The Blasters

City: 
Downey
Region: 
California
Country: 
USA
Years Active: 
1979-present
Members: 
Former Members: 

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The Blasters are a rock and roll music group formed in 1979 in Downey, California by brothers Phil Alvin (vocals and guitar) and Dave Alvin (guitar), with bass guitarist John Bazz and drummer Bill Bateman. Phil Alvin explained the origin of the band's name: "I thought Joe Turner’s backup band on Atlantic records – I had these 78s – I thought they were the Blues Blasters. That ends up it was Jimmy McCracklin. I just took the 'Blues' off and Joe finally told me, that’s Jimmy McCracklin’s name, but you tell ‘im I gave you permission to steal it."

Concerts

Event Datesort descending Venue City Region Country
The Blasters 10/17/1981 Traxx Detroit Michigan USA
Eric Clapton 06/27/1983 Pine Knob Music Theater Clarkston Michigan USA
Eric Clapton 06/28/1983 Pine Knob Music Theater Clarkston Michigan USA
Eric Clapton 06/29/1983 Pine Knob Music Theater Clarkston Michigan USA
The Blasters 11/03/1984 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Blasters 04/06/1985 Harpos Detroit Michigan USA
The Blasters 10/18/1985 Harpos Detroit Michigan USA
The Blasters 07/13/1986 Harpos Detroit Michigan USA
The Blasters 07/19/1989 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Blasters 10/20/1989 Alvin's Detroit Michigan USA
The Blasters 10/21/1989 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Blasters / Beat Farmers 10/03/1995 Saint Andrew's Hall Detroit Michigan USA
The Blasters 03/29/1997 Magic Stick Detroit Michigan USA
The Reverend Horton Heat 09/20/2003 Saint Andrew's Hall Detroit Michigan USA
The Blasters 11/06/2005 Magic Stick Detroit Michigan USA