DOW_22691colorStu Cook and Doug “Cosmo” Clifford may not have intended it, but their band Creedence Clearwater Revisited has taken on a startling life of its own. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame rhythm section (bass and drums respectively) from the legendary group Creedence Clearwater Revival launched the Creedence Clearwater Revisited project in 1995 to once again perform live Creedence Clearwater Revival hits ‑ touchstones of a generation. Though the pair initially only planned to play private parties, Creedence Clearwater Revisited now performs up to 100 shows a year and released the album “Recollection.

“We never really had any intention of playing for the public,” says Stu. “But a friend wanted to promote a couple of concerts. We got talked into it, but didn’t know how it would go over.”  Since then, the reaction to Creedence Clearwater Revisited’s concerts has been astounding, and driven in part by a generation of kids who, as Cosmo says, “weren’t even born when the music came out.”

“The true test of any concert is how the music makes you feel,” commented Classic Rock Revisited critic Jeb Wright about a 2013 concert.  “On this night, this writer walked away with a wonderful feeling, having just witnessed timeless, historical music, performed to perfection. Creedence Clearwater Revisited not only looks to the past, performing iconic songs, they bring them to the modern day, reminding us all of the true importance of music.”

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Having toured North America, South America, Central America, New Zealand, Australia, Europe and Asia, knocking out audiences with astounding concerts jam packed with songs that are still a staple of radio, television and movie soundtracks, Creedence Clearwater Revisited has come a long way.

The band has also released a double‑live CD, which features passionate, authoritative version of 22 classic hits as the result of public demand. “It was generated by requests of the people who came to the shows,” Stu acknowledges. “Over and over they would ask, ‘do you guys have a CD?’”  Creedence Clearwater Revisited’s “Recollection” has proven so popular that in 2008 the RIAA certified it Platinum.

“In the beginning Cosmo and I decided that if we could find the musicians that could capture the sound and recreate what the music was about, we’d do it,” recalls Stu.  As fans around the world can attest, Stu and Cosmo found the right players.  Lead singer/rhythm guitar player John Tristao, a powerful tenor with the energy to power songs, initially rose to prominence as lead singer for the band People when their hit “I Love You” bulleted into the top ten.  The newest touring member of Creedence Clearwater Revisited is lead guitarist Kurt Griffey.  As a guitarist, song writer, producer and performer, Griffey has recorded and toured with musicians including members of the Eagles, Foreigner, the Moody Blues, Wings, Lynyrd Skynryd, Santana and Journey.  Talented multi‑instrumentalist Steve Gunner rounds out the group.  As Cosmo puts it, “Gun provides live all the overdubs that were on the records. He plays keyboard, acoustic guitar, percussion, harmonica and sings the high harmonies.”

CCR_2013_color_smStu and Cosmo and their band Creedence Clearwater Revisited add a new chapter to their musical legacy with vibrant and exhilarating energy and pure American spirit. As the Hollywood Reporter’s music critic John Lappen wrote about a Creedence Clearwater Revisited concert, “Their set was an amazing list of hit after hit that was done serious justice by the players involved. If anyone in the cheering crowd was disappointed [anyone] wasn’t there, they hid it well behind their big smiles and whoops of joy at hearing live some of the best American rock ever written and recorded.” “People don’t want to be involved in an endless debate,” Cosmo sums up. “They want to hear the music.” And Creedence Clearwater Revisited always delivers.

Concert Dates

“I went to see Creedence Clearwater Revisited and I have to say, the band is kicking ass.” ~Goldmine

January 24, 2014 Biloxi, Mississippi (Hard Rock Hotel & Casino)
January 25, 2014 Tulsa, Oklahoma (Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino)
January 29, 204 Snoqualmie, Washington (Snoqualmie Casino)
January 30, 2014 Calgary, AB, CAN (Deerfoot Inn & Casino)
February 28, 2014 Lincoln City, Oregon (Chinook Winds Casino)
March 1, 2014 Lincoln City, Oregon (Chinook Winds Casino)
March 12, 2014 Guadalajara, Mexico (Auditorio Telmex)
March 13, 2014 Queretaro, Mexico (Auditorio Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez)
March 14, 2014 Puebla, Mexico (Audutorium Siglo 21)
March 19, 2014 Mexico City, Mexico (National Auditorium)
March 20, 2014 San Luis Potosi, Mexico (Auditorio Tangamanga)
March 22, 2014 Hermosillo, Mexico (Expo Forum)
March 28, 2014 Pala, California (Pala Casino – Event Center)
March 29, 2014 Porterville, California (Eagle Mountain Casino)
April 11, 2014 Mescalero, New Mexico (Inn of the Mountain Gods Casino)
April 12, 2014 Yuma, Arizona (Ray Kroc Baseball Complex)
May 2, 2014 Westbury, New York (Theatre at Westbury)
May 3, 2014 Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs)
May 30, 2014 Niagara Falls, ON, CAN (Fallsview Casino Resort)
May 31, 2014 Niagara Falls, ON, CAN (Fallsview Casino Resort)
June 6, 2014 Atlanta, Georgia (Atlanta Botanical Garden – Event Lawn)
June 7, 2014 Miami, Florida (Miccosukee Resort and Gaming)
June 13, 2014 Albuquerque, New Mexico (Route 66 Casino)
June 14, 2014 Henderson, Nevada (Sunset Station Hotel & Casino)
June 15, 2014 Scottsdale, Arizona (Talking Stick Resort & Casino)
June 19, 2014 Del Mar, California (San Diego Counnty Fair)
June 20, 2014 Petaluma, California ( Sonoma-Marin Fair)
June 21, 2014 Pleasanton, California (Alameda County Fair)
June 25, 2014 Winnipeg, MB CAN (Club Regent Casino)
June 27, 2014 Enoch, AB CAN (River Cree Resort & Casino – The Venue)
June 28, 2014 Grande Prairie, AB CAN (Evergreen Park)
July 4, 2014 Elgin, Illinois (Festival Park)
July 5, 2014 Charles Town, West Virginia (Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races)
July 25, 2014 Mahnomen, Minnesota (Shooting Star Casino)
July 26, 2014 Watertown, South Dakota (Casino Speedway)
July 27, 2014 Littleton,  Colorado (Hudson Gardens & Events Center)
July 31, 2014 Beaver Creek, Colorado (Vilar Performing Arts Center)
August 2, 2014 Ridgefield, Washington (Clark County Fairgrounds)
August 3, 2014 Saratoga, California (The Mountain Winery)
August 5, 2014 Redding, California (Cascade Theatre)
August 6, 2014 Riverside, California (Fox Performing Arts Center)
August 8, 2014 Ventura, California (Ventura County Fair)
August 9, 2014 Lincoln, California (Thunder Valley Casino)
August 22, 2014 Lincoln, Rhode Island (Twin River Casino)
August 23, 2014 Atlantic City, New Jersey (Tropicana Hotel & Casino)
August 30, 2014 Virginia Beach, Virginia (American Music Festival)
September 1, 2014 Denver, Colorado (A Taste of Colorado)
September 4, 2014 Calgary, AB CAN (Deefoot Inn & Casino)
September 5, 2014 Blackfoot, Idaho (Eastern Idaho State Fair)
September 7, 2014 Marysville, Washington (Tulalip Resort Casino)
September 9, 2014 Spokane, Washington (Spokane Interstate Fair)
September 11, 2014 Jacksonville, Oregon (Britt Pavilion)
September 13, 2014 West Wendover, Nevada (Peppermill Concert Hall)
October 17, 2014 Rancho Mirage, California (Agua Caliente Casino)
October 18, 2014 Socorro, Texas (Socorro Entertainment Center)
October 31, 2014 Lynn, Massachusetts (Lynn Auditorium)
November 1, 2014 Ridgefield, Connecticut (The Ridgefield Playhouse)

Recollection: Live Album

Recollection: Live Album

Creedence Clearwater Revisited and Universal’s Hip-O Records are proud to announce the reissue of the live double CD, RECOLLECTION.

RECOLLECTION features new live versions of many of the all time great Creedence Clearwater Revival hits and was recorded during one of the numerous powerhouse shows Revisited has performed since 1995. These were the first recordings of Creedence Clearwater Revival music released in over 20 years by any of the legendary group’s former members.

RECOLLECTION was recorded in western Canada, the result of numerous requests from Revisited fans to make a CD available. “It would never fail at shows that people would ask if we had a CD,” says Clifford, “RECOLLECTION is really a response to that demand.”

Creedence Clearwater Revival’s distinctive swamp rock went against the grain of the ’60s psychedelic San Francisco and won a worldwide following and numerous gold and multi-platinum singles and albums. It was rebellious, sometimes militant rock, co-opted into three minute radio gems that remain a rock radio and movie soundtrack staple.

After Creedence Clearwater Revival disbanded in 1972, Cook and Clifford — who had played together since junior high — remained close. They formed a production company together before heading off for separate musical projects, Clifford playing with the renowned Sir Douglas Quintet and Cook joining with a few former Doobie Brothers in the pioneering country-rock band Southern Pacific. When those projects ended, Cosmo and Stu hooked up again. Realizing both missed playing live Creedence music that had been lying dormant — with ex-bandmate John Fogerty previously calling for a boycott of and refusing to publicly perform Creedence Clearwater Revival music — Doug and Stu decided to put together their own band to perform the songs in concert.

Since then, Revisited has been playing classics like “Susie Q,” “Lodi,” “Proud Mary,” “Down On The Corner,” “Fortunate Son” and “Who’ll Stop The Rain” throughout North America, South America, New Zealand, Europe and Asia and many maintain is tighter than even Creedence Clearwater was. Revisited’s natural feel for this timeless music is evident on RECOLLECTION, which is an exciting and satisfying new chapter in this legacy.

“The music strikes the right chords with a cross section of listener. It is the music of the Vietnam era, high school dances, biker rides, baseball games, love found, love lost, rebellion…and eternal youth… “Revisited” works, not only because it has two of the original CCR pieces in place and thus, directly connected to history, but it works because it captures a slice of time.” ~Laughlin Entertainer

JDRF Christmas Album

JDRF_hope_for_the_holidaysDoug “Cosmo” Clifford, Stu Cook and Creedence Clearwater Revisited are pleased to lend their support to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International which has included the band’s version of the Chuck Berry Christmas classic “Run Rudolph Run” on JDRF’s CD “Hope For The Holidays.” The CD is a charitable album to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and also features tracks recorded by Collective Soul, Weezer, The Beach Boys, Jon Anderson of Yes, and others. Please visit www.holidayhope.net for details.

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