John Fogerty and ZZ Top Announce ‘Blues And Bayous Tour’

John Fogerty and ZZ Top are teaming up for a joint spring run, dubbed the “Blues and Bayous Tour.” The initial dates have just been announced with opening night set for May 25th in Atlantic City, New Jersey at Borgata Spa & Resort Event Center, with the shows stretching through June 29th at Welch, Minnesota’s Treasure Island Resort & Casino. More concerts will be announced soon, and for the tour’s June 26th show in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan; Fogerty and ZZ Top will be joined by their mutual old friend Willie Nelson for a special one-off triple bill.

John Fogerty said of the upcoming “Blues and Bayous Tour”: “ZZ Top is one of my favorite bands, and Billy F. Gibbons is one of my all-time favorite guitarists. Riffs, blues and bayous. . . bucket list!” Billy F. Gibbons added: “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 for ya’!”

  • John Fogerty told us that he prides himself in the fact that although nearly 50 years into being a constant voice on rock radio — his creative side hasn’t dwindled with age; [“I mean, there were many times in my recording and touring career where I have shown lots of different diversions in my, y’know, musical career — unashamedly. I mean, it’s not like I have to defend it or make it work, or whatever. I’m just kind of trying things. And I like it, ‘hope you like, and if you don’t — well, whatever. That’s an opinion.”] SOUNDCUE (:18 OC: . . . that’s an opinion)
  • When we last caught up with ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill, we asked him if back in 1969, he or either of his bandmates — Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard — could ever have conceived that they’d still be recording and on the road all these years later:  [“I don’t think anybody knew. We hoped to do some records and do some touring. We were asked one time, I think we were together 10 years or, something like that, y’know, how that felt. I remember thinking, ‘Gee, has it been 10 years? That’s a long time!'”] SOUNDCUE (:14 OC: . . . a long time)


  • JUST ANNOUNCED: John Fogerty and ZZ Top tour dates (subject to change):
    April 18 – El Paso, TX – Abraham Chavez Theatre (ZZ Top only)
    April 20, 21, 25, 27, 28 – Las Vegas, NV – The Venetian Theatre (ZZ Top only)
    May 2, 4, 5, 9, 11, 12 – Las Vegas, NV – Encore Theater At Wynn Las Vegas (John Fogerty only)
    May 25 – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Spa & Resort
    May 26 – Holmdel, NJ – P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
    May 27 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
    May 29, 30 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap
    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 –
    Venue TBA
    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