Thursday 15 May 2014

George Thorogood and the Destroyers, Massey Hall, Toronto, ON

George Thorogood and the Destroyers were in town tonight at Massey Hall.  It was part of their 40th year anniversary tour.

Gord and I had tickets ... we were in row L in the orchestra section on the left.  We've seen them a few times ... the last time was in June 2012.

Trampled Under Foot, a blues band from Kansas, opened for them.  I'd never heard of them and they were good. They recently won two awards at the 35th annual Blues Music Awards in Memphis.

Buddy Leach of the Destroyers jammed

Here's a video of them if you want to hear their sound.

When George Thorogood and the Destroyers came out, the crowd went nuts.

These guys never sat down all night

Thorogood ducked backstage at one point and came back wearing a Canada teeshirt, to the crowd's delight.

Saying good-bye and thanking everyone

They played for an hour and a half.

Thorogood is smart and played all the songs the crowd wanted to hear (and knew all the words to).  At 64 years old, he's not a young man anymore but he's still entertaining and is a ham with the crowd.  He obviously loves what he does.

It was a fun concert and no doubt we'll go see them again.

1 comment:

Masshole Mommy said...

It looks like you guys had great seats!