Last-Minute Ticket Giveaway: George Thorogood and The Destroyers, Sunday, Greek Theatre

Last-Minute Ticket Giveaway: George Thorogood and The Destroyers, Sunday, Greek Theatre

George Thorogood & The Destroyers w/Jonny Lang @ The Greek Sun July 26

“Wanna tell you a story
About the house-man blues…”

George Thorogood And The Destroyers have returned to Capitol/EMI for the July 28th release of The Dirty Dozen, a scorching new blues-rock album pairing six new studio recordings with six classic fan favorites, including three popular tracks that were previously out-of-print in the U.S. Thorogood And The Destroyers will travel to more than 30 U.S. cities this summer on a tour that includes 22 co-headlining dates with Jonny Lang.

Lordamercy. I caught former minor-league baseball player George Thorogood (&TD) at New Orleans Jazzfest a couple years back, 2007 I believe it was. Guy is still on top of his bad-to-the-bone game, believe it, sleazy, loud, bluesy, boozey, check, check, check, check, on top of it captain. Pointing out photos of blues legends he’d jammed with before they departed, check. Leching on the women, check, wagging tongue and speaking in sexually perverted manner, check, sporting karate headband, check. Bad to the bone, captain. He killed it and the tent was capacity-packed. Don’t miss this show, especially considering I am giving you a chance at free tickets right here. Need your first and last name for a chance at a pair; contest ends Thursday end of day. Finally, Nederlander is probably going to blacklist me for saying this, but if you feel the urge, smuggle in your own custom mini-bar or double-flask, just so’s you can take a shot of bourbon, a shot of scotch, and a swig of beer each and every goddamn time he sings those words in his nu-standard, now-standard 1977 Elizabethan-play-in-a-trailer-park update of that John Lee Hooker staple. “And out the door I went.” Jonny Lang opens.

(ALL GT&TD summer ’09 tour dates after the jump.)

UPDATE, 7/23:
George will also be at Guitar Center performing, speaking and presumably occasionally leering, free to the public, Monday eve (7/27):

Hollywood, California – July 23, 2009 – On July 27, guitar legend George Thorogood will perform and speak about his career at an exclusive Guitar Center Sessions event at Guitar Center Hollywood. He will also sign CD copies of his new Capitol/EMI album, The Dirty Dozen, to be released July 28, at the free event which begins at 7pm.

Thorogood’s appearance for Guitar Center’s popular Guitar Center Sessions series ( will focus on George’s historic role in the evolution of blues guitar, the secrets behind his instantly recognizable finger-picking and slide technique as well as his distinguished career. Presented in conjunction with Gibson Guitars and Capitol/EMI, the event is free and open to the public, and fans in attendance will have an exclusive opportunity to purchase Thorogood’s new CD before it is available in stores the following day.

George Thorogood & The Destroyers: Summer 2009 Tour Dates

07/22/09 – Saratoga – CA – Mountain Winery/w Jonny Lang
07/23/09 – Kelseyville – Ca – Konocti/with Jonny Lang
07/25/09 – Primm – NV – Star of the Desert Amphitheater/With Jonny Lang
07/26/09 – Los Angles – Ca – The Greek / With Jonny Lang
07/28/09 – San Diego – CA – Humphrey’s / With Jonny Lang
07/29/09 – Phoenix – AZ – Celebrity Theater
07/30/09 – Tucson – AZ – Desert Diamond Casino
08/01/09 – Denver – CO – The Fillmore / With Jonny Lang
08/02/09 – Sturgis – SD – Buffalo Chip
08/04/09 – Kansas City – MO – Crossroads
08/06/09 – Kettering – OH – Fraze Pavilion/W Jonny Lang
08/07/09 – Greensburg – PA – The Palace theater
08/08/09 – Bethlehem – PA – Muzikfest /With Jonny Lang
08/09/09 – Hyannis /With Jonny Lang – Ma – Cape Cod Melody Tent
08/11/09 – Hampton Beach – NH – Casino / With Jonny Lang
08/12/09 – Hampton Beach – NH – Casino / With Jonny Lang
08/13/09 – Red Bank – NJ – Count Basie
08/14/09 – New York City – NY – Nokia Theater @ Times Square
08/15/09 – Hamburg – NY – Erie County Fair / With Jonny Lang
08/16/09 – Detroit – MI – Meadowbrook Music Festival
08/18/09 – Sault St. Marie – MI – Kewadin Casino
08/19/09 – Grand Rapids – MI – Meijer Gardens / With Jonny Lang
08/20/09 – Highland Park – IL – Ravinia With Jonny Lang
08/21/09 – Hinckley – MN – Grand Casino / with Jonny Lang
08/22/09 – Council Bluffs, – IA – Harrah’s / With Jonny Lang
08/23/09 – Algona – IA – Rock Gone Wild Festival