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George Thorogood & The Destroyers Announce Record Store Day Exclusive 7″

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

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