For further information, contact : Karen J. LaFlamme, (253) 841-5024; or cell (253) 691-2005.

George Thorogood & The Destroyers to Rock the Puyallup Fair Sept. 20th

Tickets Go On Sale at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 18 at all Ticketmaster Tiket Centers

Puyallup, WA, June 10, 2005- It's thirty years after their start, and George Thorogood & The Destroyers are still bringing their unique brand of rough-and-tumble rock and toll to the masses. Their recent album, "George Thorogood & The Destroyers: The Best 30 Years of Rock", is a 16-song compilation featuring their biggest singels, "Bad to the Bone," "Move It On Over," "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer," "Born To Be Bad," "Get a Haircute" and "American Made".

George Thorogood & The Destroyers will perform on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at the Puyallup Fair's 2005 Columbia Bank Concert Series. Showtime is 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale at all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers on Saturday, June 18 at 9 a.m. Ticket prices are $15 for reserved infield seating, and grandstand seating is free, available on a first-come, first-seated basis. Fair gate admission is required prior to any concert seating.

George Thorogood & The Destroyers' first gig was at Lane Hall at the University of Delaware campus. They went on to open for idols Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters and Hound Dog Taylor. During that time, George and the original Destroyer, dummer Jeff Simon, experimented with different musicians before tapping bassist Bill Blough to join them in 1976. The trio played different combinations of musicians over the years, but made a permanent addition of guitarist Jim Suhler in 2000. Saxophone player Buddy Leach currently rounds out the group.

When the group's first album was recognized for its hit singles, the legendary Bill Graham approached the band on behalf of The Rolling Stones. He asked them to open a series of dates with the British rockers. After working with the Stones for a long period of time, they decided to shift gears and do something that no one has duplicated since. The 50-50 Tour was an ambitious scheduling feat, taking the band to every state in the United States in a remarkable seven weeks, one day (totaling 50 days).

Thorogood's song, "Bad To The Bone," captured the world in 1982, resulting in a video that became an instant favorite on newly introduced video channel, MTV, as well as a staple on rock radio playlists. The legendary song, from the album of the same name, launched a series of hit albums, including "Maverick", "Thorogood Live", "Born to Be Bad", "Let's Work Together", "Boogie People", "Collection", "Haircut", "The Baddest Of", "Rockin' My Life Away" and "Anthology."

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s The Destroyers headlined tours and festivals around the world with artists such as Steve Miller, ZZ Top, The Allman Brothers, Little Feat, and BB King.

Additional Puyallup Fair concert dates will be announced in the very near future. Visit the Fair website,, for updates.

Tickets are availbale at all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, including Fred Meyer, Tower Records, Wherehouse Music and other independent locations. Tickets may also be purchased via phone with American Express, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover credit cards by calling Ticketmaster at (253) 627-TIXS in Tacoma, or (206) 628-0888 in Seattle, or via the Internet by logging onto Ticketmaster's website at To save the convenience charge, purchase tickets in person at the Ticketmaster Ticket Center at the Fairgrounds.

The Puyallup Fair first started in 1900. This Pacific Northwest tradition features top name entertainment, the PRCA Rodeo, rides, exhibits, food, flowers, and animals. For further information about the Sept. 9-25, 2005 Puyallup Fair, visit our website at or call the 24-hour hotline at (253) 841-5045.