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George Thorogood and the Destroyers Ruoff Home Mortgage Center Noblesville, Indiana By Laura Fox

George Thorogood and the Destroyers may not have had a ton of hits, but the ones they had are memorable. Songs such as “I Drink Alone” and their cover of Hank Williams’ “Move It on Over,” were not just hugely popular in the 80s, they still make people want to get up and dance. Fortunately, the hard-rocking, fun-loving band from Delaware played all their hits Wednesday night at Ruoff Music Center as they got the crowd amped up for headliners Sammy Hagar and the Circle.

Despite being 72 years old, gravelly voiced Thorogood proved he’s still b-b-b-bad to the bone, effortlessly shredding his gorgeous black Epiphone guitar. Although his voice seemed a little soft at the start, it wasn’t long before he was belting out the tunes and joking around with the crowd in classic Thorogood style. Likewise, The Destroyers, who are Jeff Sim (drums), Billy Blough (bass), Jim Suhler (rhythm guitar) and Buddy Leach (sax, piano), never missed a lick (or beat) throughout the 9-song set. It was a fun set, well-played by veteran musicians, and very much appreciated by the crowd at Ruoff.

George Thorogood and the Destroyers will be on tour with Sammy Hagar and the Circle through October 2023. With stops all over the world, there’s no reason not to go! Here’s your link for dates and tickets:


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