John Fogerty, one of the biggest names in classic rock, is returning to Prince George.
The founder of Credence Clearwater Revival and definitive solo rocker came to CN Centre in 2012. The response was so strong that next time his touring schedule allowed, he booked a return engagement. He will be back in the spotlight here on July 26.
Already legendary for his "no two shows are the same" philosophy, he is bringing a particular theme on this junket. He is calling this the 1969 Tour, hearkening back to that year when Fogerty and CCR launched not one, not two, but three albums and all of them were smash hits.
Songs like Bad Moon Rising, Down On The Corner, Born On The Bayou, Proud Mary, Fortunate Son and many more all roared to life in that one year, and are still popular.
That year was also notable for the political upheaval connected to the war in Vietnam. The music of CCR and the spirit in John Fogerty's compositions were meshed with that tumultuous time. The politics, the culture and the music made 1969 a pivotal flashpoint in modern culture, and it burns anew in 2015 when Fogerty rolls through.
His legions of fans won't forget either that Fogerty is also the mastermind behind megahits like The Old Man (Is Down The Road), Rock And Roll Girls, and the baseball-themed super-hit Centerfield. In 2010 he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame for that track, the first time such an honour was ever bestowed on a musician.
Tickets for the Prince George appearance of John Fogerty go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at CN Centre, Studio 2880 and onlive via www.livenation.com. Prices start as low as $20.