Rock musician George Thorogood has stormed the rock and roll charts over the past 40 years, chalking up six Gold- and two Platinum-selling albums, performing more than 8,000 live shows and selling more than 15 million albums. Now he’s also putting his talents to work helping The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) find cures and ensure access to treatments for all blood cancer patients.
George Thorogood and the Destroyers are performing a 17-concert fall tour through October, 2015, which will help raise funds for LLS while highlighting Thorogood’s support. In honor of his father-in-law, Thorogood will donate $1 from each ticket sale to LLS. He’s also selling t-shirts at his concerts and on his web site with 100% of the proceeds (after sales taxes and venue fees) going to LLS through December 31, 2016, and has donated two autographed electric guitars that will be auctioned to benefit LLS.
The band is known for its worldwide hits such as “Bad to The Bone” and “Who Do You Love.” From their first show at Lane Hall, through legendary appearances on Saturday Night Live and Live Aid, the opening slot on the Rolling Stones historic ’81 tour, their own record-breaking 50/50 tour, or any of their current 100+ shows per year – the band is known worldwide as road warriors.
"My awareness of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society began years ago when a close family member was diagnosed with leukemia. In the wake of such devastating news, I felt compelled to lend a hand. I am honored to join the LLS family in their fight to cure blood cancers. Someday is today!”