John Fogerty Tickets
Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
A man who made the rankings in both Rolling Stone magazine's list of 100 Greatest Guitarists and the list of 100 Greatest Singers, former Creedence Clearwater Revival member John Fogerty brings his critically acclaimed 1969 Tour to Firstmerit Bank Pavilion on Wednesday 8th July! The extended tour celebrates Fogerty's musical success in the year that CCR released 3 top selling albums.
He says the tour so far has "been a lot of fun, really an enjoyable presentation. You're presenting an era, really, which has been as much fun for me as the audience, I think."
John Fogerty found fame in the late 1960s/early 1970s as the lead singer and lead guitarist for roots rock/swamp rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival. The band released their debut self-titled album and also had their first hit single, "Susie Q" in 1968, with their peak success happening in 1969 when they released three top 10 hits and, ultimately, multi-platinum albums — Bayou County, Green River and Willy and the Poor Boys. With these releases they scored four top five hit singles, including “Proud Mary” and “Bad Moon Rising”. It was during this time that the band played Woodstock Festival and even outsold the Beatles. Having subsequently refused to play any CCR songs since the band's dissolution in 1972, due to disputes with fellow band members and the success of his solo career, Fogerty made the decision to perform his old Creedence material regularly in concert after an inspirational visit to the grave site of blues legend Robert Johnson in 1990.
Now on his extended 1969 Tour, Fogerty revisits his successes of that era, saying:
"I am at a wonderful place in my life. I am playing the music that I love and wrote…No lawyers, lawsuits, or angry ex-band members will stop me ever again from singing my songs. I am going to continue to tour and play all my songs every single night I am out on the road."