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John Fogerty Keeping Eye On The Prize

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John Fogerty is gearing up for a busy fall with a total of 28 shows on the books through mid-December. Fogerty is set to appear on Thursday (September 26th) at L.A.’s Grammy Museum for an intimate interview and audience Q&A. Fogerty’s appearance kicks off the unveiling of the museum’s exhibit, John Fogerty: Wrote A Song For Everyone, which is named after Fogerty’s legendary Creedence Clearwater Revival song and his new album of duets. The exhibit promises, “a unique look at the musical career of the singer, songwriter and guitarist, who, for more than 45 years, has been making music that continues to speak in a powerful way to generations of musicians and music lovers alike.” The exhibit runs through January 2014.

John Fogerty says unlike many of his peers in the late-’60s who simply followed their muse wherever it led them, he needed to constantly keep his eye — and his talents — on the prize: “Way, way, back 40-something years ago, when I was having so much success with Creedence, as a songwriter, I used to tell people, ‘For every song you hear, I write 10 other songs that are lousy, and I’m pushing myself to get that one out of ten that’s really great.’ At the time I called it ‘staying on the bullseye,’ meaning, don’t get off on a tangent, suddenly: ‘Hey John, let’s have sitar!’ — which was a popular thing. I just wanted to stay on the bullseye and have a great big career.”

John Fogerty tour dates (subject to change):
September 27, 28 – Nashville, TN – Zac Brown’s Southern Ground Music & Food Festival at Riverfront Park
October 10 – Los Angeles, CA – Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
October 11 – Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre
October 12 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre
October 15 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
October 17 – Catoosa, OK – The Joint at Hard Rock Casino / Tulsa
October 18 – Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre At Grand Prairie
October 19 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
October 20 – The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
October 22 – Tupelo, MS – BancorpSouth Arena
October 23 – Huntsville, AL – Propst Arena
October 25 – Alpharetta, GA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre At Encore Park
October 26 – Saint Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
October 27 – Tampa, FL David A. Straz Jr. Center For The Performing Arts
October 29 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live
October 30 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Cafe / Hard Rock Live
November 1 – Salisbury, MD – Wicomico Youth & Civic Center
November 2 – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa / Event Center
November 3 – Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center
November 5 – California, PA – California University
November 6 – Baltimore, MD – Modell Performing Arts Center At The Lyric
November 8 – Washington, DC – DAR Constitution Hall
November 9 – Wallingford, CT – Toyota Presents The Oakdale Theatre
November 10 – Albany, NY – Times Union Center
November 12, 13, 14 – Beacon, NY – Beacon Theatre

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