John Fogerty Rolling Out 50th Anniversary Tour

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John Fogerty revealed last fall that he has no intention of slowing down and will mark the 50th anniversary of his career with a celebration on the road via an expanded 2019 world tour, many of which have been revealed, including a performance at the Woodstock 50th anniversary festival in August as well as one at the site of the original 1969 festival (see below). Even more concerts were announced on April 22, including a fall residency at Wynn Las Vegas.

In January of ’69, shortly after completing his military service, Creedence Clearwater Revival released their second album, Bayou Country. Fogerty’s composition, “Proud Mary,” a reflective song he penned as soon as he was discharged, rose to #2 on the U.S. singles chart.

That August, with the release of Green River, two more singles, “Green River” and “Bad Moon Rising,” also reached #2 and helped the album reach #1. Just three months after the release of its predecessor, CCR put out a third studio album, Willy and the Poor Boys, in November 1969. Its single, the toe-tappin’ “Down on the Corner,” was another hit, reaching #3. The album also yielded the classic rock favorite, “Fortunate Son,” a protest song/anti-war anthem.

How could one band be so prolific in such a short period of time? Of the three albums’ 26 songs, no less than 22 were written by Fogerty. These LPs also include such CCR classics as “Lodi” and “Born on the Bayou,” plus their legendary covers of “The Midnight Special,” “Cotton Fields” and “The Night Time is the Right Time.”

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Says Fogerty: “I can’t believe 50 years. It has been quite a ride… I bought a notebook in 1967 and wrote down some song titles. The first entry in my notebook is Proud Mary. To think that she is 50 years old and how my song has had such an impact is hard to put into words. I know when I wrote those songs it was my dream to become the best musician I could be. Not to let anything get in my way, not even the Vietnam war. I am thrilled to celebrate this time and my songs including the iconic Woodstock festival.”

Watch Ed Sullivan introduce “the Creedence Clearwater”

Related: Our review of Fogerty and all those hits, November 2018

John Fogerty 2019 Tour Dates (Tickets are available here)

May 05 – New Orleans, LA – Jazz Fest
May 11 – New Town, ND – 4 Bears Casino Events Center
May 12 – Regina, Canada – Brandt Centre
May 13 – Saskatoon, Canada – SaskTel Centre

Jun 20 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Jun 29 – Slupsk, Poland – Dolina Charlotty Resort & Spa
Jul 02 – Helsinki, Finland – Hartwall Arena
Jul 04 – Oslo, Norway – Spektrum
Jul 05 – Stavanger, Norway – DNB Arena
Jul 08 – Rattvik, Sweden – Dalhalla
Jul 10 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Liseberg Tivoli
Jul 11 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena
Jul 13 – Eindhovenseweg Weert, Netherlands – Bospop Festival
Jul 14 – Rotselaar, Belgium – TWC Festival
Jul 16 – Bonn, Germany – Kunstrasen
Jul 17 – Winterbach, Germany – Zeltspektakel
Jul 19 – Chemnitz, Germany – Theaterplatz

Aug 09 – E. Providence, RI – Bold Point Park
Aug 10 – Vineyard Haven, MA – Veterans Memorial Park
Aug 11 – Westbrook, ME – Maine Savings Pavilion at Rock Row
Aug 13 – Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
Aug 15 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
Aug 16 – Watkins Glen, NY – Woodstock 50
Aug 17 – Bensalem, PA – Xcite Center @ Parx Casino
Aug 18 – Bethel Woods, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Sep 20 – Louisville, KY – Bourbon & Beyond Festival
Sep 21 – Battle Creek, MI – Firekeepers Casino

Nov 6, 8-9, 13, 15-16 – Las Vegas, NV – Encore Theater at the Wynn

More to come…

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    #2 Stevo 5 June, 2019, 09:15

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