George Thorogood & The Destroyers to perform at Riviera Theatre in September

George Thorogood

NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) — George Thorogood & The Destroyers will be playing at the Historic Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda this Fall.

The band, which is most well-known for their 1982 song “Bad to the Bone,” will play September 21 at 8 p.m. as part of their Badder Than Ever Tour.

Tickets for the show go on sale Friday, May 13 at 10 a.m., but pre-sale tickets are on sale now.

Prices for them are $43 and $50. $1 from every ticket will be donated to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the Riviera Theatre Box Office or World Hollywood Entertainment inside the McKinley Mall. They can also be bought over the phone by calling the Theatre Box Office at (716) 692-2413 or online at

Concerning performing, Thorogood says, “When I was 16, I was going to school and playing Little League but nothing felt comfortable to me. “The first moment I picked up the guitar, it felt so right that it almost scared me. The fact that I couldn’t sing, play or write a song didn’t matter. I’d learn to do all that soon enough. But by having a knack for this thing and feeling relaxed doing it, I knew I was halfway home. I love to perform live, and I’m lucky to be able to do it on a level that our music and reputation have taken us to. To this day, I consider my job description to be ‘live rock performer’.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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