George Thorogood and the Destroyers and Brian Setzer Orchestra will be co-headlining a national US tour together in May and June.
Setzer recently released his new album, ROCKABILLY RIOT!: ALL ORIGINAL, a straight-ahead rockabilly album from start to finish with 12 new songs featuring Setzer’s trademark twang and fretboard fire, on Surfdog Records. Last October (2014), Setzer earned the distinct honor of being asked by the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. to donate a replica guitar evocative of his original 1959 Gretsch 6120 “Stray Cat” guitar, joining an elite collection of musical instruments at the museum including John Coltrane’s saxophone, Dizzy Gillespie’s trumpet, Prince’s Yellow Cloud electric guitar and the Van Halen “Frank 2” guitar played and made famous by Eddie Van Halen.
George Thorogood And The Destroyers – whose lineup includes Jeff Simon (drums, percussion), Bill Blough (bass guitar), Buddy Leach (saxophone), and Jim Suhler (rhythm guitar), performed more than 100 live concerts last year, touring the U.S. and Canada with their powerhouse rock with bar band roots, unchained attitude, and a fierce love of their country and blues history. Over the course of 16 studio albums during the last four decades, George and The Destroyers have stormed the charts with six Gold and two Platinum selling albums. They have performed more than 8,000 live shows, and have sold more than 15 million albums. From their 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 – the band is known worldwide as road warriors.
May 27: Count Basie Theatre – Red Bank, NJ
May 29: Beacon Theatre – New York, NY
May 30: CMAC – Canandaigua, NY
May 31: Pier Six Pavilion – Baltimore, MD
Jun 05: DTE Energy Music Theatre – Detroit, MI
Jun 06: Grand Victoria Casino – Elgin, IL
Jun 08: Riverside Theater – Milwaukee, WI
Jun 09: Surf Ballroom – Clear Lake, IA
Jun 10: McGrath Amphitheatre – Cedar Rapids, IA
Jun 12: Jackpot Junction Casino – Morton, MN
Jun 16: Sandia Resort & Casino – Albuquerque, NM
Jun 19: Thunder Valley Casino – Lincoln, CA
Jun 20: Mountain Winery – Saratoga, CA