George Thorogood & The Destroyers
: FRIDAY 6. AUGUST 2021
: Hovigs Hangar
George Thorogood & the Destroyers return to rock Notodden
George Thorogood & the Destroyers played the audience to ecstatic heights with their concert in Hovigs Hangar in 2015. Now the iconic blues rocker returns on a very rare visit to Norway and takes over the Blues City for an exclusive Norwegian concert on Friday August 6th. The concert in 2015 in front of 6,000 people in a sold-out Hovig Hangar stands as a highlight in the Notodden Festival's more than 30-year long history. Thorogood left the stage while the audience shouted for more.
After five years, the shouts are answered and George Thorogood & the Destroyers return, at their own request, to the Notodden Blues Festival as part of their ongoing "Good To Be Bad tour: 45 Years Of Rock". After more than 8,000 concerts since its inception in 1975, 15 million records sold, of which 6 have sold for gold and 2 for platinum, George Thorogood & the Destroyers is still "Bad To The Bone" and an unparalleled entertainment machine.
George Thorogood & the Destroyer's popularity did not disappear with the death of physical record sales, but confirms its popularity with more than 72 million streams of "Bad To The Bone", 20 million of "One Bourbone, One Scotch, One Beer" and 12 million of " I Drink Alone ». Buddy Guy's most popular song has 15 million streams and Joe Bonamassa (with Beth Hart)'s most vocal song is "I'd Rather Go Blind" with just under 9 million. "George Thorogood's popularity in our music segment is well illustrated by the fact that he has almost 1.6 million monthly listeners on Spotify, which is almost twice as much as Joe Bonamassa and Buddy Guy and more than double as Beth Hart. All of these are big audience favorites with us at Notodden. George Thorogood is miles ahead of these. It is clear that we are satisfied with this booking ", says festival director Jostein Forsberg.