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.”
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.”