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George Thorogood and The Destroyers Announce 1982 Boston Concert Reissue, 2021 Tour

George Thorogood Live in Boston 1982
George Thorogood and The Destroyers Live in Boston, 1982: Complete Concert is set for release on December 4th

George Thorogood and The Destroyers were hometown heroes when they played to a packed audience at Boston’s Bradford Ballroom (now the Royale Nightclub) on November 23, 1982. Hailing from Wilmington, Delaware, Thorogood and his band had settled in Boston in the late ’70s, where they became mainstays in the scene. They had recently scored a supporting slot on the Rolling Stones tour, appeared on Saturday Night Live and the title track from their fifth studio album Bad to the Bone was a mainstay on the burgeoning MTV.

The band’s setlist that night was packed full of fan favorites including “Bad To The Bone”, “Who Do You Love”, “Cocaine Blues” and nine others that didn’t make it on to the resulting live album released in 2010. Now, those tracks will be available for the first time as part of a complete concert recording re-issue, set for release December 4th on 4-LP 180-gram vinyl, 2-CD set and all digital platforms.

Live In Boston: 1982: The Complete Concert is available for pre-order now and marks the first time this live recording is available on vinyl. In addition, a special deluxe edition pressed on red marble vinyl and limited to 1,000 units will be released exclusively for Record Store Day’s Black Friday event on November 27th.

“1982 was an absolute high-water mark for us,” George Thorogood said in a statement announcing the release. “Everything was going our way and it shows in this recording from the Bradford Ballroom. This is George Thorogood and The Destroyers at our best!”

Along with news of the reissue, the band has announced 29-date global tour, kicking off May 4, 2021 at the Revolution Place in Grande Prairie, AB, Canada. See below for a full list of dates.

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Live in Boston, 1982: The Complete Concert – Album Trailer

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Tracklist – Live in Boston, 1982: The Complete Concert (2-CD Set)

Disc 1
1.      House of Blue Lights  
2.      Kids from Philly  
3.      Who Do You Love?*
4.      I’m Wanted  
5.      Cocaine Blues*
6.      One Way Ticket 
7.      One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
8.      As the Years Go Passing By
9.      Spoken Introduction: The Dance Floor*
10.   It Wasn’t Me 
11.   Bottom of the Sea*
12.   Night Time*
13.   New Boogie Chillun’

Disc 2
1.      I’ll Change My Style*
2.      Miss Luann
3.      Madison Blues*
4.      The Sky Is Crying*
5.      I Can’t Stop Lovin’
6.      Spoken Introduction: Audience Participation*
7.      Same Thing*
8.      Bad to the Bone*
9.      Move It on Over
10.   Wild Weekend
11.   Nobody but Me
12.   No Particular Place to Go* 
13.   Ride on Josephine*
14.   Reelin’ and Rockin’*

* Previously unreleased

Tracklist – Live in Boston, 1982: The Complete Concert (4-LP Set)

Side A
1. House of Blue Lights
2. Kids From Philly
3. Who Do You Love?*

Side B
1. I’m Wanted
2. Cocaine Blues*
3. One Way Ticket

Side C
1. One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
2. As the Years Go Passing By

Side D
1. Spoken Introduction: The Dance Floor*
2. It Wasn’t Me
3. Bottom of the Sea*
4. Night Time*

Side E
1. New Boogie Chillun’
2. I’ll Change My Style*
3. Miss Luann

Side F
1. Madison Blues*
2. The Sky Is Crying*
3. Can’t Stop Lovin’

Side G
1. Spoken Introduction: Audience Participation*
2. Same Thing*
3. Bad to the Bone*
4. Move It on Over
5. Wild Weekend
6. Nobody but Me

Side H
1. No Particular Place to Go*
2. Ride on Josephine*
3. Reelin’ and Rockin’*

* Previously unreleased

George Thorogood and The Destroyers 2021 Tour Dates

May 4 – Grande Prairie, AB – Revolution Place
May 6 – Edmonton, AB – River Cree Resort and Casino
May 10 – Saskatoon, SK – TCU Place
May 11 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
May 19 – Kitchener, ON – Centre In The Square
May 20 – Montreal, QC – M Telus
May 22 – Niagara Falls, ON – Fallsview Casino Resort
May 29 – Stateline, NV – Montbleu Resort Casino & Spa
May 30 – Avila Beach, CA – Avila Beach Blues Festival
July 14 – Madrid, ES – Noches Del Botánico
July 17 – Peer, BE – Blues Peer
July 18 – St. Julien, FR – Festival Guitare En Scène
July 19 – Frankfurt, DE – Hugenottenhalle
July 21 – Utrecth, NL – Tivolivredenberg
July 23 – Nottingham, UK – Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
July 25 – London, UK – London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
July 26 – Liverpool, UK – Liverpool Philharmonic
July 28 – Birmingham, UK – Birmingham Symphony Hall
July 30 – York, UK – York Barbican
July 31 – Glasgow, UK – Glasgow SEC Armadillo
August 1 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Bridgewater Hall
August 3 – Berlin, DE – ColumbiahalleAugust 4: Copenhagen, DK @ Koncerthuset
August 6 – Notodden, NO – Notodden Blues Festival
September 2 – Pueblo, CO – Colorado State Fair
September 9 – Waukegan, IL – Genesee Theatre
September 16 – Ocean City, MD – OC Bikefest
September 17 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
September 23 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount

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