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John Fogerty’s 53-year legacy as a musician can be credited to a lot of rolled up sleeves and hard work, and it’s certainly paid off for the 67-year-old southern rocker.
The former frontman of Creedence Clearwater Revival has found tremendous acclaim beyond the band’s five-year stint, which was also exceptionally successful. (Six of the band’s seven albums have sold more than 13 million copies in the United States alone.) Some 40 years removed from CCR, he’s still touring and selling out arenas across North America.
This Friday, Fogerty is headed to the Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre for some working man’s rock ‘n’ roll, sure to include CCR classics as well as his own solo singles. He is touring ahead of the release of his 10th studio album, Wrote a Song for Everyone, set to come out in early 2013.
There’s no doubt he’ll perform songs like “Proud Mary”, “Fortunate Son”, “Susie Q.”, “Run Through the Jungle”, “Down on the Corner” and “Up Around the Bend” – there are far too many memorable Revival songs to mention. And of course, he’s bound to throw in “Hearts of Stone”, “Rockin’ All Over the World”, “The Old Man Down the Road” or “Centerfield” in his solo show.
In terms of musical performance and roots rock, Fogerty is up there with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and John Mellencamp. If you’re not in Abbotsford Friday night, you ought to be.
Tickets are on sale through the Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre box office in-person and online through their website. They range from $20.00 to $69.50.