John Fogerty brings an eight-show residency to The Venetian.
“Bad Moon Rising,” “Proud Mary,” “Fortunate Son,” “Who’ll Stop the Rain”—John Fogerty wrote and sang some of the most enduring songs of the late ’60s and early ’70s as the leader of Creedence Clearwater Revival. Now he’ll celebrate the music of that era with an eight-show residency at the Venetian Theatre, but first he gave us a behind-the-scenes preview of the show. Should we expect any surprises from your Vegas residency? “My first date is actually Elvis’s birthday, so that should be interesting. I’m a huge Elvis fan, so I’m sure there’ll be some reverence paid to him.” Your set list focuses on 1969, the year CCR released three full-length albums. “Well, we’d had one little hit, ‘Suzie Q,’ and I was deathly afraid of ending up a one-hit wonder, so I got very, very busy. When you’re young, you have very focused vision on what you want. Or at least I sure did.” You recently published your autobiography, Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music. Any reflections on writing it? “After you read the whole story, you finally realize, because all these years have passed, why certain things were important—maybe a year later, or five years later, one event led to another. I hope I’ve filled in most of the events as best I could. I really tried hard and wanted to do that.” January 8–23, 2016. From $59.50. Venetian Theatre, 702-414-9000