John Fogerty and ZZ Top‘s Billy Gibbons have uncovered the “Holy Grail.” The two rock legends just released their collaborative single by that name as a digital download and via streaming services today.
The ex-Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman wrote “Holy Grail,” a swampy blues shuffle reminiscent of classic tunes by both his old group and ZZ Top. Fogerty and Gibbons both contribute vocals and guitar to the tune.
“For me as a musician, swamp boogie is the ‘holy grail’ of music,” Fogerty explains to Rolling Stone. “This sound captured my soul from a very early age. I couldn’t think of a better artist to conjure the vibe of the swamp with me better than the one and only Billy F. Gibbons.”
Gibbons, whose band currently is co-headlining the Blues & Bayous Tour with Fogerty, describes the song as “classic electric-guitar chops with an electrifying climax.”
The Blues & Bayous Tour resumes this Sunday, June 10, with a show in Oklahoma City and is mapped out through a June 29 concert in Welch, Minnesota. But first up for Fogerty will be a pair of headlining gigs, tonight in Catoosa, Oklahoma, and Saturday in New Braunfels, Texas.
John also has more headlining performances scheduled after his trek with ZZ Top winds down, including a six-date Las Vegas engagement at the Wynn resort casino in October.
Here are all of Fogerty’s upcoming North American shows:
6/8 — Catoosa, OK, Hard Rock Casino Tulsa
6/9 — New Braunfels, TX, Whitewater Amphitheater
6/10 — Oklahoma City, OK, Zoo Amphitheater+
6/12 — Highland Park, IL, Ravinia Festival+
6/13 — Noblesville, IN, Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center+
6/14 — Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center+
6/16 — Southaven, MS, BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove+
6/17 — Maryland Heights, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheater+
6/19 — Youngstown, OH, Covelli Centre+
6/20 — Wantagh, NY, Northwell Heath at Jones Beach Theater+
6/22 — Gilford, NH, Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion+
6/23 — Canandaigua, NY, Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center+
6/24 — Camden, NJ, BB&T Pavilion+
6/26 — Mount Pleasant, MI, Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort+*
6/27 — Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre+
6/29 — Welch, MN, Treasure Island Resort & Casino+
7/14 — Penticton, BC, Canada, South Okanagan Events Centre
7/15 — Abbotsford, BC, Canada, Abbotsford Centre
7/17 — Airway Heights, WA, Northern Quest Resort & Casino
7/19-20 — Seattle, WA, Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
7/29 — Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
10/10, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20 — Wynn Las Vegas – Encore Theater
11/9 — Wilkes Barre, PA, Mohegan Sun Arena
1/25/19 — Thackerville, OK, Winstar Casino
+ = Blues & Bayous Tour with ZZ Top
* = Willie Nelson also will perform.
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