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GEORGE THOROGOOD and THE DESTROYERS “Bad All Over The World– 50 Years of Rock”

  September 16, 2023 6:00 PM

Doors Open: 4:00 PM
GA LAWN: $50.00
VIP GROUND: $125.00

GA LAWN / VIP GROUND / VIP PARTY DECK / ACCESSIBLE Public Onsale: May 5, 2023 10:00 AM to September 16, 2023 7:00 PM

Buck Concert Series presents GEORGE THOROGOOD and THE DESTROYERS: Bad All Over The World– 50 Years of Rock with special guests TBA.


On the evening of December 1st, 1973 at The University of Delaware’s Lane Hall, a guitarist, a drummer, and their rhythm guitarist set up on the small bandstand. Though the three-piece band had barely rehearsed, guitarist George Thorogood and drummer Jeff Simon had been bashing out covers of songs they loved – including ‘No Particular Place To Go’, ‘Madison Blues’ and ‘One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer’ – in suburban Wilmington basements since they were teens. The Lane Hall audience was wary at first. “Then it was like somebody flipped a switch,” Simon recalls. “Everybody hit the dance floor all at once.”

“We had the place rockin’,” Thorogood says. “From that very first show, Jeff and I knew we were onto something.” Five decades, 15 million albums and more than 8,000 performances later, few bands can still rock the house like George Thorogood & Destroyers. And for Thorogood, Simon, and long-time Destroyers Bill Blough, Jim Suhler and Buddy Leach, their Bad All Over The World – 50 Years of Rock Tour will be a celebration like no other.

But when asked to pick a career highlight, maybe one night over the past half century that changed everything for George Thorogood & The Destroyers, he shakes his head, flashes a huge grin and heads off to soundcheck. “My highlight is when I step on that bandstand,” Thorogood says. “The promoters invited us, the fans came to hear us, and we’re ready to rock. Every night I play for people can be the biggest night of my life.”

At the request of the Artist, one dollar ($1.00) from every ticket will be donated to the Marla Thorogood Memorial Fund for Ovarian Cancer Research.

About the Buck Concert Series
The Buck Concert Series has open festival seating. General Admission ticket holders can roam the entire concert area excluding areas designated as VIP. There will be an air-conditioned room to cool down in the Event Center.

Food, Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverage Stations will be distributed around the concert grounds with Cash or Credit Card payment options open to everyone.

The VIP Ground Package includes:

  • A private bar, limited tables
  • Indoor restrooms
  • Direct access in front of the stage
  • Admittance into the general admission concert area

VIP Party Deck Package includes:

  • All VIP Ground access
  • PLUS access to the Buck ‘54 Bar & Grill with custom full-service menu and air conditioning
  • Private access to the Buck ’54 Bar & Grill party deck overlooking the concert stage and venue

More Information available at BUCK CONCERT SERIES
Number of Tickets
Limit 10 tickets per order.

* Does not include convenience or handling fees.