George Thorogood and the Destroyers are playing Western Financial Place in Cranbrook

George Thorogood and the Destroyers are playing Western Financial Place in Cranbrook

Grind us a pound, George!

Blues-rock legend George Thorogood plugging in his guitar in Cranbrook April, 2016.

Barry Coulter

Cranbrook — a rock and roll town if ever there was one — is hosting some keel-hauling, spine-tingling, straight ahead rock and roll with a serious dose of the blues.

Legendary guitarist George Thorogood and his band the Destroyers are coming to Western Financial Place to raise the roof. Events take place April 24, 2016. Tickets go on sale Friday, Oct. 2.

Thorogood draws his inspiration from Blues and Rock legends like Elmore James, Hound Dog Taylor, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley,et al. His music is straight ahead and direct — there’s a direct throughline to ’50s Chicago blues and rock & roll, and he’s even incorporated Hank Williams and Johnny Cash into his covers. His original material — like 1982’s “Bad To The Bone” — helped put him at the top of the pole.

Thorogood was a popular favorite in the early ’80s through radio exposure and the arena rock circuit. But he has never gone away — he has released albums of covers and original songs through 2011, and his legendary stage show is as incendiary as ever.

Thorogood’s going to plug in Sunday, April 24, 2016, and he and the Destroyers are going to grind you a pound.

Tickets for George Thorogood and the Destroyers go on sale Friday, October 2, at 10 a.m., at the Wesetern Financial Place box office — or call 1-250-426-SEAT(7328). On-Line at tickets.cranbrook.ca  $49.50 & $54.50 (Reserved Seating) plus CC & FF