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ZZ Top & George Thorogood and The Destroyers

Thursday

Jul 26, 2018 – 6:30 PM

1600 Exposition Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95815 Map

  • ZZ Top
  • George Thorogood
  • The Destroyers

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ZZ Top: An American Blues-rock band formed in Houston, Texas, hold the distinction of being one of the few rock groups still composed of its original members; Billy Gibbons (guitar and vocals), Dusty Hill (bass guitar and vocals), and Frank Beard (drums). Nearly as well-known as their music is the group's appearance: Gibbons and Hill are always pictured wearing "Cheap Sunglasses," similar (if not matching) clothing, and their trademark chest-length beards while, perhaps ironically, Beard sports a mustache but not a beard. Their song lyrics often feature sexual innuendo and humor.

The origin of the band's name is derived from the name of blues master B.B. King. They wanted to call themselves Z.Z. King but sounded too similar to their blues legend hero. They figured that "King" was at the "top" so thus settled on ZZ Top.

George Thorogood: George Thorogood has been rockin' his blues infused hits since the late seventies, finally hitting it big with his signature track, "Bad to the Bone", in 1982. For the past few decades, he has been the baddest blues musician in the game. With his fifteenth album due out in July, 2011; George Thorogood has proven that he is still "Better than the Rest" and will continue with his hectic touring schedule throughout 2011. Don't miss a date on the George Thorogood concert schedule 2011; Use Eventful as your source for George Thorogood tour dates and performance information.

The Delaware native started out with hopes of hitting it big in major league baseball. He was a semi-professional ball player before focusing his efforts towards music after watching a performance by blues legend, John P. Hammond, in 1970. Thorogood released his debut album, George Thorogood & The Destroyers, in 1976 and released the acclaimed Move It On Over in 1978. While recording and touring, Thorogood continued to play second-base in the Roberto Clemente baseball league until his bandmates forced him to quit the sport and focus full-time on the music. After receiving the "Rookie of the Year Award" from the league, Thorogood quit and the band released Better than the Rest, in 1979. George Thorogood tour dates with the Destroyers were the hottest ticket in the underground Rock and Blues scene during the late '70s.

The '80s would be the turning point for the blues-rock outfit. In 1980 George Thorogood tour dates were booked on the 50/50 Tour, which had the band playing in all fifty states in just fifty days! George Thorogood tour dates were booked on the supporting stage for the Rolling Stones's 1981 tour and the band performed on Saturday Night Live. Thorogood's signature song, "Bad to the Bone", was released in 1982 and the band achieved mainstream success. It has been licensed out to the films Terminator 2: Judgement Day and Problem Child, gaining the band mainstream attention. Thorogood released three Gold certified albums in the '80s including Bad to the Bone, Maverick, and Born to Be Bad, establishing himself as the hardest blues singer/guitarist in the business.

Since his heyday in the '80s, Thorogood has continued to tour and record as vigorously as he did when "Bad to the Bone" reigned on the radio. He scored another hit in 1993 entitled "Get a Haircut", which reached #2 on the Rock Charts and his greatest hits album, The Baddest of George Thorogood and the Destroyers, has been certified Platinum. Thorogood is currently putting the finishing touches on his fifteenth studio album, 2120 South Michigan Avenue, which is due out in 2011. To promote the disc, George Thorogood tour dates have been scheduled nationally. The bad boy of blues will visit mid-sized venues throughout the US this 2011. Relive the days of "Born to Be Bad" as it nears its thirtieth anniversary and is as bad as ever! Use Eventful as your source for George Thorogood tour dates and venue information.

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