George Thorogood Premieres “Bad to the Bone” from Deluxe Reissue of Live in Boston, 1982: Stream

The deluxe edition boasts 12 previously unreleased recordings

George Thorogood, photo by David Dobson

    George Thorogood and The Destroyers have been going strong for more than 40 years. And they’re going back nearly that long for a new deluxe reissue of the album Live in Boston, 1982. In advance of the release, Thorogood is teaming up with Consequence of Sound to premiere a visualizer for the deluxe edition’s previously unreleased live version of his signature tune, “Bad to the Bone”.

    The deluxe edition, dubbed Live in Boston, 1982: The Complete Concert, adds 12 previously unreleased songs to the original 2010 release, for a total of 27 tracks. The reissue will be available as a 4-LP 180-gram vinyl set; a 2-CD edition; and digitally beginning December 4th via Craft Recordings. A red marble vinyl release will be made available exclusively for Record Store Day’s Black Friday event on November 27th, and limited to 1,000 copies.

    The concert documents George Thorogood and The Destroyers’ November 1982 show at Boston’s Bradford Ballroom (later known as the Royale Nightclub). It was a hometown show for the band, who had settled in Beantown after forming in Delaware.


    In speaking about the live album, Thorogood commented, “1982 was an absolute high-water mark for us. Everything was going our way and it shows in this recording from the Bradford Ballroom. This is George Thorogood and The Destroyers at our best!”

    Of course, “Bad to the Bone” is a rock classic. While it didn’t initially take off upon its release on the 1982 album of the same name, it has since become a staple of classic-rock radio and pop culture, appearing in numerous films and television shows over the years.

    Pre-orders for Live in Boston, 1982: The Complete Concert are available here. Check out the visualizer for the previously unreleased “Bad to the Bone” performance below, followed by the album artwork and tracklist. George Thorogood and The Destroyers are also set to embark on a 27-date global tour, kicking off May 4th, 2021. See those dates below, as well.


    Live in Boston, 1982: The Complete Concert Artwork:

    Thorogood Boston Vinyl


    Live in Boston, 1982: The Complete Concert Tracklist (2-CD)

    Disc 1

    01. House of Blue Lights
    02. Kids from Philly
    03. Who Do You Love? *
    04. I’m Wanted
    05. Cocaine Blues *
    06. One Way Ticket
    07. One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
    08. As the Years Go Passing By
    09. Spoken Introduction: The Dance Floor *
    10. It Wasn’t Me
    11. Bottom of the Sea *
    12. Night Time*
    13. New Boogie Chillun’

    Disc 2

    01. I’ll Change My Style *
    02. Miss Luann
    03. Madison Blues *
    04. The Sky Is Crying *
    05. I Can’t Stop Lovin’
    06. Spoken Introduction: Audience Participation*
    07. Same Thing*
    08. Bad to the Bone *
    09. Move It on Over
    10. Wild Weekend
    11. Nobody but Me
    12. No Particular Place to Go *
    13. Ride on Josephine *
    14. Reelin’ and Rockin’ *

    * = Previously unreleased

    George Thorogood and The Destroyers 2021 Tour Dates:
    05/04 – Grande Prairie, AB @ Revolution Place
    05/06 – Edmonton, AB @ River Cree Resort and Casino
    05/10 – Saskatoon, SK @ TCU Place
    05/11 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
    05/19 – Kitchener, ON @ Centre In The Square
    05/20 – Montreal, QC @ M Telus
    05/22 – Niagara Falls, ON @ Fallsview Casino Resort
    05/29 – Stateline, NV @ Montbleu Resort Casino & Spa
    05/30 – Avila Beach, CA @ Avila Beach Blues Festival
    07/14 – Madrid, ES @ Noches Del Botánico
    07/17 – Peer, BE @ Blues Peer
    07/18 – St. Julien, FR @ Festival Guitare En Scène
    07/19 – Frankfurt, DE @ Hugenottenhalle
    07/21 – Utrecth, NL @ Tivolivredenberg
    07/23 – Nottingham, UK @ Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
    07/25 – London, UK @ London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
    07/26 – Liverpool, UK @ Liverpool Philharmonic
    07/28 – Birmingham, UK @ Birmingham Symphony Hall
    07/30 – York, UK @ York Barbican
    07/31 – Glasgow, UK @ Glasgow SEC Armadillo
    08/01 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Bridgewater Hall
    08/03 – Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle
    08/06 – Notodden, NO @ Notodden Blues Festival
    09/09 – Waukegan, IL @ Genesee Theatre
    09/16 – Ocean City, MD @ OC Bikefest
    09/17 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
    09/23 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount