George Thorogood & the Destroyers are releasing a limited-edition 7″ single for Record Store Day featuring two new recordings. The A-side features a cover of “Shot Down,” originally recorded by legendary garage rockers The Sonics, backed with “Ain’t Coming Home Tonight,” an all new original penned by longtime Destroyers guitarist Jim Suhler and legendary producer Terry Manning (Al Green, Joe Walsh, Widespread Panic), with Grammy-winning producer Jim Gaines mixing the track. A download card will be included with each purchase.
The 7″ single was engineered and produced by Shawn Berman, whose engineering credits range from Ice Cube to Guns N’ Roses. Berman has engineered five George Thorogood & the Destroyers albums and Thorogood’s 2017 solo release Party Of One.
“I wasn’t aware of the song ‘Shot Down’ until my wife turned me onto it,” Thorogood said. “Turns out it’s a perfect Thorogood song. As for ‘Ain’t Coming Home Tonight,’ Jim Suhler is a genius! I hope you dig these songs as much as I do.”
A limited run of 1,650 copies of the single will be pressed on clear red vinyl and hand numbered by Third Man Pressing for Record Store Day, which will be celebrated at independent record stores throughout the United States and Canadaon Saturday, April 21, 2018.
George Thorogood & the Destroyers have announced a series of tour dates in the United States and Canada that kick off on April 13 in Lincoln, Rhode Island. A complete list of tour dates is below. More dates will be announced in the coming weeks.
These dates come on the heels of Thorogood’s first-ever solo album, Party of One, his fastest-selling album in nearly 20 years, which features acoustic interpretations of 14 of his favorite songs by artists such as Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker, Elmore James, the Rolling Stones, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, and Bob Dylan.
Spring 2018 Tour
4/13/2018 Twin River Casino Lincoln, RI
4/14/2018 Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom Hampton Beach, NH
4/15/2017 Sands Bethlehem Event Center Bethlehem, PA
4/17/2018 Paramount Hudson Valley Peeksill, NY
4/19/2018 State Theatre New Jersey New Brunswick, NJ
4/20/2018 The Paramount Huntington, NY
4/21/2018 Turning Stone Resort Casino Verona, NY
4/22/2018 Aura Portland, ME
4/24/2018 National Arts Centre Ottawa, ON Canada
4/26/2018 Massey Hall Toronto, ON Canada
4/27/2018 Fallsview Casino Resort Niagara Falls, ON Canada
4/28/2018 20 Monroe Live Grand Rapids, MI
4/29/2018 Kewadin Casino Sault Ste. Marie, MI
5/1/2018 Thunder Bay Community Auditorium Thunder Bay, ON Canada
5/2/2018 Burton Cummings Theatre Winnipeg, MB Canada
5/4/2018 Conexus Arts Centre Regina, SK Canada
5/5/2018 Enmax Centre Lethbridge, AB Canada
5/6/2018 Grey Eagle Resort and Casino Calgary, AB Canada
5/7/2018 River Cree Resort and Casino Enoch, AB Canada
5/9/2018 Sandman Centre Kamloops, BC Canada
5/10/2018 South Okanagan Events Centre Penticton, BC Canada
5/11-12/2018 Hard Rock Casino Vancouver Coquitlam, BC Canada