John Fogerty rocking the South Okanagan Events Center in 2014. He returns to Penticton on July 14. Western News file photo

John Fogerty returns to the South Okanagan

John Fogerty, hailed as one of the most influential musicians in rock history, will play at the SOEC

With a career spanning more than 50 years, John Fogerty is hailed as one of the most influential musicians in rock history, and is returning to Penticton to play the South Okanagan Events Centre on July 14.

As leader of Creedence Clearwater Revival, the group’s chief musical architect, and as a solo artist, Fogerty’s works rank as some of the most influential in American music history. As the writer, singer and producer of numerous classic hits including Born on the Bayou, Green River, Proud Mary, and Bad Moon Rising, Fogerty has been honored as one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists, 100 Greatest Songwriters, and 100 Greatest Singers by Rolling Stone. Earning induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Baseball Hall of Fame, he is also a New York Times best-selling author for his memoir, Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music.

Fogerty’s remarkable career began in his hometown of El Cerrito, California, soon earning massive popular and critical success with the one and only Creedence Clearwater Revival. As leader of 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.

After Creedence Clearwater Revival called it quits in 1972, Fogerty embarked on what would prove to be an equally impressive solo career. Among its many highlights are 1975’s John Fogerty – featuring the rollicking Rockin’ All Over The World – and 1985’s No.1 phenomenon, Centrefield. With its trio of timeless hit singles, including The Old Man Down The Road, Rock And Roll Girls, and the irresistible title track, the multi-platinum collection marked Fogerty’s glorious return to the forefront of modern rock ‘n’ roll.

Tickets for the show at the SOEC go on sale on April 13 at 10 a.m. Prices are (including GST, additional service charges apply) $29.95, $49.95, $79.95 and $99.95. They can be purchased in person at the Valley First Box Office at the SOEC, charge by phone at 1-877-SOEC-TIX or online at www.ValleyFirstTix.com or www.livenation.com.


Kristi Patton | Editor

KristiPatton

Send Kristi Patton an email.
Like the Western News on Facebook.
Follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Penticton credit union looks to shred identity fraud

Document shredding event hosted by Valley First on Saturday

South Okanagan community gets kudos for proactive flood work

City of Penticton also taking proactive measures on local creeks to ease water flow ahead of freshet

Robot caretakers could be in your future

Interior Health CEO says AI will revolutionalize medical care

Highway 33 to re-open Friday

Traffic expected to resume at around 7 p.m.

Trucking

In the 1920s, Harry Brewster drove truck to distribute and pick up fruit boxes

What’s happening

Find out what events are taking place this weekend in your community

VIDEO: Smokers talk pot rules at annual 4-20 event

Annual pot protest-meets-festival in Vancouver attracted hundreds to vendors, concert

New funds, recruits set to alleviate B.C. sheriff shortage

The Government of British Columbia announced new sheriff graduates, funding for more classes

Farnworth says five years too long for feds to deal with organized crime in medical pot

Needs to be dealt with much sooner than that, B.C. Public Safety Minister says

Unions set for national strike against CP Rail

Locomotive engineers, conductors and signals specialists seeking new collective agreements.

B.C. woman known to hitchhike around province missing

Aislynn Hanson, 18, last seen April 13; known to travel throughout B.C. by hitchhiking

B.C. court relies on Facebook to track down missing defendant

A court in Princeton, B.C. relied on Facebook to track down a B.C. missing his court date

Cops corral pig on the loose on Vancouver Island

Police “put the grab” on pig before it can cross the highway on Vancouver Island

Accused in B.C. school stabbing found unfit to stand trial

Decision will put hold on upcoming trial for Gabriel Klein

Most Read