toward finding a cure for blood cancers and helps ensure that cancer patients have access to treatment.
In other news, Thorogood is working on a new studio that’s due out later in 2017. The most recent Thorogood and the Destroyers album was 2011’s 2120 South Michigan Ave., which paid homage to the artists who recorded for the Chess Records label.
Here are all of the band’s confirmed Rock Party Tour dates:
2/28 — Tucson, AZ, Fox Theatre
3/2 — Santa Ynez, CA, Chumash Casino Resort
3/3 — Cabazon, CA, Morongo Casino Resort
3/4 — Scottsdale, AZ, Talking Stick Resort & Casino
3/5 — Lancaster, CA, Lancaster Performing Arts Center
3/7 — Bakersfield, CA, Fox Theater
3/8 — Anaheim, CA, House of Blues
3/10 — Reno, NV, Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
3/11 — Las Vegas, NV, Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms
3/21 — Saint Charles, IL, The Arcada Theatre
3/22 — Saint Charles, IL, The Arcada Theatre
3/24 — Wisconsin Dells, WI, Crystal Grand Music Theatre
3/25 — Davenport, IA, Rhythm City Casino Resort
3/26 — Minneapolis, MN, State Theatre
3/28 — Des Moines, IA, Hoyt Sherman Place
3/29 — Kansas City, MO, Uptown Theater
3/30 — Tulsa, OK, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
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