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GRAMMY® winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member John Fogerty announces The Celebration Tour and will be joined by his sons Shane and Tyler, as well as their band Hearty Har. The tour includes a stop at The Sound at Coachman Park in Downtown Clearwater on Saturday, July 29 at 8 pm. For a complete list of tour dates and more information, please visit www.johnfogerty.com.
John Fogerty is a true American treasure. As the leader of Creedence Clearwater Revival (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. Fogerty is a GRAMMY® winner and has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as well as the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is the only musician to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame for his song, Centerfield, a staple at baseball stadiums across the country. Among Fogerty’s many hit songs, which have sold over 100 million records, both as a solo artist and as leader of CCR, highlights include Proud Mary, Susie Q, Fortunate Son, Born on the Bayou, Bad Moon Rising, and Have You Ever Seen the Rain, among many others.
In 2019, Fogerty celebrated 50 years in music with a worldwide tour with his show, My 50 Year Trip. An album, 50 Year Trip: Live at Red Rocks, featuring a collection of Creedence Clearwater Revival hits, including songs from the set list of his performance at the legendary Woodstock music festival in 1969 among other fan favorites, was released on November 8, 2019.
In April 2020, while self-quarantining together the Fogerty Family – featuring John with his sons Shane, Tyler, and daughter Kelsy – gathered in their home studio to play some music together. A weekly video series began and became so popular that a digital EP, Fogerty’s Factory, was released via BMG on Fogerty’s birthday, May 28, 2020. An extended Fogerty’s Factory full album was released on November 20, 2020. In December of that year, Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Chronicle Vol. 1 hit the milestone of charting for more than 500 weeks on the Billboard 200, becoming only the eighth album to ever do so.
In early January 2021, Fogerty released his first new original solo music in eight years, Weeping in The Promised Land. The song is Fogerty’s definitive look back at 2020, ultimately serving as a moving tribute to those who had been affected by the pandemic, as well as those who have suffered through prejudice and injustice, with an eye on brighter days ahead.
Fogerty recently partnered with Concord on the official release of Creedence Clearwater Revival At The Royal Albert Hall on the label’s Craft Recordings. More than 50 years after the legendary 1970 show, the original multitrack tapes were meticulously restored and mixed by GRAMMY®-winning producer Giles Martin and engineer Sam Okell. The accompanying documentary takes viewers from CCR’s earliest years together in El Cerrito, CA through their meteoric rise to fame, and is the only concert footage of the original CCR lineup to be released in its entirety.
In 2023, Fogerty, the composer of iconic songs that have inspired generations – Proud Mary, Down on the Corner, Fortunate Son, Bad Moon Rising, Have You Ever Seen the Rain, among many others – acquired a majority interest of the worldwide publishing rights to his historic song catalog from Concord. The compositions have been both a decades-long dream and a personal mission for John. For years, the copyrights to Fogerty’s classic songs were the property of Saul Zaentz, the owner of Fantasy Records, who sold the label and its publishing portfolio to the former Concord Music Group in 1995. Fogerty, who extricated himself from Fantasy in 1974, re-signed with the label upon its purchase by Concord. Even so, he was not able to gain ownership of his songs – until now.
“As of this January, I own my own songs again. This is something I thought would never be a possibility. After 50 years, I am finally reunited with my songs. I also have a say in where and how my songs are used. Up until this year, that is something I have never been able to do. I am looking forward to touring and celebrating this year! I want to thank Concord for helping to make all of this happen. And I am excited for new ideas and a renewed interest in my music … like a revival,” said John Fogerty.
In early March 2023, Fogerty has joined Spotify’s “Billions Club” with Creedence Clearwater Revival’s enduring recording of his song, Have You Ever Seen the Rain, commemorating an outstanding achievement of over 1 billion streams on the platform, a feat that has been reached by less than 400 songs. His iconic song Fortunate Son, also recorded by CCR, is also on track to hit 1 billion streams later this year.
Additionally, when it comes to overall monthly listeners of bands founded in the ’60s, CCR currently ranks in Spotify’s Top 3, landing just behind The Beatles and Fleetwood Mac, and ahead of acts like The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, and Led Zeppelin. Nearly 55 years after their debut, it is a remarkable testament to their timeless appeal.
Tickets priced at $195, $125, $100, $85 and $65 are available at The Raymond James Central Ticket Office at Ruth Eckerd Hall, by calling 727-791-7400 or visiting www.RuthEckerdHall.com. The Raymond James Central Ticket Office at Ruth Eckerd Hall is open Tuesday through Thursday, from noon to 6 pm, Friday, from 10 am to 6 pm, and Saturday, from noon to 6 pm.
About The Sound: located at Coachman Park in downtown Clearwater, near the intercostal waterway, will open the summer of 2023. Ruth Eckerd Hall will manage and operate this state-of-the-art music venue that features 4,000 covered seats, with an additional 5,000 seated lawn and an incredible view of the majestic sunsets of Clearwater Beach. In May 2022, the Clearwater City Council selected Ruth Eckerd Hall to operate The Sound music venue.