PORTLAND – Rock ‘n’ roll great John Fogerty returns, with his latest album, “Deja Vu All Over Again,” to show fans once again why he has long been considered one of American’s greatest singer-songwriters.

He will perform at 7:30 p.m. June 5 at the State Theatre, 609 Congress St.

The State Theatre box office, however, will NOT be open due to renovations taking place at the theater. Tickets will be sold at 10 a.m. Friday, April 22, at the Cumberland County Civic Center. The CCCC will sell tickets for all State Theatre shows from this Friday forward. The State Theatre box office will be open day of show only. CCCC box office hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Beginning May 2, hours will be 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tickets are also available at all Ticketmaster outlets. People may also purchase tickets by phone, (207) 775-3331;or online at www.LiveAtTheState.com. Tickets are $47.50 in advance; $49.50 day of show. General admission, all ages.

Fogerty’s enduring songs like “Proud Mary” and “Fortunate Son” are firmly ingrained in America’s consciousness. He has also penned such classic songs as “Bad Moon Rising,” “Who’ll Stop The Rain,” “Lodi,” “Looking Out My Back Door,” “Run Through The Jungle,” and “Centerfield.”

Fogerty recorded many of his great songs as the leader of the now legendary band Creedence Clearwater Revival. From the start, he blended rockabilly, R&B, swamp rock and country music into a potent mix. Fogerty’s soulful sound had the power of his beloved rock ‘n’ roll forefathers but he also managed to address the burning social issues of his time in a way that has proven subtle and timeless.

Creedence Clearwater Revival split in 1972 amid personal tensions and financial mishaps. Feeling burnt by his experience, Fogerty started a more low-key solo career, then disappeared from the music scene entirely to distance himself from what had become a rather painful business.

In 1984, Fogerty returned with the winning album “Centerfield,” which seemed tied to his finest work with Creedence Clearwater Revival yet sounded utterly up to date. “Eye of The Zombie” followed in 1987; and Fogerty hit the road again.

To this day, Fogerty remains one of the defining songwriters of our time.

His last studio album, 1997’s warmly rootsy, Grammy Award-winning “Blue Moon Swamp” suggests just that. And “Deja Vu All Over Again” affirms that status.


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