Behold, the "Holy Grail"! Listen to John Fogerty and Billy Gibbons' new collaborative single
Written by Classic Rock 93.9 on June 8, 2018
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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