“Like the blues legends he admires, Fogerty realizes the importance of essentials: a gritty voice, uncluttered guitar lines and songs that reduce rock to its bare bones… he’s truly a rock and roll alchemist who burned - and continues to burn - with the keening intensity of a welding torch.” - Victoria Times Colonist
Beginning with two sold-out shows in Newfoundland on September 7 & 8th to the closing night in Victoria, BC on September 29th, JOHN FOGERTY rocked his way through Canada night after night solidifying his stature as a rock and roll icon and songwriter extraordinaire. Over the course of 16 sold-out shows, Canadian fans were treated to unforgettable nights of music as the groundbreaking singer, songwriter and guitarist performed to capacity crowds with his “phenomenal vocals and killer guitar riffs” (Edmonton Journal) plus a special production created just for these shows. See more critical quotes below.
FOGERTY, one of rock’s most important artists and a national treasure who’s sold over 100 million records is now back in the studio finishing his much-anticipated album Wrote a Song for Everyone. It’s a celebration of his revered songbook (classics and deep tracks) and some brand new songs to be released on Vanguard Records, his first for the label, in early 2013. It will feature collaborations with Foo Fighters, Bob Seger, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, My Morning Jacket, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Dawes and more. Visit www.johnfogerty.com for updates.
Here are more quotes from critics about the shows:
“Elvis Presley may have been the king of rock ‘n’ roll, but John Fogerty is surely the sultan of songwriters. A night with Fogerty reminds us just how much his music has been a soundtrack to our lives. He has been there with us from high school dances to weddings, divorces, grimy bars and the radio of every single car that has taken us there. Thanks to his distinct voice and the questions his songs ask, the encouragement they deliver and the words of warning they resound, there’s no denying John Fogerty has left an indelible mark on the face of music. He proved that Thursday night with one terrific song after another….“– Winnipeg Free Press
“Fogerty and his five-piece band had put on a two hour show showing off stellar musicianship, lush lighting, sweet video clips and special effects suited to each song. Fogerty was fabulous. We were a lucky audience who got to see this living legend perform – still at the top of his game.” - Prince George Free Press
“Fogerty, a rock legend and icon, made his first appearance in Regina on Friday night and the sold out crowd at the Brandt Centre couldn’t have asked for a more magical evening. Taking to the stage in jeans and his trademark flannel shirt — on this night it was blue — Fogerty and his five-man band powered their way through 31 songs over two hours and 15 minutes. Many artists don’t even have enough original material to play for that long but Fogerty not only has the material, he has great material.” – Regina Leader Post
“John Fogerty may never have played Winnipeg prior to 2007, but the iconic swamp rocker has made up for lost time, performing at the MTS Centre last night for the third time in five years before nearly 10,000 adoring fans. Bedecked in his trademark flannel shirt and jeans, the 67-year old still looked and sounded half his age as he growled out the screaming vocal lines and pumped out the guitar riffs. The high tech splash, which included flashpots, dry ice, confetti cannons, jumbotrons and multi-media video screens, helped enhance the majesty of Fogerty’s impressive 4 ½-decade back catalogue of songs and seemed totally appropriate.” – Examiner.com
“Fogerty hits grand slam with Halifax crowd” – The Chronicle Herald
About John Fogerty:
John Fogerty—singer, songwriter and guitarist—has sold over 100 million records, earning 18 Gold Albums and 10 Platinum Albums. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, won the Grammy Award for his album Blue Moon Swamp in 1997 and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005. He is also a BMI Icon Award Winner. In addition, Fogerty and his #1 phenomenal recording “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. He’s also called the “Father of the Flannel Shirt.”