John Fogerty Adds to Woodstock Weekend Celebration

 Fresh on the heels of confirming additional U.S. dates earlier this week, JOHN FOGERTYannounces a return to the original Woodstock site in Bethel, NY, on the same day of the week, he played 50 years earlier on Sunday, August 18, 1969. FOGERTY will join the center’s Season of Song and Celebration with a show mirrored after Creedence Clearwater Revival’s historic set at Woodstock exactly 50 years later. FOGERTY’s much anticipated performance will close out the Anniversary Weekend.  Special guest announcements and on-sale information is forthcoming.

Five decades ago, FOGERTY and his band, Creedence Clearwater Revival, were scheduled to play on Saturday evening, August 16, 1969.  Due to delays in production and following The Grateful Dead, who went over their allotted time, FOGERTY and CCR didn’t hit the Woodstock stage until 2:30 am on Sunday!  “By the time we hit the stage we were ready to rock…but as I looked down into the crowd I quickly discovered, the Dead had put the entire audience to sleep!” exclaimed FOGERTY.  “That’s ok, it was late, so I focused my whole set on this one guy, way out in the crowd, who yelled to me, ‘That’s ok John, we’re with ya!’”

50 years ago, in 1969, JOHN FOGERTY wrote, recorded and released three amazing albums in one year with Creedence Clearwater Revival. First, in January of ’69, just a short time after completing his military service, the album Bayou Country was releasedThe iconic“Proud Mary,” a reflective song he penned as soon as he was discharged, rose to #2 on the singles chart. The same album also carried us all into the Louisiana backcountry with “Born on the Bayou”.  By August, with the release of Green River, two of his biggest tracks, “Green River” and “Bad Moon Rising” both spiked the U.S. chart at #2. As if any artist being responsible for two of his group’s greatest albums in a single year isn’t amazing enough, FOGERTY led CCR to another album debut in November of ’69.  Willy and the Poor Boys, and its single “Down on the Corner” brought a happy, toe-tappin’ track to their fans and it reached #3 on the charts. Probably the most famous of FOGERTY’s songs is, of course, “Fortunate Son” a protest song/anti-war anthem that became the mantra for a generation suspicious of those elites who blindly supported the use of military force, as many had seen in the Johnson administration and their supporters.

John Fogerty’s “My 50 Year Trip” itinerary:

May 5               New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival    New Orleans, LA

May 11             4 Bears Casino Events Center                New Town, MD

June 20            Red Rocks Amphitheatre                      Morrison, CO

June 29            Dolina Charlotty Resort & Spa               Slupsk, Poland

July 2               Hartwall Arena                                     Helsinki, Finland

July 4               Spektrum                                             Oslo, Norway

July 5               DNB Arena                                            Stavanger, Norway

July 8               Dalhalla                                                Rattvik, Sweden

July 10             Liseberg Tivoli                                      Gothenburg, Sweden

July 11             Royal Arena                                          Copenhagen, Denmark

July 13             Bospop Festival                                    Weert, Netherlands

July 14             TWC Festival                                        Rotselaar, Belgium

July 16             Kunstrasen                                           Bonn, Germany

July 17             Zeltspektakel                                       Winterbach, Germany

July 19             Theaterplatz                                         Chemnitz, Germany

August 9           Bold Point Park                                     East Providence, RI

August 10         Veterans Memorial Park                       Vineyard Haven, MA

August 11         Maine Savings Pavilion at Rock Row      Westbrook, ME

August 13         Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion                 Boston, MA

August 15         Radio City Music Hall                            New York, NY

August 16         Woodstock 50                                      Watkins Glen, NY

August 17         Xcite Center @ Parx Casino                 Bensalem, PA

August 18         Bethel Woods Center for the Arts     Bethel, NY *

September 20  Bourbon & Beyond Festival                   Louisville, KY

September 21  Firekeepers Casino                               Battle Creek, MI

November 6     Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas     Las Vegas, NV

November 8     Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas     Las Vegas, NV

November 9     Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas     Las Vegas, NV

November 13   Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas     Las Vegas, NV

November 15   Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas     Las Vegas, NV

November 16   Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas     Las Vegas, NV

*NEW DATE not previously announced

More dates to be announced

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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