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June 12, 2009
Contact: Jeff Hood, communications specialist, (209) 333-6801

George Thorogood & the Destroyers playing at Grape Bowl

George ThorogoodThe chart-topping George Thorogood & the Destroyers will play at the Lodi Grape Bowl on July 24, the first nationally known act to play at the stadium in 31 years.

Described as “the world’s greatest bar band,” the group has had tremendous success over more than three decades. Thorogood is best known for his original compositions “Bad To The Bone,” “You Talk Too Much” and “I Drink Alone,” and for his covers of blues-rock songs such as “Who Do You Love,” “Move It On Over” and “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer.”

Tickets are only $29, plus a nominal ticketing fee. Tickets are on sale now through www.loditickets.com. All seating is general admission. The show is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., with gates opening at 6 p.m.

Foreigner, in 1978, was the last major band to perform at the Grape Bowl.

Thorogood’s band released its first album in 1977 and on July 28 will release “The Dirty Dozen,” a blues/rock album comprising new studio recordings and hard-to-find versions of Thorogood standards.

The 2004 Thorogood release “Greatest Hits: 30 Years of Rock” was Billboard magazine’s No. 1 Blues Album in both 2004 and 2005. The band’s 16th studio album, 2006’s "The Hard Stuff," reached No. 2 on Billboard’s Blues Chart.

The show will include a "special guest" opening act that will be announced at a later date. More information is available at www.hutchinsstreetsquare.com.

The concert is being copromoted by the City of Lodi Parks & Recreation Department, Jam Factory, LLC, and ROC Productions, LLC.

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