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Randy Bachman's George Harrison tribute album getting CD release on March 16

UMeNew details have been revealed about founding Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive member Randy Bachman's upcoming tribute album to the late George Harrison, By George – By Bachman. It turns out that the album's initially announced March 2 release date is only for the digital version; a physical CD edition is due out on March 16.

By George – By Bachman is a 13-track collection featuring reworked versions of various Beatles songs penned by Harrison, as well as one tune each from George's solo career and his stint with The Traveling Wilburys.

The album also includes an original Bachman composition called "Between Two Mountains," that pays tribute to Harrison and appears at the beginning and end of the record. Randy also has interspersed throughout the album some famous guitar riffs and licks that George created.

Bachman recorded By George – By Bachman with members of his longtime solo backing band -- drummer Marc LaFrance, bassist/keyboardist Mick Dalla-Vee and second guitarist Brent Knudsen.

Fans who pre-order By George - By Bachman now will immediately receive a free download of two of the album's tracks, lead single "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" and "Here Comes the Sun."

Bachman launches a 2018 North American tour in support of the album with a concert tonight in Riverhead, New York, and Saturday -- a day before what would have been Harrison's 75th birthday -- at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York City. Randy then will move on to a series of performances in his home country, Canada, starting this Wednesday with a special intimate album-release show in Toronto.

Here's the track list of By George - By Bachman:

"Between Two Mountains"
"If I Needed Someone"
"You Like Me Too Much"
"While My Guitar Gently Weeps"
"Handle with Care"
"I Need You"
"Think for Yourself"
"Here Comes the Sun"
"Don't Bother Me"
"Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)"
"Between Two Mountains (Reprise)"

And here are Bachman's forthcoming tour dates:

2/23 -- Riverhead, NY, Suffolk Theater
2/24 -- New York City, NY, B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
2/28 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Adelaide Hall (album-release show)
3/2 -- Huntsville, ON, Canada, Legacy Theatre - Deerhurst Resort
3/3 -- Ottawa, ON, Canada, National Arts Centre – Southam Hall
3/5 -- Sarnia, ON, Canada, Imperial Theatre
3/6 -- Sarnia, ON, Canada, Imperial Theatre
3/7 -- Peterborough, ON, Canada, Showplace Performance Centre
3/8 -- Kitchener, ON, Canada, Centre in the Square
3/9 -- Brampton, ON, Canada, Rose Theatre
3/13 -- Victoria, BC, Canada, The Royal Theatre
3/15 -- Nanaimo, BC, Canada, The Port Theatre
3/16 -- Coquitlam, BC, Canada, Molson Canadian Theatre - Hard Rock Casino Vancouver
3/17 -- Cranbrook, BC, Canada, Key City Theatre
3/19 -- Calgary, AB, Canada, Bella Concert Hall - Mount Royal University
3/21 -- Sherwood Park, AB, Canada, Festival Place
3/23 -- Winnipeg, MB, Canada, Club Regent Event Centre
3/24 -- Winnipeg, MB, Canada, Club Regent Event Centre
3/26 -- Prince Albert, SK, Canada, E. A. Rawlinson Centre for the Arts
3/27 -- Regina, SK, Canada, Casino Regina Showroom
4/28 -- Visalia, CA, Visalia Fox Theatre
5/25 -- Niagara Falls, NY, Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino Event Center (Bachman & Turner show)
8/10 -- Kelowna, BC, Canada, Rock the Lake - Waterfront Park
8/12 -- Windsor, ON, Canada, Rock the Plaza - Windsor Plaza

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