John Fogerty is gearing up for his next string of dates, which kicks off on Friday (September 24th) at Napa, California's Oxbow River Stage.
Fogerty has a trio of new stops just added to the itinerary — November 14th at Washington, D.C.'s The Anthem; November 16th at Durham, North Carolina's Durham Performing Arts Center; and November 17th at Macon, Georgia's Macon City Auditorium.
With over 50 years worth of classics that have become embodiments of post-war American culture, we asked John Fogerty how he comes to terms with writing the songs we all live by: “Well, I'm very proud of that — and I'm obviously the songwriter — and when you're able to create something from nothing it's very special, it's also quite mystical. Whenever I start up again and start writing, I always have to go through this same process and it's frustrating and anxiety-ridden. Meaning, when you try and start to write then the first stuff you do is really crap. And then you do some more stuff — and it's really crap. But you gotta to keep sitting down as if you've have a day job at this every day and you're doing this job, which is writing songs, for days and days and days — sometimes months.”
UPDATED: John Fogerty tour dates (subject to change):
September 24 – Napa, CA – Oxbow RiverStage
September 25 – Saratoga, CA – Mountain Winery
October 6, 9, 10, 13, 15, 16 – Las Vegas, NV – Encore Theater Wynn Las Vegas
October 24 – Scottsdale, AZ – Casino Arizona at Talking Stick Resort
November 12 – Atlantic City, NJ – Hard Rock Cafe
November 13 – Ledyard, CT – Fox Tower at Foxwoods
November 14 – Washington, DC – The Anthem
November 16 – Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center
November 17 – Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium
John Fogerty On The Stress Of Writing New Music :