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George Thorogood extends 40th Anniversary Tour through Summer using RCF HDL20-A Line Array System

(Edison, New Jersey) George Thorogood has announced the extension of his 40th Anniversary tour through the end of July.

As a house system Thorogood is touring with, he has chosen the RCF HDL20-A line arrays coupled with RCF SUB-8006AS subwoofers. RCF has entered into a strategic alliance with Hendersonville, Tennessee-based tour audio provided 242 Concepts on the 2014 George Thorogood and The Destroyers 40th Anniversary Tour

For the tour, 242 Concepts is taking 24 HDL20-A along with 12 SUB-8006AS subwoofers for use dependent on size of venue. The RCF HDL20-A is a 1,400-watt two-way line array cabinet with two 10” low frequency/mid frequency transducers coupled with a 3” high frequency compression driver capable of achieving 135 dB max SPL. The SUB-8006AS is a 5,000-watt dual 18” subwoofer able to achieve 141 dB max SPL.

As they have been on the road since February, 242 Concepts has been utlizing the system extensively. They have been amazed at the performance.

On the first leg of the tour, “The system has performed flawlessly,” notes Production Manager/FOH Engineer Jeff Pitt comments. “It is super easy to rig, and the aiming software has been an excellent tool for preparing the system for implementation into the wide array of venues we encounter. We chose the HDL products due to the plug and play nature of the design. We’ve been able to hang more boxes than in previous tours due lightweight design of the box. The system has fit quite nicely into the truck pack taking up a mere 12’ of truck space.”

242 Concepts Engineer Brian Belcher concurs, “there is so much headroom in these boxes, we’ve never clipped in any way,” he says. “That’s refreshing.” Belcher goes on to provide power usage readings demonstrating that a 24 box HDL20-A rig with 12 SUB8006-AS subwoofers drawing less than 13 amps total. “I don’t think anyone else out there can say they can do that!”

And regarding the SUB8006-AS, Belcher comments, “there’s something special about these subwoofers. They are musically amazing, reproducing 30 Hz without really trying. They add so much to our bass guitar. Wow!”

RCF is excited to be part of the 40th Anniversary Tour. “We all grew up appreciating the music of George Thorogood,” says RCF USA Director of Sales John Krupa, “and we at RCF wanted to be part of this historic 40th anniversary tour.”

For George Thorogood and his longtime band The Destroyers – Jeff Simon (drums, percussion), Bill Blough (bass guitar), Jim Suhler (rhythm guitar) and Buddy Leach (saxophone) – their 40th anniversary is indestructible proof that staying true to yourself and the music can still mean something. Over the course of sixteen studio albums (including six Gold and two Platinum), they would storm the charts over their illustrious career with a catalog of iconic hits that includes “Who Do You Love”, “I Drink Alone”, “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer”, “Move It On Over”, “Bad To The Bone” and more, being able to share it with audiences is what will always matter to Thorogood. The tour coincides with the release of the George Thorogood & The Destroyers ICON album and the Eagle Rock Entertainment live DVD Live At Montreux.

Ultimately, the 40 Years Strong Tour is 50% celebration, 50% declaration and 100% Thorogood throwdown. But after four decades as one of the most consistent – and consistently unique – careers in rock, can a guitar-slinger still at the top of his game choose a moment that sums it all up? “Stan Musial was once asked, ‘What was the greatest day of your career?’ And Stan said ‘Every day when I walk onto the field is the greatest day.’ I feel the same way,” George says. “Every night when I walk out on that stage is the highlight of my career. I hit that first chord, the band kicks in, and we hear the audience respond. That’s the rush. 40 years into this, and every night, that’s still the only moment that matters.”

For George Thorogood & The Destroyers – and for rock & roll – it doesn’t get stronger than that. And their choice to make it happen – RCF. Tour dates and information are available at


6/19/14 Atlantic City, NJ – House of Blues

6/20-21/14 Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino

6/22/14 Webster, MA – Indian Ranch

6/25/14 Albany, NY – Empire Place

6/26/14 Verona, NY – Turning Stone Casino

6/27/14 Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Rocks the Harbor – Erie Canal Harbor Wharf

6/28/14 Rochester, NY – International Jazz Festival

6/29/14 Augusta, NJ – Rock, Ribs & Ridges Festival

7/1/14 Northfield, OH – Hard Rock Live

7/3/14 Elizabeth, IN – Horseshoe Casino

7/4/14 Davenport, IA – Mississippi Valley Blues Festival

7/5/14 Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest

7/6/14 Naperville, IL – Ribfest

7/9/14 Traverse City, MI – National Cherry Festival

7/10/14 Toledo, OH – Hollywood Casino Summer Series

7/11/14 Manchester, IA – Delaware County Fair

7/12/14 Michigan City, IN – Harrah’s Blue Chip Casino

7/18/14 Sioux Falls, SD – Sioux Falls Jazz Festival

7/19/14 Walker, MN – Moondance Ranch Jam Festival

7/20/14 Mankato, MN – Vetter Stone Amphitheatre

7/22/14 Janesville, WI – Rock County Fair

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