John Fogerty is an accomplished musician of many years. Though fans may know him as the acclaimed solo musician part of a number of folk, rock, and country groups throughout the decades, he is most well known as the frontman for Creedence Clearwater Revival, also known as CCR. The band has been split up for quite a few years. Their last studio release was in 1972, and since then they have been largely defunct. But this does not stop Fogerty from unleashing a slew of Creedence hits; both massive singles to underappreciated deep cuts.
Foogerty’s setlist remains pretty much the same as the famed frontman opens with a string of CCR jams. This includes opening tune “Travelin Band” right into “Green River,” “Who’ll Stop the Rain,” and “Born on the Bayou.” His first non-CCR tune comes in the form of “Hot Rod Heart,” a solo song from years prior.
He does make a few small changes. Some shows include “Big Train (from Memphis)” which is replaced by “Susie Q” in close to the same location in the evening. It is mostly the solo material that gets switched around. Some setlists include the folksy number “Gunslinger,” while others include “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” which is a cover from the folk group, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles.
The fact is that it is the CCR material the majority of people are coming out for. A solid 75% of the setlist is material from the acclaimed country rock group, including the closing triple whammy of “Bad Moon Rising,” “Proud Mary,” and the group’s most popular song by a clear shot, “Fortunate Son.”
Interestingly, Fogerty has been prolific as a solo musician right up to 2013. His recent release, Wrote a Song For Everyone, clearly wasn’t good enough for room in a live setting, from which a sole track, “Mystic Highway,” makes the list. Aside from that, the set is loaded with 60’s and 70’s CCR jams and a few solo tunes for good measure.
Who’ll Stop the Rain
Born on the Bayou
Lookin’ Out My Back Door
Hot Rod Heart
I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Long as I Can See the Light
Have You Ever Seen the Rain?
Night Time Is the Right Time
Keep On Chooglin’
Down on the Corner
The Old Man Down the Road
Bad Moon Rising
How about cover material?
As he is prone to do, John Fogerty unleashes a few covers for this tour, with the song “Cotton Fields,” a cut from the very Americana group Lead Belly. He pairs that up with “Oh, Pretty Woman,” by the rockabilly artist, Roy Orbison. He may switch this song out for another song from a classic 50’s and 60’s rock artist- Little Richard. The choice cut from him is “Good Golly Miss Molly,” reimagined through Fogerty’s guitar.
Any news on a Creedence Clearwater Revival reunion?
No. With Fogerty so enmeshed with these songs and seeing success solo, it is even less likely if not impossible.
How long is a John Fogerty concert?
Fogerty plays a completely reasonable and expansive set clocking in at two hours.
How do I get access to presale tickets for John Fogerty’s tour?
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Who is John Fogerty’s publicist and press contact?
John Fogerty is part of the Vanguard Records label. His most recent album was released under the label, and they take care of music publicity and press. You can reach out to the small rock imprint at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact them directly at 310-829-9355, extension 137.
“Fogerty got it on with “Good Golly Miss Molly,” after a swamp-rock version of “Born on the Bayou,” and went deep into the Creedence Clearwater Revival catalog for “Penthouse Pauper,” “Graveyard Train” and “Keep on Chooglin’.” It was a particularly interesting guitar solo that Fogerty unleashed to initiate the song, hammering notes and plucking harmonics before exploding into a boogie riff.” – Donnie Moorhouse of Mass Live
“He was pumped to play Jazz Fest for the first time in many years. Forgoing his standard flannel shirt – Sunday was warm – in favor of denim, he was in great spirits. He and a band, featuring son Shane Fogerty on rhythm guitar, opened strong with “Born on the Bayou” and “Green River.” His chiseled howl is remarkably well preserved; his catalog has also held up well.” – Keith Spera of the Times-Picayune
“The night was mostly defined by revisiting a generous portion of the Creedence catalogue. A rapid-fire barrage of six CCR songs in the set’s opening onslaught — “Hey Tonight,” “Green River,” “Looking Out My Back Door,” Lodi,” Who’ll Stop the Rain” and “Wrote a Song For Everyone” all made for an impressive first punch, ably followed by “Suzie Q,” a song Creedence appropriated as its own early on.” – Lee Zimmerman of the Miami New Times
John Fogerty 2013
Tour Opening Acts: ZZ Top
Started March 16, 2013 in Austin, Texas | Ended November 14, 2013 in New York, New York
John Fogerty 2012
Tour Opening Acts: Bruce Springsteen
Started June 21, 2012 in Park City, Utah | Ended October 19, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona
John Fogerty 2011
Tour Opening Acts: NA
Started May 26, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois | Ended November 22, 2011 in New York, New York
John Fogerty 2010
Tour Opening Acts: NA
Started April 22, 2010 in Hollywood, Florida | Ended September 14, 2010 in Rochester, New York
John Fogerty 2009
Tour Opening Acts: NA
Started May 29, 2009 in Rochester Hills, Michigan | Ended November 29, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts