John Fogerty has added a new six-night Las Vegas run at Encore Theater at the Wynn for next November. The Creedence Clearwater Revival leader and songwriter, just wrapped his latest stand at the hotel earlier this month, and now has shows on the books at the venue for November 6th, 8th, 9th, 13th, 15th, and 16th.
According to the press release: “Inspired by the 50th anniversary of Woodstock and his iconic hit parade with Creedence Clearwater Revival, 'My 50 Year Trip' recreates the sounds and spirit of 1969 in this celebratory six-night engagement.” Tickets for all performances will be available for purchase starting Friday, April 26th at 10 a.m. PDT.
John Fogerty told us that back in the day playing Las Vegas was considered a curse — now, it's become one of the most coveted gigs in all of rock: “When I'd think of Vegas, I would think of fat Elvis (Presley), y'know? It was not a positive picture for sure, to me. At one point in time, Elvis was a young rock n' roller, and was deadly serious about what he was doing, y'know? But by the time he was in Las Vegas, especially the later portions, it seemed like he was kind of mailing it in (laughs) himself. I think the world has changed. You do not have to approach playing in Vegas that way. I am very serious about being an entertainer, a good musician, and being able to perform in front of what is — in some ways — a pretty tough audience.”
UPDATED: John Fogerty North American tour dates (subject to change):
May 5 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival May 11 – New Town, ND – 4 Bears Casino Events Center May 12 – Regina, SK – Brandt Centre May 13 – Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel Centre June 20 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre August 9 – East Providence, RI – Bold Point Park August 11 – Westbrook, ME – Maine Savings Pavilion at Rock Row August 13 – Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion August 15 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall August 16 – Watkins Glen, NY – Woodstock 50 September 20 – Louisville, KY – Bourbon & Beyond at Kentucky Expo Center November 6, 8, 9, 13, 15, 16 – Las Vegas, NV – Encore Theater at the Wynn