George Thorogood & The Destroyers plot fall tour

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George Thorogood and The Destroyers will return to Boston in October as part of a fall tour in support of their brand new album, 2120 South Michigan Avenue. The band, who have recorded and toured together for more than 30 years, will play at the House of Blues on Friday, October 7. Tickets for the show are now on sale through Live Nation for $25 and $35.

Released earlier this month, 2120 South Michigan Avenue is named after the address of Chess Records’ Chicago headquarters. Chess has a special meaning to Thorogood.

“The first Rolling Stones album I bought, 12×5, included ‘2120 South Michigan Avenue’,” said Thorogood in a press release. “I said, ‘I know I’ve heard this somewhere before…’ I wrote to Chess, they sent me a catalog, and my life was changed.”

Grammy Award winner Tom Hambridge produced the album, which also features guest spots by Buddy Guy and Charlie Musselwhite. 2120 South Michigan Avenue features covers of blues legends Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Howlin’ Wolf, Buddy Guy, Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter and other Chess greats, as well as new original songs written by Thorogood, Hambridge and Richard Fleming.

Thorogood is proud to honor Chess Records’ architects of modern blues and rock & roll, saying “Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley are religion to me. I know their ears and eyes are on me, so I have to nail it.”

Hambridge added, “What’s makes this album so perfect for George is that he has been doing it authentically all along. He can deliver Howlin’ Wolf better than anybody, because he’s lived it. He’s not going to sing something he doesn’t believe in.”

Following the Boston show, the band will head north for a show at New Hampshire’s Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Saturday, October 8. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $28 to $49, are now on sale through Ticketmaster.

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