Platinum selling, blues rock kings George Thorogood & The Destroyers will bring their Good To Be Bad Tour to Missoula for a live concert at the Wilma on May 2, 2019.
Since 1975, they’ve sold over 15 million albums, built a classic catalog of hits, and played more than 8,000 ferocious live shows. They broke records with their 50 Dates/50 States tour, delivered landmark performances at Live Aid and on SNL, and became mainstays of radio, MTV and stages worldwide for more than two generations. Through it all, they’ve remained one of the most consistent – and consistently passionate – progenitors of blues-based rock in pop culture history.
Over the course of 16 studio albums – including two Platinum and six Gold discs on Rounder, EMI and Capitol – Thorogood and The Destroyers toured the globe, as Rolling Stone once raved, “playing rock & roll hot enough to melt the polar icecaps and flood the world’s major population centers.”
But after 45 years of rock – and no signs of stopping – can Thorogood point to what continues to make it all matter? “My highlight is every night when I walk on that stage and play our hits for those happy people,” he says. “At the end of the show, the audience is smiling, I don’t see any police and everyone got their money’s worth.”
More importantly, is it still good to be bad? George Thorogood instantly flashes that huge grin. “You bet it is,” he says. ”We’ll always be the baddest band in the land. Expect our best on this tour, because that’s what you’re gonna get.”
A Thursday night in downtown Missoula with a rock legend like Thorogood — dare we say it sounds like a great night to have one bourbon, one scotch and one beer. Maybe a couple…
Tickets go on sale Friday, March 15th at 10AM at the Top Hat, online or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849. Logjam presale tickets will be available on Mar. 14 (details below). Reserved premium balcony seating, reserved standard balcony, and general admission floor tickets are available. All ages are welcome. Additional ticketing and venue information can be found here. A portion of proceeds from every date on the Good To Be Bad Tour will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.