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John Fogerty Says Live Horn Section Let To Setlist Changes; Tour Stops Here In Upstate NY

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John Fogerty says that enlisting the help of a horn section on the road has pushed his setlists in new directions. Fogerty, whose joint “Blues & Bayous” tour with ZZ Top is already barnstorming across North America, features Fogerty and Billy F. Gibbons performing their new single “Holy Grail,” which drops on June 8th.

Fogerty spoke about how having brass on stage has made him revamp some songs and make some new setlist changes: “‘Rock And Roll Girls’ is one of them, because I have a sax player — we have some horns — and so I do that song, of course, very much like the record. I’m doing ‘Jambalaya.’ I’m actually doing the song ‘New Orleans,’ the old (Gary) U.S. Bonds song, which I love. Because we do have horns, we can stretch out in that vibe, y’know? This is kind of a luxury. And it worked so well, ’cause its still rock n’ roll; I didn’t let the horns take over my band (laughs). But if you use them sparingly, it’s really nice to hear a sax solo now and then. For instance, on ‘Long As I Can See The Light,’ it’s great having the horns there, which we will on this tour.”

“Holy Grail” will appear in the upcoming John Fogerty album — which might see the light of day before the end of the year.

John Fogerty and ZZ Top tour dates (subject to change):
June 1 – Pensacola, FL – Pensacola Bay Center
June 2 – Clearwater, FL – Coachman Park
June 3 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheater
June 5 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheater
June 6 – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park Amphitheatre
June 10 – Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheater
June 12 – Chicago, IL – Venue TBA
June 13 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
June 14 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
June 16 – Southaven, MS – BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove
June 17 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
June 19 – Youngstown, OH – Covelli Centre
June 20 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Heath at Jones Beach Theater
June 22 – Gilford, NH – Bank of NH Pavillion
June 23 – Canandaigua, NY – Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
June 24 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
June 26 – Mt. Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort (with Willie Nelson)
June 27 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 29 – Welch, MN – Treasure Island Resort & Casino
July 26 – Sacramento, CA – Papa Murphy’s Park (ZZ Top only)
June 30 – Fort Dodge, IA – “Shellabration” at Harlan Roger’s Sports Complex (ZZ Top only)
October 10, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20 – Las Vegas, NV – Encore Theater At Wynn Las Vegas (John Fogerty only)
October 25 – London, England – “Blues Fest” at The O2 (John Fogerty & The Steve Miller Band)

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