John Fogerty Heading Back On The Road


John Fogerty is heading back on the road later this month. The Creedence Clearwater Revival leader kicks off a 16-date run on August 20th at Boston's Leader Bank Pavilion and closes the year out on November 13th in Ledyard, Connecticut's Fox Tower at Foxwoods. In October, Fogerty is set for a six-night stand in Las Vegas.

Although John Fogerty performs most of Creedence's classic hits in his live shows, he feels it's important to keep creating and releasing new music: ["I sure don't wanna be a retro person at all. I get real uncomfortable — you know, that's one of the reasons I never wanted to tour under the name Creedence Clearwater whatever. Those days are long, long gone, and I'm just too current and competitive. I mean, I have things to do now."] SOUNDCUE (:15 OC: . . . to do now)

John Mellencamp has been a lifelong fan of Fogerty's, and in 2005 featured him on his tour as a special guest. He says that Fogerty's music stands out in any era: ["Well, y'know, John has always been there, y'know, as a songwriter, and as a musician, in my life as long as I've been listening to music almost. When I was in junior high, I was listening and, y'know, his music was quite a bit different than everything else that was on the radio. Think about the Doors and Creedence — there was quite a division there."] SOUNDCUE (:20 OC: . . . a division there)

JUST ANNOUNCED: John Fogerty tour dates (subject to change):

August 20 – Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion
August 21 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
August 27 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
August 28 – Salamanca, NY – Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino
August 29 – Grantville, PA – Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course
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
September  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

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