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George Thorogood returns to the Sault

Tickets go on sale this week
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George Thorogood and the Destroyers at the Essar Centre on Monday, May 2, 2016. Donna Hopper/SooToday

SAULT STE. MARIE, MICH. – Rock 101 presents George Thorogood and The Destroyers at DreamMakers Theater on Sunday, April 29, 2018. This badder-than-ever guitar-slinger and his band are back to play like they still have something to prove. Tickets start at $39 and go on sale Nov. 17 at 9 a.m. You can purchase tickets online at or at the gift shops at Kewadin Casinos Sault Ste. Marie or St. Ignace. The group is also donating proceeds from their Rock Party Tour to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) to help find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients.

Thorogood and The Destroyers have amassed a catalog amassed a catalog of hits that includes Who Do You Love, I Drink Alone, One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer, Move It On Over, Get A Haircut, and Bad To The Bone. The band has released 16 studio albums – including six gold and two platinum discs on Rounder, EMI and Capitol. They have appeared on Saturday Night Live and opened for the Rolling Stones’ historic ’81 tour.

“This band has been rocking out for decades,” said Russ McKerchie, Kewadin Casinos representative. “George Thorogood makes the rock and roll and blues rock sound their own and we are excited to have them bring it to the DreamMakers Theater.”

With more than 40 years of touring and recording, 15 million albums sold, and 8,000 live shows, George and his longtime band – Jeff Simon (drums, percussion), Bill Blough (bass guitar), Jim Suhler (rhythm guitar) and Buddy Leach (saxophone) – remain among the most relentless and relevant classic rock acts on tour today.

“We play for a different audience every night, and that keeps it fresh. There are people who’ve never seen us before, and we have to impress them. There are fans that keep coming back, and we want to surprise them,” says Thorogood. “This is my job. I’ve always loved it, and I love it now more than ever.”

For those fans wanting more, Thorogood released his first-ever solo album, Party of One on Rounder Records on Aug. 4, 2017.  The album features 14 cuts of traditional blues, classics and modern blues songs, from John Lee Hooker’s One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer to Hank Williams’ Pictures From Life’s Other Side.

Those coming to watch George Thorogood and The Destroyers perform can also play at over 700 slot machines and numerous table games before and after the show at Kewadin Casino Sault Ste. Marie or sit down for a wonderful meal at DreamCatchers Restaurant.

Besides the Kewadin Casino in Sault Ste. Marie, the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians owns and operates casinos in St. Ignace, Manistique, Christmas and Hessel.

Located in one of the most scenic regions of North America, Kewadin Casinos currently offers 2,031 slot machines, 55 table games, hotels, dining and other amenities at five properties in Michigan’s eastern and central Upper Peninsula. Owned and operated by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Kewadin Casinos are the premier gaming destinations for people who live in and visit the Upper Peninsula, which is bordered on the south by Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, on the west by Wisconsin, and on the north by Lake Superior and Canada.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit or at the Kewadin Box Office, 906-635-4917 or 1-800-539-2346 (1-800-KEWADIN).