JOHN FOGERTY’S NEW ALBUM ‘WROTE A SONG FOR EVERYONE’
ENTERS BILLBOARD TOP 200 ALBUMS CHART AT #3,
MARKING THE HIGHEST CHART DEBUT EVER IN HIS ENTIRE CAREER
FROM CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL THROUGH TODAY
ANNOUNCES PRELIMINARY FALL TOUR DATES
Live Nation is pleased to announce that JOHN FOGERTY will perform at The Fillmore Auditorium on Tuesday, October 15. Show time is 8:00 PM. Doors open at 7:00 PM
JOHN FOGERTY’s new album WROTE A SONG FOR EVERYONE has entered the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #3, selling 51,319 copies in its first week. This marks the Grammy Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee’s highest-debuting album of his career (including Creedence Clearwater Revival releases). In addition, this is Fogerty’s highest charting record since 1985’s Centerfield hit #1. One of rock’s most important artists and a national treasure who’s sold over 100 million albums, FOGERTY has also announced preliminary tour dates for the fall (see dates below).
Produced by FOGERTY, WROTE A SONG FOR EVERYONE is generating widespread praise and has received Rolling Stone magazine’s highest rating–a rare 5 stars–in a lead review in the current issue:
A celebration of FOGERTY’s iconic songbook, the album is a collection of 14 songs: 12 classics and deep tracks (Creedence Clearwater Revival and solo material) from his remarkable canon of hits recorded in collaboration with today’s biggest superstars from the country, pop and rock worlds, plus two brand new solo songs including the new single and video “Mystic Highway.” WROTE A SONG FOR EVERYONE was released by Vanguard Records on May 28,FOGERTY’s birthday, when he performed a sold-out, intimate one-night-only album release and birthday bash concert at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angelesthat was broadcast live on AXS TV and also simulcast on legendary radio station KLOS (95.5fm in Los Angeles).
On the concert front, JOHN FOGERTY will be rockin’ all over the world in 2013 and 2014. The preliminary tour dates are below, with more to come soon. In addition, FOGERTY has two festival sit-ins with Widespread Panic and Zac Brown Band.
WROTE A SONG FOR EVERYONE marks the singer, songwriter and guitarist’s ninth studio solo album since disbanding Creedence Clearwater Revival. Mixed by Bob Clearmountain, it was recorded in Los Angeles and Nashville except for “Proud Mary” which was recorded in New Orleanswith Allen Toussaint and the Rebirth Brass Band. FOGERTY recorded “Fortunate Son” with Foo Fighters at their 606 studio using “the” legendary Neve recording console featured in the #1 iTunes documentary Sound City.
Early Critical Praise for WROTE A SONG FOR EVERYONE:
“The result is some of the best new music Fogerty has made since, well, Creedence. His singing is strong and engaged, even scalding when he goes up against Kid Rock in ‘Born on the Bayou,’ and the current state of Fogerty’s guitar playing is summed up in his shootout with country picker Brad Paisley in ‘Hot Rod Heart.’… “Looking back at these songs, in this company, has brought out a fire and nerve in Fogerty. He sounds as renewed in these performances as the riffs and stories.”
–David Fricke, ROLLING STONE June 6, 2013 (five star review)
“As the genius behind Creedence Clearwater Revival and as a solo act, John Fogerty’s influence runs deep through American popular music. The breadth of his impact shows in the guest list for Wrote a Song for Everyone…Whether Fogerty’s swapping vocals with Bob Seger or guitar licks with Brad Paisley, he meets his collaborators at their stylistic crossroads. Each track sounds like it could fit on one of the guest’s albums as easily as Fogerty’s, no small feat when country singer Miranda Lambert and Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello appear on the same song.”
–Brian Mansfield, USA TODAY, May 28, 2013
“John Fogerty is a rock and roll rarity, an artist with a distinctive singing voice as well as a distinctive writing voice. He gets to show them both off on his newWrote a Song for Everyone (Vanguard) album, a collection of some of his best-known Creedence Clearwater Revival material reworked with some of today’s biggest stars alongside some new impressive songs, especially the single ‘Mystic Highway.’ He uses a breakdown with Zac Brown Band to take ‘Bad Moon Rising’ in a different direction and grunges up ‘Fortunate Son’ with the Foo Fighters, while Jennifer Hudson takes ‘Proud Mary’ to another level.” (Grade A-)
–Glenn Gamboa, NEWSDAY.COM, May 24, 2013