Classic-rock bands still reminisce about the days when riffs cost a nickel and gentlemen took off their hats whenever the Grim Reaper walked by. Cue up timeless tunes with this GrouponLive deal.
- $55 for a concert package for two to see George Thorogood and The Destroyers (up to a $130.50 value)
- When: Friday, September 13, at 7:45 p.m.
- Where: Fox Theater Salinas
- Seating: reserved balcony
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
- Two tickets (up to a $45.25 value each)
- Four drinks (up to a $10 value each)
George Thorogood & The Destroyers
Even those unfamiliar with his name, know his riffs. The team of guitar and saxophone that opens "Bad to the Bone" with "dah-na-na-na-nah" injects a sonic testosterone shot that bellows "here comes trouble." Although George Thorogood & The Destroyers had cranked out two solid albums of searing blues-rock in the '70s that led them to open for the Rolling Stones, it was that 1982 hit that skyrocketed them into the mainstream. From there they landed one hit after another: singles such as "Who Do You Love?" and "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer" that earned them ubiquity on the soundtracks of movies and mid-life crises. Fresh off 2011's 2120 South Michigan Avenue—George's tribute to the Chess Records heroes such as Elmore James, Bo Diddly, and cohort Buddy Guy—the Pennzoil-voiced singer and six-string mechanic continues to belt out hits and sizzle through live sets that barnstorm the blues songbook.
Fox Theater Salinas
It's a rare theater that has been around since the early 20th century, and an even rarer one that has been functioning the whole time. Opened as the T&D Theatre in 1921, Salinas' Fox Theater has changed hands several times but remained a hub for entertainment both live and cinematic. Most recently renovated in 2007, the theater now sports a three-tier first floor, a balcony level with brand-new seats and dual bars, and a new paint job designed to match the art-deco plaster in the original sections.