George Thorogood coming to the South Okanagan

On Monday, the SOEC officially announced that George Thorogood and the Destroyers would be performing at the venue on May 20

George Thorogood and the Destroyers are coming to the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton on May 20.

George Thorogood and the Destroyers are coming to the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton on May 20.

Another major name has been added to the list of upcoming concerts at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

This one, however, won’t come as a big surprise, with ads running for it during the last few Vees home games. But on Monday, the SOEC officially announced that George Thorogood and the Destroyers would be performing live at the venue on May 20, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.

With a fusion of rock, blues and boogie, George Thorogood and the Destroyers have spent more than 35 years running up and down the highways and byways of the world, getting people on their feet and shaking their tail feathers. The band has released 16 studio albums, selling 15 million albums worldwide with two going platinum and six gold.

With the concert date falling on the Victoria Day long weekend, SOEC officials are hoping to draw in both locals and visitors from outside the Okanagan Valley for the opportunity to see these legendary rockers in person. Thorogood, well-known for his animated stage presence and loud, raucous electric slide guitar playing, is set to perform classic hits like Who Do You Love?; One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer; Move It On Over; and Bad To The Bone.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Dec. 9 and can be purchased at the SOEC Box Office, the Wine Country Visitor Centre, by phone at 1-877-763-2849 or online at www.ValleyFirstTix.com. You must be 19 or over to purchase general admission tickets on the floor.  There is no age restriction for reserved bowl seats.