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George Thorogood: A New Release & Summer 2011 Tour

From a media release:

George Thorogood and the Destroyers
2120 South Michigan Avenue (Capitol/EMI)
NOW AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE


Iconic Bluesman George Thorogood Salutes His Chess Records Heroes, Including Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Howlin' Wolf, Buddy Guy, & More

New York - George Thorogood and the Destroyers salute the legendary Chess Records musicians on their 17th studio album, 2120 SOUTH MICHIGAN AVENUE, now available everywhere today (Courtesy of Capitol/EMI). Named for the address of Chess Records' Chicago headquarters, the album is masterfully produced by Tom Hambridge, a four-time GRAMMY Award nominee and 2010 GRAMMY winner for Best Contemporary Blues Album (For Buddy Guy's Living Proof) and ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Award winner.

The album's featured guests include 2010 GRAMMY Award winners Buddy Guy and Charlie Musselwhite. 2120 SOUTH MICHIGAN AVENUE features Thorogood's raw, rocking turn on blues classics by Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Howlin' Wolf, Buddy Guy, Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter and other Chess greats, as well as two original songs written by Thorogood, Hambridge, and Richard Fleming.

Also in support of the release, George Thorogood has launched a new webisode series, appropriately titled 2120 SOUTH MICHIGAN AVENUE. Featuring commentary from Tom Hambridge and Thorogood himself, the series will give fans an in-depth look at the inspiration behind the album and how they went about reinterpreting these classic blues standards. Every day, a new webisode will premiere on George's official YouTube and Facebook profiles. Be sure to check regularly for the latest installment here: www.facebook.com/GeorgeThorogood

On July 31, George Thorogood and the Destroyers are set to kick off a stretch of U.S. tour dates at Los Angeles' renowned Greek Theatre. See the full list of tour dates below.

2120 SOUTH MICHIGAN AVENUE
[Official Tracklisting & Credits]
1. Going Back [written by Tom Hambridge and George Thorogood]
2. High Heel Sneakers (featuring Buddy Guy)
3. Seventh Son
4. Spoonful
5. Let It Rock
6. Two Trains Running
7. Bo Diddley
8. Mama Talk To Your Daughter
9. Help Me
10. My Babe (featuring Charlie Musselwhite)
11. Willie Dixon's Gone [written by Tom Hambridge, George Thorogood, and Richard Fleming]
12. Chicago Bound
13. 2120 South Michigan Avenue (featuring Charlie Musselwhite)

George Thorogood - Guitars & Vocals
Jeff Simon - Drums
Bill Blough - Bass
Jim Suhler - Rhythm & Lead Guitar
Buddy Leach - Saxophone


Produced by Tom Hambridge
Executive Producer: Mike Donahue

George Thorogood and The Destroyers - Tour Dates
July 31 - Los Angeles - Greek Theatre
August 3 - Reno, NV - Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
August 5 - Tulalip, WA - Tulalip Amphitheatre
August 6 - Shelton, WA - Little Creek Casino
August 7 - Portland, OR - Oregon Zoo Amphitheater
August 9 - Spokane, WA - Knittting Factory Concert House
August 11 - Missoula, MT - Wilma Theatre
August 12 - Billings, MT - Magic City Blues Festival / Downtown Billings
August 13 - Sturgis, SD - Sturgis Rally - The Legendary Buffalo Chip
August 16 - Moorhead, MN - Bluestem Center For The Arts
August 17 - Apple Valley, MN - Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater
August 18 - Milwaukee, WI - Nothern Lights Theater
August 19 - Detroit, MI - Rockin' On The River / Renaissance Center
August 24 - Verona, NY - Turning Stone Casino
August 27 - Rama, ON - Casino Rama Entertainment Centre
December 1-5 - Miami, FL - Rock Legends Cruise / ZZ Top

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