It’s been many years since those early days in Newark Delaware when George Thorogood and (the then) Delaware Destroyers were rockin’ the local bars on the campus of the University of Delaware.  They soon changed their name to just “destroyers” and for over 45 years have been bringing their high energy style of the Chicago blues-influenced music to stages around the world.

The band has sold over fifteen million albums.  Each of those albums produced a catalog of hits.  The band has performed those songs and more live on stage over 8,000 times.  Keep counting because this year the Good To Be Bad Tour rolling through New Jersey and celebrating their music and 45-year legacy.

George says…

“If you’re content, you may as well be dead.  I think everyone has thoughts about retiring, but the phone keeps ringing.  You want me and The Destroyers to come to your town, set up our gear, wear some cool threads and play ‘Who Do You Love?’ End of conversation. Let’s rock!”

As far as the shows themselves…

“My highlight is every night when I walk on that stage and play our hits for those happy people. At the end of the show, the audience is smiling, I don’t see any police and everyone got their money’s worth.”

Credit: Capitol

As "Bad To The Bone", his most signature song approaches its 40 year anniversary next summer.  George says it’s still good to be bad…

“You bet it is.  We’ll always be the baddest band in the land. Expect our best on this tour, because that’s what you’re gonna get.”

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