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Tommy Castro Set To Perform At State

Get ready to enjoy the show on Saturday, June 15 when Tommy Castro and The Painkillers perform at The State Theatre, 1307 J St., Modesto.

Doors open at 7 p.m.; the show starts at 8 p.m.

With the group firing on all cylinders, Castro knew the time was right to answer his fans’ demands for a live album. ‘Killin’ It Live’ captures the band at the peak of their creative and improvisational powers, and features one unforgettable, unpredictable performance after another.

“This is the best band we’ve ever had,” said Castro. “We really got something going on beyond just being good musicians. Every song we play live now has that right feel – all the dynamics. It allows us to jam out more on stage. Killin’ It Live is what you hear when you see us live.”

Featuring songs from throughout Castro’s career, the live album was produced by Castro and engineer/songwriter Ron Alan Cohen and recorded at venues in Texas, New York, Michigan and California during 2018. The album includes eight Castro originals spanning his entire career and two Castro-ized covers, each showing a slightly different side of his multifaceted musical personality.

Live on stage, Tommy Castro and The Painkillers’ road-hardened musicianship brings an unmatched passion to Castro’s blue-eyed California soul and hard-rocking, good-time songs.

The opener for the night is blues guitarist Ron Thompson.

Tickets range from $25 to $35. For online ticket sales go to To purchase your tickets by phone, call the Box Office at 209-527-4697 from noon to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. If still available, tickets may also be purchased the night of the event up to the start of the presentation.