John Fogerty has unveiled new details about his forthcoming autobiography. The book is titled Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music and will be published October 6.
The memoir will feature the 69-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s recollections about his eventful life, from his childhood in Northern California and his early forays into music, to his exciting but tumultuous years as the leader of Creedence Clearwater Revival. He also discusses his withdrawal from the music business following the band’s breakup, his triumphant return to the spotlight as a solo artist, and much more.
“I’m excited to share my story and my life with you,” says Fogerty in a statement. “You’re going to hear where it all started, my passion to become the best musician I could be. You’ll travel down some rough roads, but that road leads to something beautiful. My book won’t be sugar coated! It’s all in there.”
Fortunate Son is available for pre-order now online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes.
In other news, Fogerty has added more than a dozen dates to the recently-announced U.S. leg of his 1969 tour. The trek, which gets underway with a previously-announced May 2 appearance at the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, Tennessee, now is scheduled to run through to an August 9 concert in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Other newly-added shows include performances in Honolulu, Baltimore, New York City, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Indianapolis, St. Louis, and Chicago. Visit JohnFogerty.com for ticket info and on-sale dates. More shows are expected to be announced soon.
The 1969 tour celebrates the eventful year Creedence Clearwater Revival released three of its classic albums — Bayou Country, Green River, and Willy and the Poor Boys — and will include performances of many memorable songs that are featured on those records.