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Naperville Ribfest Announces Sunday Headliners

Credit: Naperville Ribfest
Credit: Naperville Ribfest
George Thorogood and the Destroyers, Blue Öyster Cult, and Foghat will perform on Sunday, July 6, as headliners during the final day of the 27th Annual Naperville Ribfest, Ribfest officials announced Wednesday. 

"This is a unique opportunity to see three great rock and roll bands that will provide five hours of continuous music. Just how we wanted to end Ribfest,” Ribfest Marketing and PR Chair Don Emery said. 

Other bands to headline at the festival include: The BoDeans on July 3; and Roger Hodgson, former lead singer of Supertramp, on July 5. Ribfest officials have yet to announce the July 4th headliner. 

The Naperville Ribfest press release provided the following additional information about Sunday's headliners: 

Georg Thorogood & The Destroyers

Their 1977 debut album, George Thorogood & The Destroyers, certified Gold.  Audiences felt the band embodied powerhouse rock with bar-band roots, unchained attitude and a fierce love of country and blues history.

Over the course of sixteen studio albums (including six Gold and two Platinum), they stormed the charts by putting their own stamp on songs by Hank Williams, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, John Lee Hooker, Elmore James and more, while simultaneously bashing out smash GT originals that crackle with humor and swagger. 

Over 8,000 live shows and 15 million albums sold worldwide, George Thorogood is still making explosive music, thrilling audiences and still the baddest-to-the-bone performer in rock. Their catalog of iconic hits include “Who Do You Love,” “I Drink Alone,” “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer,” “Move It On Over,” “Bad To The Bone,” and that's 40 years strong. 

Check out George Thorogood’s Official YouTube channel here. 

Blue Oyster Cult

For over four decades, Blue Öyster Cult has been thrilling fans of intelligent hard rock worldwide with powerful albums loaded with classic songs.

The band is often cited as a major influence by other acts such as Metallica. Recently, BÖC was listed in VH1's countdown of the greatest hard rock bands of all time. 

With the release of BÖC's self-titled debut album in 1972, the band was praised for its catchy-yet--heavy music and lyrics that could be provocative, terrifying, funny or ambiguous, all in the same song. BÖC's canon of three stone-cold classic songs that will last forever includes the truly haunting "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" from 1976's Agents of Fortune, the pummeling "Godzilla" from 1977's Spectres and the hypnotically melodic "Burnin' for You" from1981's Fire of Unknown Origin. Other notable BÖC songs include "Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll," "Then Came the Last Days of May," "I Love the Night," "In Thee,""Veteran of the Psychic Wars," "Dominance and Submission," "Astronomy," "Black Blade," and "Shooting Shark." 

Foghat

In 1971, “Foghat," was formed, and the rest is Rock and Roll history. 

Foghat’s work has been rewarded with seven Gold records, one Platinum record "Fool For The City" (1975), and one Double-Platinum record "Foghat Live" (1977), with chart hits that include “Slow Ride,” "Fool For The City," "Drivin’ Wheel," "I Just Wanna Make Love To You," "I’ll Be Standing By," "Stone Blue," "Third Time Lucky," and "Somebody’s Been Sleeping In My Bed.” The band has more recently released “Family Joules,” “The Official Bootleg DVD, Volume 1,” “FOGHAT LIVE II,” “Live at the Blues Warehouse,” and “LAST TRAIN HOME.”Foghat has never stopped touring and recording.

 The 2010 version of Foghat, comprised of Roger Earl, Craig MacGregor, Charlie Huhn, and Bryan Bassett, has been together for 10 years.

They continue to tour relentlessly, epitomizing the classic blues-rock slide guitar sound that Foghat is all about. "These three bands, on the same stage on Sunday July 6, is an event that can't be missed!" according to Matt Kaley from the Ribfest Entertainment committee. 
Albert Gazalooch April 04, 2014 at 01:41 PM
Same old geezer bands with hardly an original member anymore.
Marty Spielman April 04, 2014 at 03:26 PM
These acts are truly getting old. Oh well, better than having Ted Nugent in town I guess...
Ron Burgundy April 05, 2014 at 07:33 AM
Catering to the biker crowd, I'll pass.

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