John Fogerty And ZZ Top Pair Up For Blues And Bayous 2018 Tour

By Brock Swinson | Monday Monday Staff -    2018-03-08

This Spring, John Fogerty and ZZ Top plan to partner up for various dates in the Blues and Bayou Tour. In addition, Willie Nelson will also join the duo for dates in June at Mount Pleasant, Michigan.

John Fogerty told the press, “ZZ Top is one of my favorite bands. And [ZZ Top co-founder] Billy Gibbons is one of my all-time favorite guitarists. Riffs, blues and bayous—bucket list.”

The official tour will begin on May 25 and tickets begin on the morning of March 2, 2018. There are also pre-sale tickets on the artist’s websites. Dates expand all across the United States and it’s possible more dates will be added soon. 

Blues And Bayous Tour Kicks Off In May

Billy Gobbons told the press, “John Fogerty, along with ZZ Top, have been followers of blues and rock since the beginning. And, we’re looking forward to rippin’ it up together this spring. We’ve got a great show lined up.”

The combo tour will combine songs from ZZ Top’s extended career, along with songs from John Fogerty during his time with Creedence Clearwater Revival. There are also solo John Fogerty songs that will be performed.

The Blues and Bayous Tour starts in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and will end up in Welch, Minnesota.

ZZ Top Meets John Fogerty, Live

Back in 1969, ZZ Top formed in Houston, Texas. The band is made up of lead vocalist and bassist Dusty Hill, along with guitarist and lead vocalist Billy Gibbons, and Frank Beard, the drummer.

Their first album, ZZ Top’s First Album, cranked out in 1971 and the rest is history. The blues-inspired rock created their top-seller Eliminator in 1983, which sold more than 10 million copies in the United States alone.

Meanwhile, John Fogerty partnered with Doug Clifford, Stu Cook, and Tom Fogerty to form Creedence Clearwater Revival. The band parted ways in 1972 where John Fogerty went off on his own solo career.

Some of Fogerty’s solo songs include “Proud Mary,” “Bad Moon Rising,” “Green River,” “Down on the Corner,” and “Fortunate Son.” Many people confuse his solo work versus the band’s work, but all of the songs are iconic for fans. 

Which band is your favorite between CCR and ZZ Top?

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Brock Swinson is the author of 'How Hollywood Screenwriters Annihilate Writer's Block,' which includes advice from Aaron Sorkin, William Monahan, and Cary Fukunaga. Get it for free or listen to interviews at the "Creative Principles with Brock Swinson" podcast on the website above.

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