John Fogerty announces Boston concert

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John Fogerty will hit Boston this summer as the former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman continues to promote his latest album, 2013’s Wrote a Song for Everyone. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will perform at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion on Wednesday, July 16. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $39.50 to $65, will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation.

Released last May, Wrote a Song for Everyone celebrates Fogerty’s iconic songbook by featuring collaborations with some of the most acclaimed and popular artists in music today. Featuring hits and deep cuts, the singer’s ninth solo album and follow-up to 2009’s The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200. Among the special guests are Foo Fighters (“Fortunate Son”), Bob Seger (“Who’ll Stop the Rain”), Kid Rock (“Born on the Bayou”), Zac Brown Band (“Bad Moon Rising”), Brad Paisley (“Hot Rod Heart”), Miranda Lambert (“Wrote a Song for Everyone”), Keith Urban (“Almost Saturday Night”) and Jennifer Hudson (“Proud Mary”). Fogerty also recorded a pair of brand new songs for the new album: “Mystic Highway” and “Train of Fools”.

“Writing songs can be very private, but making music is best made with other people,” said Fogerty in a press release. “And on this album, I’ve had the honor of making music with many of my favorite people in music now.”

The album’s name comes from a song that first appeared on Green River, the 1969 album by Creedence Clearwater Revival. “My wife Julie came up with calling this album Wrote a Song For Everyone, and the second she said it, I was like ‘Of course,’ because it made so much sense,” Fogerty explains. “We didn’t have a title when we started. I would blanche when someone called it Duets. I feel like that title has been used. Julie had suggested the project, and her idea was a little different and more interesting than how I perceive most of these get-togethers. Julie said, ‘Instead of these people doing your songs for you, why don’t you pick some great people work together and create something different and unique?’ She got it. Then the light finally went on in my head that I could get to meet some of my favorite artists and make a record with them. Suddenly, this get together became an very exciting prospect.”

While collaborating with the guests, Fogerty wanted his guests to bring their own thing to the process. “We wanted to leave room for the artists to have a vision about it or pick a song rather than me trying to horse collar everyone,” he said. “Sometimes I would go to them with an idea about the song, but all the  artists had their take on how it should go. I love that because that’s what made it interesting so that it’s not just a copy of the original.”

Following the show in Boston, Fogerty will return to New England to headline the Gathering of the Vibes Festival at Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Connecticut, which is scheduled for the weekend of August 1 to 3. He’ll also perform at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine on Saturday, August 2.

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