Monday, March 23, 2015

John Fogerty to publish memoir this fall

Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman and solo artist John Fogerty will publish his memoir, “Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music”, on October 6 via Little, Brown and Company.

Fogerty and CCR burst on the music scene with hit after hit: "Proud Mary","Bad Moon Rising," "Born On The Bayou" and more. The band’s quick rise to the top of the charts pushed them to new heights, even outselling The Beatles in 1969. But a series of internal band struggles eventually caused the group to implode.

“Fortunate Son” will see Fogerty explore his Northern California roots, CCR’s success and the rocker’s retreat from music and public life before returning to chart-topping solo success.

“I’m excited to share my story and my life with you,” says Fogerty. “You’re going to hear where it all started, my passion to become the best musician I could be. You’ll travel down some rough roads, but that road leads to something beautiful. My book won’t be sugar coated! It’s all in there.”

Fogerty has also announced a series new dates for his “1969” summer tour, which begins with an appearance at the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, TN on May 2.

The “1969” tour sees Fogerty performing music from the three albums he released in a single year with CCR, including “Bayou Country”, “Green River” and “Willy And The Poor Boys.”

An updated “1969” tour schedule can be found below.

John Fogerty
“1969” North American tour

May 02 - Memphis, TN @ Beale Street Music Festival – Tom Lee Park
May 03 - Whites Creek, TN @ Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater
May 05 - Raleigh, NC @ The Red Hat Amphitheater
May 06 - Charlotte, NC @ The Uptown Amphitheatre at The Music Factory
May 08 - Orange Beach, AL @ The Amphitheater at The Wharf
May 09 - Duluth, GA @ The Arena at Gwinnett Center
May 10 - Tuscaloosa, AL @ Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
May 12 - Augusta, GA @ Bell Auditorium
May 13 - Simpsonville, SC @ Charter Amphitheater
May 15 - St. Augustine, FL@ St. Augustine Amphitheatre
May 16 - Tampa, FL @ Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
May 17 - W. Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Jun 05 - Honolulu, HI @ Blaisdell Arena **
Jun 22 - Baltimore, MD @ Pier Six Pavillion
Jun 24 - New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall **
Jun 25 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena **
Jun 27 - Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for the Performing Arts **
Jun 30 - Vienna, VA @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Jul 01 - Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica **
Jul 03 - New Buffalo, MI @ Four Winds Casino Resort – Silver Creek Event Center
Jul 04 - Dublin, OH @ City of Dublin Independence Day Celebration **
Jul 05 - Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre
Jul 07 - St. Louis, MO @ Fox Theatre **
Jul 08 - Chicago, IL @ FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island **
Jul 15 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
Jul 24 - Woodinville, WA @ Chateau Ste. Michelle **
Jul 25 - Kamloops BC @ Interior Savings Center **
Jul 26 - Prince George, BC @ CN Centre **
Jul 28 - Red Deer, AB @ Enmax Centrium **
Jul 29 - Regina, SK @ Brandt Centre **
Jul 30 – Lethbridge, AB @ Enmax Centre **
Aug 08 - Englewood, CO @ Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre **
Aug 09 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sandia Casino **

** new dates

See also:

John Fogerty announces Canadian tour
John Fogerty joins Bruce Springsteen for CCR classics in New Orleans
VIDEO: John Fogerty performs at Howard Stern’s 60th Birthday Bash
CCR: 45th anniversary of Bayou Country featured on In The Studio
Search John Fogerty at hennemusic