John Fogerty Embarking on 1969 World Tour in Canada in November
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:15:43
Now in his 69th year, classic rocker John Fogerty is calling us back to 1969, to re-invigorate those ties that bind us with his upcoming 1969 World Tour. The tour will kick-off this November in Canada. More dates and countries will be announced for 2015.
This tour celebrates the music and the events of 1969 as heard through the music of John Fogerty, writer and producer of those three classic albums. As part of CCR, Fogerty performed at Woodstock, they toured the nation and gave voice to millions of fans.
Fogerty felt what was coming. Of the time, he says, "I just took it all in, everyone knew we were at a pivotal moment, I took it all in and turned it into songs." He had already established himself as a distinctive voice with the hit song "Suzie Q," but like all artists, he feared the label; one-hit wonder. With more songs like "Proud Mary" Creedence Clearwater Revival was the No. 1 band in rock ‘n roll.
1969 came to life through "Born on the Bayou," "Green River," "Bad Moon Rising," an ode to the timing of Man Walking on the Moon and "Down on the Corner." In one of his most influential and controversial numbers, Fogerty made his personal declaration on the Vietnam War known through "Fortunate Son."
Harkening back to the spirit of the Irish Draft Riots of the Civil War, his lyrics shoved the unfair practices of the modern draft process into the nation's focus. Ironically, Fogerty was drafted and is a proud Vietnam-era veteran of the Army Reserve, yet his heartfelt opinions on that conflict and its impact are not swayed.
John Fogerty Tour Dates:
November 7 St. John's, NL Mile One Stadium
November 8 St. John's, NL Mile One Stadium
November 10 Halifax, NS Halifax Metro Centre
November 12 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
November 13 Rama, ON Casino Rama
November 14 Oshawa, ON GM Centre
November 15 Hamilton, ON Copps Coliseum
November 17 Sudbury, ON Sudbury Arena
November 19 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
November 20 Moose Jaw, SK Mosaic Place
November 21 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
November 23 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
November 24 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
November 25 Dawson Creek, BC EnCana Events Centre
November 27 Penticton, BC South Okanagan Events Centre
November 28 Abbotsford, BC Abbotsford Centre
November 29 Victoria, BC Save On Foods Memorial Centre
For tickets and more info, visit JohnFogerty.com
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