MAP OUT SUMMER TOUR PLANS
Just as they're about to set off for a two-week tour of Europe, GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS
have confirmed plans for summer U.S. dates running June 4 through August 22. 16 of those dates--including July 26 at Los
Angeles' Greek Theatre--include special guest Jonny Lang.
In THOROGOOD album news, the iconic performer was asked by Billboard magazine about the sound of the new music
he's currently recording and said to the publication's Gary Graff, "Come on man. You know me better than that! I have a
lot of stuff in the can. I just have to decide which ones are going to go on it." Expected to be released late this year or early
2010 with new original songs and obscure covers of artists like John Hammond and Elvin Bishop, Lonesome George says,
"I think it will be a very groovy package and give us some life support for a couple of years and let us put some new tunes in
George Thorogood & The Destroyers released their self-titled debut album in 1977 and quickly established themselves as
radio favorites and as a touring machine. Described as "the world's greatest bar band," the group has had tremendous
success with Thorogood's original compositions like "You Talk Too Much," "I Drink Alone" and of course "Bad To The
Bone;" he's also had hits with covers of iconic blues-rock songs like "Who Do You Love" (Bo Diddley), "Move It On Over"
(Hank Williams) and "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer" (John Lee Hooker). 2004's Greatest Hits: 30 Years of Rock
was Billboard magazine's #1 Blues Album in both 2004 and 2005, and the band's 16th studio album--2006's The Hard
Stuff--hit #2 on Billboard's Blues Chart.
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