Legendary rocker John Fogerty has announced an unprecedented series of live shows at New York City’s famed Beacon Theatre. “Looking Out My Back Door: John Fogerty Performs Live! The Albums of Creedence Clearwater Revival” will see Fogerty perform in their entirety “COSMO’S FACTORY” on November 17th and “GREEN RIVER” on November 18th. In addition, Fogerty will perform a bonus set comprising classic songs from the extraordinary CCR days to his solo canon of hits. Fogerty’s special guests for both nights will be the acclaimed Delta Spirit.
Internet pre-sale tickets will be available beginning 8am EST this Saturday October 1. All remaining tickets will then go on sale to the general public on Monday October 10 at 10am EST. For full details and ticket information, please visit www.johnfogerty.com.
A number of additional live performances are also slated for November. Complete details can be found at www.johnfogerty.com/tour.aspx.
Fogerty and his crack band spent much the past summer rockin’ all over the world, drawing rapturous critical acclaim at every stop. “Energetic, wired, and vital…Fogerty was simply a physical wonder to behold,” exclaimed the Toronto Sun in a four-starred rave. The San Francisco Examiner declared Fogerty’s “crowd-pleasing” set as one of the clear highlights of the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, while Rolling Stone pointed out that “Fogerty couldn’t hold back his enthusiasm.”
John Fogerty is a true American treasure, one of popular music’s all-time greatest singers, guitar players, and songwriters. His remarkable career began in his hometown of El Cerrito, California, soon earning massive popular and critical success with the one and only Creedence Clearwater Revival. As leader of CCR, Fogerty forged a distinctive, groundbreaking sound all his own, equal parts blues, country, pop, rockabilly, R&B, swamp boogie, and Southern fried rock ‘n’ roll, all united by his uniquely evocative lyrical perspective.
From 1968 to 1971, Creedence Clearwater Revival unleashed an incredible succession of hit singles and platinum certified albums that remains unparalleled in the annals of rock ‘n’ roll history. Their expansive cover of “Suzie Q” was followed by a stunning series of Fogerty-penned favorites that dominated rock and pop radio, including “Proud Mary,” “Down On The Corner,” “Born On The Bayou,” “Have You Ever Seen The Rain,” and what remains the definitive anti-war anthem, “Fortunate Son.”
“GREEN RIVER,” the second of three CCR albums released in 1969, proved their first out-and-out blockbuster. Fuelled by the smash singles, “Bad Moon Rising” and “Green River,” not to mention the immortal “Lodi,” the album spent three weeks atop the Billboard 200, confirming Fogerty’s status among American rock ‘n’ roll’s preeminent artists.
1970’s “COSMO’S FACTORY” marked Creedence Clearwater Revival’s biggest seller and greatest critical triumph. The album – currently certified 4x-platinum by the RIAA – stands tall as a veritable jukebox of iconic rock ‘n’ roll, from “Travelin’ Band” and “Who’ll Stop The Rain,” to “Run Through The Jungle” and “Up Around The Bend,” to “Lookin’ Out My Back Door” and the epic “I Heard It Through The Grapevine.”
After Creedence Clearwater Revival called it quits in 1972, Fogerty embarked on what would prove to be an equally impressive solo career. Among its many highlights are 1975’s “JOHN FOGERTY” – featuring the rollicking “Rockin’ All Over The World” – and 1985’s #1 phenomenon, “CENTERFIELD.” With its trio of timeless hit singles, including “The Old Man Down The Road,” “Rock And Roll Girls,” and the irresistible title track, the multi-platinum collection marked Fogerty’s glorious return to the forefront of modern rock ‘n’ roll.
1997’s “BLUE MOON SWAMP” earned Fogerty further acclamation, as well as a Grammy Award for “Best Rock Album.” Among his many other honors are induction in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the BMI Pop Music Awards’ prestigious “BMI Icon,” and Performance Magazine’s “Theater Tour of the Year” Award. In addition, Fogerty and “Centerfield” were honored during the 2010 National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies – the first time the National Baseball Hall of Fame has immortalized a musician or song as part of the annual ceremonies.
Having made infrequent live appearances in the 90s, by 2004 he had made a full-throated return to the road, including the MoveOn.org-sponsored Vote For Change tour and his first series of European dates in more than three decades. Other live highlights include 2009’s 25th Anniversary Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Benefit Concerts at Madison Square Garden (which saw him performing alongside Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band) and a stellar main stage set at 2010’s Bonnaro Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. Still going strong in 2011, Fogerty and his always electrifying backing band bring it each time they step upon a stage, performing his mind-blowing body of work to generation after generation of adoring fans.