Joins 25,000 fans in Mexico City for Juan Gabriel Memorial Celebration
Duet on Brad Paisley’s Upcoming Album – Due in April
Los Angeles (February 22, 2017) -- After nearly five decades apart, JOHN FOGERTY has reunited with his beloved ACME Guitar, a guitar he owned in the late 60’s and wrote such iconic songs as “Proud Mary,” “Fortunate Son” and “Born on the Bayou.” JOHN also played this special guitar on many legendary TV performances, including The Ed Sullivan Show, and it so happens to be the very instrument that he played at Woodstock. You will hear the story of JOHN’s reunion with this special guitar as he plays it live, for the first time in decades, during his intimate residency at The Wynn Theatre on March 3 –11 and again – May 19-28.
After finding the long-lost guitar under his Christmas tree, a present from his wife, Julie, FOGERTY immediately removed the Rickenbacker from its case. As JOHN told Rolling Stone, "I started playing the solo in 'Green River' and the hairs stood up on the back of my neck," he says, "It was exactly that sound, 100 percent. I dare say I haven't heard that sound since those days when I had the guitar."
Following two sold-out, critically-acclaimed residencies in 2016, JOHN FOGERTY returns to Las Vegas next month. FOGERTY is set to debut at the Wynn Hotel’s Encore Theatre for ten intimate performances; John Fogerty: Fortunate Son In Concert is produced by Julie Fogerty and directed by Ken Ehrlich and Raj Kapoor in association with AEG Live. Attendees will enjoy performances of iconic FOGERTY’s Creedence Clearwater Revival classics including “Fortunate Son,” “Have You Ever Seen the Rain?” and “Up Around The Bend”, as well as solo hits such as “Centerfield, “Mystic Highway” and many more. FOGERTY also promises ‘special surprises’ for fans attending these new Residency shows!
This past weekend, on February 18th, JOHN was part of a special concert tribute to Juan Gabriel in Toluca, Mexico. At The Eternamente Juan Gabriel ... Vive la Experiencia in Toluca, JOHN joined 25,000 fans at Centro Dinamico Pegaso Toluca, just outside of Mexico City, performing a medley of his hits in addition to “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” as a duet with a hologram of Juan trading verses. Juan Gabriel loved FOGERTY’s songs and had recently covered this song on the bilingual album, Quiero Creedence, a Latin tribute to JOHN and CCR. Just before his passing, he and John had solidified plans to perform this duet together.
Expect to hear another duet with JOHN FOGERTY this spring when Brad Paisley releases his forthcoming album featuring the title-track, Love and War, co-written by the duo. FOGERTY is also working on new material for a new studio album, to come out in the near future.